Tarek and Christina El Moussa’s split seems to be the expected ending to a long and tiring relationship.
After Tarek’s suicide attempt, the two announced their split, on December 12. The Orange County Sheriff report of the disturbing incident says that Tarek went to a local park with a gun to “blow off some steam” last May. Following the weird outburst, the couple went to therapy together but they still decided to break up in the end.
HGTV stated that they still intend to keep airing Flip or Flop despite the split. “When it comes to matters related to their own family, we respect their privacy and honor any decision that works best for them and their children,” they added.
Their decision to end the relationship was long-overdue and certainly the right decision, but it looks like the former couple hasn’t always taken the best decisions. Long before they even got married, Tarek filed for a restraint against another ex-girlfriend who was stalking him at the time.
After getting married in 2009, the newlyweds encountered issues with their business, which eventually flopped. According to a local news outlet, the couple admitted they used to share Subway sandwiches while Christina was pregnant.
The problems didn’t cease to exist. In 2013, Tarek was diagnosed with thyroid cancer after a fan spotted a strange lump on his throat. At the beginning, the doctors thought it was caused by his chain-smoking, but it was soon proved otherwise.
Christina then underwent two rounds of IVF treatment to conceive their son Brayden, 1. The couple even suffered a miscarriage before welcoming their baby boy.
As if that was not enough, their car was also stolen. “The episode where it was stolen was filmed over a year ago. The person who stole it took it for a week joy ride and dumped it at a Walgreens. The alignment was super off and it never rode the same after,” Christina explained.
Nowadays, the couple is being sued over their misleading “Success Path” seminars.