Selling Sunset Star Heather Rae El Moussa And Tarek El Moussa Are Expecting Their First Child Together

Exciting baby news coming out of the reality tv world! Newlyweds Heather Rae El Moussa and Tarek El Moussa recently received a pleasant surprise – they are expecting their first child together!

The happy couple announced the news via Instagram with a sweet photo of Tarek kissing Heather’s baby bump. They captioned their photo on the beach, “Surprise!!! Baby El Moussa coming early 2023!!” People caught up with them to hear all the details. Apparently, they were in the middle of IVF treatments and even scheduled a transfer in the fall when Heather discovered she was pregnant.

The Selling Sunset star shared, “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 added, “I think when you least expect it and there’s no stress in your life, the world just brought us what was meant to be. I’m so excited that it happened like this.”

After getting together in 2019 and tying the knot less than a year ago, the two weren’t sure if kids were in the cards. Tarek already shares two boys with ex-wife Christina Hall. And Heather felt comfortable being “a bonus mom.” Heather explained, “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.”

Heather continued, “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.”

Tarek chimed in, “I’m just obsessed with my kids. They’re my everything, so having another one is just icing on the cake. I’m so excited.” Heather confirmed, “He’s such a good dad. That was another reason why I wanted to create something with him. Seeing him with Taylor and Braden, he’s just so obsessed with them. And he’s such a doting, amazing dad. I can’t wait to see him with our baby.”

The husband and wife duo are also in the middle of filming their new show, The Flipping El Moussas. Tarek said the day they found out, he was busy on a Zoom meeting. Tarek recalled, “I just had this weird feeling, and I was like, she needs to take a pregnancy test right away.” Heather agreed and Tarek “went back to work and completely forgot about it.” She ended up taking two more tests, which came out “undetected.” So she assumed she did something wrong. After Tarek left for a job, things quickly changed.

Heather took one more test and went to do some busy work. “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,” she happily remembered. Heather added that she screamed and startled her assistant, who cried happy tears when Heather shared the news. “I took two more tests. Right away, [they said] pregnant,” Heather said.

When Tarek, she surprised him by hiding the tests in a gift box, along with a baby onesie. Heather quipped, “I was like, I have to tell him in a cute way. I can’t just text him.” Tarek recollected, “I’m opening up this box and there are these sticks. I’m staring at them and thinking, are these COVID tests? And then I said, ‘Oh, s—! Are you pregnant?’ She said yes, and that’s how we found out.” Heather laughed, “I swear, it was 30 seconds of him trying to put it together.” But once he did, “I started tearing up because it was such a moment of excitement and relief. He was so happy. We hugged and embraced each other and kissed.”

The couple have already determined the sex of the baby but will have a gender reveal party in a few weeks. Said Heather, “Tarek thinks it’s a girl. I don’t know yet. I just want a happy, healthy baby. We already have Tay and Bray, so I’d be happy with either. But I secretly want a little mini Heather.”

Heather noted that she already told her Selling Sunset castmates Mary Fitzgerald, Chrishell Stause and Emma Hernan. They are all “so happy,” Heather declared. The mom-to-be said that the timing is perfect too. “My sister is pregnant with her third baby. It was my parents’ dream that we were pregnant at the same time. I never thought that would happen and the fact that it happened on its own just makes this so special for our family,” Heather said excitedly.

Now that they are expanding their family, it’s time for a new home. The real estate experts just finished a giant renovation on their Newport Beach property. But now they want to find something more kid-friendly. “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,” said Tarek. “But we definitely need to find a bigger house with a yard and some more space.”


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