During a recent interview on Good Morning America with Flip or Flop star Christina El Moussa, she revealed a few reasons why her marriage with Tarek El Moussa failed. Christina and Tarek filed for divorce in January 2017, and had separated towards the end of last year.
HGTV’s favorite home improvement couple has called it quits, but that’s old news.
During a Good Morning America interview, Christina El Moussa revealed that their marriage had its own host of problems, just like most. She also mentioned that there was not one single situation or event that broke their marriage. Christina explained that it was many problems that ultimately led to their mutual decision to file for a divorce.
Christina has stressed that she and Tarek want to be the best parents to their children through the divorce process, and still want to continue to be co-stars in the popular home improvement show. Christina and Tarek El Moussa worked together before they started dating, and plan to continue working together now that they are divorced.
Soon after HGTV started Flip or Flop back in 2013, Tarek El Moussa, Christina’s then-husband, was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. A month later, Tarek was also diagnosed with testicular cancer. Christina told People Magazine that during this difficult time, while Tarek was undergoing radiation and chemotherapy, Christina and Tarek had also made the decision to try for another child by means of in vitro fertilization. Christina suffered a miscarriage in 2014.
Tarek El Moussa has been cancer free after three years from diagnosis. He celebrated on Instagram recently, sharing a text from his doctor.
After the miscarriage, Christina soon conceived and gave birth to their son Brayden, but their marriage stress was at an all-time high. She returned to work soon after Brayden entered the world, and that didn’t help their communication problems. It got to the point where they wouldn’t even drive to the set together.
In the Good Morning America interview, Christina is quoted saying, “Tarek and I don’t discuss each other’s personal lives. It is what it is, and we are going through a divorce and eventually we will be dating other people. I’m happy for him and whatever steps he takes in his life, and I just hope he’s happy.”
This is an interesting comment, considering that both Christina and Tarek have been less than happy with each other’s choice in dating partners. Tarek was recently seen with a younger blonde on a date in California; Christina was dating their home contractor Gary Anderson but they have recently split.
Although their marriage has had its share of troubles, both Christina and Tarek El Moussa seem committed to their children on social media. Do you think Christina and Tarek will be able to maintain a civil relationship on Flip or Flop?
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