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‘Flip or Flop’ Star Tarek El Moussa Blasts ‘Fake News,’ Denies Taking ‘Jab’ at Estranged Wife Christina

HGTV star shoots down any notion that he took a dig at his co-star and and soon-to-be ex

“Flip or Flop” star took to Instagram to set the record straight on Saturday, blasting what he called “fake news” and denying that he had taken a “jab” at his co-star and estranged wife, Christina El Moussa.

The strongly worded missive was accompanied by the presumed cause of the fake news, a selfie of El Moussa at an open house, with the message, “Single #dadlife Kid’s Open house.. mom’s [quizzical emoji].”

“#FAKE news… there was NO jab at Christina. I was referring to lots of moms for a single dad as a joke at an open house,” El Moussa wrote in Saturday’s post. “Christina and I did a private open house with Taylor and her teacher earlier in the day and we had a blast. Enjoy your weekend folks!”

El Moussa did not elaborate on which media outlets might have falsely reported the “jab” at his estranged wife.

However, the HGTV stars were plagued earlier this month by reports that they had been spatting via dueling Instagram posts.

The drama began when Tarek posted a photo on Instagram that sort of set the narrative of their split — he was pointing towards a sign that read “No guns, weapons of any type.” He added the words “or helicopter,” tagged Christina… and an emoji of a middle finger. The post has since been removed from his feed.

Christina responded the following day with a post her own — a photo of the Empire State Building with the words “No time for bulls-t when you’re building an empire.” She captioned the photo, “True That… Only surround yourself with the best.”

Tarek “liked” his soon-to-be ex-wife’s post, but matched it with one of his own — a shot of him surfing in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. His caption read, “#life is about having #fun and enjoying every #moment….people shouldn’t take things so seriously especially JOKES that are meant to be playful and fun… happy Friday!!”

“Flip or Flop” will return for its seventh season with both Tarek and Christina El Moussa continuing their run together, despite the end of their marriage.

The two house-flipping real estate agents have already filmed five episodes, with filming for the remaining episodes continuing through the fall. The couple made their split official back in December, though they had been apart since last May, when Christina called police after Tarek left their house and walked into the woods near their home with a gun after an argument.