Christina Anstead (birth name – Christina Meursinge Haack), formerly known as Christina El Moussa, is an American television personality and real estate investor who is best known for co-hosting the HGTV series ”Flip or Flop” as well as for hosting her own HGTV show ”Christina on the Coast.”
She was born on July 9, 1983, in Anaheim, California, USA. Christina has a sister, Carly, who is 10 years younger.
After college, she entered the real estate business. She ran the real-estate agency Tarek and Christina: The El Moussa Group in Orange County.
Since April 16, 2013, she and Tarek co-host ”Flip or Flop” – a TV series airing on HGTV that was renewed for a 9th season that will premiere in August 2020.
In 2018, Christina and Tarek co-founded Real Estate Elevated, a real estate investment seminar series aimed for aspiring investors. They had several ads that promoted their free real estate workshop.
One of the ads states:
“Looking for life-changing investment opportunities? Consider investing in real estate. Attend our upcoming workshop on house flipping to learn more.”
Some students claimed that the program is misleading.
According to ABC, one student said:
“I paid almost $2,000 for the conference and I paid $1,000 for some software, so I paid almost $3,000. For me to give up almost $3,000 was a huge sacrifice.”
In June 2018, HGTV announced that Christina would be receiving her own TV series, named – ”Christina on the Coast.” The show premiered in May 2019, and it features Anstead renovating other people’s homes.
On April 17, 2009, Christina Anstead married her ”Flip or Flop” co-host Tarek El Moussa during a wedding in Coronado Island, San Diego, California.
In 2017, Tarek filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences. She said that “being separated was healthier for both of us.”
The divorce was finalized on January 22, 2018. Christina confessed in an interview:
“The tension between me and Tarek was high.”
Anstead went on to say:
“We weren’t able to properly communicate anymore. It got to the point where we weren’t even driving to set together.”
Following their divorce, Christina and Tarek sold their mansion for a price of $2.995 million. The house took about 2 years to renovate.
Tarek said for People:
“We thought it would take about six months to finish our house, and it actually took two years.”
In February 2017, it was reported that Christina started to date Gary Anderson, a contractor she met during the renovation of his pool. The relationship didn’t last for long.
In March 2017, she said to ET Online:
“Honestly a relationship is the farthest thing from my mind right now. It’s not even on my radar.”
In spring 2017, she dated Nate Thompson for a short time. Nate is a professional ice hockey player for the Montreal Canadiens of the NHL.
In summer 2017, Christina dated Doug Spedding, an auto dealer in the company, called ”Orange County.” They broke up after Doug allegedly cheated on her with an ex-girlfriend.
In October 2017, Christina began dating Ant Anstead, an English television presenter who is best known for hosting the show For the Love of Cars.
Christina said it was love at first sight. In her words:
“I felt like I had known him forever, and we’re just super comfortable with each other.”
Anstead later added:
“We just have a great relationship, he’s amazing. He’s super caring and understanding, and he really motivates me and supports me.”
On December 22, 2018, the pair got married in a secret ceremony at their home in Newport Beach, California. She said:
“We didn’t want all the fuss. Just a quiet wedding without all the drama and paparazzi.”
With her first husband, she has two children, daughter Taylor El Moussa (born on September 22, 2010) and son Brayden El Moussa (born on August 20, 2015).
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With Ant, she has a son, named Hudson London Anstead (born on September 6, 2019). She announced his birth on Instagram:
“Ant and I are so excited to welcome Hudson London Anstead into the world.”
Christina also wrote:
“Our hearts are SO full of love and joy! Our healthy baby boy was born this morning – 9/6/19.”
In a later interview, Anstead said the last pregnancy was the hardest:
“The first trimester was brutal. Maybe it’s my age or maybe I just forgot how bad it was with Tay and Bray, but yikes it really blindsided me.”
“Nausea, exhaustion, too many food aversions, too many carbs.”
Christina is 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) tall.
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She is practicing physical exercise regularly. Christina stated in an interview:
“We have a fast-paced lifestyle, and there is always so much going on but I make working out a priority. I aim for five days per week.”
“Working out is my ‘happy pill.’ It helps relieve all my tension and anxiety and just makes me feel great.”
In January 2020, Anstead confessed that she was diagnosed with PCOS (a hormonal disorder common among women of reproductive age) and Hashimoto’s thyroid disease (a condition in which your immune system attacks the thyroid).
In an Instagram video, she said:
“I have autoimmune conditions and I also have a 4-month-old.”
The American television personality continued:
“So it’s so important that I stay healthy and that my brain stays active that way I’ll be able to be on for all the kids and work.”
Christina Anstead – Net Worth
Anstead earned most of her wealth from her real estate business, which she started with her former husband Tarek. They also had a seminary, called Real Estate Elevated.
Moreover, Christina made money from being a co-host in Flip or Flop TV series. When the show started (in 2013), she received $10,000 per episode. For her new show, Christina on The Coast, Anstead receives around $50,000 per episode.
In 2018, she bought a new home in Newport Beach for $4.1 million. Therefore, Christina Anstead has an estimated net worth of $12.5 million.
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