‘Flip or Flop’ Stars Tarek and Christina El Moussa Split Up After Police Incident

Production on HGTV series “will continue as scheduled,” network says

Sad news, “Flip or Flop” fans.

Tarek and Christina El Moussa, the stars of the HGTV series, have separated after seven years of marriage, People reported.

In a statement, the couple cited an incident earlier this year, during which Tareq El Mossa reportedly ran from the family’s home in Orange County, California, with a firearm, prompting a police call of “a possible suicidal male with a gun,” as reported by TMZ.

“Like many couples, we have had challenges in our marriage,” the couple’s statement to People read. “We had an unfortunate misunderstanding about six months ago and the police were called to our house in an abundance of caution. There was no violence and no charges were filed.”

While the El Moussas sought counseling, they have chosen to separate as they determine the fate of their marriage.”

The El Moussas, who wed in 2009, have two children, daughter Taylor and son Brayden.

The series, which premiered in 2013, revolves around the El Moussas, real-estate agents  who buy distressed properties and renovate them.

In a statement to TheWrap, HGTV said that the series “will continue production as scheduled.”

“We admire and appreciate Tarek and Christina’s great work on ‘Flip or Flop,'” HGTV said. “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. HGTV is currently airing episodes of ‘Flip or Flop’ and the series will continue production as scheduled.”