Tarek El Moussa has not said very much in public since filing for divorce from wife Christina in December.
Via a new set of shirtless photos, however, the Flip or Flop co-host is letting his body do the talking.
And Tarek’s well-sculpted abdominal muscles have sent a pretty clear message to Christina, the public and all single women out there:
Two can play this sexy game!!!!!!!
Last week, Christina El Moussa unveiled a number of bikini-clad Instagram photos, posing alongside her daughter and flaunting her impressive cleavage and stomach area for the world to see.
The reality star tried to keep things light, including a donut in one picture and her bulldog in another.
But it was difficult not to interpret an image such as the one below as a shot fired in Tarek’s direction.
There’s a reason, after all, why so many websites referenced El Moussa’s "Revenge Body" in their headlines.
Instead of getting all snarky or mean on social media, though, Tarek decided to get even.
He hit the gym. He probably cut out a lot of carbs from his diet. He focused on his bench press and his bicep curls and he then went ahead and posed for Lin and Jirsa Photography in Los Angeles.
I’ll show YOU seductive, Tarek appears to be shouting in the following photo, which made its debut this morning on TMZ as part of an even larger and equally ripped gallery.
According to TMZ, Tarek has grown extra motivated to get into shape over the past few months, partly in response to his split from Christina … but also because he has overcome two different cancer diagnoses in recent years.
Tarek fell ill around the time Christina got pregnant with the couple’s second child.
As he went through radiation treatment for thyroid cancer, Christina began a struggle of her own to get pregnant via in vitro fertilization and suffered a miscarriage in 2014.
Eventually, she gave birth to son Brayden – and then returned to work just four weeks later.
“I was overwhelmed. The tension between me and Tarek was high," El Moussa told People last month, adding in the cover story interview:
"We weren’t able to properly communicate anymore. It got to the point where we weren’t even driving to set together.”
Arguments ensued and the couple separated last May.
The divorce filing took place in December, with Christina continuing to make news ever since via a handful of interviews, social media photos and rumors about her love life.
Just a few days ago, for instance, Christina was spotted at a professional hockey game because she may be boning an Anaheim Ducks player named Nate Thompson.
Tarek may be jealous of this new romance and that may explain why he’s now putting his nearly-naked body out there for other women to drool over.
Pretty slick, if transparent, move to make if so.
It’s worth noting that both Christina and Tarek have said all the right things any time their divorce has been raised by the media.
They have two young kids at home and are well aware of where their priorities as parents must always lie.
"The kids are happy, they’re healthy, Tarek and I are in a good spot,” Christina told Entertainment Tonight recently, adding of her estranged ex-husband:
"We’re getting along really, really well right now."
We’re glad to hear it.
And we’ll be even happier if Christina responds to these sultry Tarek pictures with an all-out nude spread.