Will 'Flip or Flop' couple reunite? 'Millionaire Matchmaker' Patti Stanger weighs in (Exclusive)


Will Tarek and Christina El Moussa, the couple at the center of the HDTV series "Flip or Flop," reunite after their public separation? "Millionaire Matchmaker" Patti Stanger doesn't think so.

"No, something happened that we don't know about," Stanger speculated in an interview with TheWrap.

Stanger, who said that she doesn't know what's going on in the Tarek and Christina El Moussa relationship personally, added that while she was watching the show, she never saw the couple act romantically towards each other.

"They never seemed lovey-dovey," she said. "I think they will remain friends, but I don't think they will get back together. They are dating other people!"

On Dec. 12, news broke that the El Moussas split up after seven years of marriage. In a statement, the couple cited an incident earlier this year, during which Tareq El Mossa reportedly ran from the family's home in Orange County, California, with a firearm, prompting a police call of "a possible suicidal male with a gun," as reported by TMZ.

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PASADENA, CA - APRIL 30: TV Personalities Tarek El Moussa (L) and Christina El Moussa (R) attend the press room for the 44th annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 30, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
PASADENA, CA - APRIL 30: TV Personalities Tarek El Moussa (L) and Christina El Moussa (R) attend the press room for the 44th annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 30, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
PASADENA, CA - APRIL 30: Tarek El Moussa and Christina El Moussa present the award for outstanding entertainment news program at the 44th annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 30, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 15: Tarek El Moussa and Christina El Moussa attend Tarek and Christina, TV's Favorite House Flippers, Featured at TREND/Stone Source Event in New York on September 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 15: Tarek El Moussa and Christina El Moussa attend Tarek and Christina, TV's Favorite House Flippers, Featured at TREND/Stone Source Event in New York on September 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 15: Tarek El Moussa and Christina El Moussa attend Tarek and Christina, TV's Favorite House Flippers, Featured at TREND/Stone Source Event in New York on September 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LAKEWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 13: Tarek and Christina El Moussa, hosts of HGTV's hit show Flip or Flop, visited the HGTV Santa HQ at Lakewood Center. The reality stars visited with Santa, toured the new digital Santa headquarters and celebrated the holidays with fans on December 13, 2014 in Lakewood, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images for Lakewood Center)
LAKEWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 13: Tarek and Christina El Moussa, hosts of HGTV's hit show Flip or Flop, visited the HGTV Santa HQ at Lakewood Center. The reality stars visited with Santa, toured the new digital Santa headquarters and celebrated the holidays with fans on December 13, 2014 in Lakewood, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images for Lakewood Center)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - MARCH 12: Jason Langford, Christina El Moussa & Tarek El Moussa of HGTV's 'Flip or Flop', new North American brand ambassadors, and Jamie Diaz attend the TREND Group and Granite Transformations global rebranding and ?Immense? product collection launch event at Temple House on March 12, 2016 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - MARCH 12: Christina & Tarek El Moussa of HGTVâs âFlip or Flop,â new North American brand attend the TREND Group and Granite Transformations global rebranding and âImmenseâ product collection launch event at Temple House on March 12, 2016 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - MARCH 12: Christina & Tarek El Moussa of HGTV's 'Flip or Flop', new North American brand ambassadors, attend the TREND Group and Granite Transformations global rebranding and âImmenseâ product collection launch event at Temple House on March 12, 2016 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - MARCH 12: Kenya Moore of Bravo's 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta', Christina El Moussa and Tarek El Moussa of HGTV's 'Flip or Flop', new North American brand ambassadors, attend the TREND Group and Granite Transformations global rebranding and ?Immense? product collection launch event at Temple House on March 12, 2016 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images)
TV hosts Tarek El Moussa , right, and his wife Christina El Moussa, second from right, talk during filming of HGTV's 'Flip or Flop' reality TV show as they discuss what to do with this recently purchase house in Whittier on July 19, 2013. The single story 3 bedroom, 1 bath, 1,112 sq. ft home was purchased for $275,000 cash in a short sale. They will put up to $40,000 into fixing it up and hope to sell for $350,00- $400,000. It came with a bonus room. It was discovered the bonus room had a bad foundation and was demolished. They also discovered mold between the walls. (Photo by Anne Cusack/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 2, 2014: Husband and wife team Tarek,right, and Christina El Moussa help contractor Steve Cederquist pull down a terminate invested trellis in the backyard of a home during the filming of an episode of 'Flip or Flop' on July 2, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
LAKEWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 13: Tarek and Christina El Moussa, hosts of HGTV's hit show Flip or Flop, visited the HGTV Santa HQ at Lakewood Center. The reality stars visited with Santa, toured the new digital Santa headquarters and celebrated the holidays with fans on December 13, 2014 in Lakewood, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images for Lakewood Center)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - MARCH 12: Christina El Moussa of HGTV's 'Flip or Flop', new North American brand ambassador, attends the TREND Group and Granite Transformations global rebranding and âImmenseâ product collection launch event at Temple House on March 12, 2016 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - MARCH 12: Christina El Moussa and Tarek El Moussa of HGTV's 'Flip or Flop', new North American brand ambassadors, attend the TREND Group and Granite Transformations global rebranding and âImmenseâ product collection launch event at Temple House on March 12, 2016 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images)
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"Like many couples, we have had challenges in our marriage," said their statement to People. "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 El Moussas sought counseling, then separated as they decided whether to get back together.

The El Moussas, who wed in 2009, have two children. The series, which premiered in 2013, revolves around the real estate agents buying and renovating distressed properties.

The question that remains, said Stanger, is how the show will continue.

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Swimmer Michael Phelps secretly tied the knot in July with Nicole Johnson before the Rio Olympics. Phelps managed to keep their wedding a secret for five months!

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Singer Ciara secretly tied the knot with Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson in July.

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Mark Ballas and his ladylove BC Jean exchanged "I do's" in a gorgeous Malibu ceremony. The "Dancing With the Stars" pro looked handsome in a navy suit while his bride looked lovely in an embroidered gown.

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"Teen Mom" star Maci Bookout got hitched to Taylor McKinney. Of course, the whole ceremony was filmed for the whole world to see.

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"High School Musical" star Corbin Bleau got hitched to actress Sasha Clements in July. Bleau said marrying his love was "best moment of his life."

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Things may not have worked out for Nikki Ferrell on "The Bachelor," but she got a second chance at a happily ever after with her new husband Tyler VanLoo. They tied the knot in Kansas City, Missouri, in October.

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"Pitch Perfect" Anna Camp tied the knot with her hubby in a romantic California vineyard wedding in early September.

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Eva Longoria describe her Mexico nuptials to Jose Baston as the "happiest day" of her life. The cute couple got married in late May.

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"Empire" actress Kaitlin Doubleday wed DJ Lucien in a stunning rainy day ceremony in early May.

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Love was definitely in the air on the "Empire" set this year! Co-stars Trai Byers and Grace Gealey secretly got hitched in the Caribbean. 

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Shawn Johnson may have some gold medals under her belt, but her wedding ring definitely takes the cake! She and Andrew East said their "I do's" in a romantic, rustic wedding in April.

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So long Justin Bobby! Former "The Hills" star Audrina Patridge married her beau Cory Bohan in a secret Hawaiian wedding. 

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Dianna Agron wed Mumford & Sons musician Winston Marshall in late October -- and we're totally obsessed with her wedding dress. The "Glee" star opted to skip the traditional wedding gown and instead donned an off-the-runway creation by Valentino.

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Comedian Kevin Hart got married to Eniko Parrish in a fairytale wedding. They made it official in front of their closest friends and family in Santa Barbara in August.

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"Rich Kids of Beverly Hills" stars Morgan Stewart and Brendan Fitzpatrick said 'I do' in a gorgeous California ceremony in June.

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Another "Dancing With the Stars" wedding! Pro dancer Kym Johnson sealed the deal with Robert Herjavec in a dreamy ceremony in August. The blonde bombshell looked stunning in a strapless wedding gown!

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Lyndsy Fonseca and Noah Bean said "I do" in front of 160 guests in Connecticut. The "Nikkita" co-stars couldn't have looked more perfect on their special day, don't you agree?

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The stars of "Duck Dynasty" don't hold back when it comes to weddings! Reed Robertson married his high school sweetheart in a rustic-chic outdoor wedding. By the looks of this picture they look totally in love!

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Robbie Amell and Italia Ricci got married in a romantic downtown Los Angeles wedding in mid-October. The duo invited their closest friends, including victor Garber and Carlos and Alexa PenaVega. Victor Garberand Carlos and Alexa PenaVega

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Lovers in Paris! "The Real" host Adrienne Bailon wed gospel singer Israel Houghton in the City of Love. The couple looked totally loved up in a series of photos of their big day she shared in on Instagram.

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Actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler got married to pro baseball player Cutter Dykstra after dating for almost three years! Sigler described their wedding as "laid back" -- and that's evident by the looks of this adorable photo of the two.

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"The Office" star Angela Kinsey tied the knot with her longtime lover Joshua Snyder. The actress turned heads in a stunning J. Crew dress, which was fitting for the intimate California ceremony. 

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Courtney Anne Mitchell and actor Corey Feldman tied the knot in an unexpected Las Vegas wedding just a couple weeks after announcing their engagement! He reportedly proposed with a hand-written note that asked: "Will you marry me?"

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"It's not easy filming a TV show with your partner — it's a double-edged sword," said Stanger. "How do you continue to work after something like this? I think they are keeping the show but have to change the title sequence."

Indeed, in a statement to TheWrap earlier this month, HGTV said that the series "will continue production as scheduled."

"We admire and appreciate Tarek and Christina's great work on 'Flip or Flop,'" HGTV said. "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. HGTV is currently airing episodes of 'Flip or Flop' and the series will continue production as scheduled."

A representative for HGTV did not immediately respond to TheWrap's request for comment on Thursday.

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