Dancing through the hard times!
Flip or Flop star Tarek El Moussa filed for divorce from his wife and fellow HGTV star Christina El Moussa on Monday, Jan. 10 — but he is still finding a way to keep his spirits up during this trying time.
The father-of-two recently shared a bittersweet Instagram video of himself spending time with his two kids, dancing and playing in the midst of their parents’ split.
In the clip, Maroon 5’s 2016 hit “I Don’t Wanna Know” played in the background as Tarek held his 16-month-old son, Brayden, and his six-year-old daughter, Taylor, jumped into his arms. Tarek bounced his children to the beat of the song and Taylor leaned over to give her littler brother a kiss on the cheek.
“#Dancing with the #stars… No #dancing with my #stars!! Nothing like coming #home to these two,” the 35-year-old wrote in the caption, tagging his soon-to-be ex-wife.
The couple announced their split in a joint statement last month after reports claimed that police were called to their home in response to “a call for a suicidal man with a gun.” Tarek was allegedly spotted fleeing the couple’s home with a gun while Christina, 33, was seen crying and shaking. In their divorce statement, they addressed the incident and called it an “unfortunate misunderstanding.”
"[We] will continue to work through this process civilly and cooperatively, and plan to continue our professional life together," they said.
Since they announced their split, Christina has gone public with her relationship with a home contractor named Gary Anderson. The new couple met after he was hired in 2015 to redo the pool in the couple’s Orange County, CA home, In Touch revealed.
Even though their divorce seems imminent, an insider revealed to In Touch that HGTV executives are trying to keep the couple together for the sake of their ratings.
“HGTV is livid with Tarek and Christina,” an insider revealed. “Flip or Flop just won’t be the same if they’re not together, so execs desperately want them to reunite to save the show.”
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