Christina Anstead Says She ‘Couldn’t Be Happier’ Ex-Husband Tarek El Moussa Is Engaged

Christina Anstead has nothing but love for her ex-husband and his bride-to-be. The HGTV star is congratulating her former spouse and Flip or Flop co-host Tarek El Moussa on his recent engagement to Selling Sunset’s Heather Rae Young

El Moussa popped the question to his girlfriend of one year during a recent weekend getaway to Southern California’s Catalina Island. “She said yes!” he announced in a July 26 Instagram post.

Christina Anstead is happy Tarek El Moussa has found love again 

Christina Anstead
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Anstead and El Moussa split in 2016 and divorced in 2018. She’s since remarried to Wheeler Dealers host Ant Anstead. The two welcomed their first child together in September 2019. But she and her ex — who share two children — have a friendly relationship. She didn’t hesitate to congratulate him on taking the next step in his relationship with Young. 

E! News asked the Christina on the Coast star if she had reached out to her ex since his engagement.  

“Of course! And I couldn’t be happier for them,” Anstead said. “They’re very happy.”

Anstead and El Moussa are co-parenting their two kids

Despite a high-profile divorce, Anstead and El Moussa seem committed to maintaining a cordial relationship. They continue to work together on their HGTV series Flip or Flop. And they co-parent their two kids, Taylor, 9, and Brayden, 4. They’ve come together for birthdays, soccer games, and school pageants, proving they have no problem putting their kids first. 

Last December, El Moussa and Young attended a holiday performance at Taylor’s school, along with Anstead and her husband. 

“We all sit together- my family and Tarek’s family,” The Wellness Remodel author explained on Instagram. “A couple people acknowledged how nice this is- I know there are a lot of divorced couples (including Tarek’s mom and dad) who do this too and it’s honestly easier for everyone. Plus Taylor’s face lights up when she sees us all in the same row supporting her.”

Anstead is friendly with her ex’s fiancée 


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Not only do Anstead and El Moussa come together for their children, but the real estate and design guru is also friendly with her ex’s new squeeze. El Moussa told GMA3 (via Us Weekly) how both are into “healthy, hippy food. That weird juice. They do that weird hiking stuff. You know that weird stuff.”

Anstead recently told Us Weekly that she and Young have been trading healthy eating tips during quarantine. 

“We’ll, like, text each other random recipes right now during isolation,” Anstead said. “She’ll, like, send me whatever her, like, favorite go-to granola bar is, and I’ll text her back, like, whatever mine is.”

“We’ll share, like, margarita recipes with each other like a skinny watermelon, so yeah, it’s nice,” she added. “We all get along.”

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