Looks like “Flip or Flop” star Christina El Moussa is taking her new romance public.
In a photo obtained by E! Online, the 33-year-old reality star has a huge smile on her face during date night with her rumored new boyfriend ― an Orange County businessman named Doug ― in Costa Mesa Friday night.
A source close to Christina confirmed that the pair were an item last week, noting that the HGTV star dated Doug prior to getting together with Tarek.
“[This relationship] is new,” the source told ET Online. “They’ve been talking and seeing each other for a couple of weeks.
On Wednesday, Tarek acknowledged that his estranged wife was seeing someone new during an interview on SiriusXM’s “Radio Andy with Andy Cohen.”
“Yes, she is dating. Who specifically, I couldn’t tell you,” the 35-year-old told Cohen. “We’re going through this divorce thing, we’re working together … I just really don’t want to know what’s going on with her personal life.”
Christina and Tarek split up in May 2016, after eight years of marriage and two children together.
Tarek officially filed for divorce six months ago, and judging by his latest Instagram posts, he’s not exactly lonely, either:
In his radio interview with Cohen, Tarek said that “it’s going to be a while [before he has a serious girlfriend]” ― but in the meantime, he’s changing his “type.”
“I think I’m taking a break from blondes. I think maybe I’ll dabble with brunettes for a while,” he said. “Pretty much, I’m just looking for someone that’s a lot of fun, that’s a free spirit, and is on the same page as me. I’m just traveling, living life and just having a blast.”
The El Moussas’ personal lives may be changing, but their professional lives aren’t. According to People, the exes are both on board for more episodes of their hit home renovation series.
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