Tarek El Moussa's Strange Reaction To Christina And Ant Anstead's Split

Christina and Ant Anstead surprised some fans on Sept. 18, 2020 when Christina announced their separation after less than two years of marriage. "Ant and I have made the difficult decision to separate," she wrote in a post. "We are grateful for each other and as always, our children will remain our priority. We appreciate your support and ask for privacy for us and our family as we navigate the future." The news followed the couple's marriage in December 2018, and the birth of their son, Hudson London Anstead, in September 2019, CNN noted.

Christina's breakup marks her second divorce, as she finalized her split from Flip or Flip co-star, Tarek El Moussa, in January 2018. Although Christina and Tarek's breakup was initially messy, it seemed as if they had landed on a dream situation for co-parenting their two kids and had both moved on. While Christina and Ant started their new life together, Tarek got engaged to Selling Sunset's Heather Rae Young in July 2020, according to People, and it looked like an ideal relationship between blended families. But following Christina's separation announcement, Tarek shared his own news on Instagram, and it's arguably fair to say his reaction is a little strange.

Ready for the latest drama in the ongoing saga of Christina and Tarek? Keep reading to find out all of the details about Tarek's post.

Tarek El Moussa shared an upbeat post with Heather Young

Only a few days after ex-wife Christina Anstead shared news of her separation from Ant Anstead, Tarek El Moussa jumped on Instagram to share a very peppy post. In the photo, he is seated on a couch next to his fiancée, Heather Rae Young, and the two are smiling from ear to ear. "I don't know...I'm just so excited about life!!" he wrote in the caption. "I'm in love, I'm engaged, flipping 101 is on the air and Flip or Flop is on the way." The real estate mogul added, "I dreamed of this life and I got it by believing I could do it and working my tail off!!" Meanwhile, Heather wrote in the comments, "I dreamt of this life with you," followed by several heart emojis.

Of course, some might find this blissful post a little odd in light of Christina's sad news. However, a source explained to Hollywood Life that Tarek simply wants to keep their relationship focused on parenting, sharing, "Christina and Tarek only talk about work and the kids (daughter Taylor & son Brayden), they're not really friends. As the mother of his children, he wants her to be happy, but they don't discuss personal lives at all."

It's also important to note that one picture can't tell the whole story. "Tarek is sad that Christina is going through a hard time," an insider told Us Weekly. "But [he] did not think that Christina and Ant would last."

Fans defended Tarek El Moussa's reaction to Christina Anstead's news

After Tarek El Moussa posted a cheerful picture to Instagram saying he's living his "dream life" with Heather Rae Young, fans had mixed feelings. While some found his post insensitive to his ex Christina Anstead's recent news of her separation from husband, Ant Anstead, others defended Tarek and Heather.

On another of Tarek's Instagram posts where he shared a photo of himself, Heather, and his two kids, a fan wrote, "Because Christina just announced her divorce, Tarek and Heather are supposed to lay low and not show any type of happiness they have together...??" The commenter concluded with, "Let these two be happy." Another person added support for Tarek: "LOVE how well you all get along and how much the kids adore Heather....wonderful when everyone can co-parent together as adults! Refreshing to see!"

These are fair points. Just because Christina and Ant are splitting up doesn't mean that Tarek and Heather can't celebrate their bright future together. And what about Christina, Tarek, and their reality show, Flip or Flop? The two were spotted filming together shortly after Christina broke the news about her separation.

Christina Anstead and Tarek El Moussa's working relationship is still going strong

Christina Anstead and Tarek El Moussa were married from 2008 to 2018, according to the Daily Mail. They began filming their HGTV hit show Flip or Flop in 2013, and because of the show's success, they've continued filming even after their split. Christina moved on and married Ant Anstead, but she and Ant announced their split on Sept. 18, 2020.

Days later on Sept. 21, she was spotted in Los Angeles with Tarek as they filmed the tenth season of their show. According to People, they were chatting in between filming and seemed at ease. This LA sighting came only a day after Tarek shared his upbeat Instagram post about living his "dream life" with Heather Rae Young.

Christina and Tarek appear to enjoy an amicable relationship, but one that revolves entirely around their show. Back in August 2020, Christina shared an Instagram video of Tarek putting powder on his face prior to filming with the caption, "@pinkdustcosmetics approved." In the video, followers could hear Christina laughing. So it's clear they get along, which is great for their co-parenting and working relationship.

But Tarek, for his part, is focused on his future with Heather, especially now that they're planning a wedding and just bought a house together in Newport Beach, Calif., according to Yahoo. This is all good news for fans of HGTV's Flip or Flop — these exes can work together while still maintaining their separate lives.