The couple told People in a statement that they had decided to separate but planned to continue to work together professionally.
“During the process, we are committed to our kids and being the best parents we can be,” they said in the statement. “We will continue to work through this process civilly and cooperatively and plan to continue our professional life together.”
HGTV said in a statement to Deadline that the show’s production schedule would not be affected.
“We admire and appreciate Tarek and Christina’s great work on Flip or Flop,” HVTV said in the statement. “When it comes to matters related to their own family, we respect their privacy and honor any decision that works best for them and their children. HGTV is currently airing episodes of Flip or Flop, and the series will continue production as scheduled.”
Averaging 2.8 million viewers, Flip or Flop is HGTV’s second-highest-rated show behind Fixer Upper, which averaged 4.6 million viewers this year. The series saw its highest ratings ever in its fourth season, which averaged a .91 Live+Same Day among viewers 25-54, according to Nielsen. The show is in its sixth season.