Christina El Moussa’s relationship with contractor Gary Anderson may have come to an end — but that doesn’t mean that many Flip or Flop fans aren’t curious about how it began!
As it turns out, the now exes first met when he was hired to do work on the pool at the home she shared with her estranged husband Tarek El Moussa, and the two immediately hit it off!
“Christina grew close to Gary,” an insider previously explained to In Touch. “Tarek was suspicious that she was getting involved with someone, but had no concrete evidence.”
Eventually, that changed in May of 2016, when Tarek saw inappropriate texts being exchanged between the man he hired as a contractor and his wife, the insider told In Touch.
“Tarek saw Christina’s phone and [believed] there was some inappropriate texting going on between Christina and Gary,” the insider explained, adding that it was at that time that Tarek stormed out of their home with his gun during a fight between the spouses that Gary witnessed.
In a statement to In Touch, the former husband and wife have continually denied that Christina was secretly dating Gary behind Tarek’s back, explaining, “Neither of us was involved in a romantic relationship with any third party prior to our separation, or believes the other was.”
Gary and Christina have since called it quits — though it would appear things ended less-than-amicably, considering Gary first learned of their breakup through a magazine report. At the time, a source told In Touch the father-of-two was “heartbroken and blindsided” after she ended things with him.
Today, Christina, 33, is focusing strictly on herself.
“Honestly, a relationship is the furthest thing from my mind right now,” she told Entertainment Tonight. “It’s not even on my radar.”
Do you, girl!
Check out Tarek and Christina’s relationship timeline in the video below!