Tarek El Moussa Explains Why He Thinks People Are So Invested In He And Christina Anstead’s Personal Lives

Tarek El Moussa and Christina Anstead 2019

Tarek El Moussa and Christina Anstead have managed to maintain a working relationship in the two years since the Flip or Flop stars were officially divorced following an initial split in 2016. There’s a reason Flip or Flop has not only survived but thrived since the two split and it’s also the reason El Moussa believes people are so invested in he and Anstead’s personal lives.

In fact, when ET recently asked about Christina Anstead’s split with new husband Ant Anstead, Tarek El Moussa chose to reflect more on why people are so interested in hearing about he and his former wife's divorces and relationships. He noted that the fanbase has been around for a long time and wants to feel they know the reality stars on more of a personal level.

For most fans, I think it's more than just a real estate show. We've been doing this for so long. People have watched kids born, people have watched us raise kids, they watched us get divorced, they know us. They've been following our lives for almost 10 years. They feel like they're a part of it, which makes sense.

While Flip or Flop doesn’t touch on Tarek El Moussa and Christina Anstead’s home lives on quite the level it used to given they shared more when they were previously married, both stars also have separate shows on HGTV where they do get a little more personal. Christina Anstead has shared big news on Christina on the Coast and Tarek has his own solo show Flipping 101, with a second season on the way.

As for Tarek’s own take on his former partner Christina Anstead’s split from her new husband Ant Anstead, the Flip or Flop star doesn’t really want to get involved, noting,

I prefer just to stay out of it.

After all, Tarek El Moussa and Christina Anstead both still have a show to do together. News broke back in September that the two were back on set and filming Season 9 of the popular HGTV series Flip or Flop for audiences. It should be interesting to see the former couple dealing with real estate during the pandemic and more and I wouldn't be shocked if the new episodes got a little more personal --at least on that topic -- but we'll have to wait and see.

Christina Anstead, for her part, has actually been pretty candid about her second impending divorce. She’s spoken out about dealing with the “false news” stories generated about her divorce and also about being a TV personality who never believed she would be going through a divorce not once, but twice.

I never thought I would have one divorce let alone two. I never thought I would have 2 baby daddies - but sometimes life throws us curve balls. Instead of getting stuck in these 'setbacks' I choose to look at these challenges as opportunities to grow... I’m messy, I’m real and I’m working on healing... I’m taking time to clear the “noise” and focus on myself and the kids.

Christina and Ant Anstead share one child and will be co-parenting moving forward. Christina Anstead and Tarek El Moussa also share two children, as well as their working relationship. For his part, Tarek El Moussa has also moved on and is dating Selling Sunset star Heather Rae Young. We'll be sure to keep you posted if more news drops for the HGTV stars, though perhaps we'll get something on a more sparkly and positive note next time...

Jessica Rawden
Managing Editor

Reality TV fan with a pinch of Disney fairy dust thrown in. Theme park junkie. If you’ve created a rom-com I’ve probably watched it.