The 'Flipping El Moussas' stars are the loves of each other’s lives
The HGTV stars have had a lot of sweet things to say about each other during their four-year love-filled relationship. The “true soulmates” tied the knot in October 2021.
Heather said Tarek is “loyal above anything.”
“You are loyal above anything, you have a passion for life, the biggest heart, giving, you wake up every single day to work your ass off to protect our family & work hard for us,” the Selling Sunset star said in an Instagram tribute celebrating Tarek’s birthday in August when he turned 42, adding, “You put others before yourself and genuinely want to change and motivate people’s lives,” the reality star added. “I love seeing you as a dad & raising kids with you is such a beautiful thing…“You are a fighter, you never give up. Let’s stay in our bubble, stay focused and celebrate life. 🤍,” wrote Heather.
In 2019, just a little over a month of dating Tarek, Heather wrote in an Instagram caption celebrating his birthday: “Since you came into my life I haven’t stopped smiling. When I’m with you the world stops.”
Tarek said that “every day feels like the best day” with Heather.
"I wake up every morning feeling like the luckiest guy in the world," Tarek said in an Instagram post celebrating Heather’s birthday last year which included a sweet carousel of photos. "Every day with you feels like the best day," the Flip or Flop star said. “There is no one in this world like you:)! You have a heart of gold and my heart lights up every time you walk into the room. As I said on our wedding day, you make me want to be a better man."
"I wake up every morning feeling like the luckiest guy in the world," he added.
They are each other’s “best friend” and have “soul mate love.”
“I couldn't have asked for a better partner, best friend, step-mom, and mom to be,” Tarek said in a birthday tribute Instagram post last September for Heather, who at the time was expecting their first child. Tarek whisked Heather away on a romantic getaway to a Malibu bungalow filled with flowers. Calling his wife "Bunny,” he added, “I love you more than words can describe.”
Heather said Tarek is her soulmate in a post on her Instagram in August 2022 when she celebrated his birthday. "Happy birthday to the man who forever has my heart my true soulmate ❤️," Heather captioned her post. "To the best daddy, my best friend the most hardworking and dedicated man I know, the most loving and kind person, the most generous friend, and the best partner I could ever ask for."
"Words can't begin to describe how lucky I feel to have you as my person and as the father to our baby boy & to Tay & Bray,” she said. “You've shown me what pure happiness is. I love this life that we've built together and there's truly no one I'd rather grow old with than you.”
On first meeting Tarek on the Fourth of July in 2019, Heather said, "From the first day I met you, to our first date and our second date when we decided to commit 100% before we barely even knew each other. But we knew what we had was special. We had that butterflies in your tummy, can’t eat, can’t stop smiling soul mate love. ❤️."
Tarek was “in awe” of Heather during her pregnancy.
The HGTV star wrote a sweet tribute to Heather in August 2022, sharing a candid shot of the couple on Instagram. "When everyday is bring your wife to work day>>> 🙌," he wrote in the caption alongside the snap. "In awe of how amazing Heather has been doing throughout her pregnancy. Still coming to work, still working out, and still being an incredible step mom to Tay and Bray!"
In January 2023 Heather and Tarek welcomed a son, Tristan. Heather and Tarek announced their pregnancy exclusively to PEOPLE in July 2022. Heather is also stepmom to Tarek’s children Taylor and Brayden.
They were giddy about each other from the start.
In August 2019, Heather and Tarek sat down for their first interview as a couple with PeopleTV’s Reality Check. “We’ve been spending a lot of time together…and we just have so much fun,” Tarek told PEOPLE. “After all the hardships that I’ve experienced, and there’s so many ups and downs in life, sometimes having fun is like the best medicine.”
“We really focus on having fun and living life and just enjoying each other’s company,” he added. “And going out to dinner, and going boating, and….I’m talking too much because I’m excited,” Tarek gushed.
For her part, Heather said, “He’s been very romantic, it’s been very amazing. All happiness and smiles.” Tarek then shared that he sent his boat up to L.A. to surprise Heather one weekend.
“Physically, spiritually, mentally, I was so broken,” Tarek told PEOPLE Now. “I just never really thought I would open up to someone again. I never thought I would be vulnerable again.”
“I saw [Heather] one day…and right when she smiled, I just lit up inside,” he said. “She’s so amazing and supportive and strong. She makes me feel better. She makes my life better.”
“Happy happy happy birthday @therealtarekelmoussa since you came into my life I haven’t stopped smiling,” she captioned a photo of the couple. “When I’m with you the world stops. So excited to share your special day with you. You + me.”
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