Tarek El Moussa, Christina Anstead Spotted on ‘Flip or Flop’ Set as Sources Say He’s Not Surprised By Her Split From Ant Anstead

Christina Anstead and Tarek El Moussa reunited on the set of their HGTV show Flip or Flop just days after she announced her split from husband Ant Anstead. Tarek and Christina, who were married from 2009 to 2018, were spotted looking relaxed and happy on the set of their home renovation series, Entertainment Tonight reported. A new season of Flip or Flop premieres Oct. 15. 

Christina Anstead and Ant Anstead split after less than 2 years of marriage 

Ant Anstead and Christina Anstead
Ant Anstead and Christina Anstead | Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images

Christina dropped a bombshell on her Instagram followers on Sept. 18 when she announced her split from Wheeler Dealers host Ant Anstead.

“Ant and I have made the difficult decision to separate,” she wrote.  We are grateful for each other and as always, our children will remain our priority. We appreciate your support and ask for privacy for us and our family as we navigate the future.”

The couple married in December 2018 and welcomed their first child together, Hudson, in September 2019. 

Christina returns to work on ‘Flip or Flop’

Just a few days after sharing news of her separation, Christina returned to work on Flip or Flop. She was seen with her former husband Tarek on set for the ninth season of their HGTV show. 

Since divorcing his co-star, Tarek has moved on with Heather Rae Young of Selling Sunset. The two real estate pros announced began dating in July 2019 and announced their engagement in July 2020. 

Source says Tarek El Moussa didn’t think Christina’s new relationship would last 

Tarek El Moussa and Heather Rae Young
Tarek El Moussa and Heather Rae Young | OGUT/Star Max/GC Images

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Tarek hasn’t commented publicly on his ex’s separation. But a source told Us Weekly that he isn’t shocked things didn’t work out for the couple. 

“Tarek is sad that Christina is going through a hard time,” the insider said. “But [he] did not think that Christina and Ant would last.”

But a source close to the Ansteads told the magazine that their friends were surprised by the split and that they “seemed happy together.”

Ant Anstead took a break from social media 

Neither Christina nor Ant has commented on the reason for their breakup. In early August, he announced he was taking a break from socia media. 

“The world is crazy right now,” he wrote in the Aug. 2 Instagram post. “And for all the good things social media has it also carries a toxic element! I have blocked over 100 people in the last few days. Humans are lashing out. And it saddens me! So I am going to take a little break!”

A few weeks later, he resurfaced with a post celebrating his two children from a previous relationship, who live in the U.K. He revealed that he’d traveled from Los Angeles to see them, even though it meant spending two weeks in quarantine once he arrived. 

After noting he’d spent 1,209,600 seconds in quarantine, he declared: “Moments like this – PRICELESS (worth every single one of those seconds).”

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