Tarek El Moussa's girlfriend says she's not intentionally trying to channel his ex-wife, Christina — any resemblance is just a coincidence.
With blonde hair, hazel eyes and a near-identical skin tone, Heather Rae Young certainly has some key physical traits in common with Christina Anstead, who finalized her divorce from Tarek in January 2018. The former couple continued to work together on their HGTV show "Flip Or Flop" even after romantically parting ways. (Heather herself is well-versed in the world of real estate; she's a broker on Netflix's reality show "Selling Sunset.")
Both Tarek and Christina have both since moved on to new relationships: Christina wed Ant Anstead in late 2018, and Tarek went public with Heather this summer. And this week, Heather made it clear that she's not out to emulate her boyfriend's ex after someone on Instagram asked, "Are you trying to look like Christina?"
"How would I be 'trying to look like someone?'" Heather responded in a text post. "Last time I checked I've looked like this my whole life."
She then joked, "Yes, that's my ultimate goal & I even rushed to a doctor to change my whole appearance!!! Come on guys, let's stop being ridiculous."
Another fan submitted a Christina-related question to Heather's Q&A to ask if the two women have get along. "Yes we do," Heather replied with a smiley face emoji.
It should come as no surprise that Heather and Christina have gotten to know each other: Tarek and his ex share custody of their two children, and Heather has become integrated into some family gatherings, like Halloween. "My life has changed so much and I feel so fulfilled and happy," Heather wrote alongside a photo of herself with Tarek and the kids.
Christina and her husband are also parents to a three-month-old son named Hudson.