Is Tarek El Moussa From ‘Flip or Flop’ Dating Anyone?

We remember when Tarek and Christina El Moussa first hit the HGTV scene back in 2013. The happy couple were known for their incredible house-flipping abilities, and they were an instant hit with their audience. Unfortunately, it wasn’t long before cracks in their marriage turned into larger blowouts. And by January 2018, Christina and Tarek had finalized their divorce and settled their custody agreements for their two children, Country Living reports.

It’s been about a year since the divorce was finalized, and Christina has totally moved on by marrying Ant Anstead. As for Tarek, fans are wondering if he’s currently dating anyone or still living the single life. Here’s what he’s said.

Rumors flew that Tarek was dating his kids’ nanny

Rumors are par for the course when it comes to celebrity separations — and Tarek was caught up in a few of his own throughout 2018. People reports in June that Tarek bought his children’s nanny a brand new Lexus, and many fans took this as a sign that they were definitely romantically involved. Tarek even posted a heartfelt message and video on Instagram to explain to his followers just how much the nanny, Mossy, means to the El Moussa family. “The kids love her so much we couldn’t imagine life without her!! … She’s 100 percent part of our family and we <3 her!!” the Instagram post read.

Unfortunately for eager fans, it seems Tarek was just being nice to his beloved nanny and not providing the car for her as a romantic gesture. A representative for Tarek explained to People that the Lexus was more for the whole family rather than just the nanny, as “she drives the kids around and wants them to be safe.”

He was also reportedly involved with a lingerie model in the beginning of 2018

Tarek and the nanny may not be a romantic item, but what about the lingerie model he was linked up with back in January 2018? According to Daily Mail, a source told In Touch Weekly that Tarek was seeing Patience Silva at the time. The insider explained to the publication that the two met toward the end of 2017 and that “Tarek’s in love with Patience.” They then went on to say, “She’s the perfect match for Tarek, who has been to hell and back since his split from Christina.”

The insider also explained why Tarek never fully came out to the public with his relationship with Patience. She’s “a private person. He doesn’t want to jinx this,” they said.

Unfortunately, it seems this relationship with Patience may not have had much truth to it, either. Us Weekly reports in regards to the model, Tarek said, “[She] was just someone that I was briefly talking to, but [it] never went anywhere.”

He says he’s currently enjoying being single

It seems Tarek is totally content being single and enjoying time with his two children, Country Living notes. When the publication asked him about his dating life, he replied with, “I’m just kind of doing my own thing. I’m enjoying being single. I have a lot of friends. I go out and have a good time and focus on my kids and my career.”

Given that his divorce happened relatively recently, it seems Tarek might still be recovering from that as well — but there’s also his health to consider. We can’t forget that Tarek had two forms of cancer and is currently in remission for both of them. While he’s doing well, it certainly still drained him emotionally and physically. He told Country Living, “I’m still recovering and licking my wounds and just focusing on myself.” Still, he’s been seen out on dates and has talked candidly about getting back into the dating world on Flip or Flop, so we wouldn’t be surprised if he ends up finding a girlfriend early on in 2019.

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