'Christina on the Coast': Christina Anstead's show is 'completely different' from 'Flip or Flop' (exclusive)

Christina on the Coast will show fans a whole new side to Christina Anstead

The Flip or Flop star's new series debuts on HGTV next month and ET's Keltie Knight got the scoop on what fans can expect in an exclusive interview with Christina at her Orange County home. 

"Christina on the Coast is completely different from Flip or Flop," explained the reality star and designer, who also stars on Flip or Flop with her ex-husband, Tarek El Moussa. "Flip or Flop was a house show based on designing houses for the masses -- they were always designed so that any person could walk in and like it and picture themselves living in it. Christina on the Coast is designing for other people based on their own style, so it's much more high design and you're getting to know other people in the show." 

Christina will still appear on Flip or Flop, but is looking forward to expanding her empire -- just as she's done with her family. She married British TV host Ant Anstead in a surprise ceremony last December, and they're currently expecting a baby boy together. 

"I'm not gonna lie, yes, it is more pressure [to have my own show], especially knowing that the whole thing was followed from start to finish, and that's the first time I've ever done that on television," she told ET. "I definitely felt pressure for it to be perfect."

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Christina El Moussa and Ant Anstead together
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Luau with the kids at sunset and the sound of the waves crashing..... #magical ✨
Date night and a lot to celebrate. ♥️ @ant_anstead 🥂
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Christina's family will be supporting her along the way, however. While her children with Tarek -- daughter Taylor and son Brayden -- will be on Christina on the Coast sparingly (mostly due to their school schedule), Ant will make frequent appearances. 

"Yeah, he's on the show," said Christina, explaining that they bought their current home in Newport Beach together, and were both part of the renovating process. According to the blonde beauty, her husband has quite a few handy skills, and crafted a few items in their home together.  

"[Having him contribute is] the best thing on the planet, like sexy and amazing," she raved. "It's awesome!"

The soon-to-be mother of three admitted that she's been "careful" about sharing her relationship with fans until she was sure it was something that would last. "[I'm] protective with my life," she reasoned. Having him pop in on Christina on the Coast, however, was an easy decision.  

"I think the good thing is that because Ant's already on TV, he gets it. He gets the whole situation about everything that has to do with it, so it's just easy for us," she expressed. "We film together a lot for this show, and it just comes so naturally. Even my producers for this show are like, 'Yeah, yeah!'"

As for Christina's continued working relationship with Tarek, she said that was also an easy move. 

"We met at work and we've always been working together and we also have two kids together. When it all first happened, we just kept everything quiet cause we were just trying to figure things out," she said of their 2016 split. They divorced in 2018. "We kept filming together, so just we just always continued and we've been doing it so long. I think we've filmed 120 episodes, so it just comes really easy for us." 

Christina on the Coast will see Christina offer her design expertise to specific clients, but she also offered a few transformation tips for viewers at home. 

The blonde beauty's five must-haves for a home renovation are paint, carpet (or carpet removal, rather), personal touches like family photos, lighting and countertops. 

"My favorite room to remodel is definitely the kitchen, because I feel like that's the room, when you have people, [where] hanging out in," she explained. "So if I were to put dollars in anything, it's always the kitchen."

Christina on the Coast premieres May 23 on HGTV.

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'Flip or Flop' star Christina El Moussa
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PASADENA, CA - APRIL 30: TV Personality Christina El Moussa attends 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)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 11: Television personality Christina El Moussa attends All-Star Chef Classic at L.A. Live Event Deck on March 11, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 11: Christina El Moussa and daughter Taylor attend the All-Star Chef Classic at L.A. Live Event Deck on March 11, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/WireImage)
GOOD MORNING AMERICA Christina El Moussa is a guest on 'Good Morning America,' Tuesday, February 21, airing on the ABC Television Network. {Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images) MICHAEL STRAHAN, CHRISTINA EL MOUSSA
GOOD MORNING AMERICA Christina El Moussa is a guest on 'Good Morning America,' Tuesday, February 21, airing on the ABC Television Network. {Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images) CHRISTINA EL MOUSSA
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 15: Christina El Moussa attends 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: Christina El Moussa attends 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)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - MARCH 12: Christina El Moussa attends 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 El Moussa of HGTV's 'Flip or Flop', new North American brand ambassador, attends 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)
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)
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