'Flip or Flop' star Christina El Moussa reveals plans to build new drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers by next year
Christina's longtime friend Cassie Zebisch and Tim Storey have agreed to come onboard as well and help her out with this new venture
Christina El Moussa is out to bring some more goodness into the world. The ''Flip or Flop star recently revealed that she is currently planning on building new drug and alcohol rehab centers by next year, for she has found her “calling.”
The HGTC diva recently spoke to People magazine, where she revealed that her rehab project was largely inspired by guidance she received during her “darkest days”. “Two years ago, I was focused on trying not to sink. But after I started exercising, eating right, surrounding myself with the correct people, I felt this switch,” El Moussa said.
Her "switch" led to the birth of her rehab project, and her longtime friend Cassie Zebisch and Tim Storey have agreed to come onboard as well and help her out with this new venture. Storey is a pastor, and El Moussa said that she found out after meeting with him that she genuinely had a chance at changing people’s lives by passing on her “comeback” experience.
“I love to fix up a house, but I also love to help people. I feel like that’s my calling,” El Moussa told the magazine. “Everyone’s been there. Everyone’s had a setback, but it’s how you move forward and what you do with your future, that’s what matters,” she continued.
The TV personality also said that she has already “broken ground” on social media with her plans, which has received an overwhelmingly positive response. “I’m so happy your (sic) in a better place, I went through it as well and we are better for it keep pushing Christina,” Instagram user blkdiva007 wrote.
“You're (sic) unstoppable! Very inspirational, for people who may be going through tough times in their lives. People only see what we want them to see,” Instagram user bernz0001 commented. “Wishing you much success in your future endeavors, and much happiness as well!”
However, the star revealed that the drug and alcohol rehab isn't the only project in her kitty at the moment. El Moussa announced last week that she would be seen starring in a new HGTV show called “Christina on the Coast,” which is all set to premiere in 2019.
“I’m starting from scratch. I’m moving, I have a new TV show, a new boyfriend (British TV host Ant Anstead) — there’s a lot of projects going on. I’m just so happy, and for the first time in a long time I feel at peace, which is such a good feeling,” she said.
Recently, the HGTV star also opened up about her painful divorce with her husband and co-star, Tarek. The couple shares two children together: 7-year-old Taylor as well as 3-year-old Brayden. “I felt like I was drowning,” she said. “I was doing whatever I could to stay above water and just get through the day.”
In 2016, the couple had an “unfortunate incident” where Tarek fled from their home with a gun onto the national-parks property. This prompted a helicopter and 11 officers to respond to the scene. However, at that time, the pair said in a statement that “like many couples, we have had challenges in our marriage.”
The pair said that the incident occurred because of a misunderstanding. “We had an unfortunate misunderstanding about six months ago and the police were called to our house in an abundance of caution,” the statement continued. “There was no violence and no charges were filed.”
The pair soon filed for divorce but fans were all wondering what was next for them as they had everything on stage, right from property to their reality shows. In the aftermath, “a lot of people were thinking, ‘What’s going to happen?’ Tarek and I were so tied together on everything: real estate, the show, our children, our house. It was so stressful, and everyone was worried that it was going to explode.”
Despite the drama, the pair found a way to work things out and put their daughter and son as their top priority. “Somehow we managed to build something even bigger than we had before,” she said.
El Moussa is currently dating Anthony ‘Ant’ Anstead and in another interview, she confessed she thought of him to be of marriage material. “I can see myself getting married to him,” she said. “He’s so down-to-earth, and we have so much in common. We basically do the same thing, so he gets what my world is like, and he’s just rolled with the punches and handled everything so well.”
The pair was introduced to each other through a mutual friend and they happened to connect when El Moussa thought she would not be dating anyone. Luckily for her, the stars were aligned to work in their favor.
A source close to El Moussa says, "They fell even more in love. They want to tie the knot one day in a similar setting. Christina says he's 'the one! She's totally smitten with [with boyfriend Ant Anstead]. They’re already talking marriage. She loves his down-to-earth personality. He's a TV star but he's very low-key and isn't into the glitzy showbiz lifestyle." The source also shared that Ant was "fantastic with El Moussa's kids [Taylor, 7, and Brayden, 2] and a great father to his own young children." It is also reported that her ex-husband Tarek also supports the union and has given the pair his blessing. "Tarek has given them his seal of approval. He's pleased she's found happiness with an age-appropriate, decent guy," the source continued.