The Story behind Christina Haack’s Failed Marriages and Reasons for Divorce
Christina Haack is a 37-year-old real estate investor and a TV personality. She is well known for her HGTV series, Flip or Flop, and its spin-off Christina on the Coast, which follows her home renovation journey.
Christina on the Coast is her solo journey in the real estate world, whereas Flip or Flop revolves around the premise of Haack and her ex-husband Tarek El Moussa’s course on renovation and reselling of properties. The show also showcases their personal life.
However, the beloved couple has now parted ways. Here is the story behind Haack’s failed marriage.
Haack’s Divorce With El Moussa
The pair got married in 2009 and had their child Taylor after a year. However, things started falling apart for them in 2013.
A viewer noticed a lump on El Moussa's neck on one of their famous series’ episodes. After examination, El Moussa was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. The star was also diagnosed with testicular cancer shortly after.
At the time, the couple had been at the height of their TV show success. However, the stress of dealing with cancer, along with the long hours of filming, added further pressure onto their lives.
They even tried marriage counseling in an attempt to reconcile their issues.
El Moussa’s health only worsened. The 39-year-old started having hormonal issues and had to take steroids, testosterone, and human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG), which further complicated things for the couple.
Despite everything, the couple wanted to expand their family. They tried IVF to get pregnant, but it only led to two failed attempts, one of which resulted in an unfortunate miscarriage. Haack’s miscarriage took a massive toll on her mental health and created a gap in their marriage.
However, the couple managed to conceive again and gave birth to their second child, Brayden, in 2015.
With many misfortunes happening to the duo at once, it comes off as no surprise that they argued a lot. Their arguments became a usual thing, which was highly toxic for their relationship.
From buying things to parenting their children, the couple did everything together. It got to the point where they had no space between them.
Similarly, they struggled with money a lot and constantly bickered about it. All of this impacted their marriage negatively, eventually leading to the divorce.
With monetary and medical problems, along with suicide and cheating rumors, Haack and El Moussa filed for divorce in 2017. They were granted their marriage dissolution in January 2018.
To date, they continue to co-parent and still appear in their TV show, Flip or Flop together.
Haack’s Divorce With Ant Anstead
After the Christina on the Coast star filed for divorce with El Moussa, she started dating English TV presenter Ant Anstead. Anstead was also freshly divorced from his first marriage.
The two got married in December 2018, after which Haack took Anstead’s last name. The duo welcomed their only child together, Hudson London Anstead, in September 2019.
After being married for less than two years, the TV personalities announced their separation in September 2020 via Haack’s Instagram.
She filed for divorce in November of the same year and reverted to her maiden name. However, the duo has not announced the reason for their divorce.
The pair dealt with the divorce in their own way. After the separation, Anstead sat down with People in December 2020 and talked about his experience with the divorce. He revealed it was not his decision to separate, and his ex-wife’s choice had shocked him.
The father of three opened up about how he was in “a very dark place,” which affected him mentally and physically. He claimed he lost more than 20lbs because of the impact on his sleep, diet, and stress. However, he got himself out of that situation.
His solution was simple — he started focusing on positive things and reminded himself of how blessed he was.
To turn his life around, the TV host signed up for a 35-day online recovery class and a three-day faith-based retreat which eventually got him out of his dark bubble.
He also found solace with his children, Amelie, Archie, Hudson, and his ex-wife Louise. He credited them for helping him recover from the divorce.
Talking about Haack, in an interview with Entertainment Tonight on June 3, she claimed she was prioritizing her work and family more after the split. Like Anstead, she is also trying to focus on positive things and spending some quiet time with her children.
All in all, Haack is more focused on her future and expanding her horizons.