“Flip or Flop” stars Tarek and Christina El Moussa’s announcement that they are splitting after seven years of marriage raises questions about the future of their popular HGTV series — but the old adage “the show must go on” seems to hold true in their case.
In a statement provided to TheWrap, “Flip or Flop” network HGTV said that the series, which premiered its seventh season on Dec. 1, will continue as planned.
“HGTV is currently airing episodes of ‘Flip or Flop’ and the series will continue production as scheduled,” the network said.
HGTV also pointed to the now-estranged couple’s “great work” on the series.
“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.”
“Flip or Flop,” which premiered in 2013, revolves around the El Moussas, real-estate agents who buy distressed properties and renovate them.
The couple married in 2009, and have two children, daughter Taylor and son Brayden.
In their statement to People announcing their split, the El Moussas acknowledged an incident earlier this year in which police responded to a call of “a possible suicidal male with a gun.”
El Moussa told authorities that he meant no harm to himself and was only hoping to “blow off some steam,” TMZ reported.
“Like many couples, we have had challenges in our marriage,” the couple’s statement read. “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.”
It’s also possible that, over time, the couple’s union will go on just as the show is. The couple said that, while they have decided to separate, they will continue to weigh “the future of our marriage.”