Flip or Flop’s Christina and Tarek El Moussa announced their stunning split two weeks ago (though they actually had split months ago).
So with Christmas last weekend … how did they handle it?
It looks like the HGTV couple is deeply committed to co-parenting (and putting up the best possible front), because they did just that.
Both spent the holidays with their adorable children.
The blonde mom of two posted several family photos from the former couple’s Christmas Eve and Christmas celebrations on her Instagram.
She joked, as many parents likely did on Sunday, about how difficult it is to wrangle two little ones and actually take a decent pic together.
“When you can’t get both kids to cooperate for a pic at the same time,” she jokingly wrote on Instagram, along with the images below:
Meanwhile, her soon-to-be ex-husband Tarek posted a sweet photo of him holding daughter Taylor and son Brayden earlier on Christmas.
“We love our amazing kids so much!! Wishing you all a very merry Christmas from California!” Tarek wrote, and it looks like they had one.
Earlier this month, the two stars of the hit home renovation series released the following statement in the wake of their surprising split:
“Like many couples, we have had challenges in our marriage.”
“We had an unfortunate misunderstanding six months ago.”
“The police were called to our house in an abundance of caution. There was no violence and no charges were filed.”
The El Moussas then confirmed that they had split up months ago, but sought counseling to “sort out” their relationship after the incident.
It was there that the pair decided ultimately to separate and co-parent their children, while continuing to film new episodes for HGTV.
“We are committed to being the best parents we can be.”
“We will continue to work through this process civilly and cooperatively,” they said, “and plan to continue our professional life together.”
They are both moving on already, though, not reconciling.
As for the “incident,” by this point, we all know the details of what went on thanks to TMZ breaking the news six months after the fact.
In May, Tarek responded to a fight with Christina by grabbing a gun, storming out of their Orange County home and heading into the woods.
Christina feared her husband was going to kill himself and dialed 911; Many police officers (and a helicopter) then arrived on the scene.
When authorities located a distraught Tarek, he claimed that he had only taken a gun into the wilderness as protection against animals.
El Moussa said he needed to “blow off steam” but willingly surrendered all of his legally registered firearms, and no charges were filed.
It is believed that Flip or Flop will end after this season.