Earlier this week, Tarek El Moussa filed for divorce from his estranged wife Christina El Moussa, but the drama has long been brewing — and no one knows that more than Gary Anderson, Christina’s boyfriend.
So who is Gary Anderson? Keep reading to find out!
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What Does Gary Do for a Living?
Gary is a contractor, and has worked with the El Moussas on their home renovations.
How Did Gary and Christina Meet?
Gary and Christina first met when Tarek and his wife decided to redo their pool back in 2015. At the time, Christina was still married — and the budding friendship made Tarek nervous.
“Christina grew close to Gary,” an insider tells In Touch exclusively. “Tarek was suspicious that she was getting involved with someone but had no concrete evidence.”
That changed in May. “Tarek saw Christina’s phone and [believed] there was some inappropriate texting going on between Christina and Gary,” the insider notes, adding that that incident led to Tarek blowing up and storming out of their home with his guns.
Both Christina and Tarek deny they were talking to other people during their marriage.
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Has Gary Ever Been Married?
Gary has been married twice, and faced significant drama during both marriages.
During his split in 1999 with his first wife Jo Ann, documents revealed Gary understated his income, which resulted in extremely low spousal and child support payments. According to the court documents obtained exclusively by In Touch, Gary claimed to have earned $128,000 one year, although his actual income “was $1,044,512."
When this was revealed, Gary was ordered to pay Jo Ann $4,000 a month in spousal support until 2003, $7,082 a month in child support and $100,000 in back child support and agreed to put an additional $50,000 in a bank account for his daughters.
Gary also tried to beat the system with his second wife, Denise. After filing for divorce after just four years of marriage, he was forced to give her $2,000 a month spousal support for two years, $330,000 from their joint bank account, a brand-new BMW, their $700,000 California home, and an equalization payment of $405,000.