The last year has been quite a turbulent one for HGTV's photogenic “Flip or Flop” stars, Tarek and Christina El Moussa:
For those unaware, the El Moussas are real estate agents who became house flippers. They buy distressed homes in the best areas of California, renovate them, and flip them for a profit.
Business was so good that the couple has accumulated a net worth of over $3 million — not to mention the $10,000 they bring in per episode from HGTV:
However, while on-air business was booming, their relationship behind closed doors was, well, flopping.
Last month, the couple publicly announced they had separated - explaining things took a turn for the worse after an incident this past May:
According to reports, police responded to “a call of a possibly suicidal male with a gun” at the couple's home, which later sparked a helicopter search for Tarek.
Witnesses claim the seemingly picture perfect couple got into a fight, which led Tarek to grab a gun from his safe and run out the house.
Christina was reportedly then seen running out the home, shaking and in tears.
A police helicopter later found Tarek roaming the woods behind his backyard.
Tarek quickly agreed to drop the weapon and spoke with deputies, where he explained he had no intention of harming himself, and stated he just needed to “blow off some steam."
Despite a short separation, the couple just announced that they will be calling it quits, as Tarek officially filed for divorce from Christina on Monday, January 9th:
According to the divorce papers, Tarek cites “irreconcilable differences” as his reason, putting an end to their seven years of marriage.
But that's not all.
According to reports from TMZ, Tarek is asking for joint custody of the former couple's two children, daughter Taylor, 6, and son Brayden, 16 months.
He's also asking for spousal support from Christina:
Additionally, Tarek is also asking that the judge block Christina from collecting any money from him.
Despite their divorce, the couple plans to continue their HGTV show, a source stating:
“It's civilized, or as best it can be under the circumstances. They have to make it work if they want to continue monetizing what they do.”
It has also been reported that while the couple has continued to co-parent their children during the past year, they have also been seeing other people.
As if things weren't rocky enough, the couple has also been called out for scamming people through a series of seminars they hosted.
According to reports, the El Moussas claimed to host seminars, which would teach hopeful real-estate investors the tricks of the trade on how they got rich:
But after people paid thousands of dollars for the seminars, they complained that all they got were a bunch of lousy sales pitches.