Things are heating up between Flip or Flop star Tarek El Moussa and his new girlfriend, Heather Rae Young. The (v good-looking) pair recently went Instagram official, but if you’re asking yourself, “Who is Heather Rae Young,” you’re not alone! Keep scrolling to learn more about the Selling Sunset guru.
She’s a So-Cal native.
According to her IMDb, the 31-year-old was born in Anaheim, California and raised in the small town of Running Springs. Her first job was working as a server at a local pizza place. Such humble beginnings!
She was Playboy Playmate Miss February 2010.
In June 2008, Heather ditched the pizza parlor and attended a “Playboy” casting call. She got called back for some test photos and was featured on the Playboy Cyberclub website in the pictorial “Lounge Acts” in August 2009. She went on to be chosen as Playmate of the Month in the February 2010 issue of the famous magazine.
She, too, is a reality star.
As a real estate agent, Heather specializes in high-profile and wealthy clients including celebrities, musicians and athletes on Netflix‘s Selling Sunset. That said, selling homes is just a side hustle for the blonde beauty. When she’s not flipping expensive properties, she’s a model for EMG. Distractify, however, reports that the starlet often lets her personal problems get in the way of her professional life. Hmm … watch out, T!
She initially turned Tarek down.
Second time’s the charm? Prior to making out on a yacht, Heather wasn’t so sure about the father of two. “I met Tarek first … on [the] 4th of July, but we had spoken briefly a while back,” she told Radar Online. “He had asked me out, and I said no at the time, and he respected that. I was in a past relationship. … We reconnected on the 4th of July through mutual friends. And yeah, the rest is history.”
Previously, Tarek shared his side of the story on Instagram. “I’ll be honest and say I never thought I would meet someone special in my life after the last three years. Then, out of the blue, @heatherraeyoung walked into my life,” he said on the photo-sharing site. “The first time I saw her smile she ‘did that thing to my tummy’ and I knew right away I needed to get to know her. … So I asked her out!! She said yes.” Ah, young love.
She already met Tarek and Christina’s kids.
Well, that was fast! During an interview with Access Live, Tarek gushed about his leading lady. “I did meet somebody. Her name is Heather Rae Young. I’ve been on my own for three years. I’ve been looking and looking. I finally met Heather,” he told them. “She’s amazing. She’s brilliant, she has a huge heart, she’s killing it … and she’s just a superstar. She’s like the coolest girl I have ever met. I just adore her.” Aw! But wait … there’s more.
The HGTV star — who now has his own series titled Flipping 101 w/ Tarek El Moussa — also revealed that Heather met all the important people in his life, including his two kids, whom he shares with ex Christina Anstead. “Last night, she met my kids my mom, my dad, my sister the entire family. It was a big night,” he confessed. “I never thought I would say these words again, but I do have a girlfriend.”
Clearly, Tarek no longer needs help finding love. Initially, Taylor and Brayden’s dad said he would be open to his ex playing matchmaker. “If she finds me the perfect specimen, then yeah,” he told Us Weekly. “That sounds great.” Looks like he already found her!
She can make fun of herself.
On August 12, the gorgeous selfie-taker — who boasts nearly 500,000 followers on Instagram — gave a cute clap back after someone seemingly hinted at lip fillers. “For Interviews today for glam I decided to go with a natural lip,” she captioned the shot. “Tomorrow maybe I’ll add a pop of color … ? Tell me what is your top restaurant I should try While I’m in New York?”
In response, one person wrote, “Natural lip lol 😂😂😂,” to which she replied, “Hahah natural color. :)” Gotta love a sense of humor!
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