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Tarek El Moussa Biography

Tarek El Moussa is a real estate investor and television personality. He is best known for co-hosting HGTV’s Flip or Flop alongside his ex-wife Christina Haack. The couple found success flipping houses instead of selling real estate, which had suffered during the 2008 economic downturn.

Tarek El Moussa Age

How old is Tarek? He is 40 years old as of 21 August 2021. He was born in 1981 in Long Beach, California, United States.

Tarek El Moussa Nationality

Moussa is an American national and citizen by birth. She was born in Long Beach, California, United State of America. He is of mixed ethnicity/heritage/ancestry.

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Tarek El Moussa Family | Parents

Moussa was born in Long Beach, California, the son of a Lebanese Catholic father whose family immigrated to Egypt and a Belgian mother.

Tarek El Moussa Wife | New Wife

In May 2009, he married Christina Haack. The pair met at a real estate office and then went into business together.  Tarek and Christina split up in 2018. In 2019, El Moussa began dating actress and real estate agent Heather Rae Young.

Tarek El Moussa Wedding

Tarek and His new wife Heather Rae Young tie the knot on October 23, 2021, at Miramar Beach in Montecito. The wedding was featured in the Discovery+ documentary “Tarek and Heather: The Big I Do.”

Tarek El Moussa Children

From his first marriage he was blessed with kids, Taylor Reese El Moussa, their first child, was born on September 22, 2010. Brayden El Moussa, their second child, was born on August 19, 2015.

Tarek El Moussa Cancer

In 2013, Tarek was diagnosed with cancer. Nurse Ryan Reade, a Flip or Flop viewer, noticed Tarek had a lump on his throat at specific angles and times and informed producers. Since 2014, Tarek has been cancer-free. After being diagnosed, El Moussa had his thyroid removed, but he soon discovered that the disease had spread to his lymph nodes. The remaining cancer was then treated with radioactive iodine. He also discovered that he had testicular cancer in addition to thyroid cancer. He eventually decided on removal surgery with an implant replacing the damaged testicle.

Tarek El Moussa’s Net Worth

How rich is Tarek? He has an estimated net worth of $15 million.

Tarek El Moussa Career

What does he do for a living?  El Moussa obtained his real estate license in 2002 at the age of 21. His real estate career was successful until the 2008 economic downturn, when the company he co-owned with his then-wife, Christina Haack, began to falter. At the time, the couple had no choice but to give up their $6,000-per-month home and relocate to a $700-per-month apartment. The couple then experimented with a new real estate strategy: house flipping. During their first flip, El Moussa submitted an audition film to HGTV that documented the pair’s process of flipping a house. Season 10 of the show, which had a successful 10-season run, will premiere on HGTV in December 2021.

Despite their divorce, Tarek and Christina continue to work together on Flip or Flop, with Tarek telling People, “HGTV has offered Christina and me amazing support from the beginning, and we are anxious to get out there and flip many more houses for Flip or Flop.” El Moussa debuted a second HGTV show, Flipping 101 with Tarek El Moussa, in 2020, in which he acts as a guide to inexperienced house-flippers.