It has only been a few days since it was announced that HGTV ‘Flip Or Flop’ power couple, Tarek and Christina El Moussa, had secretly split after seven years of marriage. Now it’s revealed that there was more than the frightening gun incident that contributed to the couple’s separation.
Tarek El Moussa, 34, and Christina El Moussa, 33, shocked fans everywhere after publicly announcing they had been separated for the last eight months. Although the two appeared to the public as the perfect match, their relationship was apparently filled with incompatibilities and hidden conflict. While reports first claimed their ultimate separation was fueled from an dramatic situation with a gun, there seems to have been more marital problems behind the scenes of their hit HGTV show Flip or Flop that have started to come to light.
What was written off as “playful bickering” on set and in interviews, ended up being true resentment built up over years between the parents of two adorable children — Taylor, 6, and Brayden, 16 months. Some of their lighter arguments surrounded Tarek’s help with the kids, while others allegedly stemmed from Christina’s high-spending habits and Tarek’s struggle in the spotlight.
A source who worked closely with the couple told People, “In a lot of ways they just seemed wildly incompatible. She has champagne tastes, and he’s a beer-from-a-can kind of guy.” While Tarek has splurged on his own pricey goods, like a Lamborghini and luxury watch collection, he reportedly found it hard to keep up with Christina since making it big. “That [canned beer] was okay for a while, when all the could afford was canned beer. Back, then they were on the same page, working together to make it and to do the best with what they had.”
Now, working together has torn the two apart. After a friend recorded their HGTV audition tape in 2010, the two became quickly rose to fame, bringing in as many at 2,8 million viewers per week. This didn’t come without its consequences.”While Christina would be on board for plot lines that producers came up with like freaking out over the wrong tile being delivered or finding a dead rodent in the corner, Tarek was always more reluctant,” the insider said. “The more Christina started to sparkle and shine, the more Tarek regressed. He doesn’t seem to love it the way she does.”
In a joint statement, the couple of two revealed they plan to continue to work together “in front of the camera.” It will be interesting to see how this plays out on the camera.
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