Christina Anstead: What it's like living two blocks from ex-husband Tarek

Better together! Christina Anstead shares two children with her ex-husband, Tarek El Moussa, and opened up about what makes coparenting easier.

“Tarek and I only live two blocks for each other, so it actually works out really well,” the Christina on the Coast star, 35, told Us Weekly exclusively in this week’s issue. “As you can imagine, you’ve got school and soccer and stuff, so if we leave a pair of shoes or there’s a soccer ball, it’s so easy now to just, like, run over there and pick something up. It’s just a lot more simple. The kids’ schools are close and everything is, like, a five-minute drive.”

The reality star added: “Before, we were 30 minutes apart and that was a nightmare, so it’s just much better living closer together.”

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'Flip or Flop' couple Christina El Moussa and Tarek El Moussa together
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'Flip or Flop' couple Christina El Moussa and Tarek El Moussa together
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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When it comes to divvying up their time with Taylor, 8, and Brayden, 3, the HGTV personality told Us that El Moussa, 37, “loves Chuck E. Cheese.” He spends time with the kids there, while she prefers hanging with the little ones at the park or going for a swim.

After the Flip or Flop stars split in 2016, she went on to marry Ant Anstead in December 2018. The pair have a blended family as the Wheelers Dealers host, 40, already shares Amelie, 25, and Archie, 12, with his ex-wife, Louise Anstead.

In March, Christina and her husband announced that they are expecting their first child together.

“@ant_anstead and I are so excited to announce #babyanstead coming this September,” the California native wrote on Instagram at the time. “The kids are all so excited to meet their new sibling #5 #Gonnaneedabiggercar.”

The World’s Most Expensive Cars producer added with a post of his own: “And then…… there were FIVE!!! (Well …. four and a half! Will be Five in September)!!”

Christina on the Coast premieres Thursday, May 23, at 9 p.m. E.T. on HGTV.

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Christina El Moussa and Ant Anstead together
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Magic hour ✨🏝
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♥️☀️
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Excited for another “working” road trip weekend with this guy @ant_anstead . OC -> SFO @rewealthexpo -> North Carolina @highpointmarket -> OC
The accents alright too 😉
Another location another adventure. Last 2 days at our home away from home in the 🇬🇧 @stokepark . Love doing this life with you! @ant_anstead ♥️
What an amazing six months it’s been with this lady!!! Where has the time flown! I’ve loved every second I spend with her! She totally gets me (which is rare) and we have done so so much in such a short time! @christinaelmoussa is a proper travel buddy! With an amazing sense of humour and gets my British sarcasm (also rare). Timing is weird! Very weird in a great way! A VERY great way! Looking forward to the next chapter #Act2 ❤️🔥🔥🇬🇧🇺🇸#HMF x x x
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Walk on the wild side with me @ant_anstead 😈 #HMF 💜
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At the end of 2017 I was lucky enough to be introduced to this guy through a mutual friend. #Fate. ✨ He has already grounded me in so many ways and I’m so grateful for him. @ant_anstead is an amazing dad to his children and also great with mine, driven and talented, humble and kind, patient and a great listener, fun and hilarious, spiritual and to top it all off he’s hot AF. Happy 39th birthday gorgeous. ❤️🔥🔥🍾 #hmf #pic
Exploring @ant_anstead old stomping grounds in his race car. #yesplease 🇬🇧... suggestions on must see spots in London appreciated 💋
Luckiest 🍀♥️ @ant_anstead you are #magical ✨ #hmf
My sweet valentine ♥️. @ant_anstead ... here in spirit, as he’s away working hard to make some tv magic ✨ #HMF
SEE!!!!!! I DO own a shirt!!! And a jacket!!! 😎 Oh and a HUGE fat smile on my face too!! 🤗 @christinaelmoussa is responsible for one out of three.. 😍 #HMF ❤️❤️🔥🔥
Lovely weekend away with this guy .... 🍷🍾 @ant_anstead #hmf
That moment you decide to just stuff you faces and eat a load of really naughty food while watching the sunset! 🐷 On a school night too! I know! Rock n roll right! For no apparent reason! 😎☺️#HMF @christinaelmoussa
The past 10 months with you have been #magical ❤️ @ant_anstead
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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