‘Flip or Flop’ Star Tarek El Moussa Proves He and Ex-Wife Christina Anstead Have Mastered Co-Parenting

There’s no bad blood here. Flip or Flop star Tarek El Moussa proved that he and ex-wife Christina Anstead really have mastered the whole co-parenting thing when he shared a photo of the two of them together at their daughter Taylor’s ninth birthday party. 

In the caption, El Moussa wrote that he is “the luckiest dad alive” and said that his oldest child “is my Rock! She keeps me grounded and motivates me to be better every day.” But it wasn’t just the sweet birthday message that got fans talking. People were impressed that the exes — whose 2016 breakup generated plenty of tabloid headlines — were able to put their differences aside and celebrate their little girl’s special day together. 

Tarek and Christina are committed to co-parenting 

When El Moussa posted the smiling photo of himself, his ex, and their kids, many commenters on Instagram noted how refreshing it was to see a divorced couple still come together as a family for important occasions. 

“I love that you are still a family for the kids. Not many can say they can do that. Good job!” wrote one person. 

“You guys seem to co-parent so well together! And the kids seem so happy!” another commented. 

El Moussa replied to some of the positive comments, saying that he and Anstead are actually finding it “easy” to co-parent. “We try to set an example for everyone!” he wrote in one response.  

The former couple has also attended their daughter’s soccer games together. It’s all part of their focus on making sure they do what’s best for their two kids, Taylor and Brayden, 4.

“Co-parenting is going great, you know, we both focus on the kids and every decision we make is based on what’s best for the kids and we want them to be happy, and healthy, and just live it out,” El Moussa told Hollywood Life in August.

Both El Moussa and Anstead have moved on 

Tarek El Moussa and Christina El Moussa  attend Daytime Emmys
Tarek El Moussa and his then-wife Christina at the Daytime Emmy Awards in 2017 | Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic

While Anstead and El Moussa will always be part of each other’s lives because of their kids, there’s little chance they’re going to rekindle their romance, as both have found new love since their split. 

Anstead married Wheeler Dealers host Ant Anstead in late 2018. In early September, she gave birth to the couple’s first child together, a boy named Hudson London. 

El Moussa has also moved on. In July, he confirmed he was dating Heather Rae Young from Selling Sunset. She’s also part of the blended family’s life, joining them for Taylor’s birthday bash. Young and Taylor have hit it off, with the nine-year-old even asking her dad if he could bring his girlfriend along for their special dad-and-daughter date night

“My heart melted,” El Moussa wrote about hearing his daughter’s request. “Heather is just amazing with tay and they adore each other:)”

El Moussa also confirmed that there’s no ill will between his girlfriend and his ex, and that they even share some common interests. 

“They get along great,” El Moussa said in an interview with GMA3. “They both eat that healthy, hippy food. That weird juice. They do that weird hiking stuff. You know that weird stuff.”