Flip or Flop's Tarek and Christina El Moussa Split Following Altercation After 7 Years of Marriage
HGTV’s Flip or Flop stars Tarek and Christina El Moussa have called it quits after seven years of marriage.
The couple announced their separation in a statement to PEOPLE, noting an altercation that prompted police to visit their California home.
“Like many couples, we have had challenges in our marriage,” the pair said in the statement. “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.”
The El Moussas said they sought counseling to “sort out” the relationship but have since decided to separate while evaluating “the future of our marriage.”
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“During the process, we are committed to our kids and being the best parents we can be,” they said in the statement. “We will continue to work through this process civilly and cooperatively, and plan to continue our professional life together.”
Police responded to the couple’s Orange County home in May after receiving a “call of a possibly suicidal male with a gun,” according to TMZ. Tarek allegedly ran from the home with a firearm, only dropping the weapon when a helicopter spotted him and officers commanded him to do so.
He allegedly told officers he did not intend to harm himself, but wanted to “blow off some steam.”
The couple wed in 2009 have two children: Brayden, 1, and a 6-year-old daughter Taylor.