Heather Rae El Moussa has seemingly not filmed any episodes of Selling Sunset‘s season 7, despite production being well underway, and fans of the bubbly realtor and mom want to know why.

Why Hasn’t Heather Rae El Moussa Appeared on Any Episodes of ‘Selling Sunset’ Season 7?

She initially didn’t start filming at the start of the season because she was on maternity leave after giving birth to her first child, son Tristan Jay, whom she shares with husband Tarek El Moussa. Despite his January 31, 2023, arrival, Heather said she was ready to return to the show.

“Season 7 is filming right now, but I’ve been off maternity leave and I’ve been excited to get back to work,” Heather told E! News on March 29.

By October, it was clear Heather wasn’t going to be back on the screen for season 7 as frequently as fans would’ve hoped. “Looks like I got pushed in the water,” she wrote on Instagram, adding, “Its a good thing I can swim! Congrats to my girls on S7! You may see me in a few episodes.”

Has Heather Rae El Moussa Been Asked to Return for ‘Selling Sunset’ Season 7?

“So far, I’ve not been called back,” Heather revealed to the outlet. As for producers not reaching out to ask her to return, the reality star told the outlet about season 7. “It’s been a little frustrating,” adding, “So, not sure what’s been going on.”

Heather was back aboard the show for season 6, which premiered in May 2023. Netflix dropped a new promo for Selling Sunset season 6 on April 20, which showed the still-pregnant blonde in a red pantsuit while cupping her baby bump with her name featured across the screen. Each of the eight cast members were showcased in the same way, along with a powerful quote. Heather’s was, “I’m gonna be a rock star mommy and also a rock star businesswoman.”

The realtor posted the promo to her Intagram page the same day, writing in the caption, “Ready or not… Selling Sunset season 6 officially returns on May 19th on @netflix. Who missed us??!”

Season 6 saw Heather and newcomer Bre Tiesi form a strong bond, before Heather welcomed her little boy.

How Many Seasons Has Heather Rae El Moussa Appeared on ‘Selling Sunset’?

After working as a model and actress, Heather pursued a career in real estate and has been part of the Netflix series since season 1, which debuted in 2019. She was already working at L.A.’s prestigious high-end firm, The Oppenheim Group, when the cameras came calling.

“We weren’t cast on the show. I was already a part of The Oppenheim Group and had been for five years when we started filming. We were already a real estate team,” Heather told STYLECASTER in 2020.

“Obviously, a lot of thoughts go through your head. You’re like, ‘OK. Wow. Exciting! We’re going to be filming a reality show.’ We get to show people these beautiful properties and an insight into our lives. We get to work in one of the best places for real estate in the world and see gorgeous, multi-million-dollar homes in the Hollywood Hills,” the blonde beauty gushed.

“But obviously, we’re putting our whole lives out there. We’re giving you our hearts, our souls, our personal relationships. You have to sit back and think, ‘Wow. Am I ready for this?’ Even though we all said, ‘Yes. We’re ready.’ You’re really not ready. There are cameras on you hours and hours throughout the day, and we don’t control what happens in the editing room,” she added.

What Other Projects Is Heather El Moussa Working On?

Heather and Tarek developed their own HGTV home renovation show, The Flipping El Moussas, which premiered on March 2, 2023.

How Did the ‘Selling Sunset’ Cast React to Heather El Moussa’s Absence?

Not everyone is thrilled that Heather wasn’t invited to come back for season 7. Speaking to People ahead of the season, Jason Oppenheim revealed, “I really miss Heather. I miss Heather being around when we’re filming, and she’s [living] in Newport Beach, so I’m not really seeing her as much in the L.A. office anymore. She’s just such a fun, easygoing personality to be around. So I think everyone misses Heather when she’s not here.”