Izzy Battres was the fan-favorite when he was in HGTV’s reality show Flip or Flop. But like the show, Izzy suffered a great deal from the separation between the show’s hosts Tarek El Moussa and Christina Haack. So much that he had to leave the show to bring things to normalcy.
But what exactly happened between Tarek, Christina, and Izzy that was so affecting.
Where Is Flip Or Flop’s Izzy Battres Now?
Izzy Batters first joined Flip or Flop in 2013. Izzy was the owner of a construction company and Tarek hired him to help out in a huge renovation project. From then on, Izzy was a staple of Flip and Flop because of his great construction insights and charming personality. In the early days, he had difficulty adjusting to the reality show world but he adapted well.
Izzy was good at taking care of the nitty-gritty aspects of the construction/renovation work. He went on to become a good friend of Tarek and Christina. And it was the closeness with the hosts that also became the reason for his disappearance from the show.
In 2016, the hosts of the show Tarek and Christina separated. Tarek filed for a divorce in 2017. But the trouble started to brew for Izzy in 2019, long after Tarek and Christina had separated. Around that time a rumor was going on about Christina’s new boyfriend.
According to the rumors, Christina was dating a contractor from Flip or Flop. And that contractor was Izzy. Some rumors went as far as to say that Izzy had something to do with Christina and Tarek’s separation. Izzy’s daughter came home one day and asked him if he was Christina’s new boyfriend.
Of course, that was not true as it was later proved. But the rumors had left a mark in Izzy’s life. He distanced himself from the show to get away from all that drama. Izzy last appeared on the 14th episode of the 8th season. He was absent from the rest of the season and also did not appear on the 9th season of the show.
However, the latest news now is that Izzy Batters has returned to the upcoming 10th season of the show.
Izzy has also worked on the Flip or Flop spin-off show Christina on the Coast. And he will be a part of a new reality show called Flipping 101.
On a side, and a very interesting note, Izzy has once acted in a play at his church.
Izzy Battres Net Worth
With more than $1.25 million in net worth, Izzy Battres is the owner and operator of Battres Construction. And the company is based in Santa Ana in Southern California.
The company’s website describes it as “a dynamic company that fosters a fundamental belief in continuous improvement, innovation, and collaboration.” Battres Construction is recognized as one of the Top 500 remodeling companies in the USA.
Izzy started his company in 2008, during the Economic Recession. And Izzy has said that it was difficult for him. He said there were “a lot of sleepless nights”. And it was meeting Tarek and Christina that was the turning point for his business.
Izzy Battres Wife
Izzy Battres is married to his wife, Lily Battres. The couple first met in a church. Lily had just been divorced from her previous marriage and had a rough time overall. She was there to start dedicating her life to God and Izzy was just a religious fellow who went to church regularly.
Izzy and his wife, Lily are two people devoted to each other. Izzy has only kind words to describe Lily. He has called her “a gift from God”, “an amazing woman who enriches every moment of [his] life”, “a precious gift” to him, and so on.
The married couple has two kids, Iliana and Joseph. According to his social media, Izzy just bought Iliana her first car. Also, his son, Joseph graduated from high school in 2019.
Izzy believes that his family, i.e. his wife and his kids, always comes first.
How Old Is Izzy Battres?
As of December 2021, Izzy was 49 years of age. And he celebrates his birthday on the 6th of May. That was why he is a Taurus.
His wife Lily also celebrates her birthday in May (30th). She was, however, a Gemini.
Is Izzy Battres On IG, Facebook?
Yes, Izzy is on different social media platforms, including Instagram and Facebook. His Instagram handle was @izzybattres. And he has a regular Facebook profile with the name Israel Battres and a Facebook page with the name Izzy Battres.
His Twitter handle is @izzybattres.
What Is Izzy Battres Nationality?
Izzy Batters was born in Santa Ana, California. And since Izzy was a born-and-bred Californian, his nationality was American.
Who Are Izzy Battres Family Members?
We do not know Izzy’s father’s name. But he has appeared a few times on Izzy’s social media. He turned 75 years of age in 2021.
Izzy’s mother is Eva Battres. And his sister’s name is Yvette Battres-Mullen. Yvette works at Battres Construction and is married to Timothy Mullen. She has two kids with Timothy.
Izzy also has two brothers, who also work in the construction business. But their names were not known.
How Tall Is Izzy Battres?
Izzy Batters is 5 feet and 10 inches tall.