Celebrity Real Estate Investor Tarek El Moussa; Cancer, Wife, Engaged

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Tarek El Moussa told himself no matter what, he can’t quit. Yes the powerful lines were of Tarek after he defeated a six years battle with thyroid and testicular cancer diagnosed back in 2013.

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American real estate investor Tarek El Moussa is the host of HGTV series Flip or Flop. It is the same show Tarek and his former wife Christina Anstead were hosting for the past seven years. 

Tarek El Moussa Bio & Family

The TV personality was born on 21 August 1981 in Long Beach, California. Talking about his family, he shares a great rapport with his divorced parents including his stepfather, Robert Carroll. He is very close to his mother, Dominique El Moussa and for him, the family is everything. His step-father was a cancer patient and now he is cancer-free. 

He took his Instagram handle and announced the delighting news of Robert winning the cancer battle on 25 May 2017. He also adores his sister named Angelique.

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Career & Net Worth Details With Former Wife!

The 38-year-old has an astonishing net worth of $10 million. As a California based real estate agent and house flipper, he has been able to garner such illustrious wealth. He is also a prominent figure to co-host the HGTV TV series Flip or Flop. The program that debuted on 16 April 2016 will broadcast its ninth season from August 2020. 

Besides him, his ex-wife Christina has a lot of contribution to the show to reach newer heights. Christin has a net worth of $12 million from her real estate career with Tarek. They found a real-estate agency, The El Moussa Group, in Orange County, an area with one of the largest foreclosure rates in the country. After their 2018 divorce, the entity closed.

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Tarek’s Cancer Details & Recent Engagement!

The Flip or Flop host met Christina while working in the real estate industry post-college. Knowing each other for some years, they went to exchange their wedding vows in Spring 2020 in Coronado Island, San Diego. Two years later, they welcomed their first child as daughter Reese in September 2010 and baby boy, Brayden James in August 2015.

In 2013, he was diagnosed with both thyroid and testicular cancer. After the medical team instruction, radiation treatment, the former couple decided to bank Tarek’s sperm and try in vitro fertilization to have a second child. The initial Vitro fertilization attempt failed in leading miscarriage on the second try until 2015 for the second baby’s arrival. 

However, things were not working in their relationship. After the mid-2016 incident, Christina filed for divorce in 2017 which was finalized in January 2018. A year later after divorce and six years battling the disease, Tarek was cancer-free.

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CANCER FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!🙏🙏🙏🙏 . As most of you know…2013 was the scariest year of my life! I didn’t only get hit with one cancer..but got hit with two different cancers😬 . I found out at the beginning of filming season 2 of Flip or Flop. I remember the production company calling me and telling me they understand if I can’t move forward. I said thank you but no thank you let’s keep going!!!! . I gained 50 pounds that season from cancer side affects, had two surgeries and went through radioactive iodine treatment. I was very sick with terrible migraines and nauseous every day. But, I told myself no matter what you can’t quit!!! It was tough but I knew deep down I had to keep going. I was very scared and suffering inside but never showed it. Looking back I should have. . Today I got the best news ever…I’m cancer free and I’m healthier than ever!!!!😊😊😊. This makes me so happy not for me but for my babies ❤️. I have to be healthy and alive for them!! (I’m tearing up writing this😭😭😭) . Ugh…they are my everything and they need their daddy! This news is so good because I’m alive to be here for THEM!! . From the bottom of my heart I love all of you. I read all your comments and feel like I know so many of you. You have followed me so long I’d probably recognize you on the street. I’m saying this because I appreciate you and all of your support…thank you again from the bottom of my heart ❤️ . OFFICIALLY CANCER FREE- TAREK😊 .

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During the same time, he began dating Selling Sunset star Heather Rae Young, age 32. A year apart, they got engaged on 27 July 2020. 

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She said yes! #FlippingHerLastName @dukeimages

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Heather is an actress by profession, born on 16 September 1987 in Anaheim, California. She is the recipient of the Playboy Playmate of the Month.

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Some Interesting Facts About Tarek El Moussa

  • Tarek’s ethnicity is half Middle Eastern.
  • In 2018, Tarek and Christina co-founded a real estate education course called Real Estate Elevated.
  • In May 2016, Tarek was found by the police and maintained that he was never suicidal and had simply gone for a hike, taking a gun to protect himself from wild animals.
  • The 2016 incident was one prime reason for their separation. 
  • His former wife began dating English television presenter Ant Anstead in November 2017.
  • Christin and Ant got married on 22 December 2018 at their Newport Beach, California.
  • She has one child with Ant named Hudson London Anstead, born on 6 September 2019.

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