“Flip or Flop” star Tarek El Moussa appears to be flip-flopping a bit on the prospect of reconciling with his estranged wife and co-star.
Despite seeming to leave the door open for a reconciliation with his estranged wife and reality TV costar last week, Tarek El Mousse told Mario Lopez from “Extra” on Tuesday that it’s not going to happen.
“You know, right now, we’re just focusing on the future. We’re staying positive,” El Moussa said. “At this point in time, I think we’re both going separate ways.”
El Moussa’s latest stance on the issue is an about-face, somewhat, from his comments to ET Online last week, when he left the door open to a possible reconciliation, albeit in the distant future.
“Maybe, like, 10 years from now,” Tarek offered at the time. “Honestly, it took a lot of work to get to a good place for both of us, that I think we are at the point where we aren’t looking back, we are looking towards our future.”
The HGTV star added, “I don’t know where the future is going to take me, but you never know.”
Meanwhile, Christina El Moussa’s spokeswoman told TheWrap last week that the female half of the “Flip or Flop” duo is currently unattached romantically, and plans to keep things that way for the time being.
“Christina is single and being in a relationship is the last thing on her mind,” the spokeswoman said. “She is taking this time to focus on her children and herself.”
The El Moussas announced their breakup 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 couple, 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 nearby 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.
“Flip or Flop,” which premiered in 2013, revolves around the El Moussas, real estate agents who buy distressed properties and renovate them.