Christina El Moussa has made great strides with the HGTV sensation "Flip or Flop," in which she plays with her ex-husband Tarek El Moussa. By now you probably know all about her and Tarek's sometimes bitter split and her love for eye-catching backsplashes and bathroom tiles ̵
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. 1. She had fertility difficulties
When Tarek was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2013, he had to undergo radiotherapy for the couple to become pregnant. It was not easy, Christina admitted, "We found out that Tarek has cancer, and we asked the doctor if this would affect our chances of having a child," People said in 2015. "You said, if you go through Radiation go, what Tarek had done it, then you should not get pregnant with this semen within six months to a year, so we immediately did sperm banking and [tried] IVF. "
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" I had to be extremely strict, "Christina added. "I had to spend a whole week in bed, after 13 weeks I could not walk anymore and did not lift anything over a liter of milk, we had planned it during the Christmas holidays, so I did not work, we went out of our way to make sure this was done works. "
When she got pregnant, she could not pick up her daughter in the first trimester – which was even more difficult for the couple as Tarek was still recovering back surgery at that time.
. 2 She's an avid reader
If you keep an eye on Christina's Instagram account, you'll discover her love of hardcover books – especially when those books are full of suspense or uplifting words.
The designer has recorded her love books, including thrillers like "The girl on the train", "The kind that's worth killing," "The happiest girl alive", "The wife in cubicle 10" , "The Dry One", "The Nightingale" and "Before I Sleep." She also reads "Eat Pray Love", "#Girlboss", "You are a Bada -: How to stop doubting her greatness and leading a fantastic life" as well as the Bible.
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3. She wants to change people's lives, not just their homes
Christina plans to set up a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in her home state of California, inspired by her own process that stems from her separation from Tarek. Christina said she felt very different when, after her divorce in 2017, she took better care of herself and called for healthy eating and exercise, especially by helping her "feel a change".
4. She Loves Hockey
Before Christina married Anstead, she briefly teamed with Anaheim Ducks player Nate Thompson in April 2017. After separating, she continued to play – because she likes the sport, not just the men who play it.
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5. She Has No Diet Vole
Christina eats healthy all the time – even though she is pregnant – and swears she just likes healthy food more than junk.
She says she starts oatmeal on a normal day and coffee with stevia for breakfast, followed by a berry oatmeal bar, a smoothie, hummus, cereals, vegetables, and lean protein. She explained to nutritionist Cara Clark that she's very much into preparing meals, and that her "guilty pleasure," if you can call it, is peanut butter.
. 6 She's a Big Sister
Christina has a younger sister named Carly Haack who is quite different from the HGTV star, although her facial features and warm brown eyes are very similar. Carly is 10 years younger than Christina, a brunette, and lives in Australia, where she studies marine biology.
. 7 It makes exercise very very serious
Christina is just as good at training as in the design of kitchen remodeling. While pregnant with her son Brayden in 2015, she recorded a training DVD titled Prenatal Power Yoga. She also said that her home studio is her sanctuary. She explained to Cara Clark, "We have a fast-paced lifestyle, and it's always so busy, but I make training a priority, I strive for five days a week, working out is my" happy pill. "It helps me to relieve my tension and anxiety, and just feel great. "
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Daughter Taylor, she went two miles, though she admitted that her second pregnancy was more traumatic for her body was because she underwent a caesarean section and delayed her return to training.