Ever since the world learned that beloved Flip or Flop stars Tarek and Christina El Moussa are divorcing, fans have wondered how the former couple will proceed career-wise.
After all, they're famous for a show they built together - a show that doesn't really work if it's hosted by two people who just endured a messy, highly-publicized breakup.
At first, insiders claimed that Tarek and Christina planned to continue hosting together.
Now, it seems Christina has come to her senses and realized that people don't tune into lighthearted house flipping shows for the intense domestic drama.
Sources close to the mother of two say Christina is still planning to continue working in television - but she wants to do so without Tarek.
“Tarek isn’t really in the picture for Christina as far as future projects go,” an insider tells In Touch.
“Career-wise, she’s looking to do shows with HGTV and elsewhere [without him].”
Fortunately for Christina, that shouldn't be very difficult.
Her popularity seems to have actually spiked in the months since her divorce from Tarek, and those who are put off by the details of the split seem to mostly blame Tarek.
It's no surprise, as Tarek was the one who brandished a gun and allegedly threatened suicide during the fight that led to the El Moussas divorce.
In all likelihood, if Christina felt she could continue hosting a successful series with Tarek, she would do so.
But she probably realizes that her unstable ex would simply serve as a liability.
“She has been talking to HGTV about her own series without him,” a network source tells In Touch.
“She told the network she wants a younger, sexier, better-looking co-star.”
We wanted to give Christina credit for being a cold pragmatist on this issue.
But that "younger, sexier, better-looking" bit is clearly a bit of hot-blooded revenge.
Will Tarek also try to advance his career without Christina?
Probably, but he almost certainly won't be as successful.
The public has every reason to side with Christina, and if viewers are forced to choose between two competing house flipping shows hosted by the El Moussas, they'll almost certainly choose hers.
And unfortunately for Tarek, network execs are probably all too aware of that.