'Flip or Flop' stars Christina and Tarek El Moussa spotted together for the first time since their split news


Amicable exes? Christina and Tarek El Moussa stepped out together on Thursday in Los Angeles. It was the first time the pair had been photographed since they released a statement to ET about their split earlier this week.

WATCH: 'Flip or Flop' Star Christina El Moussa's New Man Revealed -- He Witnessed Tarek's Gun Incident

The estranged spouses met for coffee, looking casual, with Christina in jeans, boots, and an olive green jacket and Tarek wearing a black T-shirt and jeans.

They were photographed embracing briefly before leaving the parking lot separately. According to HGTV, the former couple will continue to work together on their reality series, Flip or Flop.

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"We admire and appreciate Tarek and Christina's great work on Flip or Flop.When it comes to matters related to their own family, we respect their privacy and honor any decision that works best for them and their children," the network told ET in a statement. "HGTV is currently airing episodes of Flip or Flop and the series will continue production as scheduled."

Though the couple announced their split this week, they have been separated for months, ever since an incident in May in which cops were called to the house after Tarek went on a hike with a gun.

WATCH: 'Flip or Flop' Stars Tarek and Christina El Moussa Separate After Cops Are Called to Their Home Months Ago

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"We had an unfortunate misunderstanding about six months ago and the police were called to our house in an abundance of caution. There was no violence and no charges were filed," the co-stars said in a statement to ET.

Now Christina is reportedly dating contractor Gary Anderson, according to TMZ, who was at the El Moussa's home the night of Tarek's gun incident.

In a separate statement, the exes noted that they had both "dated other people following the separation," but that neither party was "ready to announce anything in terms of another relationship."

For more on the HGTV stars' split, watch the clip below.