Updated: Mar 16
Christina Meursinge Anstead (née Haack, formerly El Moussa; born July 9, 1983) is an American real estate investor and TV personality. She co-stars on HGTV's show Flip or Flop alongside her ex-husband Tarek El Moussa and stars on her own HGTV show Christina on the Coast.
Anstead was born Christina Meursinge Haack in Orange County, California. She has a sister, Carly, who is ten years younger. She went to school in southern California and began working in the real estate industry after college, where she met her future husband and business partner, Tarek El Moussa.
Anstead ran the real-estate agency Tarek and Christina: The El Moussa Group with her now ex-husband, Tarek, in Orange County, CA. In 2010, the El Moussas, along with their business partner Pete De Best, bought their first investment property in Santa Ana, CA for $115,000, selling the property for a profit of $34,000.
The trio have continued to flip houses, expanding their real estate investing business into Arizona and Nevada. After their divorce, The El Moussa Group was dissolved, now running under the name Tarek and Associates, which is a sole venture of Tarek.
The husband and wife team sold real estate in the southern California area. When the housing market plummeted after the October 2008 stock market crash, their real estate business began to suffer. Christina and her then-husband went from living in a $6,000 per month home to a $700 per month apartment within just a few years.
In 2018, she was in a relationship with English television presenter Ant Anstead; they had been dating since November 2017. On December 22, 2018, she married Anstead at their Newport Beach, California home and officially changed her name to Christina Anstead. The couple have one child together, Hudson London Anstead, born on September 6, 2019.