It was only recently announced that the week of March 14, 2022 will be the last for Flip or Flop. The popular home improvement show has been on the air since 2013, but now, its stars Tarek El Moussa and Christina Haack have decided it’s time for the end.
The abrupt conclusion of Flip or Flop has led fans to ask: Why is the show ending? Although exes Tarek and Christina Haack reassured fans that the decision to end the show was mutual, what else is going on behind the scenes? Here’s everything we know about why Flip or Flop is ending.
Why Is ‘Flip Or Flop’ Ending?
Flip or Flop began in 2013 after Tarek El Moussa, then married to Christina Haack, sent an audition tape explaining their flipping business to HGTV. The show typically follows Tarek and Christina as they purchase homes to renovate and resell.
Throughout the show’s 10 seasons, Tarek El Moussa and Christina Haack have faced numerous personal issues. In 2013, a registered nurse watching the show noticed a lump on Tarek’s neck during a marathon and immediately contacted the producers, leading to Tarek being diagnosed with testicular and thyroid cancer. Fortunately, Tarek announced that he is cancer-free in 2019.
In addition to Tarek’s battle with cancer, the couple faced fertility difficulties but eventually had two children – Taylor and Brayden. After a public falling out, the couple separated in May 2016 and divorced in 2017. Since their divorce, Tarek El Moussa and Christina Haack have both remarried: Tarek to Selling Sunset agent Heather Rae Young and Christina to Ant Anstead. Christina and Ant were divorced in 2021.
A source told Us Weekly that although the end of Flip or Flop was a mutual decision, it wasn’t necessarily an easy conclusion to reach. “Filming Flip or Flop took up a lot of time,” the source said, revealing that the former spouses “weren’t the happiest on set together.” Fans will remember a public spat on the 2021 show, when Tarek called Christina a “failed loser” on set.