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‘Flip or Flop’ Fans Lament Post-Split Episodes: ‘I Can Smell the Divorce on Them’

”It is painfully clear in the new #FliporFlop episodes that they’re not together anymore,“ one viewer says

“Flip or Flop” fans have been tuning in to keep tabs on Tarek and Christina El Moussa since news of their split — and a lot of them don’t like what they’re seeing.

On Thursday night, as another episode of the HGTV series aired, fans weighed in and registered their disappointment at the dynamic of the now-estranged couple, who announced their breakup in December.

“It is painfully clear in the new #FliporFlop episodes that they’re not together anymore,” one upset fan weighed in. “Their body language speaks volumes.”

“[N]o more holding hands or sweet words,” another lamented. “They are going out of their way to be agreeable.”

Yet another called the show “so awkward now!! You can tell they don’t like each other.”

“I can smell the divorce on them tonight,” offered one keen-nosed observer.

“I feel like this episode of #FlipOrFlop is definitely one where Tarek and Christina pretend they’re still together,” one theory suggested.

“Tonight was definitely different on #fliporflop are these signs of the end of the new season?” yet another dismayed fan offered. “The staging is horrible with the grocery open.”

The El Moussas announced their split after seven years of marriage in a statement to People in December, acknowledging, “Like many couples, we have had challenges in our marriage … 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.”

According to the El Moussas, they broke up following a May incident during which law enforcement responded to a call of a “possibly suicidal male with a gun.” The call was made after Tarek retrieved a gun from a safe in the couple’s Orange County, California, home and wandered into Chino Hills State Park.

Tarek told deputies that he headed to the park to “blow off some steam,” and that he brought the gun with him as protection against mountain lions and rattlesnakes.

In January, Tarek filed divorce papers.

“Flip or Flop,” which premiered in 2013, revolves around the El Moussas, real estate agents who buy distressed properties and renovate them.

Earlier this week, multiple fans worried that the show was coming to an end, after Christina El Moussa posted a photo with crew members on Instagram bearing the caption, “I’ve never met a group of more positive, fun-loving, funny … all around amazing guys … filming 7 seasons of #FlipOrFlop has been a breeze because of them. I [love] each and every one of you.”

The seemingly innocuous statement, perhaps because it came as the series is airing its eighth season, sparked speculation about the series’ demise.

“It’s ending??” one concerned fan replied to the post.

“So sad that the show is going to be ending,” another chimed in.