Where's Shorty? Chip Gaines Provides an Update on His Right-Hand Man Following Fixer Upper
If you've found yourself wondering what's become of Saul "Shorty" Sanchez—Fixer Upper's unsung, diminutive hero—since the HGTV hit came to an end, you're not alone.
One particularly concerned fan recently reached out to the Gaineses on Twitter to inquire about Shorty.
"I really miss Shorty from Fixer Upper," Courtney Podgorski wrote. "I hope he's living his best life. @hgtv @joannagaines @chipgaines he must be protected at all costs."
Chip replied promptly. "Have no fear!!" the father-of-five tweeted. "My brother @shortymsanchez is living not only ‘his' but THE best life."
A quick scan of Shorty's Twitter handle reveals that Chip's right-hand man is still very much involved in the Magnolia empire.
In fact, as Chip explained in his book The Magnolia Story, the two were friends and working together long before Fixer Upper hit the airwaves. Shorty was actually one of Chip and Joanna's first Magnolia hires.
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"Some of these employees went way back with us, all the way to the beginning," Chip wrote in the book, according to Good Housekeeping. "Most of the boys who'd helped me with my early flips were still around. You probably know a couple of them — Shorty and Jose — from the show. Without even purposefully trying, we'd created a Magnolia family."