Christina Anstead: My Ex-Husband Tarek Congratulated Me After Wedding to Ant

Amicable as ever! Christina Anstead’s ex-husband, Tarek El Moussa, showered her with warm wishes after her wedding to Ant Anstead.

“He texted both me and Ant, ‘Congratulations.’ I think it’s really good closure for all of us and it’s a fresh start for him as well,” Christina, 35, exclusively told Us Weekly at the Langham Huntington in Pasadena, California, on Tuesday, February 12, while promoting her upcoming HGTV show Christina on the Coast. The Flip or Flop star added that she “definitely” hopes El Moussa, 37, finds “someone who treats my kids very well, just like Ant treats my kids.”

Christina and El Moussa split in December 2016 after seven years of marriage and share daughter Taylor, 8, and son Brayden, 3. She started dating Ant in October 2017 and the duo tied the knot in December 2018.

“Newlywed life is amazing. He’s such a great man and amazing husband and amazing father and we’re just really enjoying being married,” the real estate investor gushed to Us, noting that the Wheelers Dealers host, 39, will be on her new show. “It’s awesome. … We totally balance each other out. I’m a little bit more high-strung, so he definitely grounds me and he says that I lift him, so I think it’s a great combination.”

The reality star added that she and El Moussa get along very well for the sake of their little ones and they coparent effectively. “I think it’s definitely getting along and never, ever complaining about the other parent in front of the children,” Christina explained to Us of the exes’ dynamic. “That’s so not fair and definitely not appropriate. I think it’s just about giving them the most loving, normal life that you can give them and just raising happy kids.”

Christina on the Coast premieres on HGTV in May.

With reporting by Carly Sloane

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