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It's not just Flip or Flop that makes Christina El Moussa pretty cool

A celebrity gossip junky, Caroline Goddard has been writing entertainment news for longer than the world has known Kim Kardashian's name. Follow her on Twitter at @GoddardCaroline.

Christina El Moussa has some skills to fall back on if Flip or Flop ever gets canceled

Flip or Flop star Christina El Moussa broke the hearts of HGTV fans everywhere when she and now-ex Tarek announced their decision to split over the holiday season. Here are some things to know about the realty reality star as she begins a new chapter in her life.

1. She was originally an agent

Christina was a real estate agent in California when she met Tarek. In addition to their TV show, the couple owns The El Moussa Group.

2. She has a second talent to fall back on

Now that she and Tarek are divorcing and Flip or Flop is dunzo, Christina is going to need a side gig to keep bringing in the cash. Luckily, she has another talent: She's quite the yogi! In fact, Christina already released a prenatal yoga video during her second pregnancy called Prenatal Power Yoga.

3. She opened up about her fertility struggle

Heartbreak struck when Christina tried to conceive her second child. After Tarek's thyroid cancer treatment led the couple to try in vitro, their first attempt failed and their second resulted in miscarriage. "They said that if you go through radiation, which Tarek had too, then you should not get pregnant from that sperm from six months to a year. So, right away, we did sperm banking and [tried] IVF," she told People. "I had to be super strict," says Christina. "I had to do one full week in bed. For 13 weeks after that, I couldn't go for a walk and couldn't lift anything over a gallon of milk. We planned it during Christmas break so I wasn't working. We did everything we could to make sure this one worked."

4. She may already have a new boyfriend

The ink barely had time to dry on the tabloids reporting her split from Tarek when rumors started flying Christina already has a new boyfriend: Gary Anderson, a contractor who did some work on the couple's backyard. Sounds a little scandalous until you hear that Tarek is now dating the couple's former nanny, Alyssa Logan.

5. She's still filming Flip or Flop

Despite the earth-shattering divorce news, Christina is still filming new episodes of Flip or Flop — but not for long. The new filming is only to fulfill the terms of their current contract, and when that's done, so is the show.

6. Her own home reno was very personalized

When Christina and Tarek renovated their own family home — which was neither a flip nor a flop — they gutted two bedrooms and in their place created one big home gym. It's unclear what will happen to their dream gym when their divorce is settled.

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Christina El Moussa has some skills to fall back on if Flip or Flop ever gets canceled
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