Why Tarek And Christina El Moussa Actually Got Divorced, According To Tarek

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HGTV has been making a lot of headlines over the past few months, and not entirely because of its programming. Flip or Flop hosts Tarek and Christina El Moussa made the decision to end their marriage after eight years and two kids, and the entire situation has garnered a lot of attention. Now, Tarek has come out and explained where he thinks he and Christina went wrong in their relationship, saying this:

If we had better communication, we would've had a better relationship and I think. As time went on, and as you get busier and busier. It was like overnight. Businesses, TV, All these things happened overnight. Then the cancer, then the [other] cancer, and the back surgery, it just started pushing us apart from each other.

Tarek and Christina El Moussa have been pretty restrained with how they've handled the public nature of their divorce, and they've even issued joint statements about how they intend to continue working together. We haven't heard all that much about their separate points-of-view, so Tarek's comments on The Doctors daytime talk show come as a revelation. Apparently, he believes that so much happened so quickly that he and his wife just didn't communicate well enough.

Of course, given the incidents that Tarek El Moussa mentioned, it does seem that he's placing more of the blame on Christina than himself. He was the one who suffered from thyroid cancer, testicular cancer, and a back surgery, and the success was both of theirs. He didn't exactly come out and say that everything or even anything was Christina's fault, but he clearly thinks that he's not the only one who could have done better. Hopefully they'll both be able to continue moving forward in their personal lives and in their careers.

The duo hasn't wasted any time in getting back to work, and all signs point toward a continued working partnership. Christina El Moussa has said that since her working relationship with Tarek existed before their marriage, they should be able to continue working without their marriage in the future. We can only wait and see how Flip or Flop carries on in the coming weeks.

The Flip or Flop brand certainly hasn't suffered due to Tarek and Christina El Moussa's divorce. In fact, a whopping five spinoffs are planned for HGTV. Fans will be able to watch house flipping action taking place in Nashville, Chicago, Atlanta, Texas, and Las Vegas instead of just the regular Southern California real estate game of Tarek and Christina. Flip or Flop: Las Vegas and Atlanta will hit the airwaves later this year, and Nashville and Texas are set to debut in 2018. The Chicago-based spinoff is still in development.

You can catch new episodes of Flip or Flop on Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET on HGTV. Take a gander at our midseason TV premiere schedule to see what other great shows you can watch in primetime. If streaming is more your style, be sure to check out our 2017 Netflix premiere schedule.

Laura Hurley
Senior Content Producer

Laura turned a lifelong love of television into a valid reason to write and think about TV on a daily basis. She's not a doctor, lawyer, or detective, but watches a lot of them in primetime. Resident of One Chicago, the galaxy far, far away, and Northeast Ohio. Will not time travel, but will sneak references to The X-Files into daily conversation.