In the three weeks since HGTV star Christina El Moussa married Ant Anstead in a surprise ceremony, several reports have surfaced claiming that her ex-husband and TV cohost, Tarek El Moussa, is deeply depressed about her new marriage. On Thursday, Tarek broke his silence on his ex-wife remarrying and addressed those rumors via a series of candid videos on his Instagram Story.
“First time I’ve spoken about this — Christina got married, yes,” Tarek said in the first video, noting that he’d been encouraged by public relations people not to speak out, though he decided to do it anyway. “I’m actually happy for her,” he continued. “I think it’s a great thing. I think they get along well. And most importantly, it’s good for my children.” He went on to note that media reports about his reaction to the wedding are completely false: “I’m happy. My life is amazing. I have amazing friends. I love my babies. My family’s great.”
Tarek also wished Christina — who changed her last name to Anstead on Instagram this week — all the best. “I’m glad that she found someone. It’s a good thing. It’s a positive thing,” he said. “I’m not the type that wants to fight with her for the rest of my life and make my kids miserable.”
For Tarek, their two children, Taylor and Brayden, are what matters most. “Everything we do is about the kids, and at the end of the day, my kids are going to have a stable household and she’s going to have help and that’s exactly what they need,” he said, finishing his Instagram Story on a positive note.
Although tensions between Tarek and his ex-wife seemed high during episodes of their hit series Flip or Flop that were filmed during their split in 2016, these two seem to have become amicable exes in the time since. We’re glad Tarek took the time to address rumors about his feelings on the Ansteads tying the knot, and we wish them all the best.