'Flip or Flop' star Tarek El Moussa's perfect reaction to the question of whether he'll remarry

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Tarek El Moussa, pictured here in 2016, isn’t thinking about settling down again following his split with wife and co-star Christina El Moussa. He’s focused on fatherhood and work. He’s not focused on drama. (Photo: Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
Tarek El Moussa, pictured here in 2016, isn’t thinking about settling down again following his split with wife and co-star Christina El Moussa. He’s focused on fatherhood and work. He’s not focused on drama. (Photo: Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

Having your divorce play out in the tabloids would put a lot of people off marriage, so how about Tarek El Moussa?

The Flip or Flop star stopped by Yahoo on Monday for a Facebook Live chat — and of course the conversation included life after Christina, his wife, co-star, and the mom of his two kids, whom he’s still working with on their HGTV show (as well as a new, second show, Chi-Town Flip) despite their uncoupling. She’s very publicly moved on by rekindling a romance with an ex (it’s a “spiritual” connection, she recently said). As for Tarek, he’s not operating at the same breakneck speed.

When we brought up the M word — asking if he’d ever consider marriage again — his expression was pretty priceless. There was a little of this:

Here was Tarek El Moussa’s initial reaction to whether he’d get married again. (Image: Yahoo Celebrity)
Here was Tarek El Moussa’s initial reaction to whether he’d get married again. (Image: Yahoo Celebrity)

And, even better, a little of that:

We feel ya, Tarek! (Image: Yahoo Celebrity)
We feel ya, Tarek! (Image: Yahoo Celebrity)

Here’s what he told us: “Huh – big word,” he said with a laugh. “You know — I’m just enjoying life right now and having a good time. There’s no one I’m exclusively dating, but I’m hanging out and having fun — just kind of living the single life, which I haven’t done in a very long time.”

He continued, “When it comes to marriage, maybe one day.”

Maybe marriage, but probably no to having more kids, added Tarek, who is raising Taylor, 6, and Brayden, 2, with Christina. “I think I’m done with kids,” he shared. “I love my boy, I love my girl, and based on all the things I want to do with them, I don’t know if I would have time for more kids.”

Tarek is focused on his family:

It's still Summer!!!!!!! Wow 90 degrees in beautiful Newport Beach!! Had some fun in the water with my babies❤️❤️❤️❤️. Cute little Friday slideshow for you folks!!

A post shared by Tarek El Moussa (@therealtarekelmoussa) on Sep 1, 2017 at 7:06pm PDT


Date night!! Me and Tay had the best night ever going to the movies to watch "Captain Underpants" She was the cutest tonight!! I had her go shopping with grandma to pick an outfit for tonight! She got black high heel shoes and the cutest little dress. She did her hair perfectly with a little pink bow. She made sure I knew everything she did to get ready! I can say tonight was the best date of my life!!…….to all the dads out there…do this with your daughter!! Moms, show all dads this post and do it!!!! I'd love to hear from people that do it. Sorry for the long post…I just had so much fun!! It's on my story:)

A post shared by Tarek El Moussa (@therealtarekelmoussa) on Aug 31, 2017 at 10:26pm PDT


Daddy you better lay your a** down or else!!! Lol just love this pic and this kid!!! Luckiest dude alive to have my babies ❤️❤️❤️

A post shared by Tarek El Moussa (@therealtarekelmoussa) on Sep 8, 2017 at 12:32pm PDT


Back to school night!!! It was so cute….The kids left parents a note and I got to write one back! Just love this girl, I can't believe she's in 1st grade❤️❤️❤️…PS… don't make fun of my artwork or writing looks like a 1st grader did it but it was Dad:)

A post shared by Tarek El Moussa (@therealtarekelmoussa) on Sep 7, 2017 at 8:23pm PDT


Tarek spoke more about being a dad, his fancy new single-dad pad, and of course continuing to work with Christina after their high-profile split. On that topic, he said, “We have a job to do; we’ve been doing this job for a very long time, and we enjoy it. We do it for our family. We do it for many different reasons. So we’re professional.” But it still seems there are things they are working out. When we asked how they deal with issues as they arise in their post-split world — for example, Christina’s recently saying in an interview that Tarek “had jealousy” toward her new boyfriend, Doug Spedding, with whom she was in a relationship before she married Tarek — he called things like that “absurd.”

“Can I say it: No comment?” Tarek, ever the good sport, replied. “Can I do that — plead the Fifth? It’s absolutely absurd, but I’ll plead the Fifth.”

Catch our whole interview with Tarek El Moussa here:

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