Bristol and Aubrey Marunde are about to learn exactly how famous "Flip or Flop" can make a couple.
The "Flip or Flop Vegas" stars tell TheWrap that they're not worried about the HGTV spotlight, however, despite how it probably played a part in Tarek and Christina El Moussa's recent highly public breakup. Their newfound fame from being on the cable channel certainly didn't help, at least.
"Well, Aubrey and I talked about that," Bristol, a contractor and professional mixed martial artist, told TheWrap. "Our focus really was mostly on the logistics and the construction of it. We really enjoy what we do: I love doing construction and she loves the design. For us, this was a great opportunity to share what we do — day in and day out — with other people that love it too."
'Flip or Flop: Vegas' couple
'Flip or Flop: Vegas' couple
Aubrey and I doing @fox5vegas this morning. We love our Vegas friends! #fliporflopvegas #workingmanwillrise #mmafighter #hgtv
Aubrey and I filming. #fliporflopvegas #hgtv #workingmanwillrise
@aubreymarunde I. #hgtv #fliporflopvegas #mmafighter #workingmanwillrise
Aubrey and I ready for a big day at "work"...doesn't feel like work though!
See what I have to put up with...?! #TeamMarunde
Aubrey and I excited for a big house reveal! :) #allthewayup
Does it ever end..?! Always another project. Grateful for a fantastic team of professionals! #hgtv #dyi #remodel #realestate #work
Aubrey and I on a big shoot day! Good energy!
Big day for a house reveal! "Good Energy"!!!
Aubrey and I. Don't let her fool you she's a killer...
Working hard ;)
Aubrey and I. #Teamworkmakesthedreamwork
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"As for getting famous with the show — we're fine with that," he continued. "It absolutely comes with this whole experience. We're ready for it."
"Aubrey and I are solid. We've been business partners for a long time," Bristol stressed. "We communicate well. Like anything in life, marriage is difficult — whether you're doing a show or not."
They're also solid on the business front. The Marundes have never lost money on a house flip, Aubrey said. Of course, there have been those times when the duo poured their hearts into a project and walked away with just 10 grand — but those are hopefully few and far-between going forward, because the future for these two will be televised.
One main difference between "Flip or Flip" and its "Vegas" spinoff is how hands-on the husband host is. In this case, Bristol says he ordinarily does "100 percent of the work," whereas realtor Tarek tends to just help with demo or set some tile, sub-contracting out the lion's share of the work. That's not a knock on Tarek — being a TV star is busy work– even Bristol can no longer rely on his old ways.
"We had to bring on some guys because we had to finish houses so fast for the show," he told us.
Similar to the El Moussa's setup, Aubrey handles all the design in this partnership. And she likes to bring a bit of the Las Vegas casinos to her flip properties — sometimes literally.
'Flip or Flop' stars on Instagram
'Flip or Flop' stars on Instagram
DATE NIGHT!!! Just watched the movie "Wonder" and it was honestly an amazing movie. It reminded me that it doesn't matter who we are or what we do or what we have. At the end of the day we may be "different" yet the same. Well FOLKS..I truly enjoyed date night with my loves. Has anyone seen this movie???...You should all go out and do the same❤️❤️❤️
Happy 7th Birthday #TaylorReese .... Smart, Fun, Funny, Sassy, Sweet and Beautiful. Taylor you are the most amazing little girl and I'm so lucky to be your mama. Love you more than the 🌝🌙⭐️
Being a father to these two amazing kids is the best feeling in the world!! We are so lucky to be able to take photos and track our lives and capture amazing photos like this one! Their smiles says it all!! Just love love love these two❤️❤️❤️❤️!! Photo by @mamiemccall
Back to #DADLIFE!!!! Cabo was fun... Vegas was a blast... but nothing compares to being at home with my babies!!!❤️❤️❤️ them!!
I see these huge smiles and glowing eyes and my heart melts. Now... more then ever.... I truly understand what it is to be a father. Love your kids, protect your kids, create memories with your kids and make sure they live the absolute best happiest life ever!!!!!❤️❤️❤️ just love love love love love them soooo much!!! Happy Father's Day!! Tay and Bray I love you more than the galaxy as Taylor would say!
He #LOVES his daddy❤️❤️❤️❤️
My kindergarten grad 👩🏼🎓 #timeflies
Yes it is #normalisboring
LOOK at my BIG GIRL❤️❤️!! Cutest thing we have done... wake surfing together:). I cherish every moment with my kiddos, they are no joke my obsession. They grow and change every day and it's the most amazing thing in the world to watch. We should all strive every day to create memories that will stay with them forever!!! Happy Saturday folks!! Watch my story and see the videos❤️❤️
Tay woke up yesterday and wanted to get her ears pierced ... (exciting moment for mommy too) so we went this morning..I remember getting mine done when I was 6 and how excited I was ... She was so brave, not one tear. #loveher ❤️
Headed out of town for a quick trip with my bestie for a little R&R ☀️#ThursdayVibes 🌟 #WWCZD 😉
Current dress obsession and that wallpaper! 😍 http://liketk.it/2rku1 #liketkit @liketoknow.it
BREAKING NEWS!!!!!! It's time to announce that our show, the OG Flip or Flop is being renewed for 20 episodes... I know many of our fans have been wondering about this and it's finally happening. Regardless of the situation, our job is to flip homes and create a TV show for people to enjoy around the world... be prepared for some disasters and crazy projects on the upcoming season... it's almost... GO TIME! Who's excited about this??? I am!
Watching Tay play soccer ⚽️ with this cutie this morning is the best 💙
Fun evening presenting at the day time Emmy awards ... ⭐️and super excited to start filming a brand new season of #fliporflop ✨
#Ain't no party like a #princess party!! ( In a gangsta rap voice)!! #Vegas was fun but this is the best party ever!!!
#Exactly 3 years ago today!! She is the #love #of my life and I'm #proud to say we are #closer than ever!! Taylor Reese and Malia Rose I love you!!!!!.... #daddy's #girl❤️❤️❤️❤️
Take me back to Maui! Had the best trip ever with my babes...and this dress 😍 #TBT @liketoknow.it http://liketk.it/2raLr #liketkit
Maui days are the best days ☀️🌈
Happy Easter 🐰💙🙌🏼
It's 5 o'clock here #mauilife @veuveclicquot
On #set today with my #loves!!:I love creating #memories on camera together.. many many #years from now we will sit with our #grandkids and binge watch #fliporflop!! So #lucky to do what we do! Just LOVE them❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Happy #Valentines day to the #love of my #life!! Our bond is stronger than ever and I'm so lucky to have this angel in my life! She is my #absolute best #friend and my heart and #soul... I can't wait to be by her side and watch her grow for the rest of my #life.. she is so #amazing that words can't describe it. #daddy #loves you #tay!!! And of course the worlds most amazing boy #Brayden!
#SundayFunday with @RobertDrenk gotta get that dad time in when we're not enjoying our little ones #dadlife #Bungalow #santamonica we are coming #tonight!
Me and my #love watching A Dogs Purpose!! Love when she sits on my lap during #movies!! Guaranteed #two hours of #cuddling!!
Just another #day tearing up #chuckecheese.. its the kids #lasvegas gambling for tickets!! #dad is going to the real #Vegas tomorrow!!😳
Just a #normal day... Me and #bigboy waiting for the girls to line up to take a #photo with him...he needs #private #security
#daddy #daughter #date!! You may have seen us live last night getting tore up by the girls!! We had a blast and went bowling and we didn't stand a chance! We had so much fun with our #kiddos!!
Two #dads three #daughters and a pink jeep!! Hashtag#dadlife!! Hope you enjoyed the shenanigans on the live feed tonight!! Me and @robertdrenk have so much #fun with our #girls! It's nice to find another #amazing #dad to share our fun with!
Shopping for flips with #TaylorReese and .... we have the same taste.. ❤...we love a fun print! #fliporflop @hgtv
Huge shout out to my girl right here @cazeb ... My best friend - turned publicist extraordinaire - has been by my side since we were 14 years old ... she has always supported me and had my best interest at heart- and during this difficult time she has been a ray of positivity and such a role model ... Cassie you are the best friend anyone could ask for and I am so lucky to have you in my life. Here's to always laughing together and finding joy in every hardship ... C&C ❤
I've never met a group of more positive, fun-loving, funny... all around amazing guys... filming 7 seasons of #FlipOrFlop has been a breeze because of them. I ❤️ each and every one of you. @hgtv
#ThursdayVibes ✨ #nofilter and happy 😉
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The blackjack houses out there are always doing big remodels, so Aubrey likes to salvage their scraps at a fraction of the original materials' cost. She especially goes for any crystals and lighting — so don't expect safe, neutral presentations out of her.
"My big thing is color," Aubrey told us. "I love color and the Vegas glam."
She also digs the affordable area, where houses range from about $95,000 to $500,000. Re-read that line again, Los Angeles market — we didn't forget a zero.
Plus, "The cool thing about Vegas is everything is within 30 minutes," Aubrey explained, talking about golf, gambling, and even some good, old-fashioned suburbia.
A half-hour is exactly how much time it'll take for viewers to get through an episode of "Flip or Flop Vegas," which debuts tonight at 9/8c on HGTV.
Oh, and watch your snarky comments on Twitter, guys. Bristol, who got his jaw broken by "a punch at a bad angle" in the cage a year and-a-half ago, tells us he's still "very active" in MMA and is "gonna get a big fight this summer." Reader, you don't want that to be you.