Christina El Moussa speaks out about dealing with a painful divorce in the latest issue of People magazine.

The 34-year-old, who split from ex-husband Tarek almost two years ago, insists she finally feels “at peace” now, adding that the pair are doing all that they can to take care of their children; daughter Taylor, 7, and son, Brayden, 2.

The “Flip or Flop” star says of her previous struggles, “I felt like I was drowning. I was doing whatever I could to stay above water and just get through the day.”

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Photo: Justin Coit/People

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El Moussa goes on to speak about the “unfortunate incident,” which saw Tarek, who has since said he was “out hiking in the mountains” by himself, reportedly flee their home with a gun.

The incident resulted in a helicopter and 11 officers responding to an alleged suicidal male.

The star admits of the split, “A lot of people were thinking, ‘What’s going to happen?’ Tarek and I were so tied together on everything: real estate, the show, our children, our house. It was so stressful, and everyone was worried that it was going to explode.”

However, she says of their kids: “Somehow we managed to build something even bigger than we had before.”

El Moussa, who is now dating Ant Antstead, continues to say of how she feels at the moment: “I thought of this year like a rebuild.

“So I’m starting from scratch. I’m moving, I have a new TV show, a new boyfriend—there’s a lot of projects going on. I’m just so happy, and for the first time in a long time, I feel at peace, which is such a good feeling.”

El Moussa’s comments come after it was revealed last week that she’d managed to bag her own HGTV series, “Christina on the Coast”.