Sounds like Tarek El Moussa’s datebook is filling up quickly these days.
“Flip or Flop” star El Moussa, who filed for divorce from his wife and co-star Christina El Moussa in January, spoke with E! News’ Daily Pop! this week, telling the outlet that he’s never had an easier time meeting women.
“To meet girls is a lot easier than it’s ever been,” El Moussa said. “If you look in the tabloids lately, I’ve been with three different girls and somehow people take pictures and all the articles come out. That’s one of the weird things. I’ll go on a date and all of a sudden, it’s all over the internet, but it’s part of the game.”
El Moussa, who separated from Christina last year, following an incident involving a gun and a visit from the authorities, made no bones about fully enjoying life as a single man since splitting with his “Flip or Flop” cohort.
“I’ve never really been single before, believe it or not, so it’s a whole new life and I’m having a lot of fun,” El Moussa enthused. “I’m just a free spirit. I’m happy. I love going on dates. I like meeting girls. I’m just enjoying it.”
The star of the HGTV show even suggested that he’s open to turning his dating life into a “Bachelor”-like reality TV show.
“I would be open to that,” E Moussa offered. “I would absolutely be open to that.”
Tarek and Christina El Moussa gained headlines in December, when they announced their breakup, saying their decision to end their relationship largely stemmed from a domestic incident in May 2016 that involved a gun and resulted in Orange County police getting involved.
The O.C. Sheriff’s Dept. told TheWrap that Christina El Moussa was “crying and shaking” during the incident, while her husband was seen by witnesses to “run out of his back door, jump over his fence and walk northbound into the hiking trails of the Chino Hills State Park.”
Though the couple’s marriage is en route to the dustbin of history, the El Moussas’ working relationship remains on track. In April, HGTV announced that “Flip or Flop” will be supersized to 20 episodes for its next season, which will premiere in December.