Today reported this week that Flip or Flop’s Tarek El Moussa just got engaged to his girlfriend, Heather Rae Young, following his split from his former co-star, Christina Anstead.
Reportedly, El Moussa, the host of Flipping 101 and Flip or Flop, asked Young for her hand in marriage while they celebrated their first anniversary in Catalina Island, California. On his Instagram this Sunday, the 38-year-old reality star announced the great news.
El Moussa revealed the photo along with the caption, “She said yes!” Fans of El Moussa know he has two children already with his ex-wife, Christina, Taylor, and Brayden, who are 9-years-old and 4-years-old respectively.
Tarek and Christina’s relationship didn’t go well. The couple finally split up in 2016 and they divorced in 2018. These days, Anstead is now in a relationship with Ant Anstead, and she and the English TV media personality have a 10-month-old son named Hudson.
El Moussa and Heather’s engagement came quickly. They just started dating one year ago, and they moved in together shortly after becoming exclusive. In an Instagram post earlier this year, he shared his joy toward waking up with her every morning.
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Exactly one year ago today, @heatherraeyoung and I decided to be exclusive during our second date! . Less then a week after our first date, we moved in together and never looked back! . I’ll never forget the first time I saw her, it was the 4th of July 2019. . On July 3rd, I was a lost and broken man. If you asked me about love I would have answered “not for me” . July 4th was different. It was the last thing I ever expected but I met the love of my life. The second our eyes connected and we smiled at each other I knew my life would never be the same. . She is incredible in every way possible and most importantly she loves and adores Tay and Bray. . @heatherraeyoung I just love you to the moon and back. You are my everything and you complete me. I’d be lost without you ❤️❤️❤️ . HAPPY ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY MY LOVE!! . . Now tell the truth…did you think we were gonna make it🤷♂️😎? .
This past year, El Moussa said to Today Parents that he considered bringing Heather into his children’s lives. She was the first woman he has ever introduced to his kids. El Moussa commented on how he wasn’t dating a lot of women following his split with Christina.
He wanted to make sure he had the right woman before he introduced Heather to them. Tarek says he knew right away Heather Rae Young was perfect to bring around his kids.
There’s no question Tarek has had a tumultuous past few years, including when he was diagnosed with two kinds of cancer, his divorce with Christina Anstead, and then his new relationship. Tarek explained how when he first met Heather Rae Young, it just seemed like shacking up with her was the right thing for him to do.
Sources say Heather Rae Young loves his two kids and is excited to get to know them a lot better.