“Flip of Flop” star Christina El Moussa fumed at In Touch on Tuesday, calling a report that she’s unhappy about “Fixer Upper” star Joanna Gaines’ return to TV “a load of bulls—.”
In a strongly worded Instagram post, El Moussa called the report “disgusting.”
“What a load of Bulls—. I’ve never commented on a tabloid EVER (and have swallowed a load of s— from these tabloids),” El Moussa wrote, in post that included a photo of the coverage.
The HGTV star added, “#intouchmagazine this is disgusting. I have always been a huge supporter of female entrepreneurs… #girlboss is my motto. Nothing but respect for @joannagaines.”
The reality TV star ended her post with the hashtag, “#goodvibesonly.”
The report shared by El Moussa featured side-by-side photos of Gaines and El Moussa with the headline, “HGTV’s Joanna and Christina: It’s War.”
The story itself noted the recent announcement that Gaines and husband/”Fixer Upper” costar Chip Gaines are returning to television with their own TV network.
“But not everyone at HGTV is quite so thrilled,” the story went on to read. “Rival design star Christina El Moussa from ‘Flip or Flop’ feels like talented, likable Joanna is stealing her thunder, In Touch has learned.”
“‘Christina can’t help feeling outshined by Joanna, especially now that she’s getting her own network,’ says a source,” the story continued. “It was just a few months ago that Christina, 35, who still co-hosts ‘Flip or Flop’ with ex-husband Tarek, excitedly announced that she’d scored her own design-focused spinoff series for 2019, ‘Christina on the Coast.’ She saw it as her chance to finally become HGTV’s leading female star…”
TheWrap has reached out to a spokesman for In Touch’s parent company for comment on El Moussa’s post, which you can read below.
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What a load of Bullshit. I’ve never commented on a tabloid EVER (and have swallowed a load of shit from these tabloids). #intouchmagazine this is disgusting. I have always been a huge supporter of female entrepreneurs… #girlboss is my motto. Nothing but respect for @joannagaines ♥️ #goodvibesonly