Tarek El Moussa break up from Christina Corridor in 2016, but he continue to has fond recollections of their years together.
El Moussa, 42, opened up about his romance with Hall, 40, in his new e book, Flip Your Everyday living: How to Discover Prospect in Distress — in True Estate, Business, and Lifestyle, which strike cabinets on Tuesday, February 6. Though a great deal of the reserve facilities on how to get again on your feet just after struggling setbacks, El Moussa shared a couple of information about his romantic relationship with Corridor, whom he married in 2009.
“In May well 2005, a young lady arrived at Prudential refreshing out of San Diego State and prepared to commence her career,” El Moussa wrote. “Because of the insane several hours I was performing, it took a though for the two of us to fulfill. Her identify was Christina Haack. Christina was from the community she experienced grown up in Anaheim Hills. Now she was on board, true estate license in hand, attempting to develop into a effective agent.”
The duo have been each and every dating other people when they satisfied, but by tumble 2006, they ended up solitary and all set to see whether or not their friendship could be a thing a lot more. “And that was the commencing of a wild adventure and decades of extremes,” El Moussa recalled. “Ahead of us were lots of times of celebration. But for all of the wonderful highs, there were being just as numerous devastating lows — together with far more than just one major disaster.”
Continue to keep reading for additional of El Moussa’s revelations about his relationship to Hall:
1. They Weren’t Usually the Household-Flipping Entrepreneurs They Are Currently
El Moussa and Hall are both equally actual-estate professionals HGTV stars, but they dealt with economic instability early in their romantic relationship. “Christina and I moved from just one tiny condominium to the up coming,” El Moussa wrote. “Every working day for lunch, five days a 7 days, the two of us would go to the area Subway. We would split a 5-dollar footlong, get a h2o cup, then ‘accidentally’ hit the lemonade button instead of the drinking water button. That lemonade was our splurge.”
Shortly immediately after their marriage ceremony, El Moussa obtained into the home-flipping small business, and with a ton of tricky do the job, his career took off. About the identical time, he began pitching the thought of a Television present that adopted him and Corridor. That strategy eventually became Flip or Flop, which ran for 10 seasons on HGTV.
2. ‘Flip or Flop’ Got Off to a Rocky Start out
Informal Flip or Flop enthusiasts may not notice that El Moussa and Hall ended up learning how to flip homes as they filmed. Their pilot episode followed their third-at any time property flip, but it was powerful enough that HGTV purchased a total period ideal absent. “The Television set people would get the footage they necessary for a person episode, then they’d say, ‘We’re ready to do one more dwelling!’ But there wasn’t another house however,” El Moussa wrote. “They would talk to, ‘Where’s the next house?’ And I would have to admit, ‘I have not purchased it still!’ Then I would leap into motion and determine it out.”
Amid all of this turmoil, El Moussa recalled that the community shut down creation on Flip or Flop midway by the first season. “It stopped cold,” he claimed. “Eventually, we acquired that although most of the folks at HGTV cherished what we were being executing, there was a person doubter. A higher-up at the community anxious that our display may not be consistent with the network’s manufacturer.” The admirers gained out, having said that, and generation resumed. Flip or Flop premiered in April 2013, and within just two weeks, HGTV experienced moved the show to a key time slot.
3. How Tarek’s Cancer Prognosis Afflicted His Relationship
El Moussa was identified with thyroid most cancers in 2013 right after a Flip or Flop viewer recognized a lump on his throat. Two months later on, he was diagnosed with testicular most cancers. “It was one of individuals moments when I felt like I was residing in a nightmare,” he wrote, noting that he commenced using testosterone supplements on the guidance of a doctor.
The testosterone, nonetheless, only manufactured him experience even worse. “I would arrive residence and be so strung out, so uncooked, that I couldn’t even speak to Christina I couldn’t speak to Taylor or play with Brayden. … I was a terrible spouse, father, mate and son,” he recalled. “I was the most depressing I had at any time been in my everyday living, because of my struggling mental well being. Christina and I understood that we were committed to this amazing journey for as very long as the journey would very last. But involving the demonstrate, the businesses, the filming, our toddlers — and my self-administered ‘treatments’ — the experience had gotten wilder and faster than we could really take care of as a couple.”
4. Why Christina Identified as the Police on Tarek
Near the end of her relationship to El Moussa, Hall named the police just one working day in 2016 when her then-spouse left the residence with a gun in his backpack. According to El Moussa, he wished to get some work out just after a “heated confrontation” with Hall, but Hall was concerned about the simple fact that he’d introduced his gun together. “Looking again, I can see why Christina was so involved,” El Moussa wrote. “In the months major up to that horrible day, my mental health and fitness was as lousy as it had at any time been. But ending my lifestyle was just something I would not have accomplished. Christina questioned me for area for a few days, and she wished me to leave our dwelling.”
The pair in the end divided, and El Moussa invested months residing in what he describes as “a midway house occupied mostly by heroin addicts.” Hall and El Moussa, who share daughter Taylor, 13, and son Brayden, 8, finalized their divorce in 2018.
5. How It Felt to Get the job done on ‘Flip or Flop’ Submit-Break up
El Moussa and Hall ongoing performing with each other on Flip or Flop until eventually 2022, effectively immediately after they’d split and moved on with other partners. Tarek started relationship Marketing Sunset star Heather Rae El Moussa (née Young) in 2019, and they tied the knot in 2021. Christina, in the meantime, was married to Ant Anstead from 2018 to 2021. She married her 3rd husband, Joshua Hall, in 2022.
”Christina and I were being continue to below contract and filming the exhibit, but of training course the ambiance on the established was awkward, to say the the very least,” Tarek wrote of the interval immediately after his and Christina’s split. “The output group did their best to maintain things optimistic, successful and skilled, but for months on close, the power was terrible. Each and every time I was on the established, I advised myself, in so numerous words, ‘You’re gonna get via this.’ It was about sticking with the basic principles and taking it 1 tiny move at a time.”