'Flip or Flop' star Tarek El Moussa files for divorce

The couple split in December 2016 after more than seven years of marriage.
By Annie Martin Follow @littlemannie   |  Jan. 10, 2017 at 9:30 AM
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ORANGE COUNTY, Calif., Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Flip or Flop stars Tarek and Christina El Moussa are officially headed for divorce.

Tarek, 35, filed to end his marriage to Christina, 33, about a month after announcing their separation, his lawyer revealed to People on Monday.

The HGTV stars were married more than seven years and share two children, daughter Taylor and son Brayden. The couple split in December 2016, six months after police were called to their home during a dramatic altercation.

"Like many couples, we have had challenges in our marriage," the pair said in a statement Dec. 12. "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."

"We are committed to our kids and being the best parents we can be," they added. "We will continue to work through this process civilly and cooperatively, and plan to continue our professional life together."

Sources told TMZ in December that Christina has been dating contractor Gary Anderson since May. She posted a photo with Anderson's daughter Dec. 30 on Instagram from a trip to Park City, Utah.

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