Things are definitely looking up for Flip or Flop host Tarek El Moussa. Following a tumultuous few years that included a highly publicized split from ex-wife and cohost, the now remarried Christina Anstead, El Moussa has two major milestones to look forward to in 2019. Per People, he is getting his own solo project on HGTV in addition to a separate web series.
The as-yet untitled solo project on HGTV is definitely in El Moussa’s wheelhouse — he’ll reportedly be mentoring aspiring house-flippers as they attempt to renovate homes to turn a quick profit.
In the first episode, he tells People, viewers will meet “a young family that put it all on the line to flip a house” in South Central Los Angeles. “It’s definitely a high stakes flip. There’s a lot of real-life drama in there. It’s the real deal,” El Moussa revealed.
HGTV released a statement about the new series as well, touting El Moussa’s extensive experience and eagerness to help home-flipping rookies.
“With more than 300 profitable flips under his belt, Tarek is ready to lend his valuable expertise — and his own cash — to those who want to win big in the competitive real estate game,” reads the statement. “From start to finish,” El Moussa says in the statement, “I’m giving these first-time flippers everything they need to score a profitable deal and not a bank-breaking flop.”
As if that weren’t exciting enough, El Moussa will reveal a more personal side of himself come summer 2019 via a new web series on HGTV.com. The focus of the series will be El Moussa’s new life as a single dad, allowing fans to “watch Tarek as he works hard, plays hard and then goes home to spend quality time with his kids.”
Suffice it to say that El Moussa feels truly hopeful right now.
“I completely rebuilt myself over the last two and a half years. Who I am, how I feel, how I think… I know that’s good for me,” he told People of the aftermath of his 2016 split from Anstead, adding, “I have a new life and a bright future.”
During their nearly 10-year marriage, El Moussa and Anstead had two children together: daughter Taylor, 8, and son Brayden, 3.
In recent months, El Moussa has been spending plenty of quality time with the kids, from playdates in the park with friends to enlisting the little ones’ help in decorating his Costa Mesa, California, home for the holidays.
The kids also give El Moussa and Anstead common ground to keep things copacetic during long days on the set of Flip or Flop.
“We’ve worked together for 12 years now,” Anstead told People in August 2018. “We just really focus on the job at hand, and if we do talk, it’s about the kids.”
Anstead, who wed Wheeler Dealers host Ant Anstead in December, is also getting her own show on HGTV. Titled Christina on the Coast, the design series will follow along as she overhauls her home in Newport Beach, California, and helps other coastal homeowners to do the same.