Tarek & Christina El Moussa are ending ‘Flip or Flop’ five years after their divorce

In 2016, Tarek and Christina El Moussa separated and filed for divorce. They were stars on HGTV for their home-flipping show Flip or Flop. One piece of gossip I always believed about their split was that they were too financially leveraged on all of their California “flip” properties to really separate their finances or cancel Flip or Flop. So, basically, even though Tarek and Christina had huge personal issues with each other, they decided to remain business partners and still do Flip or Flop. That lasted five years! Now they’re ending the show and (hopefully) untangling their business partnership. Sources tell People Magazine that there was basically just too much drama between Tarek and Christina at a personal level. Their relationship was basically too toxic to even attempt to keep it professional.

After 10 seasons and a very public divorce, filming Flip or Flop together became “too intimate” for Christina Haack and Tarek El Moussa, a source with knowledge of the situation tells PEOPLE. The exes announced in a pair of Instagram posts on Thursday that their hit series, which debuted in 2013 while they were still married, would air its final episode next week. They continued to film the show together for more than five years post-split.

“Tarek and Christina are generally cordial. They’re co-parenting and nothing gets in the way of that,” the source says. “The show was just too intimate of a setting at this point and it was time to close that chapter.”

Possible tension behind the scenes came to light in July 2021, when El Moussa screamed at Haack on set, PEOPLE confirmed. He unleashed a verbal tirade, reportedly comparing her to his now-wife Heather Rae El Moussa and calling her a “washed-up loser,” according to TMZ, who first reported on the incident.

A source later told PEOPLE Tarek was “super remorseful” that he “lashed out,” but noted, “They’re exes who share a history and children and a workplace, but outside of coparenting, they’re not friends.”

[From People]

The incident last July was not the first time Tarek had screamed at Christina, nor was it the first time his behavior was massively inappropriate. The whole reason why they split in 2016 is because their marriage drama was spilling out on TMZ and other outlets, and they had some kind of “explosive fight” where he threatened Christina. Anyway, I’m glad they’re ending the show and moving on from this financial partnership. There was a real “edge” to their post-divorce Flip or Flop episodes, and that edge was compelling but mostly because it was like watching a disaster unfold.

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  1. Emma says:

    He seriously sounded like a toxic meathead who couldn’t even keep it professional for work.

  2. girl_ninja says:

    That show definitely needed to end. They were a toxic pair while married and definitely after their divorce. I know that Christina is mess and looking for something in these relationships but Tarek is abusive and I wouldn’t be surprised if he laid his hands on her. I am very scared for his new wife and hope that she has a strong support system.

  3. phaedra7 says:

    Since Tarek has his own solo series [“Flipping 101 With Tarek El Moussa”] and Christina still has her show [“Christina On The Coast”] (both on HGTV) plus: Tarek is now married to Heather Rae (nee’ Young) [NETFLIX’s “Selling Sunset”] along with Christina now married to Ant Anstead, they also figured it time to cancel the long-time series and continue on with their personal lives.

    Hey, it was good while it lasted! I learned a lot about flipping from them. 😥

    • Polo says:

      She’s not married to Ant anymore. They got divorced and she’s now engaged to someone else

      • Normades says:

        I think Ant and Christina were married for a total 2 years. All these people are super messy.

    • I think Ant is actually dating Renee Zellweger now

      • Lena says:

        And people talk about him being a mess? I can understand him being upset when she publicly came out with that she smoked toad venom. I’m shocked that their post split seasons lasts five years. It was uncomfortable in the extreme at first but they seemed to settle into a groove during the later seasons. I actually like both their separate shows better now than the original flip or flop.

  4. Lucy says:

    I don’t watch their show, but I caught a few minutes of a different HGTV show where Tarek was supposed to be mentoring other ppl through their first flips. It was interesting to me because it did show he could talk about the business side well, but also because he seemed on drugs. He looked a lot thinner than the pictures suggest, seemed manic, and they had a story line of him and his new girl trying to get a house together. Overall, it was a very odd vibe to the show.

    • North of Boston says:

      Yeah, his vibe, his energy is uncomfortable to watch … if I’m watching HGTV i don’t want to be wondering if the host is about to flip out or have a stroke.

      I can’t imagine actually working with him. He seemed tense, on edge, angry and kind of hostile/dismissive of other people whoever they were.

      Christina’s got her own over-caffeinated, emphatic energy with a side of vocal-fry, but at least she never seemed like she was about to go off on someone.

  5. TheOriginalMia says:

    That show needed to end when their marriage did. It was already annoying, but there was definitely more edge and condescension to their interactions.

  6. A+Girl+is+No+One says:

    Christina is divorced from Ant already, or in the process of it

  7. KBEth says:

    I always found Tarek odd/creepy. He seemed twitchy & about to pop most of the time.

  8. Just My Thoughs says:

    I like Tarek. Heather and him need to do a show together.

  9. Meg says:

    Guy has always looked like a massive douchebag