When we first learned that Christina and Tarek El Moussa were getting divorced, the details of their final days together made it seem as though they’d never be on speaking terms again.
Insiders say Christina was caught cheating on Tarek, which led to an insane blowout fight.
During said argument, sources claim, Tarek brandished a gun and threatened to commit suicide.
Needless to say, it wasn’t exactly an amicable breakup.
Believe it or now, however, Tarek and Christina are back together – of course, the couple is reuniting in the name of money, not love.
The couple announced this week that they’ll be temporarily reuniting with big fake smiles on their face in order to film a seventh season of their hit HGTV show Flip or Flop.
Tarek shared the news via Instagram, and even he sort of conceded that the situation is a strange one:
"BREAKING NEWS!!!!!! It’s time to announce that our show, the OG Flip or Flop is being renewed for 20 episodes," Tarek wrote.
"I know many of our fans have been wondering about this and it’s finally happening. Regardless of the situation, our job is to flip homes and create a TV show for people to enjoy around the world."
He added (somewhat ominously):
"Be prepared for some disasters and crazy projects on the upcoming season… it’s almost… GO TIME! Who’s excited about this??? I am!"
Well, he’s right in that we’re definitely bracing ourselves for disaster, but not the kind that involve home repairs.
Bizarrely, Tarek and Christina are going through the motions of a promotional press junket as though they’re not a recently and bitterly divorced ex-couple:
That’s a photo of the El Moussas working the red carpet at the Daytime Emmy Awards that was posted by Christina earlier this week.
Believe it or not, that’s no throwback.
The smiling exes just posed for pics and presented an award together on Sunday!
We know the show is their bread and butter, but surely these two must have other career options, right?
Are people really gonna tune in to watch the painful display of Tarek and Christina pretending they don’t hate each other just because they share the El Moussa’s opinions on grout?
We’ll find out when Flip or Flop Season 7 premieres on HGTV.