She’s moving on… without Tarek! Christina El Moussa has been spotted filming her new HGTV show minus her ex-husband and co-star. The blonde beauty — who announced her spin-off from Flip or Flop in June — was all smiles in Anaheim, CA on Wednesday as she showed a house she’s remodeling for a friend.
In June, the 35-year-old took to Instagram to reveal she landed the new gig. “I’m so excited to announce my new series on HGTV called Christina on the Coast, which will debut in early 2019!” she wrote. “I will be helping homeowners redesign their outdated properties into beautiful spaces! #ChristinaOnTheCoast #HGTV.” In a press release, the network added that she would be transforming outdated properties into “high-end showplaces.”
Unfortunately, Tarek was less than thrilled about the news. A source recently told In Touch exclusively that the 36-year-old, “is extremely jealous” of his baby mama. “He’s anxious about what his future holds while Christina’s career keeps gaining momentum.”
The pair, who have two kids (daughter Taylor, 8, and son Brayden, 3) and were married for seven years before their marriage imploded in 2016, have maintained a mostly friendly working relationship on-screen, but the source said “there’s major competition between them.” Tarek is especially upset that Christina has asked her boyfriend, British TV personality Ant Anstead, 39, to appear on her show. “Tarek’s struggling to find love and feels like good things just fall into Christina’s lap,” the source continued. He’s so bitter!”
Still, he’s got something to celebrate: Flip or Flop was recently picked up for 15 more episodes. Can we get a hell yass?! Er, apparently not. Following the announcement, people took to social media to express their opinions.
“Why? I change the channel when they come on!” one person wrote. Another added, “So friggen [sic] fake,” and a third chimed in, “I just don’t like the negativity with them now; they criticize each other on TV. Nobody wants to see their issues on the screen. I did love their style. I just can’t take the drama now. Good luck to them though. For the kids’ sake.”
Ouch. Welp, sorry Tarek!