“Flip or Flop’s” Tarek El Moussa admitted that he and ex-wife Christina Haack had some “choice words” for each other during their on-set screaming match in July.
Christina and I, we worked together, wow, for over 10 years now and we’ve been working together as exes for five years now,” he said in a recent interview.
“As you can imagine, it can be stressful working with an ex and we did have an incident where some choice words were said on both sides and I’m sure we both wish the whole thing never happened.”
El Moussa reportedly flipped out about the way Haack signaled him to start working on the HGTV show earlier in the summer. A leaker from the show’s production staff told TMZ that he called his ex-wife a “washed-up loser” and claimed that he “made” her.
He also compared Haack to his fiancee Heather Young, who he described as hotter and wealthier. “Look at me, look at me, look at me. It’s called winning,” El Moussa reportedly howled. “The world knows you’re crazy!”
A source claimed that the incident stemmed from Haack’s admission that she smoked toad venom to alleviate anxiety in July, and El Moussa was concerned about his children’s welfare.
A month later, he demanded the company that produces “Flip or Flop” and “Christina on the Coast” remove any crew members from his spin-off series “Flipping 101,” that had been present on the day of the incident, to avoid any further leaks to the press about his behaviour.
“I never want to go through that ever again, I never want her to go through that again,” he said about his embarrassing outburst.
“I know one day our kids are going to be older and I want them to know that we still care about each other and we still support each other, and it’s really important to me,” El Moussa continued. “The whole thing just sucked for everyone involved.”