US Weekly: Christina Anstead Is 'Still Really Close' with Ex-Husband Tarek El Moussa's Family

Christina Anstead opens up about how she has managed to maintain a successful co-parenting relationship with her ex-husband, Tarek El Moussa, and his family.

After Christina Anstead divorced her "Flip Flop" co-star, she remarried Ant Anstead, and the couple welcomed their first children three months ago.

In an interview with US Weekly she opened up about how she balances life with her new-born son Hudson and co-parenting her older children, Taylor and Braydon, with her ex-husband.

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3 kids, 3 completely different pregnancies and deliveries. I don’t have a normal cycle and the ovulation sticks have never worked for me. That being said, Tay was a natural pregnancy at 25 and my easiest labor. Brayden was an IVF baby and also an emergency c section. Hudson was conceived shortly after Acupuncture treatment I received to help with PCOS (as well as cord cutting but not sure you guys are ready for all that 🤭). All fertility journeys are complicated and can be physically and emotionally draining. I definitely felt very hormonal and isolated during my IVF attempts. It's so refreshing to see @peanut expanding their app to women who are trying to conceive, as well as mothers and those expecting. I would have loved to get advice and meet other women going through similar experiences. @peanut is an app to build friendships, find support and learn from one another. Trying to conceive can be a tough road, and having a community who can relate to your story is so important and something that I really wish I had going through my fertility journey. #peanutapp

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Tarek and Christina married in 2009, and after a tumultuous relationship off-camera, they separated in 2016. Since then, they have both moved on.

In 2018, Christina married Ant almost a year before welcoming their first child together. That same year Tarek went public with his relationship with Heather Rae Young.

At the time of their split, they released a statement saying that they were committed to working together as parents and professionally on their reality show. 

Reflecting on their relationship today, Christina admits that things between them have gotten a lot easier as they focus on raising their children together.

It is reported, their partner's, who both play active roles in the children's lives, all spent Halloween together as a blended family. Opening about the relationship with her ex-husband, she said:

"Tarek and I still work together, obviously. And I'm still really close with his family. We just always put the kids first."

'Flip or Flop' co-hosts Christina Anstead and Tarek El Moussa pose for a promotional portrait pictures for their show, on November 2017, in Los Angeles, California | Source: Aaron Rapoport/Corbis/Getty Images

'Flip or Flop' co-hosts Christina Anstead and Tarek El Moussa pose for a promotional portrait pictures for their show, on November 2017, in Los Angeles, California | Source: Aaron Rapoport/Corbis/Getty Images

Despite the former couple's intentions to get along, the public has constantly pitted them against each other. 

According to PEOPLE, Heather had to defend herself from Instagram trolls who accused of trying to copy Christina's appearance. In her response, she laughed it off and disputed trying to emulate her.

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Who else is excited for Christmas 2019 and the New Year 2020!!? . I just love photos like this! It captures true spirit of Christmas...Happiness❤️❤️❤️ . For the past few years, Christmas has been just me and my babies:). This year is different!! @heatherraeyoung has joined our little family and I couldn’t be happier!! . This may just be the best year of my life and I know it’s the beginning of the best decade of my life! . Here is what I want you to know...you’ve seen me at my best and you’ve seen me at my worst! . I never would have made it to the “best” part without you! . You see...over the years when I was low I would find comfort in your positivity and support on this platform. . Your messages, likes and comments supported me when I needed it most. . Thank you all for sticking by me through my journey, it means a lot. . From all of us to you... Merry Christmas❤️❤️❤️ . . Side note:)- today the entire family is coming over and we are gonna binge watch Christmas movies with the kids...what are you and your family doing today🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️ .

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Although Heather hasn't spoken about her relationship with Tarek's ex-wife, she has revealed in previous interviews that she gets along great with his children. Understanding the importance of maintaining a peaceful co-parenting relationship, Christina told US Weekly:

"We never say anything bad about each other children, that's the worst mistake a parent can make."

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Did you hear the news🤔🤷‍♂️!? Did you hear what’s happening!!! Well.... . It turns out 8 seasons of Flip or Flop wasn’t enough...so I’m proud to officially announce we are shooting a season 9🔥🔥🔥 . Here’s the real deal...we couldn’t have done any of this without you! . Thank you so much for supporting us all these years. We started off as a young unknown couple filming a little house tv show back in 2012. . I honestly never would have thought we’d have the highest rated house flipping show in history!!! (I did think we would 😉) . At this point you’ve seen it all, so what’s next? Let’s chat!! . What would you like to see on what could be the last and final season of Flip or Flop🤷‍♂️? Here’s your chance :) .

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As their co-parenting relationship appears to be functioning on a solid foundation, their professional commitment has also gone in the same direction.

In a surprise announcement, Tarek revealed that "Flip Flop," which is the highest-rated flipping show in history, has been renewed for season nine on HGTV, and they have already started filming.

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