Atlanta’ Hosts Anita & Ken Corsini on Joining the HGTV Franchise and Keeping Their Marriage First

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Flip or Flop: Atlanta, HGTV’s latest installment of the home remodeling series, has
been a long time coming for Anita and Ken Corsini, a married couple and
co-founders of Red Barn Homes — and they can’t be more excited. 




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First contacted two years ago by a casting director for
HGTV, the couple soon found themselves interviewing with the network, creating a
sizzle reel and a pilot for their own show, Flipping the South,
which aired as a standalone on the network last May. The series was then picked
up for a full season, only to be absorbed into HGTV’s plan to expand the Flip
or Flop 
franchise during filming. It’s been quite the road for the
Corsinis, but as they told ET, it couldn’t have worked out any better. 

“It’s a huge honor to be part of an established
franchise,” Ken said of the shows, which started with Southern California
couple Tarek and Christina El Moussa in 2013. Flip or Flop quickly
became the second-highest rated program on HGTV, and the El Moussas just as
quickly became a tabloid staple, thanks to their recent split. The series has
since spawned several spinoffs, including 2015’s Follow-Up, 2017’s Vegas
hosted by Bristol and Aubrey Marunde, and upcoming versions in Chicago, Fort
Worth and Nashville. “It seemed like such a long shot. I don’t think either of
us really thought this would happen,” Ken said.

Having a show on HGTV seemed especially far-fetched for
Anita, who worked as a high school math teacher before starting a family with
Ken. “We were expecting our first child, and Ken had been working in
real estate for that year, so before I had that baby, he asked me, ‘Why don’t
you get your real estate license and join me?'” she recalled.

“We just decided to take the plunge together and make
it a family business, and that way we were home and around our baby and it kind
of bettered our schedules.”  



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Now, the couple’s business is booming. “The show does a
really good job of just kind of following us around in our daily business. We
keep flipping houses like we’ve been doing for 12 years, and now cameras are
going to follow us around and document how it works,” said Ken, who doesn’t
think the show has changed their business. “It just probably highlights what
we’re already doing.” 

Filming the show, Anita added, has allowed them to remember how
much fun they are together: “When you have kids and you’re working,
everything’s day-to-day, but doing the show really added a fun spark. We
genuinely love each other and have fun together, so it was really a fun
opportunity for us as a couple to be able to embark on this.”


Photo: HGTV


Anita and Ken, who had already started filming when news
broke of the El Moussas’ dramatic breakup last fall (the two remain friendly
and are still working together on Flip or Flop), said they haven’t
yet met Christina and Tarek — but don’t plan on letting their marriage suffer
the same fate. 

“To be honest, it’s never been a concern. We take our
marriage very seriously,” Ken said of their 17-year marriage. “We’re
very intentional about keeping a healthy marriage and staying close to each
other and having a really tight-knit family. I don’t believe that the show is
going to change that.” 

“Our marriage is first, always,” Anita
agreed. 



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That’s not to say viewers won’t see some drama on TV — it
will just be of the real estate variety. “I’m most excited for
everyone to see the walkthroughs, because the houses that we get are like
houses of horror,” Anita teased. “Some of them are so trashed, so
it’s quite entertaining to see the walkthrough.”

“That’s what makes the show so good,” Ken
concluded. 

Flip or Flop: Atlanta premieres Thursday,
July 20 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HGTV. 



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