Beloved HGTV couple Tarek El Moussa and Christina El Moussa shocked Flip or Flop fans with their split announcement back in December — and then again when the father-of-two officially filed for divorce one month later.
There appears to be multiple reasons their seven-year marriage didn't work out, but Tarek shared what he thought went wrong during an appearance on The Doctors.
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"I feel like if we had better communication, we would have had a better relationship. I think as time went on, you get busier and busier. It was like overnight: businesses, TV, all these things happened overnight, then the cancer and the back surgery. It just kind of started pushing us apart from each other," he explained.
#Fliporflop #season7!! I think Christina was attacked by a #raccoon because she has #holes all over her #designer #shirt!!!!! Look at big #sexy Jeff #photobombing back there! A post shared by Tarek El Moussa (@therealtarekelmoussa) on Nov 15, 2016 at 6:49pm PST
#Fliporflop #season7!! I think Christina was attacked by a #raccoon because she has #holes all over her #designer #shirt!!!!! Look at big #sexy Jeff #photobombing back there!
A post shared by Tarek El Moussa (@therealtarekelmoussa) on Nov 15, 2016 at 6:49pm PST
"I would be lying if I said it was easy. But like anything, there's ups and downs and you have challenges, but at the end of the day, we're just normal people. What's most important is the family and the kids. It's really important that we stayed positive."
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In Touch previously reported that their relationship began to crumble in May 2016 when police responded to "a call of a possibly suicidal male with a gun."
Multiple insiders also revealed that Tarek was "verbally abusive" to Christina on the set of their series, and even went to rehab for alcohol abuse to try and win her back.
“He drank and was verbally abusive to Christina, so he needed to take care of his issues. Christina said he needed to get his temper under control,” said a source. “Christina said he did it to try to win her back, to show her that he was changing, but at that point, she was already done with him.”
Christina quickly got back into the dating game and is now seeing a former flame named Doug Spedding — and before that she was linked to contractor Gary Anderson and NHL star Nate Thompson. Tarek, on the other hand, briefly dated their nanny, Alyssa Logan — and these days he is living in a bachelor pad and "taking a break from blondes."
Scroll through the gallery to relive their cutest family moments!