May 4 (UPI) — Christina El Moussa says filming Flip or Flop has been “beyond awkward” since her split.
The 34-year-old television personality discussed her dynamic with ex-husband and co-star Tarek El Moussa in a press release Thursday ahead of the HGTV show’s return.
“This would be awkward for any exes,” she said. “Since we have to see each other every day it’s beyond awkward. I’m planning on staying friendly and keeping things light.”
Christina and Tarek announced their split in December 2016 after seven years of marriage, but confirmed in April 2017 they would continue to collaborate on Flip or Flop.
“It’s all new territory,” Christina, who has two children with Tarek, said. “When our marriage fell apart it was more public than we could have imagined. But we’re picking up the pieces and we’ll still work together to support our kids.”
Flip or Flop will return to television May 31. The 15 new episodes will follow Christina and Tarek as they flip houses and navigate their relationship as ex-spouses and business partners.
“Flipping houses puts us in the spotlight, and while it was tough before, now the pressure is really on,” Tarek said. “We’re still figuring out how all of this is going to work.”
Christina is dating British television personality Ant Anstead, and celebrated her six-month anniversary with the Wheeler Dealers host this week.
“What an amazing six months it’s been with this lady!” Anstead said in an Instagram post Monday. “Where has the time flown! I’ve loved every second I spend with her! She totally gets me (which is rare) and we have done so much in such a short time!”