August 18, 2019

Tarek El Moussa Introduces New Girlfriend Heather Rae Young 3 Years after Splitting with His Then-Wife Christina

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Three years after his split from his ex-wife, reality star Tarek El Moussa announced that he is dating actress, Heather Rae Young.

Tarek, who is famous for HGTV reality TV series "Flip or Flop," confirmed his new relationship on E!’s Daily Pop.

“I've been on my own for close to three and a half years now and to finally find someone again..."

Tarek El Moussa at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on July 23, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California | Photo: Getty Images


“This is a new word for me, I never thought I'd say this word again, but this beautiful young lady, Heather Rae, is my girlfriend, officially, yeah," Tarek said.


He described the actress, who stars on Netflix’s real-estate program “Selling Sunset,” as “awesome.”

“I feel really, really lucky to have met her. We have so many things in common. She's amazing,” he said.


 “It's been a long time since I've started falling in love,” Tarek continued. “I've been on my own for close to three and a half years now and to finally find someone again, it's a really big deal for me, because a few months ago if you would have asked me, I would say 'I'm gonna be on my own forever and I'm happy being alone,' and you know what, I realize what I was missing now.” 

Tarek achieved stardom with the HGTV real-estate show, “Flip or Flop,” which he hosted alongside his ex-wife, Christina.

The couple, who are both real estate agents, split in 2016, after seven years of marriage. Their divorce was finalized in January 2018. They share daughter Taylor Reese, 9, and son James, 4.




Like Tarek, Christina appears to have moved on from their breakup. 

On December 22, 2018, she tied the knot with British television personality, Ant Anstead, in Newport Beach, California.

Tarek said Christina and Heather have not met yet. In one Instagram post, Christina wrote that she felt lucky for having Ant in her life. She described him as “magical.”

In another Instagram post, shared on March 22, 2019, Christina announced that she and her husband are expecting their first child together.