Christina El Moussa and her husband, Tarek, parted ways earlier this year, and now, they have confirmed not only their separation but also their relationships with other people.
Days after announcing the impending end of their marriage, Christina El Moussa and Tarek El Moussa, who are currently starring in the 7th season of HGTV’s Flip or Flop, spoke to People Magazine about their lives post-split.
“We decided to separate while we reevaluated the next steps in our married life,” the former couple told the magazine in this week’s issue. “We believed this was in the best interests of the children and the best way to determine a path forward.”
Christina El Moussa’s alleged romance with a fellow design industry professional was first reported by People Magazine on December 12. However, the magazine did not share a name or any additional details regarding who Christina El Moussa’s potential boyfriend may be.
While the details surrounding Tarek and Christina El Moussa’s split are a bit unclear, they have reportedly been separated since May of this year, despite having waited until this week to reveal the news publicly. At the time they reportedly parted ways, a “crying and shaking” Christina El Moussa had allegedly called police after Tarek reportedly fled their Southern California home with a gun in his backpack after an alleged altercation.
According to the report, Tarek hopped a fence in their back yard and ventured into the Chino Hills State Park. A short time later, 11 police cars and a helicopter located the television star who claims his “intentions were misread.”
“Tarek was going on a hike and took a gun for protection from mountain lions, bobcats, coyotes and rattlesnakes,” the couple explained to the magazine.
As for the guns seized from their home, Tarek and Christina El Moussa added that they kept five firearms “unloaded and in a locked gun safe.” However, due to the dramatic incident at their home, Tarek agreed to allow the police to take the guns for 30 days.
Since the reported incident took place, Tarek and Christina El Moussa have been living apart and are now trying to move on. That said, Christina El Moussa and her husband confirmed that while they have dated other people, they are not going to be announcing any names of their alleged partners soon.
“We have both dated other people following the separation, but neither of us is ready to announce anything in terms of another relationship,” they explained.
As Tarek and Christina El Moussa continue to sort out their marriage, they will continue to work together as a couple and are reportedly filming with HGTV at present.
“We plan to continue our professional life together by being professional, by doing our jobs well, by being prepared and by working hard,” they said.
In addition to filming an upcoming season of their house-flipping show, Flip or Flop, Tarek and Christina El Moussa are currently working on a new book, Flip Your Life, which is set to hit stores in March.
Tarek and Christina El Moussa were married for seven years and share two children together, a 6-year-old daughter, Taylor Reese, and a 1-year-old son, Brayden James, who celebrated his first birthday with his parents in August (During the party, the couple shared a photo of their youngest child on Instagram).
“The most difficult part of the decision to separate was the kids. We want the best for them, and we’re doing everything we can to ensure that,” they added.
To see more of Tarek and Christina El Moussa, tune into their HGTV series, Flip or Flop, on Thursday nights at 9 p.m.
[Featured Image by Jerod Harris/Getty Images]