OMG! It’s official now. Just one month after announcing their separation, ‘Flip of Flop’s Tarek El Moussa and Christina El Moussa have announced they are getting divorced, and he was the one to file! Get all the details here.
Flip or Flop‘s Tarek El Moussa has filed for divorce from his wife of seven years, Christina El Moussa, Tarek’s lawyer revealed to PEOPLE on Jan. 9. Tarek’s decision to file comes close to a month after the couple’s announcement that they had split on Dec. 12. The pair, who were married in 2009, have two children — Brayden, 1, and Taylor, 6.
An incident in May 2016 that involved a firearm and a police visit to the couple’s home in California was cited as the reason for the decision to separate. Though rumors were running wild that some naughty texting outside the marriage had led to the altercation, insiders shut those speculations down. “There was never any infidelity in the marriage,” a source close to the couple told PEOPLE.
“Like many couples, we have had challenges in our marriage,” the HGTV stars said in their separation statement. “We had an unfortunate misunderstanding about six months ago and the police were called to our house in an abundance of caution. There was no violence and no charges were filed.”
The couple had said they had undergone counseling to try and help the relationship and were separating to evaluate “the future of our marriage.” “During the process, we are committed to our kids and being the best parents we can be,” they said. “We will continue to work through this process civilly and cooperatively, and plan to continue our professional life together.”
HollywoodLifers, how do you feel about Christina and Tarek making their split official? Did you see it coming? Did you think he was going to be the one to file? Give us all your thoughts below.