Tarek El Moussa is reportedly experiencing the “ultimate betrayal” as his estranged wife, Christina El Moussa, continues with her romance with Gary Anderson, their former family contractor.
Just one day after the first photo of Christina and her alleged boyfriend was shared, a report claims Tarek El Moussa, the father of Christina’s two young children, Taylor Reese, 6, and Brayden James, 1, is “disgusted” by the romance.
“Christina dating Gary is the ultimate betrayal,” a source told In Touch Weekly magazine on February 2. “[Tarek El Moussa is] the one who introduced Christina to Gary.”
Christina and Tarek El Moussa parted ways in May of last year after an incident at their home in Yorba Linda, California, but for months, they kept their split to themselves.
The couple was married for 7 years.
As TMZ revealed at the end of last year, authorities in Southern California received a call about a possibly suicidal male in May 2016 after Tarek El Moussa allegedly fled his home with a firearm and ventured off to a nearby hiking trail. Because a suicide attempt was a concern, a whopping 11 deputies — and a helicopter — responded to the call.
Upon arrival, the helicopter was able to locate Tarek El Moussa and demanded he drop his gun, which he did. He then reportedly told authorities that he did not intend to harm himself and claimed he brought his weapon only to keep himself safe from wild animals in the area. Months later, he and Christina claimed the incident was nothing more than an “unfortunate misunderstanding.” Around the same time, rumors began swirling regarding Christina El Moussa’s relationship with Gary Anderson, who was reportedly present when the May 2016 incident took place.
“Gary’s been there for her while she’s gone through hell with [Tarek El Moussa]. She likes that Gary is so much more mature than Tarek. It’s a safe relationship, and she’s happy with him,” the In Touch Weekly magazine source revealed.
Following their divorce news, Tarek El Moussa’s estranged wife was accused of allegedly getting a bit too friendly with Anderson before she and Tarek parted ways.
“Christina grew close to Gary. [Tarek El Moussa] was suspicious that she was getting involved with someone but had no concrete evidence,” an insider previously told the magazine. Then, in May, things reportedly changed.
“[Tarek El Moussa] saw Christina’s phone and [believed] there was some inappropriate texting going on between Christina and Gary,” the insider explained.
Although Christina and Tarek El Moussa have insisted that there was no third party in their divorce, the In Touch Weekly source claimed Tarek’s blowup took place after the Flip or Flop star discovered the alleged texts.
Christina and Tarek El Moussa have stayed silent regarding the majority of the rumors regarding their allegedly messy split and their rumored relationships with other people, but at the end of last month, Tarek seemingly reached his breaking point with the ongoing speculation.
At that point, Tarek El Moussa took to Instagram, where he shared a statement about the false reports with his many fans and followers.
“No matter the lies, innuendo, salacious gossip and ‘fake news’ that is thrown at me from irresponsible media outlets via anonymous sources, I will keep my focus on what matters most which is co-parenting our children and working hard on our business,” Tarek El Moussa wrote.
As for Christina El Moussa, she has yet to publicly comment on the recently released photo of herself and Gary Anderson.
To see more of Christina and Tarek El Moussa, tune into new episodes of Flip or Flop on Thursday nights at 9 p.m. on HGTV.
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