Tarek El Moussa Blasts "Fake News," Keeps Focus on Kids

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Tarek El Moussa has had it with all the fake news out there.

No, he isn't going after CNN like some people we know.

But the Flip or Flop co-host is not-so-subtly making his feelings known about the latest In Touch Weekly cover story, via a pointed message on Twitter and Instagram.

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According to this supermarket tabloid, the divorce between Tarek and Christina El Moussa is "turning ugly."

While both reality stars are saying the right things in public, the magazine claims it's privy to behind-the-scenes bickering and discord that belies that we've read in statement from Tarek and Christina.

For example:

- In Touch writes that Tarek and Christina now have separate publicists, following years of sharing representation as co-hosts of the aforementioned HGTV series.

- In Touch writes that Tarek would insult Christina with "vulgar language" in clips from the series that never made it air.

- In Touch writes that ​Tarek would even refer to Christina as a "whore" at times.

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- In Touch writes that Tarek "said he would perform a heinous violent act against Christina on more than one occasion."

- In Touch writes that Tarek often made Christina run into the car and "cry" in between takes due to his inappropriate behavior and incessant anger.

Yeah. Pretty damning accusations all around.

They are printed about a month after Tarek and Christina confirmed they've been separated since last spring.

The stars were forced to come out and make this confession after an incident between the couple from many months ago went viral:

It turns out that Tarek and Christina got into a major argument back in May. It ended with the former grabbing a gun and storming off into the woods.

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Christina, afraid of what Tarek might do, called the cops; Gary Anderson, a contractor she is rumored to be dating now, also witnessed this.

When they arrived, Tarek explained that he only took the weapon with him for protection against animals.

Authorities ended up seizing five guns from the El Moussa's home (all legally purchased and registered).

After the story broke, months after the incident occurred, Tarek and Christina acknowledged the "unfortunate misunderstanding" in a statement.

"[We] will continue to work through this process civilly and cooperatively, and plan to continue our professional life together," they said.

"We are committed to our kids and being the best parents we can be."

Tarek El Moussa and Christina El Moussa and Kids

Since then, even as word has leaked out that Christina is dating Gary Anderson, Tarek has refrained from saying anything negative.

He simply filed for divorce this month.

Now, however, Tarek feels a need to speak up because he feels he is being disparaged by baseless gossip and must set the record straight.

In response to the scathing allegations printed about him by anonymous In Touch Weekly insiders, he wrote the following on social media today:

No matter the lies, innuendo, salacious gossip and 'fake news' that is thrown at me from irresponsible media outlets via anonymous sources, I will keep my focus on what matters most, which is co-parenting our children and working hard on our business.

Succinct. To the point. Not overly defensive. That's a quality statement right there.

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Sources have confirmed that Tarek and Christina may be divorcing, but they are still filming new episodes of Flip or Flop.

There is no deal in place for a season beyond this one, however.

It seems hard to believe that the show will remain on the air after these installments are done shooting, according to insiders.

In a previous statement, HGTV told E! News the following:

"We admire and appreciate Tarek and Christina's great work on Flip or Flop."

"When it comes to matters related to their own family, we respect their privacy and honor any decision that works best for them and their children."

"HGTV is currently airing episodes of Flip or Flop and the series will continue production as scheduled," the network said.

But the future remains murky.

This holds true for Tarek and Christina on the air and also, some might say, in their respective homes.

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