In an exclusive interview with In Touch, Flip or Flop Atlanta’s Ken and Anita Corsini open up about their new hit show that has brought them closer together as a couple. “We weren’t seeking fame in any way, shape or form,” Anita tells us, adding that it feels “odd” when people recognize them in airports, stores, and more.
“[The reason we did it] was more, ‘Let’s just educate people on what we do and how we do it, because there are a lot of house flippers out there and everybody does it a little bit differently.’” The college sweethearts gave up good careers — he was an assistant vice president at a Fortune 500 company, she was a high school math teacher — to launch a family house-flipping business, Red Barn Homes, and they were thrilled with their quiet success: 700 flips in 12 years with an average 25 percent profit per home.
“Our marriage and family come before anything,” says Ken, 41. “Before work, before TV.” Anita says they’d quit their show — like HGTV Fixer Upper stars Chip and Joanna Gaines just did — before they let their newfound fame affect their marriage or kids (Naomi, 10, and twins Rocco and Kayla, 7).
If anything, she says, the show’s been a boon for their relationship. “It’s definitely brought us closer.” In fact, adds Ken, “I think we spend more time together now because of the show.”
Even though Flip or Flop Atlanta has been picked up for a second season that debuts in 2018, they admit they don’t have plans for any big splurges. “I might get myself a new pair of shoes,” says Anita. “That’s about it. We’re pretty down-to-earth.”
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