Tarek El Moussa says he's cancer-free, happy for his ex

HGTV host looking forward to future

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Tarek El Moussa

(CNN) - Tarek El Moussa is happy and healthy these days.

The "Flip or Flop" star gave an interview Monday to TMZ in which he talked about his health and the state of his relationship with his former wife and co-star, Christina.

The pair -- who have two children together -- shocked fans when they split in 2016, throwing into question what would happen with their beloved HGTV show.

And while they decided to keep working together, El Moussa admitted it wasn't easy.

"In the beginning it was like pulling teeth. Let's be honest," he said Monday. "Things are good today."

Christina married Ant Anstead, host of the car series "Wheeler Dealers," in December and is expecting a baby with her new husband. She also landed her own design show, "Christina on the Coast."

El Moussa said he's happy for them.

"My kids are super-excited, and I'm excited for her new chapter in life, and they're a great couple," he said. "I really do hope the best for them."

He's also excited for new career possibilities, El Moussa said.

But best of all the reality star shared the latest update on his six-year struggle with cancer.

"I just found out a few weeks ago that with my thyroid cancer I'm officially cancer-free," El Moussa told TMZ. "Like I am good."

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