If you were to list all of the power couples in the world, we're positive Chip and Joanna would be at the very top. The of five (yes, five!) are a dream team. Not only do they bring laughter — and serious interior design envy — into our homes week after week on but they also remind us that true love is alive and well. C'mon, just look at them.
On the heels of their , these two are clearly smitten for one another — and these experts agree that their body language suggests just that.
For starters, Joanna often faces and leans into Chip."This subconscious act shows the she thinks Chip is more important —and attractive — than the camera," Patti Wood, body language expert and author of , told GoodHousekeeping.com. It's simple: The feet point where the heart follows. By leaning into him, Joanna is giving him some of her weight, both literally and figuratively. "This symbolizes the unity of their relationship. She leans on him when she needs it and vice versa," says Wood.
One thing's for sure: they're not afraid to show PDA. In many instances, Chip is kissing Joanna, either on the cheek or top of the head. Kissing on top of the head has different meanings — both good and bad. First and foremost, it's a sign of endearment. But this simple — and seemingly sweet — gesture can also be a major power move. How many times have you seen a big guy (or father figure) kiss the little girl on top of the head? Exactly.
Without other kisses mixed in, this is a cause for concern and a potential sign of narcissism, says Wood. In Chip's case, however, he also publicly kisses Joanna on the cheek. "Kissing on the cheek is more intimate and is typically a prelude to deeper affection," explains Wood.
When it comes to touch, Chip and Joanna prioritize stability over affection. Instead of holding hands, Joanna often links arms with Chip or grabs hold of his forearm. "It's clear that this is a desire to be connected and viewed as a unit," says Wood. "While this can be a type of ownership, there's also a sweetness to this gesture."
Beyond touch, this gesture brings the couple even closer together. "Linking or holding arms brings you physically closer together," Blanca Cobb, body language expert and author of , told GoodHousekeeping.com. "When you're feeling loving towards your partner, you'll find ways to get closer."
But her grip differs depending on the situation — ahem, how wild and kooky Chip gets. When he's joking around (and getting a little out of hand), Joanna will hold on to his arm with both of her hands. "This is her way to reel him back in. It's a grounding move," says Wood.
This HGTV power duo balances playfulness with grace. Chip, the class clown, adores Joanna when she taps into her quirky, playful side. "When Joanna becomes the center of attention, it's clear that Chip doesn't mind," says Wood. "He always responds to her actions with a smile, indicating that he's fine — and proud — of his wife's behavior."
When Chip steals the spotlight, she appears just as entertained as the rest of us at home. "The great thing is that she's truly entertained by his antics," Traci Brown, body language expert and author of , told GoodHousekeeping.com. "Most importantly, she never leaks anger and neither does he when she gets him in line."
Above all, Chip and Jojo always appear as a team, on and off camera. "Their body language overlaps," says Wood. "Instead of two separate silhouettes, they create a united front." While important in their line of work, this all-for-one behavior is even more important to their .
Further proof that their love for one another isn't just for show (or their show) — it's the real deal.