Tarek El Moussa is setting the record straight about his rumored relationship with his children’s nanny, Alyssa Logan!
In a new interview, the Flip or Flop confirmed that he briefly dated the 23-year-old following his divorce from estranged wife Christina.
“I did date her for a month,” he revealed. “I was going through a tough time, and she’s amazing.”
He added that he was careful not to flaunt his relationship in front of his two children, six-year-old Taylor and one-year-old Brayden. He explained, “I never held hands with her around the kids.”
This is the only relationship he’s confirmed since ending his marriage to Christina. In December, when they announced their separation, they released a statement saying, “[We] will continue to work through this process civilly and cooperatively, and plan to continue our professional life together.”
Sources have revealed to In Touch that their marriage was plagued by drama — as he had a habit of being verbally abusive and humiliating his wife in front of their HGTV crew.
“Tarek treated Christina life garbage,” a source previously told In Touch. “When she said the wrong thing and they had to do a retake, he got pissed. He often made her cry. Tarek found humor in humiliating his wife in repeated verbal attacks. Some of his bad behavior was even caught on camera [in footage that never aired]. Tarek called Christina a ‘whore’ on set many times.”
Christina went on to date their contractor Gary Anderson, though the two recently broke up, and Christina’s rep confirmed that she’s not focused on a relationship at this time, telling the Daily News, “Christina is single and being in a relationship is the last thing on her mind. She is taking this time to focus on her children and herself.”
Even though Tarek and Christina are still working together — and both are single — Tarek insisted he’s over his soon-to-be ex, and isn’t interested in any relationship at the moment.
“Now, I’m not dating anyone specifically. It will be a long time before in I’m in a relationship,” he said. “I’ve totally moved on [from Christina]. I’m done worrying about the past.”