“Get money, bitch!” That’s what Tarek and Christina El Moussa must be muttering to themselves through gritted teeth whenever they approach the set from their now-separate trailers.
People reports that they want to continue hosting their show Flip or Flop, on HGTV, despite the recent demolition of their seven-year-old marriage. Hey, plenty of people can’t stand their co-workers, but stick with the gig if the pay is good.
A source close to the couple tells PEOPLE that the Flip or Flop stars “are very much committed and want to continue to work together and continue the show.”
The execs at HGTV must be nervously deciding if the high ratings and plentiful ad dollars are worth the potential for attempted murder. Sources indicate that Tarek isn’t the nicest person on the television home improvement block. He also supposedly went for that disturbing jog with his gun after they split. So maybe they should be given separate shows? Or networks? No one wants a criminal trial complete with the “I mistook her for a mountain lion” defense.
According to TMZ, HGTV execs are going to monitor the show’s ratings before making a decision about signing on for more episodes, and also reported that there’s talk of a spin-off.
It sounds like it could go either way at this point? How about a show where they each take one half of a newly divorced couple and help them renovate two separate residences in which to live? They won’t have to appear on camera together, so pained grimaces and eyes slitted from hatred won’t have to be CGI-ed over.
Tarek and Christina El Moussa of HGTV’s Flip or Flop may look like animatronic Old Navy mannequins (see: above) who have been programmed to only think about travertine, grey kitchen cabinets and neighborhood comps. But as we know, behind Tarek’s dead eyes and wax John Travolta-like face is rage and darkness. We all found out about the fall of one of HGTV’s golden couples after TMZ learned that the cops were called to their house because Tarek allegedly threatened to kill himself. When the cops showed up, Tarek ran from the house with a gun. He later said he was just letting out steam and brought a gun just in case a mountain lion tried to jump his ass. And now Life & Style has taken their drama to a darker place by saying that Tarek verbally abuses Christina in front of the crew and “joked” about raping her on set. Bill Cosby just picked up the phone to call HGTV about hosting a show for them.
If you’re ever looking for a drinking game to play by yourself, just turn on HGTV and do a shot every time one of the designers says, “I’m thinking that we should do the lower kitchen cabinets in navy….” You’ll be three navy sheets to the wind in no damn time.
Last month, we all learned that the Flip or Flop couple’s travertine kingdom of love had crumbled into a billion pieces months ago and that they were pretending like everything’s okay in front of the cameras. Since then, those of us who care learned that Christina El Moussa is dating her friend and contractor Gary Anderson and Tarek El Moussa wet humped on the nanny for a minute. It seems like the two house flipping Orange County mannequins are done forever and that their marriage has been declared a tear down, because Tarek has filed for divorce.
If you told me that a couple from HGTV broke up with each other after one of them had a meltdown, I’d probably guess that the Property Brothers crossed each other off of their family tree after one of them committed the unforgivable sin of using up the other one’s pomade. But Tarek and Christina El Moussa of Flip or Flop are the HGTV couple who currently have a foreclosure sign on their marriage of 7 years.
Their marriage reportedly became a major fixer back in May when the police showed up to their house in Orange County after getting a call of a possibly suicidal male with a gun. I know, this story got dark real fast. And in other words, Tarek flipped and then their marriage flopped. Some puns are just so easy that it hurts not to grab at them.