‘Flip or Flop’

Christina’s New Guy Witnessed Blowup

12/15/2016 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

EXCLUSIVE

1214-tarek-christina-el-moussa-gary-anderson-hgtv-first-team-02Flip or Flop” star Christina El Moussa had an available crying shoulder when hubby Tarek took off with a gun … a man who not only witnessed the incident but later ended up dating Christina.

The guy is Gary Anderson … who was on scene back in May when 11 deputies responded to “a call of a possibly suicidal male with a gun.”

According to law enforcement … Gary’s the witness who told deputies he saw Tarek run out of his back door and onto a hiking trail. Gary claimed Christina — who was shaking and crying — told him Tarek had taken a gun.

Gary is a contractor who, according to our sources, has done work for the El Moussas — although he was at the neighbor’s house the day Tarek bolted … according to cops.

We’re told a few months after the incident his friendship with Christina turned romantic.

As we reported … production will continue as scheduled … for now.

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