With the two of them shooting the show for its eighth season, El Moussa told E!’s reporters that the dynamics on set are not all that different since their very public divorce.
“When we’re on set, not much has changed,” he said, noting it’s a lot of the same chemistry, same process and not at all a big difference on set.
“[But] now that we’re separated, I make sure I win a lot, I don’t let her beat me up as bad,” he said.
Since their divorce last December, El Moussa has been in the limelight for quite some time with every little ounce of action under scrutiny by the public, but it’s something that helped him “come out stronger.”
When asked if El Moussa would ever dip back into the ex-pool after showing footage of Christina saying she would never, the 35-year-old gave an answer that made E!’s reporters raise their eyebrows.
“Yes, of course I would,” he said promptly, while outlining conditions for dating an ex. “[But] I don’t think it would be with Christina and I’m a single man, loving life, totally single, so if there’s any single ladies out there, call Tarek El Moussa.”
When asked what El Moussa would be looking for in a partner, he took a moment to think and sighed, “Oh wow.”
Adding that he’s been single, traveling, going on dates and meeting new people, El Moussa noted that he is “dad half the time, single guy half the time,” noting it as the “best of both worlds after the separation.”
“Being a dad is number one,” he said. “[I] absolutely love them, my kids are my life and I’m very, very grateful that I get to be there for them.”
El Moussa opened up also about his Instagram photo of him in Lake Havasu that caused a stir online among fans and Christina, telling E! that the joke “backfired” and he should not have tagged his ex-wife.
With the E! correspondents circling back to his dating life, they inquired if he would ever go on a dating app, to which he replied, “no” but is open to dating shows.
“[I’m] ready to date and be healthy,” he said. “Healthy, happy and ready to move forward.”
The interview can be seen on E! Online and a clip with E! News can be seen below.
Photo credit: Twitter / @etcanada
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