Christina Anstead's Ex Tarek El Moussa Reveals He Was 'Broken' before Meeting His New Girlfriend Heather Young

Tarek El Moussa, Christina Anstead’s ex, revealed in a recent interview, how broken and lost he was after going through a high profile divorce, and two cancers. It all happened before he met his new girlfriend.

In life, there’s always a silver lining even when things look dark and bleak. For Christina Anstead’s ex, Tarek El Moussa, his silver lining came as girlfriend, Heather Rae Young.

In a recent interview with People Now, the “Flip or Flop” star said before his life became sunshine and rainbows, he was “Broken spiritually, mentally, and physically.”

Having gone through a very public divorce with Anstead, El Moussa spent the last three years trying to fix his mind, and body and all it took was a smile from Young to make his world right again.

Describing the first time he saw his “Girlfriend,” the dad-of-two said his world turned upside down, and his insides lit up at the “Selling Sunset” host’s smile. The TV star added he had not felt that way in years, not even with his ex, and he wanted to treasure it and keep it away from the public.

Things went out of his control after paparazzi photographed the lovebirds sharing PDA on board El Moussa’s yacht. Left with no choice, the HGTV star confirmed the relationship with an Instagram post.

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I just had the best date night last night!!!!!❤️❤️❤️ Tay and my Niece Malia had a blast! . Im honored to have been invited by @Discovery to watch Serengeti along with my family last night. (Even though it’s family-friendly, Brayden is still a little too young to watch and stayed at home). . We fell in love with the majestic animals of the Serengeti and connected with the stories behind some wild lions, baboons, hyenas and cheetahs. . Watching their dramatic moments of survival and how animals parent in the wild was inspiring, funny and at times made my heart pound… just like my real dad life. HA! . But in all seriousness, I walked out of there with even more admiration for Mother Nature and all of her magic. . Please be sure to tune in to this new documentary series premiering on August 4 on @discovery!!

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He later told E! News Daily Pop that being with Young has been amazing. They have a lot in common, and she continually supports and makes his life better.

During their first interview with People TV’s “Reality Check,” the happy couple admitted they’ve been spending time in each other’s company. The former Playboy model already met El Moussa’s kids, Taylor and Branden.

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❤️❤️❤️ it’s official!!!! After more than 3 years on my own I’m so PROUD to say that this beautiful, sweet and talented young lady is my girlfriend! . I’ll be honest and say I never thought I would meet someone special in my life after the last three years. . Then...out of the blue @heatherraeyoung walked into my life. . The first time I saw her smile she “did that thing to my tummy” and I knew right away I needed to get to know her... so I asked her out!! She said yes😎 . In life you can’t predict the future! I couldn’t predict divorce! I couldn’t predict two cancers! I couldn’t predict my back injury! You just never know what tomorrow brings. . I just want to let the world know I met someone special that makes me want to be a better man :) . So let’s all welcome @heatherraeyoung into my life. It’s still new and we are both so excited for the future! . So tell me!! Are we a cute couple or what 🤷‍♂️😎 .

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Young said she and the Orange County resident are enjoying doing what she called, “normal fun things,” and described the two-times cancer survivor as romantic, and their relationship as, “all happiness and smiles.”

El Moussa could use those two words in his life. Following his separation from Anstead, their divorce was made public because of their reality show. They finalized the details in 2018, and share joint physical custody of their children.

The ex-couple still work on “Flip and Flop” together; they are currently airing a new season. When asked if it was awkward by People, the reality star answered in the negative.

He explained that they put aside their feelings to have a cordial and respectful relationship for their children, and he joked that the best part is, he doesn’t have to be a “yes man” to Anstead anymore.

It’s lovely that El Moussa is in a great place. After the difficulties he’s faced, he deserves to be in love and excited about life and the future again. 

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