Flip or Flop star Tarek El Moussa filed for divorce from Christina El Moussa on Tuesday — and now a new report claims he will be seeking spousal support from his estranged wife.
A source close to the situation told TMZ, "It's civilized, or as best it can be under the circumstances. They have to make it work if they want to continue monetizing what they do."
Tarek's lawyer confirmed the divorce news to People and the couple — who share two children together, a six-year-old daughter, Taylor, and one-year-old son, Brayden — released a statement last month to announce their separation.
“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."
In Touch exclusively received court docs pertaining to the "unfortunate incident," when police arrived at their residence in May and responded to "a call of a possibly suicidal male with a gun."
While Christina has moved on with contractor Gary Anderson and Tarek allegedly started dating his kids' nanny, Alyssa Logan, In Touch exclusively revealed that HGTV is not happy with all of this for the sake of their show.
“This is getting really ugly,” the network source revealed. “HGTV is livid with Tarek and Christina. *+Flip or Flop just won’t be the same if they’re not together, so execs desperately want them to reunite to save the show. If they can’t do that, the network wants to make it seem like they’re getting along, at least until their contract is over. They were given an ultimatum: Either finish out your contracts or we’ll take you to court [for breach of contract]. The network basically said, ‘You guys need to work together, be seen together as a family, walk down the street together.’”