*In a professional sense and setting, that is.
On Wednesday night, Christina El Moussa took to Instagram in order to announce that she and her ex-husband are not just getting along perfectly well these days.
They are getting along SO well that they will continue to co-host Flip or Flop!
“We’re baaacckkk!!!” El Moussa told her 875,000 followers yesterday, adding in exciting detail:
#FlipOrFlop was just picked up by @hgtv for 15 new episodes!! Look for Season 8 to premiere in Spring 2019. We want to make it the best season yet….
What do you want to see this season?!
Christina and Tarek, as you likely know by now, announced their divorce in late 2016.
Many HGTV viewers understandably feared at the time that this would also mean the end of the pair’s popular home renovation and house flipping series, especially once details of the break-up became public.
However, ratings for Season 7 of Flip or Flop were actually up 18 percent from the previous season, which isn’t really all that shocking, is it?
Of course folks would tune in more than ever to see how a divorced couple would act around each other, right?
Would there be noticable tension?
Would personal differences be amicably put aside in the name of professional success?
The answer to the first question proved to be no and the second question yes, as Tarek and Christina have managed to avoid bashing each other to the press, while maintaining a strong enough relationship to co-parent their two young kids.
It’s been pretty cool to watch, actually.
Late last year, both halves of the former couple even acknowledged their split about a year after it happened, taking an admirable perspective on it via a pair of social media posts.
First, Christina quoted a passage from a book that read as follows:
“You do not get to choose the events that come your way nor the sorrows that interrupt your life. They will likely be a surprise to you, catching you off guard and unprepared…
“To suffer, that is common to all. To suffer and still keep your composure, your faith, and your smile, that is remarkable.”
And then Tarek confessed that he was at a low point around the time of his divorce, but:
“In my opinion, rock bottom is an opportunity to start over and do it right!”
Such a life view has worked out well for both Christina and Tarek, as well as HGTV.
“Fans have followed Tarek and Christina through scores of house flips and supported their personal journey for years,” said Allison Page, president HGTV and Food Network this week, adding:
“We’re eager to see how they continue to run their flipping business, co-parent their children and start new chapters in their professional and personal lives.”
For Christina, this may mean marrying some dude named Ant Anstead.
But Tarek doesn’t seem to care. He’s just focused on real estate right now.
“I know we’ve been around for a really, really long time, but we are back,” he said on his own Instagram page yesterday. “We’re ready to flip some houses!”
Are you ready to watch them do so?