Tarek El Moussa and Christina Anstead may no longer be husband and wife — they split in 2016 after seven years of marriage — but they’re still a TV-presenting force to be reckoned with. They’ll soon be seen on screen together in a new season of one of HGTV’s top-rated series, “Flip or Flop.”
The hit show returns with 15 new episodes, the first of which will air on October 15 at 9 p.m. ET, HGTV reports. Expect to see El Moussa and Anstead buying, rehabbing and selling southern California’s dilapidated properties.
Here’s the network’s Twitter announcement on the show’s ninth season return:
— HGTV (@hgtv) September 10, 2020
According to a press release from HGTV, the duo will “continue to navigate both the expected and surprising challenges of co-parenting their kids – Taylor, 9, and Brayden, 5 – while running a successful business.”
As it turns out, the children may be the bond that is keeping these two together for the hit show — along with their passion for their work, of course.
“Taylor and Brayden are the reason behind everything we do,” El Moussa said in the statement. “They are both happy and healthy and the flipping business is thriving.”
So is the TV show, apparently. It finished airing its eighth season in December 2019 and remains a popular show on HGTV, even gaining viewership following the divorce.
“Tarek and I have a common goal to create beautiful houses for families,” Anstead said. “We work hard but our priority is spending quality time with our wonderful kids and raising them to appreciate the love of family.”
Both hosts have moved on with other partners. Anstead married Ant Anstead, host of the car series “Wheeler Dealers,” in 2018, and they welcomed their “miracle baby” Hudson the following year. El Moussa announced his engagement to “Selling Sunset” cast member Heather Rae Young in July.
In 2018, El Moussa talked about working with her ex-husband after their divorce.
“This would be awkward for any exes,” she said in a statement. “Since we have to see each other every day, it’s beyond awkward. I’m planning on staying friendly and keeping things light.” Clearly, her strategy has worked.
“Flip or Flop” isn’t your only chance to see these celebrities on your television screen. On September 17, the first of four new episodes of El Moussa’s solo show “Flipping 101 with Tarek El Moussa” airs on HGTV at 9 pm. ET. His new significant other, Young, will feature in an episode set to air on Oct. 8.
He posted a tweet to get fans stoked:
Who’s excited?! What do you expect from my new show?
— Tarekelmoussa (@tarekelmoussa) July 23, 2019
Anstead’s solo series, “Christina on the Coast,” recently wrapped up its second season.
Are you excited to see more “Flip or Flop” on HGTV?