What’s in a reputation? Christina Haack, previously generally known as El Moussa and Anstead, reintroduced herself within the midst of her second divorce.
“Taking back the family’s last name and know my grandparents are smiling from above,” the Flip or Flop star, 37, wrote by way of Instagram on Wednesday, February 17.
Haack shared two photographs of her late grandparents, noting that her grandmother Mildred “Biddy” Haack was her “greatest influence growing up” in California.
“She was always real in a world of so many fakes. I spent the summers on my family’s farm and we would stay up all night talking. She’s the only person I’ve ever really trusted with my life,” she wrote. “Even in the era she grew up in she colored outside the lines and did things without fear of judgement. She loved me hard and always let me know I could achieve anything I wanted to. She spoke life into me when I was down and taught me what unconditional love is. I miss her every single day.”
Prior to asserting that she was reverting to her maiden title, the HGTV persona modified “Anstead” to “Haack” on Instagram in January. She has since up to date her deal with on the social media platform as nicely.
Haack married Tarek El Moussa in May 2009. The former couple, who share 10-year-old daughter Taylor and 5-year-old son Brayden, separated in December 2016 and finalized their divorce in January 2018.
The Christina on the Coast star went on to marry Ant Anstead in December 2018 and gave start to their now-17-month-old son, Hudson, in September 2019. Haack and the Wheeler Dealers alum, 41, introduced their cut up in September 2020, and she or he filed for divorce that November.
“I never thought I would have one divorce let alone two,” she wrote by way of Instagram on the time. “I never thought I would have 2 baby daddies – but sometimes life throws us curve balls. Instead of getting stuck in these ‘setbacks’ I choose to look at these challenges as opportunities to grow. So while some may judge me and throw around rumors about me, most of you support me. And that says a lot about this world and where we are headed. I’m messy, I’m real and I’m working on healing. … We are all a work in progress.”
Despite 4 years of ups and downs, Haack has been taking life in stride. El Moussa, who obtained engaged to Selling Sunset star Heather Rae Young in July 2020, solely informed Us Weekly in January that his ex-wife is “doing great.”
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