When Entertainment Tonight asked Tarek about Christina's split from Anderson, he admitted, "I found out from the internet, you know? I do not ask personal question. I do not want to get involved. The best thing for me is to focus on myself, and not worry what she is doing." He also admitted it wasn't necessarily easy to cope with the knowledge that she was seeing their mutual acquaintance, telling ET, "You know, it just took a lot of strength, and it is one of those things where you have to stay positive, stay strong, focus on the kids and just not think about it."
As for hope of a reconciliation, he confessed, "Maybe, like, 10 years from now…Honestly, it took a lot of work to get to a good place for both of us, that I think we are at the point where we aren't looking back, we are looking towards our future. I don't know where the future is going to take me, but you never know."
"You know, we just had chemistry," he said. "If I look back, we were absolute best friends, we were soul mates. We were arm in arm and for many, many years, we were the couple that other couples would be jealous of. All the married friends would say, 'Man, you guys are the best, you get along so well,' and over time, it just started to fade."