Tarek El Moussa allegedly launched a nasty verbal tirade at his former wife Christina Haack while on the set of their show Flop or Flop.
The exes, who share a daughter Taylor, 10, and a son Brayden, five, shot to fame as a power couple on the HGTV home renovation scene and still work together on their show despite officially splitting five years ago.
Tensions between the pair boiled over on Wednesday, with El Moussa, 39, allegedly branding Christina, 38, ‘crazy’ and declaring that he is ‘winning’.
He is also said to have compared her to his current fiancee, Selling Sunset star Heather Rae Young, 33, calling Heather ‘richer and hotter’ than Christina, according to TMZ.
Turning nasty: Tarek El Moussa allegedly launched a verbal tirade at his ex wife Christina Haack while on the set of their show Flop or Flop
The insider claimed that Tarek called Christina a ‘washed up loser’, said that he ‘made’ her and that he ‘enjoyed’ watching her ‘fail.’
He allegedly also said: ‘Look at me, look at me, look at me. It’s called winning. The world knows you’re crazy!’
El Moussa is said to have lost his temper when Haack communicated to him that she and the crew were ready to start shooting.
He was also allegedly unhappy about her recent public admission that she smoked toad venom – a psychedelic that she claimed helped with her anxiety – before she met her current boyfriend Josh Hall.
TMZ reported that the alleged tirade was not the first verbal showdown between the pair on set.
The couple married in 2009 but split in 2016. They were officially divorced in 2018.
El Moussa met his new partner Heather at a July 4 party in 2019 and they got engaged one year later. Haack went on to marry Ant Anstead in 2018 and welcomed son Hudson London in September 2019. They split the following year and their divorce was finalized in June. She has been dating Josh Hall for several months and they recently enjoyed a trip to Tulum.
New romance: Tarek, pictured July 8, 2021 with Selling Sunset star Heather Rae Young, allegedly told his ex that his new fiancé is ‘hotter’ and richer’ than she is
During their seven-year marriage, El Moussa and Haack endured many hardships including his stage 2 thyroid/testicular cancer, her fertility issues, and an ominous 2016 ‘suicidal’ incident involving police.
Police were called to their marital home in May 2016 after law enforcement responded to a call for a possible suicidal male with a gun. Police officers showed up with 11 deputies and even a helicopter.
Witnesses told law enforcement at the time that they saw Tarek run out of his house with a gun and went down a hiking trial nearby. Christina was seen running out of the home and was visibly upset.
Police eventually caught up to Tarek on the trail and he dropped his weapon when cops demanded. They went on to seize five guns he had in the home but no arrests were made.
Days before filing divorce papers, an insider claimed Tarek had become suspicious about his wife’s correspondence with their then-contractor Gary Anderson.
The source claimed that this led to the incident where police were called to the home after allegedly receiving reports that Tarek had armed himself and was suicidal.
Smoking toad and finding love: Earlier this month, Christina shared a candid Instagram post about her life-changing experience with psychedelics and finding love again with her new man Josh Hall
He voluntarily relinquished all firearms for safekeeping for thirty days.
Tarek has insisted he has remained amicable with his ex so that they could continue to host their hit show, but the father-of-two has taken public swipes at Christina.
Soon after their split, the house flipper-reality star posted a selfie from their children’s school during open house.
‘Single #dadlife Kid’s open house… mom’s [thinking face emoji],’ he captioned it, clearly suggesting the mother-of-two should have been there, but wasn’t.
Last week, Tarek revealed that he met Christina’s current boyfriend Josh during an interview with Entertainment Tonight.
‘A few times,’ El Moussa’s fiancee Heather chimed in while standing by his side at the kick-off event for the JBL True Summer Campaign, before sharing that Hall ‘seems like’ a good guy.
‘Don’t really know him, but I sure hope so,’ the Flip or Flop star added.
Her other ex: Christina with Ant Anstead in 2019 – the pair split in December 2020 and he is now dating Renee Zellweger
Christina took to social media that same day to clarify she met Josh in the spring of 2021, and that she wanted to keep their relationship private ‘before the tornado (media attention) hit.’
In her lengthy Instagram post, Christina appeared to defend the new relationship from the haters social media, being that it comes less than a year from her split from former spouse Ant Anstead.
‘I met Josh when I wasn’t in a state of fear or fight-or-flight … I had taken time off social, hired a spiritual coach and smoked a Bufo toad (which basically reset my brain and kicked out years of anxiety in 15 mins),’ she wrote alongside a picture of the couple enjoying an ocean view.
The toxin from the ‘Bufo toad,’ commonly known as Colorado river toad or the Sonoran desert toad, secretes a powerful venom which can be harvested and smoked to achieve a high.
‘I may be a bit crazy and I’m definitely not perfect but I will never live my life based on other peoples judgments or opinions. We pride ourselves on never judging others and always wanting others to be happy and we wish others would have the same respect,’ Haack shared.
The Anaheim, California native ended the post by taking a shot at those haters, writing, ‘So yes “another relationship” and guess what. I’m 38 -I’ll do what I want.’
She tied the knot with Ant on December 22, 2018, and welcomed their son Hudson in September 2019.
Their union would be short-lived as they announced their split in September 2020 and their divorce was finalized this past June.
Around the same time, it was publicly revealed that Anstead is now dating Oscar-winning actress Renée Zellweger.
The reality star also has a daughter Amelie, 17, and another son Archie, 14, from his marriage with his first wife, Louise Anstead, whom he divorced in 2017.
Together: The Anaheim, California native ended the post by taking a shot at those haters, writing, ‘So yes “another relationship” and guess what. I’m 38 -I’ll do what I want;’ pictured with Josh in Tulum, Mexico
Transitions: Christina shared a snap of herself with her three children over the weekend while in the midst of moving out of her Newport Beach home after splitting with Ant