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‘Flip or Flop’ Star Christina El Moussa Reflects on ‘Crazy’ 2016 After Split With Husband

”A lot of things have changed,“ star of HGTV show writes

Ready to put 2016 behind you? You’re not alone; Christina El Moussa is right there with you.

“Flip or Flop” star El Moussa, who split with her husband and co-star Tarek El Moussa after a gun-related incident earlier this year, took to Instagram on Saturday to reflect on the tumultuous year that she’s experienced.

Accompanied by a photo collage featuring pictures of her family, El Moussa wrote, “2016 has been a crazy year of highs and lows. A lot of things have changed but one thing will always remain a constant in my life and that is the love I have for our children…”

The reality TV star continued, “their genuine happy spirit is always the light at the end of the tunnel.May 2017 be a start to a fabulous year ahead and bring happiness, peace, joy and new adventures to you all.”

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 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.

According to paperwork obtained by TheWrap from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, Christina El Moussa “was crying and shaking” during the incident.

The couple has acknowledged that they have been dating other people since the split, with Christina reportedly taking up with Gary Anderson, a contractor who worked on flipping houses with the couple, according to TMZ. Anderson was reportedly a witness to the gun incident.

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

“Flip or Flop,” 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, which airs the series, said that the show “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.”