HGTV ‘Flip Or Flop’ Star Christina El Moussa Marries Ant Anstead In Surprise Ceremony


Christina El Moussa, whose hit HGTV show Flip or Flop details her sometimes rocky relationship with her ex-husband Tarek El Moussa, has remarried in a surprise ceremony.

El Moussa, who has her own show debuting next month on HGTV, married British TV host Ant Anstead on Saturday in Newport Beach, Calif., People magazine reports.

The wedding surprised even its guests. About 70 friends and family were invited to watch the annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade, but instead arrived via charter bus to a wedding. Anstead and El Moussa had been denying stories of their engagement that surfaced recently.

Present were children from both marriages. Tarek El Moussa, Christina’s co-host and business partner on Flip or Flop, was not mentioned in the story.

“We wanted to make it about the kids,” said Anstead. “It’s the six of us. We’re a blended family, so it was really important for them to be a part of it.”

El Moussa will change her name to Anstead.

The former Christina El Moussa’s new show, Christina on the Coast, debuts on HGTV next month. The eight episodes will follow her in her post-divorce life as she redesigns homes, starting with her own house in Newport Beach.

Flip or Flop, which surprisingly continued after the El Moussa’s high-profile divorce, was recently renewed for Season 8 by HGTV. Production is underway and the new season is expected to bow in Spring 2019.

Flip or Flop has been a ratings success and inspired an HGTV franchise that featured house flipping experts working in Las Vegas, Atlanta, Fort Worth, Nashville and Chicago. The franchise was dealt a blow in 2016 when the couple announced they were divorcing, leading to questions as to the future of the show. But the duo announced they would return for a seventh season, which premiered to strong ratings.

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