Christina El Moussa is part of the team behind Flip or Flop with her now ex-husband Tarek El Moussa. The couple announced their separation in December after seven years of marriage.
Despite the divorce, the pair are still continuing production on their HGTV show. Christina recently took to Instagram with a photo of her ex husband and some of the crew of Flip or Flop and described the filming of Season 7 as “a breeze”.
Read on to learn more about Christina El Moussa.
1. Christina and Tarek Announced Their Separation in December 2016
In December 2016, Tarek and Christina announced their split following an altercation that took place at their home earlier that year. In a statement to US Weekly, the couple said, “Like many couples, we have had challenges in our marriage… We had an unfortunate misunderstanding about six months ago and the police were called to our house in an abundance of caution. There was no violence and no charges were filed… During the process, we are committed to our kids and being the best parents we can be. We will continue to work through this process civilly and cooperatively, and plan to continue our professional life together.”
HGTV later released a statement to US Weekly that read, “We admire and appreciate Tarek and Christina’s great work on Flip or Flop. When it comes to matters related to their own family, we respect their privacy and honor any decision that works best for them and their children. HGTV is currently airing episodes of Flip or Flop and the series will continue production as scheduled.”
2. Christina and Tarek Were Involved in an Incident With the Police in May 2016
In their statement about the divorce, Christina and Tarek referred to an “unfortunate misunderstanding” during which police were called to their home “in an abundance of caution.”
A police report from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department obtained by Heavy, however, states that the situation involved at least 11 sheriff deputies and a police helicopter.
According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department report, police responded to a call of a possibly suicidal male with a gun at about 3:45 p.m. on May 23, 2016. A witness at the scene said he saw Tarek El Moussa “run out of his back door, jump over his back fence and walk northbound into the hiking tails of the Chino Hills State Park.” Christina then came running into the house “crying and shaking.” Authorities learned that Tarek was in Chino Hills State Park with a handgun and subsequently called in a helicopter. After Tarek was located, he was escorted back to his residence.
Read the report below:
3. Christina Recently Confirmed She Is Dating a Contractor
News that Christina El Moussa had moved on from Tarek and was dating contractor Gary Anderson was first reported by US Magazine in December 2016. The outlet reported that Christina and Gary first met in 2015 when Tarek and his wife decided to redo their pool.
A source told In Touch Weekly that during Christina and Tarek’s home renovation, “Christina grew close to Gary… Tarek was suspicious that she was getting involved with someone but had no concrete evidence. Tarek saw Christina’s phone and [believed] there was some inappropriate texting going on between Christina and Gary.”
E! reports that though the couple publicly announced their split in mid-December, “the two had been secretly separated for eight months, giving them plenty of time to move on.”
4. She Has a Net Worth of About $4 Million According to Celebrity Net Worth
Christina was born in Anaheim, California, on July 9, 1983. According to Celebrity Net Worth (in figures that were likely obtained before her divorce) Christina has a net worth of approximately $4 million.
Tarek received his real estate license at age 21. Christina began working in the industry shortly after graduating college, which is when she first met Tarek. Q Entertainment reports Christina as saying, “We started out relationship working together.”
Christina and Tarek tied the knot in 2009. They gave birth to their daughter, Taylor, in 2010, and welcomed their son Brayden James, in 2015.
5. She Is a Fitness Enthusiast
Christina is a fitness enthusiast, and even released a prenatal video with her nutritionist during her second pregnancy. You can check out the video, titled Prenatal Power Yoga, here.
In a 2015 interview with nutritionist Clara Clark, Christina said, “We have a fast-paced lifestyle, and there is always so much going on but I make working out a priority. I aim for five days per week. Working out is my ‘happy pill.’ It helps relieve all my tension and anxiety and just makes me feel great.”
Christina says that she typically enjoys running, and during pregnancy, focuses heavily on yoga and pure barre.