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HGTV’s ‘Flip or Flop’ reportedly will end next year

The end might be near for HGTV’s “Flip or Flop,” after its popular hosts, Tarek and Christina El Moussa, announced their separation after seven years of marriage.
The end might be near for HGTV’s “Flip or Flop,” after its popular hosts, Tarek and Christina El Moussa, announced their separation after seven years of marriage. HGTV

The end appears near for HGTV’s “Flip or Flop.”

One week after the show’s stars, Tarek and Christina El Moussa, announced their separation, E! News reports the show will end in 2017.

Sources tell E! that episodes will be filmed in the new year to fulfill contractual obligations, but the show will end after that.

There is no official word from HGTV on the status of the show.

“HGTV is currently airing episodes of Flip or Flop and the series will continue production as scheduled,” the network told E! in a statement.

“We admire and appreciate Tarek and Christina’s great work on Flip or Flop. When it comes to matters related to their own family, we respect their privacy and honor any decision that works best for them and their children.”

The couple posted a “thank you” to their fans Monday on their official Facebook page.

“We have worked together since our early 20s and we will continue to do so moving forward while we continue to make our children our priority,” they wrote. “We look forward to spending the Christmas season with family and want to wish a Merry Christmas and happy holidays to each and every one of you. May you all find peace and joy this holiday season.”

Hours later Christina posted a short video to Instagram about the couple’s youngest son, Brayden James.

“Even on my roughest days he always brings a smile to my face.#BraydenJames you make our lives complete,” she wrote.

 

Even on my roughest days he always brings a smile to my face.#BraydenJames you make our lives complete @bee_elise @therealtarekelmoussa

A video posted by Christina El Moussa (@christinaelmoussa) on

The couple’s split came six months after police were called to their home in an incident the two said was an “unfortunate misunderstanding,” The Orange County Register reported.

“Like many couples, we have had challenges in our marriage,” the two said in their statement. “We had an unfortunate misunderstanding about six months ago and the police were called to our house in an abundance of caution. There was no violence and no charges were filed.”

TMZ cast the incident as more than a mere misunderstanding. The website reports that in May, sheriff’s deputies were called to the couple’s Orange County home to respond to “a possibly suicidal male with a gun.”

Tarek allegedly grabbed a gun from a safe and fled down a hiking trail in back of the house, TMZ reported. Witnesses reportedly saw Christina run from the house, crying.

Deputies in a helicopter spotted Tarek on the trail and ordered him to drop his weapon; he complied. He later told them he had no intention of hurting himself but wanted to “blow off some steam” and had the gun to protect himself from wildlife, TMZ reported.

Deputies reportedly seized five guns from the home.

The incident prompted the couple to seek counseling, but they decided to separate as they evaluate “the future of our marriage,” their statement said.

“During the process, we are committed to our kids and being the best parents we can be. We will continue to work through this process civilly and cooperatively, and plan to continue our professional life together.”

According to People, the couple married in 2009 and have two children: Brayden, 1, and Taylor, 6.

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