How Christina Anstead Celebrated ‘Crazy’ 9 Seasons Of Flip Or Flip With Tarek El Moussa Before Premiere

Flip or Flop's Christina Anstead HGTV
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It has been a wild nine seasons for Flip or Flop. The show’s stars Christina Anstead and Tarek El Moussa are readying for Season 9 of their HGTV hit, which is to premiere tomorrow (October 15). In the lead-up to kicking off the new run of episodes, Anstead has taken to social media to celebrate the tumultuous ride she has experienced since starting the show.

Christina Anstead and Tarek El Moussa have stuck with Flip or Flop through thick and thin. Anstead and El Moussa divorced back in 2018 and still kept the show going, managing to star alongside each other despite their split. Anstead and El Moussa have reflected on this very thing in the past. Now, Anstead is focusing on celebrating the new season with this message on her Instagram page:

Season 9 ?!! How can it be? I can still picture making a pitch video for flip or flop in 2010. I was pregnant with Tay sitting on the couch in our San Clemente condo (with a home video camera on us) wondering what crazy idea Tarek was getting me into now. I was thinking no way will this go anywhere, but it was worth a shot. God will always open doors meant to open, and this one opened wide. Even after babies , divorces, and engagements the show continues.... I am beyond grateful for this crazy ride - it’s been a lot of things, (including bug infested and rancid smells) but it’s never been boring.

In spite of the sights and smells, Christina Anstead sounds happy to have proceeded with Flip or Flop. In her message, she acknowledges Tarek El Moussa’s “crazy idea” to embark on their path to HGTV fame. Through the highs and lows, the former couple has managed to maintain steady viewership. It'a something that El Moussa recently credited to viewers, who he says are very invested in their personal lives.

As Christina Anstead mentions in her post, Flip or Flop has been there, as Anstead has gone through motherhood and divorce. She recently announced her split from her second husband, Ant Anstead, with whom she has a young son named Hudson. He and older brother Brayden have both been born since Flip or Flop began airing.

Despite her split from Ant Anstead, Christina Anstead got right back to work on Flip or Flop. Can you imagine filming your HGTV show, promoting its new season, getting divorced, and working with your first ex-husband while being a mother of three? It would probably be an understatement to say that it can't be easy. Flip or Flop premiered back in 2013 and Anstead’s full celebratory post wonderfully pays reverence to the show:

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A lot has happened in seven years. While there were some cancellation fears at one point, the show managed to keep flipping instead of flopping. Christina Anstead is kicking off Season 9 with her recent divorce decision, while Tarek El Moussa has gotten engaged to his girlfriend of over a year, Selling Sunset’s Heather Rae Young. Needless to say, their circumstances are definitely different from when they first began.

As far as Christina Anstead’s relationship goes with her co-star/ex-husband goes, it seems to be moving along well. Find out how Anstead and El Moussa navigate Season 9 together. The new season of Flip or Flop premieres this Thursday (October 15) at 9 p.m. ET on HGTV. The new season marks one of this fall’s premieres.

Britt Lawrence

Like a contented Hallmark movie character, Britt happily lives in the same city she grew up in. Along with movies and television, she is passionate about competitive figure skating. She has been writing about entertainment for 5 years, and as you may suspect, still finds it as entertaining to do as when she began.