10 Things to Know About Flip or Flop's Christina El Moussa
In Flip or Flop star Christina El Moussa's new and improved, post-Tarek life, we bet she hasn't even had much time to think about her divorce. And just a quick scroll through her Instagram proves it: From getting handsy with new man Ant Anstead to embarking on adventures in Cabo and Anstead's home country, England, the pro home-flipper has moved on and is busy clearly living her best life. Plus, her relationship with Anstead is seemingly so serious, rumor has it she could remarry this year.
So, let's take a deeper look at blissed-out Christina 2.0. Here are some more things to know about the Flip or Flop star and her new life.
1. Anstead is also a TV personality
Anstead is currently the cohost of the show Wheeler Dealers, airing on Discovery U.K. He has also made a name for himself as a car designer and artist.
2. She ain't too proud to ask for help
When El Moussa was going through her messy divorce, she made the decision to bring in a third party to help her through the split in the form of celeb life coach Tim Storey. Storey has worked with Robert Downey Jr., Kanye West and Charlie Sheen — so he probably doesn't come cheap. It seems like he might be worth every dime, though, because El Moussa was posting Instagram pics of herself and Tarek happily co-parenting.
3. She is so not here for your mommy-shaming
HGTV stars have been under the microscope as of late (just ask Fixer Upper's Chip and Joanna Gaines), and that means the brutal social media comments are coming fast and hard. El Moussa seems to let some commentary roll off her back, but when Instagrammers start questioning her parenting skills, you'd better believe she's going to stand up for herself.
Such was the case when she posted a now-deleted pic of her kids and some friends playing near her pool, and followers attacked.
"OMG 1. It’s a beach entry if he fell in it’s only a foot high, he would be ok 2. It’s not his first time in or around the pool,but thanks for your 'concern' aka judgement 3. AND most importantly I am right there and could be to him in 3 seconds SMH at this…..!!!!" she fired back.
4. She's got the revenge body game on lock
5. She was originally an agent
Christina El Moussa was a real estate agent in California when she met Tarek. In addition to their TV show, the couple owns The El Moussa Group. Plus, this June, she'll be speaking at the Real Estate Wealth Expo in Austin, Texas.
6. She has a second talent to fall back on
We'll bet you didn't know El Moussa has another talent (aside from flipping homes like a boss): She's quite the yogi! In fact, she already released a video called Prenatal Power Yoga during her second pregnancy.
7. She opened up about her fertility struggle
Heartbreak struck when El Moussa 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 a miscarriage.
"They said that if you go through radiation, which Tarek had to, 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 in 2015. "I had to be super strict... 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."
8. She loves this cosmetic line
El Moussa loves Pink Dust Cosmetics so much, she's given the beauty line a shoutout on her Instagram a few times already.
9. Flip or Flop Season 8 will get personal
When Christina and Tarek's divorce made waves, Flip or Flop fans were convinced the show wouldn't continue. But it is — and it's likely the show's edgiest season yet.
Because Season 8 was filmed amid the breakdown of the former couple's relationship (they split in December 2016), Christina El Moussa addressed how the show will portray it. "Since we have to see each other every day, it's beyond awkward," she said in a press release. "I'm planning on staying friendly and keeping things light."
10. Her own home reno was very personalized
When the El Moussas 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.
A version of this article was originally published in January 2017.