Trouble in paradise already?!
In an interview with In Touch, a friend of the contractor explained why he/she doesn’t see the relationship lasting.
“He doesn’t even like to be around [young] kids,” the friend said of Gary, who has two adult daughters of his own. Of course, this is likely more than a little problematic, as Christina is mom to two little ones — Taylor, 6, and Brayden, 1 — with her estranged husband. “I think it’s more of her looking up to him as a father figure. Gary is also loaded. So I guess if you’re already used to someone like Tarek who has money, you’re going to go after someone who has money.”
While Christina has already confirmed that she’s in a relationship with Gary — who ran into trouble with the law when he lied about his income by a significant amount in order to get out of paying spousal support to his first wife — it appears that their relationship isn’t all that serious.
On Dec. 24, Christina was spotted out at two different Laguna Beach bars with a gaggle of girlfriends — and her new beau was nowhere in sight; an onlooker told In Touch she came in with a group of women around 10 p.m. and was “drinking non-stop” until nearly 1 a.m.
“She was flirting like crazy with lots of young boys and she was drinking old-fashioned whiskey and martinis,” the eyewitness tells In Touch.
At this time, HGTV is likely happy their relationship isn’t moving too fast; as In Touch previously revealed, the network was threatening to sue Christina and Tarek for breach of contract because the network knows they’re “more profitable” as a couple than as individuals.
Relive the happier days for Tarek and Christina in the gallery!