Christina El Moussa insists filming 'Flip or Flop' with Tarek El Moussa and crew is "a breeze" despite divorce
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 02/17/2017
Christina El Moussa insists working on the set of Flip or Flop is easy and fun as rumors continue to swirl her relationship with Tarek El Moussa is pretty nasty behind the scenes amid divorce.
Christina, 33, posted a photo Wednesday on Instagram of the show's cast and crew, including Tarek, 35.
"I've never met a group of more positive, fun-loving, funny... all around amazing guys... filming 7 seasons of #FlipOrFlop has been a breeze because of them. I [love] each and every one of you. @hgtv," Christina captioned the image.
Shortly afterwards, Christina shared a selfie smiling, telling fans and followers she's "happy."
After Tarek filed for divorce last month citing irreconcilable differences, a source told Us Weekly that tension is high when Christina and her soon-to-be ex-husband work together on the HGTV reality series.
"The mood differs day to day, but Christina avoids Tarek," the source said. "He does things to piss her off, like bragging loudly about sleeping with girls... Christina thinks Tarek is an absolute pig."
However, Tarek slammed "fake news" and "lies" out there about him as rumors spread he had been hooking up with a couple of different women and spoiling them with extravagant costly dates.
The pair announced on December 12 they were splitting after seven years of marriage, but they had already been living apart and dating other people by then.
They quietly separated in May 2016, according to the magazine, and Christina has recently been photographed walking arm in arm with her rumored new boyfriend Gary Anderson, a contractor who used to work for her family.
Christina and Tarek tied the knot in May 2009 and revealed an "unfortunate misunderstanding" in May 2016 and "challenges" in their marriage were the reasons behind their breakup when they first announced their decision to part ways.
The May incident reportedly involved Tarek, firearms and police. Following an explosive fight with his wife, Tarek allegedly fled their $2 million Yorba Linda, CA, home with guns in his backpack, prompting authorities to check on a "possibly suicidal male."
Tarek later told officials that he brought the gun with him "for safety because of mountain lions and rattlesnakes in the area," Us reported, and he just needed to "blow off some steam." The couple claimed in a statement there was no violence that day or charges filed.
Christina and Tarek are the parents of daughter Taylor, 6, and son Brayden, 15 months.
"During this [separation] process, we are committed to our kids and being the best parents we can be. We will continue to work through this process civilly and cooperatively, and plan to continue our professional life together," the pair had said in their December statement.