In the midst of their HGTV success in , the couple announced they were divorcing after eight years of marriage. Since their divorce was finalized in , the two have both found love with new partners while continuing to film their home-flipping show together.
Breakup aside, the former couple keeps a united front on their HGTV show. While you can catch Flip or Flip re-runs on the daily, the hit show is set to return for a ninth season in August Before or while you watch, catch up the backstory behind the " beyond awkward" experience of hosting a TV show as exes. The couple met shortly after college while working in the real estate industry. Tarek was seeing someone else at first, so they kept it professional for more than a year before taking it to the next level.
Three years and one real estate market crisis later, they officially tied the knot and welcomed their first child — daughter Taylor, now 7 — not long afterward. Seven months pregnant at the time, Christina borrowed a friend's camera and shot Tarek and his friends walking through an open house.
The footage eventually helped them land their own show with HGTV. The series' success brought some scary news: A nurse watching reruns of Flip or Flop noticed Tarek had a lump on his thyroid and contacted the producers. A subsequent biopsy revealed a cancerous tumor. Not long afterward, Tarek received his diagnosis, testicular cancer. Rough couple of years.. Today I Went in for another cancer screening and it was all clear! I remember the day we took this photo. As Tarek underwent cancer treatment, he and Christina were also trying to have a second child via in vitro fertilization.
After a miscarriage in , Christina conceived again and was put on bed rest. Tarek's struggles weren't over either — he threw out his back playing golf and started taking "large amounts of pain meds" in addition to receiving hormone injections. Drew Podcast. It was a really rough three, four years … It was a horrifying experience.
Yesterday was crazy! Started labor early in the morning. It was progressing nicely throughout the day but in the end I had to have an emergency c-section. We love him so much!! The El Moussas finally welcomed their son Brayden on August 20, Christina returned to work four weeks later, which only augmented the stress of a new baby.
The tension between me and Tarek was high. Even on my roughest days he always brings a smile to my face. The stress culminated in a shocking confrontation when Tarek ran from their Orange County, California, home holding a firearm. It wasn't even a big deal. I didn't understand. It got really blown out of proportion. The couple tried counseling, but Tarek ultimately filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences several months later.
Besides his health struggles, Tarek notes a lot of stressors contributed to the end of the relationship. After taking some time to reflect, Tarek told Entertainment Tonight that the divorce was "very, very difficult" and he "hit rock bottom" at the time. I didn't know what I missing until I found what I missing," he said. Quick rush home after work!! Then short cycle to the beach just in time for the sunset!!! Christina sold the family's former mansion, but the couple decided to co-parent their two children and continue filming the show together.
Now, the El Moussa family is "doing absolutely fantastic," including the kids. I'd like to think I'm being a great dad. So we're really supportive. We're spending as much time as possible with them. All New fliporflop on tonight!! Thanks to the best crew ever Always having fun on set!
While many fans initially assumed the end of the El Moussas spelled the end of Flip or Flop, so far that hasn't been the case. Tarek has acted similarly nonchalant about the untraditional arrangement. And at the end of the day we have a job to do, we have a family to support. Whether a ninth season will make it to air remains up in the air, but for now these two are still flipping their way through Orange County.
After a whirlwind romance, Christina and Ant tied the knot in the Newport Beach home. Everyone — even their closest family and friends — were caught off guard: People reports that 70 guests arrived at their home expecting to attend the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade, but the couple had other plans.
Even though the ceremony was more casual, the couple made sure to give their kids an important role. We wanted to make it about the kids. Surprise, ChristinaElMoussa is a bride! I think they get along well. Four months after their wedding, Christina and Ant announced they were expecting their first child together. Good news all-around! Six years after his thyroid and prostate cancer diagnosis, Tarek announced that he's officially cancer-free. As most of you know I found out at the beginning of filming season 2 of Flip or Flop.
I gained 50 pounds that season from cancer side affects, had two surgeries and went through radioactive iodine treatment. I was very sick with terrible migraines and nauseous every day.
It was tough but I knew deep down I had to keep going. I was very scared and suffering inside but never showed it. Looking back I should have. Today I got the best news ever I have to be healthy and alive for them!! From the bottom of my heart I love all of you. I read all your comments and feel like I know so many of you.
Hudson London was born on September 6, Of course, the couple's collective four children were first to meet the baby. Ant and I are so excited to welcome Hudson London Anstead into the world. Our hearts are SO full of love and joy! Tarek even offered his congratulations soon after: She Taylor got to meet her new brother Hudson yesterday and she was thrilled!!! If Christina and Ant pay well I may baby sit [sic]," he wrote on Instagram. After nearly a year of dating, Tarek announced that he's taking the next step with Selling Sunset star, Heather Rae Young.
Still, Tarek's children are a top priority. Our main spot is in Orange County but one or two nights a week we stay at our place in West Hollywood! For me West a Hollywood is a big change!! The better better part is that person is heatherraeyoung! Tarek has been open about what it was really like to introduce his kids to his new girlfriend — but luckily, they clicked immediately.
After getting the initial conversation started, I would also show the kids photos and videos of me and Heather Rae laughing, being silly and hanging out, and that made them laugh and be able to put a face to her name," he told TODAY Parents. For can't-miss news, expert beauty advice, genius home solutions, delicious recipes, and lots more, sign up for the Good Housekeeping newsletter. Product Reviews. Type keyword s to search. Today's Top Stories. The Podcasts We're Obsessing Over in Aaron Rapoport Getty Images.
Tarek El Moussa filed for divorce from his wife Christina in January The couple cited a number of reasons for the split, including their growing fame and a series of health problems. April 'Flip or Flop' premieres — and Tarek receives a cancer diagnosis. View this post on Instagram. Related Story. For More Love. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below. More From Life.