For Christina Haack, labeling the last few years as a whirlwind would be an understatement.
While she and Tarek El Moussa seemed fine while filming their home renovation series Flip or Flop, the parents of two divorced in 2017 — and by the following year, Haack, 37, married British TV personality Ant Anstead, whom she welcomed a son with in 2019.
But one year later, the newlyweds went their separate ways.
Despite her troubles, the HGTV star is holding her head high and putting energy into herself, her kids and the third season of her show Christina on the Coast.
"I'm focusing on keeping our private life more private and just enjoying our time together and just being positive," she explained to PEOPLE.
Of course, that's easier said than done, but Haack is determined to give her and El Moussa's kids — daughter Taylor, 10 and son Brayden, 5 — as well as her 1-year-old son Hudson with Anstead, a normal life.
"I think it's controllable by spending more time together, staying off social media and not reading things," she explained. "And just focusing on the present and not getting sucked into it all."
Instead of reliving the past, the blonde beauty told Entertainment Tonight that she chooses to focus "on staying positive. Like, I don't get stuck in dwelling on things if they're going differently," she shared. "I just always constantly am looking at the future. New projects, new fun activities and everything like that. I guess the main thing is, just not getting stuck in the setback and just looking at the future."
Having a "great" coparenting relationship with her exes also helps.
"They're really good at scheduling and open communication," she noted. "I'd say that definitely is our strongest suit, just being there for the kids. That is definitely all of our priorities.
Fans will get a glimpse into her hectic family life in the third season of her show.
"I include them when I can but I try not to overdo it. Just because with school and sports and everything. But when we can, yeah, they love it and I love having them on camera," she gushed. "It's fun to watch that back."