HGTV Stars Finalize Their Divorce

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January 22, 2018Jan 22, 2018

HGTV's Flip or Flop stars Christina and Tarek El Moussa have finalized their divorce, People confirmed.

The couple split publicly in December 2016 after being married for seven years and have two children together (daughter Taylor, 7, and son Brayden, 2). They had quietly separated almost eight months prior.

Christina, 34, submitted her divorce documents in August. At the time, she cited “irreconcilable differences” and she requested joint legal and physical custody of their two children.

Since the split, the couple has been amicably co-parenting their kids and filming their hit HGTV show. They've been able to work side by side without incident.

“We’ve been working together for a really long time,” Tarek, 34, told PEOPLE in August of the former couple’s dynamic as business partners. “It’s our job. Obviously, we know each other really well.”

They've also both dealt with their pain similar ways. Last fall, they both took to Instagram to share quotations and messages about how they bounced back from their lowest moments.

“You do not get to choose the events that come your way nor the sorrows that interrupt your life,” reads an excerpt from the pastor David Crosby’s book Your Pain is Changing You, shared by Christina. “They will likely be a surprise to you, catching you off guard and unprepared. You may hold your head in your hands and lament your weak condition and wonder what you ought to do. To suffer, that is common to all. To suffer and still keep your composure, your faith, and your smile, that is remarkable.”

She captioned the post simply, “Couldn’t agree more,” adding “#keepthefaith.”

Tarek shared a quote from Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling which read: “Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” (The writer was famously down on her luck before selling her first Potter book.)

“This quote really stood out to me,” he told his followers. “We’ve all faced obstacles and for many they were so horrific they hit the lowest point of their life with no future in sight….when you are at the bottom you feel nothing but pain, misery and despair.”

Prayers for their family as they go through they complete this sad process. In other news, a pop culture icon was murdered in his own home. 

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