On HGTV’s Flip or Flop, Christina and Tarek El Moussa bicker over everything from cabinet finishes to budgets. But off camera, the estranged exes — in production on the home-reno series for several more months — hardly speak. “The mood differs day to day, but Christina avoids Tarek,” a source claims in the new issue of Us Weekly. Nevertheless, continues the source, “he does things to piss her off, like bragging loudly about sleeping with girls.” Find out more in the video above, and detailed below.
The news is yet another shocking development in the El Moussas’ divorce saga, made public in December with the reveal of a May 23 incident in which a distraught Tarek fled the family’s $2 million Yorba Linda, California, home with guns in his backpack. (Christina, 33, called 911, but no charges were filed.) Her initial concern for Tarek has now turned to disgust, says the source: “She thinks Tarek is an absolute pig.”
By September, he had released her from the payroll so they could date. “Alyssa was his girlfriend,” confirms the source. He spoiled her, according to a Christina friend, by buying her a Jeep and whisking her away on trips to Las Vegas and New York aboard a private jet. Contrary to his penny-pinching persona on Flip, claims the source, “Tarek blows money in order to impress people.” (The El Moussas earn a reported $10,000 per episode and generate income through side projects, such as real estate seminars.)
By Eric Andersson; usmagazine.com