Christina El Moussa is no longer mixing business with pleasure.
The Flip or Flop co-host, who separated from her husband last spring and who is in the middle of a divorce from fellow HGTV star Tarek El Moussa, has broken up with her marital rebound.
Indeed, according to Christina’s own spokesperson, she is no longer dating Gary Anderson.
“Christina is single and being in a relationship is the last thing on her mind,” El Moussa’s rep, Cassandra Zebisch, tells Us Weekly, adding:
“She is taking this time to focus on her children and herself.”
Christina and Tarek split up in May of 2016 after an argument led to the latter grabbing a gun and going off into the woods.
Police were called to the scene and Tarek explained that he was simply taking a weapon with him for protection from wild animals.
No charges were filed, but Christina tells the latest issue of People Magazine that this incident was the culmination of a major low period for the couple.
“We went through a lot in a short amount of time,” El Moussa explains to the publication, citing Tarek’s thyroid cancer diagnosis and the birth of their second child, Braydon.
Saying that she returned to work four weeks after giving birth (“It was too soon,” she admits now), Christina adds:
“I was overwhelmed. The tension between me and Tarek was high… We weren’t able to properly communicate anymore. It got to the point where we weren’t even driving to set together.”
At some point after her separation, Christina started a romance with Gary Anderson.
He worked for years as a contractor for the couple and actually witnessed the scary argument and subsequent storm-out by Tarek referenced above.
According to various sources, Christina did not cheat. Neither her nor Tarek has accused the other of infidelity.
But Tarek knows Anderson well. Multiple tabloid reports said this relationship did not sit well with him.
Hollywood Life, for example, wrote last month that Tarek felt “shocked and betrayed” by Christina and Gary’s dalliance.
To the credit of both reality stars, however, they have said only the right things in public.
They continue to insist that they want to remain on amicable terms in order to best serve as co-parents to one-year old son Brayden and six-year old daughter Taylor.
“[We] will continue to work through this process civilly and cooperatively, and plan to continue our professional life together,” Tarek and Christina said back when they announced their break-up.
“We are committed to our kids and being the best parents we can be.”
On Monday, Christina appeared on Good Morning America, while Tarek chatted with the Today Show.
It was either an amazing coincident or a coordinated media blitz agreed upon by two people who have dreams of landing their own solo shows down the line.
“I’m not gonna say [it’s been] easy,” Tarek told Today of being on set with his estranged wife while filming new episodes of Flip or Flop, adding:
“We’ve been doing it a long time, and we love releasing a good product for our fans. Just try to fight through it and do the best we can.”
Now that Christina is single again, might Tarek also try to do her the best he can?
Could there be a reconciliation in the cards?
Don’t count on it.