Christina Hall took a stab at easing hostilities between herself and her ex-husband Tarek El Moussa and his wife Heather Rae Young with a conciliatory Instagram post on Thursday evening.
The 38-year-old Flip Or Flop star shared a sweet photo of herself and new husband Josh Hall beaming with Tarek, 40, and Heather, 34.
The quartet joined forces to celebrate an open house for Christina and Tarek’s daughter Taylor, 11, just days after they had multiple tense arguments at their son Brayden’s soccer game.
‘Co-parenting 101’: Christina Hall, 38, tried to downplay the rift between herself and ex Tarek El Moussa, 40, and his wife Heather Rae Young, 34, with an Instagram post on Thursday showing them bonding at daughter Taylor’s open house
Christina looked casual in the snap in a beige top and high-waisted jeans, plus brown boots, while Josh wore a light blue shirt and acid-wash jeans with black sneakers.
Tarek was dressed in all-black athleisure, and Heather rocked a brown Louis Vuitton jacket with a powder blue shirt and jeans.
The adults all beamed for the camera while standing around, who rocked a cream-colored sweater.
‘Co-parenting 101. Kids come first,’ Christina declared in her caption, adding that they were at ‘Taylor’s open house.’
‘Next, on to middle school she goes. Brayden is recovering well and we are all grateful,’ she continued. ‘It has been a very rough few weeks, ready for some peace.’
On the upswing: Tarek shared a similar snap and confirmed that their son Brayden, six, was recovering after he had to have an emergency appendectomy over the weekend
The exes appeared to be on the same page when it came to their social media posts, as Tarek posted a snap from the open house at around the same time.
‘It’s been a rough exhausting week!’ he wrote, before sharing more good news about his six-year-old son. ‘Bray is starting to feel a little bit better so we made it out to Taylor’s open house tonight. I’m so proud of both of them ❤️.’
Heather added a supportive comment on his post: ‘[Heart emojis] love you so much baby.’
Tarek and Christina put on a peaceful public face after a bitter shouting match at Brayden’s soccer match on Saturday.
Photos obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com showed Tarek having to pull Heather away by her arm after she appeared to be arguing with Christina, who was sitting on a folding chair under a portable awning with her husband.
The disagreement didn’t end, though. Although the couples kept their distance after that, tensions flared up again later in the game when Tarek and Josh appeared to be arguing with their faces only inches apart.
Later, a rep for Christina said the couples had ‘resolved’ their issues.
‘A personal matter was discussed and has since been resolved. We are focused on coparenting as a team moving forward,’ they told Us Weekly.
They appeared to have put their differences aside after Brayden suffered a medical emergency just hours after the game.
Bickering exes: On Saturday, Heather was pictured having an argument with Christina before Tarek pulled her away by her arm. Later, he was seen arguing with her husband Josh
Christina was forced to rush her son to the hospital, where he had to have his appendix removed, along with Meckel’s diverticulum, which is a congenital defect of the small intestine.
On Tuesday, the Christina On The Coast star posted an update on her son’s condition while calling the medical emergency ‘a wake up call.’
‘Stressful 24 hours but a good reminder how important team work / co-parenting is,’ she wrote on Instagram. ‘We are all under pressure but when it really matters we were all there for Brayden doing our part.’
The health scare comes as Christina is fighting a custody battle with her second husband, British TV presenter Ant Anstead, whom she was married to from 2018 to 2021.
The two share two-year-old Hudson Anstead. Ant was denied in his request for full custody after he called his ex an unfit mother in court filings and claimed that she compromised Hudson’s safety.
Christina’s legal team have called her ex’s claims ‘false allegations.’
Health scare: The spat came just hours before Christina rushed Brayden to the hospital for an emergency appendectomy and removal of Meckel’s diverticulum
Although the substance of Christina and Heather’s argument isn’t clear, the bad blood between the two doesn’t appear to be new.
‘There’s been tension between Christina and Heather for quite some time now,’ a source told Us Weekly on Wednesday. ‘They usually remain distant from each other.’
They added that the Christina On The Coast star prefers to communicate with Tarek when it comes to the children.
‘She’s accepting of Heather taking on the role of stepmom but has this animosity toward her,’ the source continued..
‘The whole soccer game incident just proved to everybody that [Christina and Heather] don’t get along. Quite frankly, they can’t stand each other.’
Not on good terms! Christina and Heather cannot ‘stand each other’, a source claimed to Us Weekly after they were spotted in the midst of a sideline showdown over the weekend; Christina pictured (L) in 2017, Heather (R) in 2021
Christina has had her own long-standing issues with her ex-husband as well.
In May of 2016, just seven months before they would announce their split, police were called to the couple’s home to investigate a ‘possibly suicidal male with a gun,’ law enforcement officials said.
While in pursuit, police found a man working at a house next to Tarek and Christina’s who said he saw Tarek ‘run out of his back door’ and ‘jump over his back fence,’ according to People.
Christina’s makeup artist Shannon Rhodes was in their home at the time Tarek stormed out, and she claimed to police that she saw him saw remove a gun from a safe before stuffing it in his backpack and rushing out.
She said he ‘seemed upset’ as he walked out, and he refused to answer her when she tried to get his attention, though she stressed that he neither threatened her nor said anything to indicate that he planned to harm himself.
Tarek was eventually found by the police and complied with their requests to return home, where he subsequently surrendered five firearms to them for 30 days.
Scary: Christina and Tarek have had issues throughout their marriage, including a May 2016 incident when police were called to find Tarek after he left their house in a fury with a handgun; seen in 2017 in Pasadena
Tarek has also said that their marriage was strained in the wake of his treatments for thyroid and testicular cancer, when he began taking testosterone injections that he subsequently claimed he didn’t need.
Following their divorce, the two resumed filming Flip Or Flop despite being exes, but they weren’t able to hold back the ugly arguments between the two.
In July 2021, tensions reached a fevered pitch when Tarek lashed out and called Christina ‘crazy’ on set while boasting that he was ‘winning’ in their post-divorce life, according to TMZ.
During the tirade, he allegedly shouted at his ex that his new wife Heather Rae young was ‘richer and hotter’ than she was.
A source who witnessed the blow added that Tarek called Christina a ‘washed-up loser,’ while bragging that he ‘made’ her and the he ‘enjoyed’ watching her ‘fail.’
‘Look at me, look at me, look at me. It’s called winning. The world knows you’re crazy!’ he allegedly shouted on set.
The source claimed that Tarek became incensed after Christina told him that the rest of the crew was ready to begin filming again.
Cruel: Tarek, who later married Heather Rae Young, lashed out at Christina onset in July. He said his wife was ‘richer and hotter’ than she was