Tarek and Christina El Moussa could end up becoming a couple again — but it will take a while.
“Flip or Flop” star Tarek El Moussa told ET Online on Friday that he’s open to a reconciliation with his costar and estranged wife, albeit somewhere in the distant future.
“Maybe, like, 10 years from now,” Tarek offered. “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.”
The couple announced their breakup after seven years of marriage in December, with Tarek filing for divorce in January.
Christina likewise doesn’t seem to be in a hurry to take up with Tarek, or anyone else, for that matter. After their breakup, Christina reportedly began dating Gary Anderson, a contractor who’d worked with the couple. Christina and Anderson reportedly parted ways recently, with a spokesperson for Christina telling TheWrap on Wednesday, “Christina is single and being in a relationship is the last thing on her mind. She is taking this time to focus on her children and herself.”
Despite the fact that the El Moussas continue to film “Flip or Flop” together, Tarek told ET Online that he found out about her breakup with Anderson the same way the rest of the world did.
“I found out from the internet, you know? I do not ask personal questions,” he said. “I do not want to get involved. The best thing for me is to focus on myself, and not worry what she is doing. So, the only reason I found out about the split is because it came out in the media.”
The El Moussas issued a statement to People in shortly after their split, 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.