‘Flip or Flop’ Star Tarek El Moussa Throws Shade at Estranged Wife Christina!

Too soon? Flip or Flop star Tarek El Moussa‘s latest Instagram story backfired after he attempted to make light of last year’s explosive argument with estranged wife Christina.

Standing under a sign that reads, “No guns, weapons of any kind,” Tarek added in helicopters and a middle finger emoji before tagging Christina in the controversial pic.

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It was deleted soon after, but his followers are calling out the HGTV star for seemingly taking a cheap shot at the mother of his two children.

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Fans of the popular home remodeling show remember that police were called to the couple’s home after a fight resulted in Tarek running into the woods with a gun, prompting helicopters to respond.

However, it seems Christina did not find the humor in the photo, responding with her own message on the social media platform.

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“No time for bullshit when you’re building an empire,” read a quote she shared shortly after, with the caption, “True That… Only surround yourself with the best.”

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Earlier this year, Life & Style reported that Tarek has a history of verbally abusing Christina.

An eyewitness revealed that he threatened to rape the blonde beauty in front of the show’s crew, leaving everyone who heard it shocked. “[He said] ‘Shut up, woman, or I’ll rape you.’ He actually joked about raping Christina on more than one occasion. Tarek thinks it’s funny,” the witness shares.

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Another source told In Touch that “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].”

Following the ill-received Instagram post, a source told TMZ that Tarek was only trying to make a joke and that the middle finger emoji was directed at the situation and not his ex-wife.

Whatever you say, Tarek. For a look back at the family in happier times, check out the gallery below!