9 Things You Might Not Know About Christina Haack

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Christina Haack is a force to be reckoned with. From her strong personality and perpetually positive outlook to her real estate and remodeling prowess and put-together appearance, there’s so much to admire about the HGTV host. Of course, those are all things that can be witnessed from watching a single episode of Flip or Flop or Christina on the Coast. When you dig even deeper, though, Christina’s admirable qualities—including her openness and resiliency—only grow. On that note, keep reading to learn 10 things you might not have known about the blonde bombshell taking HGTV and Instagram by storm.

She’s still close with Tarek’s family.

Despite her divorce from Tarek, she remains close to him (she has two kids a show with him, after all) and his family. In an Instagram post of her, their son Brayden, and Tarek’s mom Dominique, Christina wrote, “Modern Family ❄️ thank you Tarek for letting me borrow your mama!” She even tagged Tarek and Heather Young—Tarek’s new fiancée—in the post.

She re-embraced her maiden name.

For the first time in over 10 years, Christina is embracing her maiden name. Following her 2020 split from Ant Anstead, Christina made the decision to reclaim Haack as her last name.

“My grandma, Mildred ‘Biddy’ Haack, was my greatest influence growing up. She was always real in a world of so many fakes. I spent the summers on my family’s farm and we would stay up all night talking. She’s the only person I’ve ever really trusted with my life. Even in the era she grew up in she colored outside the lines and did things without fear of judgement. She loved me hard and always let me know I could achieve anything I wanted to. She spoke life into me when I was down and taught me what unconditional love is. I miss her every single day. Taking back the family’s last name and know my grandparents are smiling from above,” she captioned a black-and-white post explaining her decision.

She loves to wear all black.

If you scroll through Christina’s Instagram or see her out in real life, chances are she’ll be donning a head-to-toe black outfit. After all, her favorite attire is black-on-black, which she refers to as “Johnny Cash Vibes.”

She loves makeup.

While Christina is famous for her hosting on HGTV, she’s also well-known on Instagram for her professional-quality makeup skills. She’s paired up with Pink Dust Cosmetics a number of times to share her favorite looks and go-to products. In the clip below, you can check out her everyday makeup routine.

She wanted to be a sports agent.

Christina is known to keep it very real on Instagram. In a September 2020 post following her separation from Ant, she revealed that she never dreamed of being on TV—she wanted to be a sports agent like Jerry Maguire. While working on TV and with homes was never her goal, she admits that she grew up loving to look at homes with her parents so, in a way, she’s come full circle.

She has her own furniture line.

In July 2020, Christina excitedly announced her collaboration with Spectra Home Furniture, which launched in October of that same year. The 38-piece California Modern collection includes sofas, loveseats, tables and chairs, all of which are considered affordable despite their luxe appearance.

She has a Maya Angelou tattoo.

Christina is the first to admit that she’s faced hardship. But even on the grayest days, she remembers her power and persistence to rise up. With that in mind, it’s only fitting that in January 2021 she revealed Maya Angelou’s words, “Still I Rise” tattooed in sprawling cursive along her spine.

She’s an author.

Along with being a TV host, mother, daughter, friend and makeup lover, Christina is also an author. In 2020, she and nutritionist Cara Clark released The Wellness Remodel: A Guide to Rebooting How You Eat, Move, and Feed Your Soul. The book details Christina’s health struggles, including developing an autoimmune disease and struggling with infertility, which, until its release, she had kept largely hidden from the public eye. Beyond her own story, Christina and Cara share tips and recipes to bring balance into your life.

She prioritizes herself.

Last but not least, Christina is the queen of keeping it real and creating boundaries. With these strengths at her core, Christina has taken on a new stance of prioritizing herself—not in a selfish way, but a self-sustaining way; a way that supports and celebrates her health and happiness.

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