The first person that Christina Haack was engaged to was her first husband, Tarek El Moussa. The couple met initially at work when Tarek mentored Christina while he was having a relationship with another woman. Christina and Tarek were soon married when he was single. “The day Tarek and I officially started dating, which was October 9, 2006, we moved in together,” she revealed to Good Housekeeping in 2017. The couple created a dream board in their home that contained a wedding ring and other items they desired. “The weird part is, by the time I turned 31, we had all of it,” Christina stated.
Christina and Tarek were married by 2009, and became reality stars together on “Flip or Flop” but this added a strain on their personal lives. “Tarek and I were so tied together on everything: real estate, the show, our children, our house. It was so stressful,” Christina told People in 2018. In 2016, the couple broke up after an argument at home escalated. Police were called to their house. After their split, the couple continued working together on their hit HGTV program, and they finalized their divorce in 2018. In July, Tarek and Christina made headlines when they had an on-set fight where Tarek referred to her as a “washed up loser,” per Us Weekly.
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