PICTURED: Flip Or Flop’s Christina El Moussa steps out with contractor boyfriend Gary Anderson amid divorce drama with estranged husband Tarek
Her contentious divorce is ongoing but Christina El Moussa is taking her new relationship public.
The 33-year-old Flip or Flop star – who split from husband and co-star Tarek last year – is pictured for the first time with contractor boyfriend Gary Anderson.
In a photo obtained by InTouch the couple are seen taking a stroll around a neighbourhood in Yorba Linda, California, close to Gary’s home.
Moving on: Christina El Moussa is pictured for the first time with boyfriend Gary Anderson as the couple take a stroll around a neighbourhood in Yorba Linda, California
Dressed down in sweats the duo look relaxed as Christina affectionately holds onto her beau’s arm.
A source told InTouch: ‘They seemed so relaxed and comfortable together — totally in sync,’ they added: ‘Christina looked adoringly at him. She was beaming!’
Exclusive: The photo of the couple was obtained by InTouch in this week’s issue
The sighting of Christina and Gary follows reports of distressing incidents between the TV star and ex Tarek, 35, on the set of their HGTV show.
An insider claimed to Life & Style magazine that things became so tense between the pair, that in spring of 2016 ‘crew was asked to be efficient with takes so that there was no downtime for Tarek and Christina on set’.
‘When there’s downtime bad things happen’ a source said.
Christina would reportedly sit in her car during breaks to avoid her husband.
‘One time he went up and started pounding on the window, Christina locked the doors,’ the source told Life & Style.
Too cute: The 33-year-old TV star shared this cute snap of herself with her children six-year-old Taylor and 15-month-old Brayden on Tuesday
An HGTV insider said: ‘Christina feels like she has been put through hell with Tarek. After trying to keep their marriage together for years, she couldn’t put up with it anymore.’
Despite news of difficulties on set, the duo plan on continuing co-starring on Flip or Flop.
Police had been called to their home in May after Tarek armed himself with a gun following an argument which they have since branded an ‘unfortunate misunderstanding’.
‘Christina feels like she has been put through hell’: Tarek, 35, filed for divorce this month amid reports of distressing incidents on the set of the former couple’s show Flip or Flop
The couple entered counselling in a bid to save their seven year union but decided later to separate. Filming on their show continued, however, and it was not until late last year that they announced they were ending their marriage.
Tarek filed for divorce this month and is requesting spousal support and joint custody of their kids.
The former couple share two children, six-year-old daughter Taylor and 15-month-old son Brayden.
Divorce: Christina and Tarek announced their split in December but have been separated since May