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Christina El Moussa Says Divorce From Tarek Felt Like ‘Drowning’

We all wondered what the new season of Flip or Flop would look like now that series cohosts Christina and Tarek El Moussa are divorced. The couple, who married in 2009 and separated in 2016, built a family and an empire together. When they decided to end their marriage, as Christina El Moussa told People in a new interview, she felt like she was “drowning.”

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“I was doing whatever I could to stay above water and just get through the day,” El Moussa said. She said she also had questions about what would happen next: “[A] lot of people were thinking, ‘What’s going to happen?’ Tarek and I were so tied together on everything: real estate, the show, our children, our house. It was so stressful, and everyone was worried that it was going to explode.”

Luckily, there was no explosion. People reports that the couple currently co-parents their two children and they are still working together on Flip or Flop, at least for now. El Moussa recently landed her own HGTV series, Christina on the Coast, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The eight-episode design series will premiere in early 2019 and will highlight her new life sans Tarek, making it lean more heavily into the reality TV genre than other design shows on the network.

“I thought of this year like a rebuild,” El Moussa told People. “So I’m starting from scratch. I’m moving, I have a new TV show, a new boyfriend — there’s a lot of projects going on. I’m just so happy, and for the first time in a long time, I feel at peace, which is such a good feeling.”

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It seems that El Moussa is truly thriving, which is great news. Divorces can often be really messy, especially when they take place in the public spotlight, and we’re relieved to see her smiling and pursuing her own path.

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