Tarek who? Christina El Moussa was spotted going on a romantic date with her new man, an Orange County businessman named Doug, last Friday.
According to onlookers, the 33-year-old “Flip or Flop” host was all smiles while walking hand-in-hand with her new boyfriend to Mastro’s Steakhouse in Costa Mesa, California. This is the first public sighting of the blonde beauty with her new beau. She was previously linked to NHL player Nate Thompson, as pointed out by TMZ.
In a series of photos published by Daily Mail, El Moussa looks radiant in a purple floral dress and gray thigh-high boots. She exchanged smiles with the dapper businessman a couple of times while they were talking and making their way to the restaurant.
El Moussa proudly documented the date night on her Snapchat. She reportedly shared a clip of a flaming cocktail and captioned it, “Date night.”
El Moussa and Doug have been an item for a couple of weeks now. Hence, it does not come as a surprise that the real estate agent has introduced her kids with Tarek to Doug. A source previously dished to Entertainment Tonight that Doug has met Taylor, 6, and Brayden, 20 months.
What’s surprising about the new couple is the fact that El Moussa actually made a connection with Doug long before she tied the knot with her ex-husband. An insider disclosed that because of this, 35-year-old Tarek seems to be jealous. “Tarek has always had a sense of jealousy over her prior relationship with this person,” the source claimed.
Last Wednesday, however, Tarek set the record straight during an interview with Andy Cohen on SiriusXM’s Radio Andy. When asked if he was jealous over his ex-wife’s newfound romance, he said, “At this point, no. Absolutely not. I’m at such a good place.”
In a statement to ET, Tarek also firmly said, “I do not want Christina back, nor am I jealous.”
Meanwhile, a source exclusively told Us Weekly that El Moussa feels the same way when it comes to her ex hooking up with other women. “Christina could care less. Tarek is flaunting that he’s living the life and dating all these girls,” the source said.
Christina and Tarek filed for divorce early this year, but the two have agreed to continue co-parenting their two kids.