Congratulations are in order for Heather Rae Young and Tarek El Moussa as the couple is expecting their first baby together. The couple was already undergoing IVF treatments when they got the exciting news a few weeks back.
Heather, known for starring in Selling Sunset on Netflix expressed her surprise over the happy news. She said, “It was a huge shock. We just weren’t expecting this. We had just gone through IVF. We had embryos on ice. We had a plan.”
Heather Surprised Tarek with the News
The couple was in the middle of shooting their HGTV docu-series The Flipping El Moussas’ when they received the news. Tarek said that, on the day, he had the feeling that Heather should take a pregnancy test. After Heather agreed, he totally forgot about it and went to work.
Heather took two tests first, and both of them went undetected. Then she took one more test which came out to be positive.
She shared the incident in an interview and said, “I was organizing my clothes. I was just doing other things, and probably like 20 minutes later I was like, ‘Oh, the pregnancy test.’ I went and looked and it said full-on pregnant.”
“I took two more tests. Right away, (they said) pregnant,” she added. She then surprised her husband when he returned home by hiding the test kits in a gift box with confetti.
Tarek Already has Two Children from his Previous Marriage
Tarek was earlier married to TV personality, Christina Hall. The 40-year-old real estate investor and reality star has two children from the marriage, an 11-year-old daughter named Taylor and a 6-year-old son named Brayden. Heather shares a great bond with both the children and calls herself their ‘bonus mom’.
Talking about the kids, Heather told in an interview, “When we first started dating three years ago, we went into our relationship not planning on having children together. I really love being a bonus mom to Taylor and Brayden. They’re such incredible kids and I love them so much.”
“But as your love grows more and more and you fall deeper in love with someone and you build this life together, I started picturing myself having a child with Tarek. I started thinking I just wanted to create something with the man that I’m in love with,” she continued.
Heather and Tarek began Dating in 2019
Heather, 34, started dating Tarek in 2019. The couple tied the knot in October last year. Just a month after the wedding, Heather had revealed her plans to undergo egg retrieval and freeze embryos.
The former playboy model had told, “Our life is already crazy. We’re raising two kids. I’m already a mommy. So I’m like, Well, why not have just one more?”
With the upcoming addition to their family, the couple’s next goal is to find a home. Talking about their plans to shift to a new house, Tarek said, “We are looking for a new house and if we don’t find that house when the baby comes, we do have room for the baby at our current home. But we definitely need to find a bigger house with a yard and some more space.”
Congratulations to the would-be parents! For more news and updates, stay tuned!