There’s a lot of history between Tarek and Christina El Moussa, but that doesn’t mean these two haven’t found a way to move on with their own lives or make peace with each other. They are co-parenting their two children, Taylor, 7, and Brayden, 2, after all; teamwork has to be the order of the day. But it doesn’t hurt to actually be happy or, at minimum, OK with seeing your ex thrive even when you’re not the cause of it.
Tarek spoke to Us Weekly and was chatting about the upcoming season of Flip or Flop (can you believe he’s already promoting Season 8?) when he offered up his feelings about Christina’s new relationship with British TV presenter Ant Anstead.
“I’m happy she met a nice, normal guy,” Tarek told the outlet. “I hope the best for her.”
It’s a mature, Zen outlook from Tarek, but it’s also the best outlook an ex could have. And it seems that wishing the best for Christina in her relationship, as a business partner and co-parent, isn’t the only relationship status Tarek’s thinking about. When asked whether he was dating or looking for love, he replied that a relationship was “the last thing on my mind right now. I’m rebuilding myself and focusing on my kids and being the best dad possible.”
Tarek’s response to all romance-related questions is interesting indeed, but it doesn’t mean that he or Christina will escape the awkwardness just yet. With news already leaked that the breakdown of their relationship will be shown on the upcoming season of Flip or Flop, Tarek wanted to address that as well.
“There were ups and downs,” he told Us Weekly. “But at the end of the day, we’re still business partners. It’s a job to do and we have to get up, go to work, support our kids and make a living.”
Another of Tarek’s comments might best sum up how he feels about the show, his relationship to Christina and what lies ahead: “It’s not something that we can just throw away, especially after all these years.”