An insider tell us the former couple behind HGTV's Flip or Flop, whose offscreen turmoil came to light Monday morning, spent a "few months" fielding rumors that their seven-year relationship was falling apart.
Tarek and Christina, who share two children ages 6-years-old and 15 months, constantly fought and bickered on set, the source reveals to E! News. Additionally, the two had to be kept apart during filming breaks, and when the El Moussas refused to speak to each other off camera, messages were relayed by others on their behalf.
Despite obvious contention between Tarek and Christina, the exes told E! News in a statement, "During the [separation] process, we are committed to our kids and being the best parents we can be. We will continue to work through this process civilly and cooperatively, and plan to continue our professional life together."