Everything Exes Tarek El Moussa and Christina Haack Have Said About Each Other Since Their Split

The Flip or Flop stars, who divorced in 2016, announced that their hit HGTV renovation series is ending after 10 seasons

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'Flip or Flop' Finale

Tarek El Moussa, Christina Haack
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On March 10, 2022, the HGTV stars announced that their hit series, Flip or Flop, is coming to an end next week.

"I will be forever grateful to have had a series for a decade," Haack told PEOPLE exclusively of the finale, which will take place at the end of the current season. "It's a huge accomplishment and everyone who worked on the show should be very proud."

"The series made it through ups and downs and trust me it wasn't always easy," she added. The exes, who wed in 2009 and split in 2016, famously went through a divorce midway through the series, and have navigated co-parenting, new relationships and public disputes both on-and-offscreen in the time since.

The former couple, who share daughter Taylor, 11, and son Brayden, 6, have also discussed each others' relationships with new partners, including El Moussa's now-wife Heather Rae El Moussa and Haack's second ex-husband Ant Anstead — as well as her new fiancé, Joshua Hall. Here, we've rounded up everything the real estate moguls have said about their relationship through the years.

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Wedding on the Horizon?

Christina Haack, Josh Hall
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Haack announced her engagement to realtor Joshua Hall in September 2021, a few months into their whirlwind romance. El Moussa and his wife were quick to offer their congratulations, with the HGTV star telling PEOPLE, "We ​​just saw, but congratulations!"

Young added similarly positive sentiments, saying, "Wow, awesome! We just want nothing but happiness for [Christina and Josh] and nothing but happiness for the kids."

"We're looking forward to the next chapter of everyone's lives," she continued.

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Speaking Up and Lashing Out

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In July 2021, PEOPLE confirmed that Tarek El Moussa went on a verbal tirade against his ex-wife on the set of their show Flip or Flop. During the argument, he compared Haack to his then-fiancée, Heather Rae Young, and said that he enjoys watching Haack fail, according to TMZ.

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Harsh Words on Set

Christina Anstead and Tarek El Moussa
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"Look at me, look at me, look at me. It's called winning," El Moussa reportedly yelled at Haack during their on-set clash, stating that he "made" her and referring to her as a "washed-up loser."

A representative for Haack did not reply to a request for comment about the incident. HGTV had no comment.

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Weighing in on New Relationships

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In July 2021, Haack confirmed she had been secretly dating Austin-based realtor Joshua Hall for months, but their relationship status was news to El Moussa, who weighed in on the red carpet telling PEOPLE, "We don't know their situation. We're kind of just finding out too and just learning."

Young added that she and El Moussa have met Joshua, who is the brother of one of her friends, "a few times."

"It is true. My girlfriend Jessica, we've been friends for like over 10 years and it's just a fluke," Young told PEOPLE. "You know, it was nothing that was planned. It just happened." She added, It "seems like" Hall and Haack are happy together.

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Sharing Thoughts on Their Exes

Tarek El Moussa, Ant Anstead, Renee Zellweger
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El Moussa has publicly shared his support for Haack's second ex-husband Ant Anstead in his new romance with Renée Zellweger. "I love it! I love it!" El Moussa told PEOPLE of Anstead's relationship. "Good for him. Ant's a great kid, [Zellweger] seems like a lot of fun," he continued. "I like them. I like the setup."

Anstead and Haack were married from December 2018 until their split in September 2020, and share son Hudson, whom they welcomed together in September 2019. Anstead met Zellweger in June 2021 on the set of his show Celebrity IOU: Joyride.

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Amicably Co-Parenting

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In April 2021, El Moussa told Entertainment Tonight that his relationship with Haack "is in a completely different place." He continued, "She and I are getting along, we're co-parenting, getting along together, and I really think the episodes are getting better and better."

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'A Unified Front'

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That same month, Haack spoke to PEOPLE about how the pair's relationship had evolved throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, saying, "Tarek and I split four years ago. That's a long time. When there are tough times like these, all of a sudden we're totally a unified front and talk and email multiple times a day." She added that their focus will always be: "'What's best for the kids?' "

"It's good we're on the same page — otherwise it would be a mess!" she said.

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Co-Parenting Amid Covid

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Tarek El Moussa and Christina Anstead with their daughter Taylor Reese. Tarek El Moussa/instagram

Haack also told Us, "We're just making sure that we're on the same page," when speaking about coparenting amid the pandemic. "I went over there [to Tarek's] and showed them how we were doing homeschool because I had them the first few days. We just, like, make sure we're helpful with each other."

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Bonus Mom Boundaries

Tarek El Moussa and Christina Anstead Reunite
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Speaking to Us in January 2021, the dad-of-two added that Christina gets along with his now-wife, Selling Sunset realtor Heather Rae Young (pictured), whom he proposed to in July 2020 after one year of dating. The two women "coparent too," El Moussa said. "It's strictly business, but yeah. Everybody gets along."

Young and Haack even exchanged well wishes and flowers for Mother's Day. Young often calls herself Taylor and Brayden's "bonus mom."

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Well Wishes

Tarek And Christina El Moussa, Hosts Of HGTV's Flip Or Flop, Visit Lakewood Center's Santa HQ
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The former pair wished each other a Happy Mother's and Father's Day, respectively, in 2019, with El Moussa writing on Instagram that their children "Tay and Bray love her so much❤️." The following month, Christina gave her ex a sweet shout-out after sending love to her own dad and to her then-husband, Ant Anstead, from whom she split in September 2020 after less than two years of marriage. "Happy Father's Day to Tarek who Taylor and Brayden love and adore. To all the Dads out there – enjoy your day!"

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Creating Closure

Christina Anstead, Ant Anstead
Ant Anstead and Christina Haack with their son Hudson London. Ant Anstead/Instagram

When Christina tied the knot in a surprise ceremony with Wheelers Dealers host Anstead in December 2018, El Moussa offered his congratulations.

"I think finding out [about the wedding] made me realize 100% closure. And it made me realize that it's a good thing for my kids, based on what I know about Ant," Tarek told PEOPLE exclusively, adding that he didn't "want to get into" Christina's previous dating history, but that "Ant is, by far, better."

"I'm actually happy for her," he added of the relationship at the time. "I think it's a great thing. I think they get along well and most importantly, it's good for my children."

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Putting the Kids First

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Speaking about their effectiveness as coparents, Tarek added, "I'm not the type who wants to fight with her for the rest of my life and make my kids miserable." He shared that for him and Christina, "everything we do is about the kids and at the end of the day my kids are going to have a stable household and she's going to have help and that's exactly what they need."

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Why They Split

Christina Anstead and Tarek El Moussa
Christina Anstead and Tarek El Moussa. Christina Anstead/instagram

The pair spoke to Today in 2018, breaking their silence in a joint interview after finalizing their divorce. "It was up and down, up and down," Tarek shared of their decision to continue filming Flip or Flop. "We shot the pilot in summer of 2011, so we've been doing this for a really long time. It's part of who we are and what we do, and for us to just throw everything away, it just wasn't worth it."

When asked if it was easier to work together since their break up, El Moussa quipped, "Oh no, not at all," to which Haack scoffed and replied, "Oh, god, it is. Just ignore him."

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