As she and Tarek await the birth of their baby boy, the Selling Sunset star is admitting to feeling that she was “second” behind the Christina on the Coast host, who previously starred alongside Tarek on Flip or Flop, discussing their “ups and downs,” and talking co-parenting.
“I haven’t talked about this much because I’m a very happy, positive person, but I felt like I was always second,” Heather admitted on the November 29 episode of Today All Day’s The New Rules, via E! News. “No one ever made me feel that way, but I think when your significant other had such a long relationship with the previous spouse and a lot of love, and it was a very public divorce, and you’re coming into it, and you fall in love with each other, but you always kind of think of the ex—like, for me I did.”
“So I kinda had to navigate my feelings along with falling in love with a man, raising children, getting a whole new family, also filming my own TV shows,” she added.
As fans well know, Christina and Tarek, who share a daughter Taylor, 12, and a son Brayden, 7, split in 2016 after seven years of marriage and got divorced in 2018. Then, the following year, Tarek began dating Heather, and in 2021, they got married. Meanwhile, Christina remarried twice, first to now-ex-husband Ant Anstead, with whom she shares her 3-year-old son Hudson, and then to her current husband, Josh Hall.
And while the ladies have had their high moments, sending Mother’s Day flowers to one another in 2021, they’ve also had some low moments, including their reported heated verbal exchange in May, which took place at one of their kids’ soccer games.
That said, Heather said that when it comes down to it, they always put the children first.
“It wasn’t always perfect,” Heather admitted. “I mean, we’ve definitely had some ups and downs, and they’ve had ups and downs. And I think she realized how much I love the kids, and they are No. 1 to me over anything. So any drama aside, the kids are the most important thing to all of us.”
In other news, Christina took to her Instagram Story on Monday, November 28, to explain her decision to keep her son Hudson off social media after posting a family photo on her main page in which an emoji covered the child’s face.
“What better back drop for family photos than a beautiful fall colored field?! This photoshoot was one of my favorites. I Love my family,” Christina wrote in the caption of her family pic.
Following the sharing of the post, many of Christina’s fans and followers wondered why Ant can share images of Hudson’s face, but she can’t.
“How silly that you cannot show your child’s picture, but he is putting him on Instagram. Beautiful family,” one person said.
“If anyone wants to see Hudson, head over to Christina’s narcissistic ex-husband’s page where he is fully exploited for the sole purpose of destroying the person who birthed him,” wrote a second.
“His dad can show his face but you can’t? Ridiculous,” added a third.
However, while Ant recently accused Christina of “exploiting” their son on social media and on television, Christina said on her Instagram Story that it was actually her decision to keep Hudson offline.
“This will be the last time I talk about this … Since there is so much confusion and false info about Hudson’s photos,” Christina wrote. “People on here telling me, ‘She was never told she couldn’t post’ … Umm correct … I never said that! I was NOT told I could no longer post Hudson … I was NOT told anything by a judge because I was never in front of a judge. I CHOSE and Choose not to post Hudson because I was exhausted with Instagram being used as a tool against me.”
“This has nothing to do with ads, people need to wrap their heads around the fact that none of this actually has to do with advertisements. This is about CONTROL.”
“There are many things that I was no longer ok with. Instagram was being used as a tool against me to judge the kind of mom I was and I was sick of it. Every photo I posted of Hudson on my Story or main page was being screen shot and picked apart. So that is why I am choosing not to post Hudson. Now the ‘[know] it alls’ can go back to his page please. Thank you.”
Christina on the Coast season four premieres on Thursday, December 8, at 8 p.m. on HGTV and Selling Sunset season six is expected to begin streaming on Netflix sometime in early 2023.
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