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'Flip or Flop' stars struggle to find 'new normal' following divorce

Things have been a little awkward on Flip or Flop this season since Tarek and Christina finalized their divorce in January, and on Thursday's episode, it was clear that working with your ex can sometimes be a little uncomfortable. There was constant bickering and insults, and neither missed a chance to take a shot at the other.

“Sometimes dealing with Tarek is like dealing with a five-year-old,” Christina said. “Actually, I raised a five-year-old, and she was more mature than Tarek. So I take that back, Tarek is worse than a five-year-old.”

Sometimes it seemed as though they disagreed just to disagree, which couldn’t have been more obvious when designing the kitchen. But both realized they’re going to have to work together if they want to keep flipping houses rather than flopping worse than every player in the World Cup.

“It's been a real struggle trying to stay on the same page for this flip. So after I went over budget on the exterior, I talked to Tarek about it, and we realized that we need to be better about working together,” Christina said. Tarek added, “And maybe if we worked together, we wouldn't go over budget so many times.”

But fear not Flip or Flop fans, it looks like Tarek and Christina are going to be able to work together after all.

“It was totally worth it to find common ground on this design,” Christina said. “After all, we have a common goal: To make these houses the best they can be.”