After learning that his ex Christina El Moussa was seeing Gary An­derson, Tarek El Moussa claimed in two sepa­rate interviews in late February that he was focusing on his kids and “stay­ing positive.” But In Touch has learned that days later, on March 1, Tarek’s façade cracked.

After Gary’s daughter, Kacey Ander­son, shared a photo of her dad on Instagram, Tarek snarkily commented, “Thank God those heart attacks didn’t kill him — he may make 60.” (Tarek doesn’t even follow Kacey’s ­account.)

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Though the comment has since been deleted, sources tell In Touch it’s typical volatile behavior from the Flip or Flop star. “It’s a classic Tarek move to say ab­surdly rude things. He doesn’t think before he speaks," a production insider says.

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While Tarek’s comment “is obviously messed up,” a source close to Gary explains, “Gary would never confront Tarek. He doesn’t care about him.”

“Tarek’s had [testicular and thyroid] cancer, so he should know better than to write that about another man’s health,” the insider says. “But this is Tarek’s way of getting the last word.”

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As In Touch previously reported, Tarek also blocks critics and scrubs negative comments from his Instagram, keeping up the illusion that he is getting only positive feed­back.

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