Earlier today, Tarek El Moussa filed for divorce — ending his seven-year marriage to estranged wife Christina.
Needless to say, the Flip or Flop couple have seen their share of ups and downs during their seven-year union. Check out their complete relationship timeline below!
2008: Hard Times for the Couple
Tarek and Christina’s relationship began long before the series, but it goes without saying they faced some hard times together. Considering they met in real estate, and began a life in real estate, the 2008 recession was hard on the couple, both personally and professionally.
“We have had our struggles since we first started dating,” he said. “The beginning of our relationship was very tough and she rode the wave with me, never complaining about our situation. She was by my side. She was filled with love even though we were struggling financially.”
2009: The Pair Marry
But that didn’t stop them from celebrating their nuptials when they eventually tied the knot in 2007.
2010: Baby Makes Three!
In 2010, Christina gave birth to their first child — a baby girl named Taylor Reese.
2013: A Health Scare for Tarek
This year was especially tough, after Tarek had a terrifying health scare. A Flip or Flop viewer — who happened to be a nurse — was watching the HGTV program and noticed an unusual lump in Tarek’s neck and suggested he get it checked out.
A doctor confirmed the couple’s worst nightmare — it was cancer. Fortunately, it was removed and Tarek is in perfect health these days.
2015: Another Baby!
Just five years after welcoming Taylor, Christina gives birth to the couple’s second baby — a boy name Brayden James.
2016: Tarek and Christina Separate
Christina and Tarek decided to put the breaks on their marriage in 2016 after an explosive fight, during which he allegedly pulled a gun.
Shortly after they split, Christina began dating the couple’s contractor Gary Anderson.
2017: Tarek Files for Divorce
They confirmed their marriage was over with a statement.
“Like many couples, we have had challenges in our marriage. We had an unfortunate misunderstanding about six months ago and the police were called to our house in an abundance of caution. There was no violence and no charges were filed,” they said. "[We] will continue to work through this process civilly and cooperatively, and plan to continue our professional life together."
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