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HGTV's 'Flip or Flop' star' Christina El Moussa files for divorce from Tarek eight months after split

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Updated August 16, 2017 02:36 PM EDT

"Flip or Flop" star Christina El Moussa has filed for divorce from Tarek El Moussa eight months after the couple announced they were separating, according to People.

In the court documents, Christina cited "irreconcilable differences" and requested joint custody of their two young kids.

The couple has been married for seven years and star in HGTV's hit show "Flip or Flop."

Tarek and Christina separated shortly after a May 2016 incident in which police came to their California home due to reports that a male had left their house with a gun.

The El Moussa's issued a joint statement addressing the incident and their separation.

"Like many couples, we have had challenges in our marriage," they said. "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."

Despite their separation, Tarek and Christina continued to host their show and signed for a eighth season in April.

A few months later, Tarek submitted his paperwork for a divorce.

The husband and wife team behind HGTV's "Flip or Flop" have announced their separation six months after police were called to their home over what the couple called an "unfortunate misunderstanding."

Tarek and Christina El Moussa say in a statement that police were called out of "an abundance of caution."

They say there was no violence and no charges were filed.

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The couple says the incident prompted them to seek counseling and they've decided to separate while evaluating the future of their marriage.

The statement says they plan to continue their professional life together.

HGTV says that it will honor any decision that works best for the couple and their children and that the home renovation series "will continue production as scheduled."

TMZ first reported the couple's separation Monday.

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