Tarek El Moussa and Christina El Moussa
"Flip or Flop" stars Tarke El Moussa and Christina El Moussa are seen in this photo dated Dec. 13, 2014. Getty Images

Just hours after "Flip or Flop" star Tarek El Moussa slammed "irresponsible media" for spreading "fake news," fresh rumors surfaced about his estranged wife Christina's relationship with Gary Anderson. According to In Touch Weekly, Christina and Gary are having a lot of problems in their relationship, mainly because of the HGTV star's children.

Trouble between Christina and Gary erupted as the contractor with HGTV is not interested in being around young children, Gary's close friend told In Touch Weekly, adding that their relationship is more like a mentor-mentee one than a romantic one.

“I think it’s more of her looking up to him as a father figure,” the friend reportedly said. “Gary is also loaded. So I guess if you’re already used to some like Tarek who has money, you’re going to go after someone who has money.”

Just a day before, In Touch Weekly reported that Tarek used to humiliate Christina on several occasions on the sets of their HGTV show.

“Tarek found humor in insulting his wife in repeated verbal attacks. Some of his bad behavior was even caught on camera [in footage that never aired],” another source reportedly said, adding that Christina would often be left in tears during tapings in 2016.

On Wednesday, Tarek slammed the "fake news" about him making the rounds, saying that he would start focusing on his children and his work rather than the rumors.

On Thursday he shared a photo of him with his children enjoying some quality time together.

Tarek and Christina reportedly split in May 2016 following a gun incident, which resulted in police being called to their home. The former couple announced their separation in December, but claimed the gun incident was a misunderstanding. Earlier this month, Tarek filed for divorce from Christina and requested joint legal and physical custody of his two children, Taylor, 6, and Brayden, 1.

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