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."
Heather Rae Young on Instagram
Heather Rae Young on Instagram
Happy happy happy birthday @therealtarekelmoussa since you came into my life I haven’t stopped smiling. When I’m with you the world stops. So excited to share your special day with you. 🥳❤️ You + Me
Already heading back to LA! ✈️ Lots of travel this week. But here is a pic from yesterday’s shoot. . The makeup is heavier than a “normal” day look but it translated so well on camera.
My 3 tips for travel days:
1.Bring your own healthy snacks & treats so you aren’t tempted to eat fast food. 🍎
2. Drinks lots and lots of water 💧 flying dehydrates you & makes your skin icky.
3. Take off your makeup 💄 and use a hydrating moisturizer or serum. .
What are your travel tips?!
Such a fun party this past weekend celebrating something very special. I felt elegant with my hair like this. Definitely a look I’d love to try again! . Dress- @abyssbyabby Showroom- @eveleighstyle Makeup- @makeupangie_mua Hair- @meetmelodymarie Tan- @aesthetics_bymorgan
Our Halloween was so special. We had so much fun Trick or Treating with the kids. Seeing them laughing is priceless. . My life has changed so much and I feel so fulfilled and happy. @therealtarekelmoussa I love you more and more every minute. I love our life together. . What did you guys do for Halloween?🎃
Feeling in a rut?? Change up something!!!
I changed my hair color 2 weeks ago. I’ve been a blondie for many years now, and getting the right color blonde is always a challenge. I’m loving the way it looks & obsessed with my color. I feel an extra pep in my step!! .
You like?? 🤷♀️Help a girl out ❤️
Love getting dressed up with you @therealtarekelmoussa .
We are always on the go and on our days off we tend to just stay in cuddle have quality time & watch movies. But it’s always nice to put on something fancy & go out especially for a good cause. .
And doesn’t @therealtarekelmoussa look so handsome? 😍 .
For date night stay in and watch movies or go out on the town?!? #LARMH and #GiveEasy @LosAngelesRMH
I’m not going to lie, I like to “feel beautiful” but being a woman I have those days where things just aren’t working right & I’m feeling a little less confident. I drive @therealtarekelmoussa crazy on those days......In the best kind of way. 🤪
On those not so feelin pretty days do something that makes you feel good.
And let your beauty shine from within. .
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And you are enough. ❤️
Tag someone that needs a little extra love today.
Been on the go go go. We were in Orlando for @therealtarekelmoussa speaking engagement and last minute we decided to take a mini R&R trip to Miami. .
It’s so beautiful here and this is my favorite hotel, they have tons of plant based options so that makes me smile!!!!
What’s your favorite spot in Miami & why? We need some dinner suggestions.... craving Asian fusion!!!
Golden hour 💛
For makeup info contact @beautybychloe__ she can break down the look. We will@also be doing a chemical free makeup tutorial very soon!!! .
I love what she did with my eyes. I showed her my dress for color inspiration, and this is what she created. 🌟
SO FUN!! Do you guys remember the iconic Brady Bunch show!?
Can you believe @HGTV bought the original house and rebuilt it with the original cast and HGTV stars!?
Last night was a special screening of “A Very Brady Renovation”
The all new series premieres on Monday, Sept. 9th at 9/8c #verybradyreno @HGTV
So...... do me and @therealtarekelmoussa look “GROOVY” or what!?
Curious to see how mine & @therealtarekelmoussa relationship is going?!? We just did our first interview together. It was SO fun!! Tune in today 8/13 at 4:30pm Eastern time to watch #realitycheck @peopletv on twitter. Can’t wait to hear what you guys think!!! Cute couple alert ❤️
My heart is so full and happy. Sometimes someone comes into your life and you just know they are meant to be there.
This incredible man @therealtarekelmoussa came into my life at the perfect time and I haven’t stopped smiling since. I am so proud to call him my boyfriend, I just look at him in awe at what an amazing, talented and kind human he is.
@therealtarekelmoussa thank you for honking your boat horn at me the day we met, that will forever be the moment that you became my game changer. ❤️ You + me
TELL ME!!! What are your plans this weekend?! Binge Binge binge #sellingsunset if you want a season 2!! 👏🏼🤞❤️ #netflixandchill #realestate #westhollywood
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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.
About Last Night. #magical
Check it out in @people
Make Up @pinkdustcosmetics
Dress Shop @thewhitedresscouture
Magic hour ✨🏝
Taken from inside our new pool! 👏🏼 @ant_anstead and I are getting so excited for pool parties this summer with the kids in this bad boy!! In the meantime @cashiethefrenchbulldog is happy sneaking outside for a mud bath 🌧 😂 🤦🏼♀️
When you’re married and start smiling the same 😂🥰
Hubby and Javiers - #yesplease. ♥️ yes we match and yes I’m still wearing the ⛸🤷🏼♀️🖤 #datenight
Happy Birthday to two of the best who aren’t with me today but are both living their best lives 😉 ... my dad and @akeith9999 . Dad I hope you are being spoiled in Maui by mom and some huge pancakes from the gazebo restaurant and Amy I hope your man is treating you like a 👸🏼 in SF. Love you both ♥️💙
If you aren’t in the mood for a sentimental / mushy post I suggest you keep scrolling. 😏..... A year ago today @ant_anstead called me for the first time and we spoke for 29 mins two days later while he was at Sema he FaceTimed me (I was thinking who FaceTimes) anyways I answered and we spoke for 2.5 hours ... two days later we met for the first time and we’ve been inseparable ever since. #FATE @ant_anstead you have showed me what real unconditional love is. You take me for what I am, flawed and a bit crazy, and love all of me just the way I am. You have never once made me feel bad for anything in my past. You put me in my place when I need to be put there. Hold me when I’m having a bad day. I love this life with you. I love our blended family. I can’t wait to see where the next year takes us. I know it’s going to be magical. ♥️🔥🔥💫 To quote my fav artist “Wise men say only fools rush in .... but I can’t help falling in love with you” ♥️
Excited for another “working” road trip weekend with this guy @ant_anstead . OC -> SFO @rewealthexpo -> North Carolina @highpointmarket -> OC
The accents alright too 😉
Another location another adventure. Last 2 days at our home away from home in the 🇬🇧 @stokepark . Love doing this life with you! @ant_anstead ♥️
What an amazing six months it’s been with this lady!!! Where has the time flown! I’ve loved every second I spend with her! She totally gets me (which is rare) and we have done so so much in such a short time! @christinaelmoussa is a proper travel buddy! With an amazing sense of humour and gets my British sarcasm (also rare). Timing is weird! Very weird in a great way! A VERY great way! Looking forward to the next chapter #Act2 ❤️🔥🔥🇬🇧🇺🇸#HMF x x x
This cutie’s team plays tomorrow... And if you saw my story this weekend .. well .. you know he’s just a little excited 😜 #TeamEngland 🏴... who wants to see England take the win?! ⚽️
Walk on the wild side with me @ant_anstead 😈 #HMF 💜
Whirlwind!! Less than 24 hours in Vegas. @reelevatedevents seminar ... dinner at SW steak .. @absinthe_vegas show ... won some blackjack ... home for soccer by 9 am, Tay scored two goals! ♥️ #hmf @ant_anstead 😘 📷 @cazeb 💋
At the end of 2017 I was lucky enough to be introduced to this guy through a mutual friend. #Fate. ✨
He has already grounded me in so many ways and I’m so grateful for him.
@ant_anstead is an amazing dad to his children and also great with mine, driven and talented, humble and kind, patient and a great listener, fun and hilarious, spiritual and to top it all off he’s hot AF.
Happy 39th birthday gorgeous. ❤️🔥🔥🍾 #hmf #pic
Exploring @ant_anstead old stomping grounds in his race car. #yesplease 🇬🇧... suggestions on must see spots in London appreciated 💋
Luckiest 🍀♥️ @ant_anstead you are #magical ✨ #hmf
My sweet valentine ♥️. @ant_anstead ... here in spirit, as he’s away working hard to make some tv magic ✨ #HMF
SEE!!!!!! I DO own a shirt!!! And a jacket!!! 😎 Oh and a HUGE fat smile on my face too!! 🤗 @christinaelmoussa is responsible for one out of three.. 😍 #HMF ❤️❤️🔥🔥
Lovely weekend away with this guy .... 🍷🍾 @ant_anstead #hmf
That moment you decide to just stuff you faces and eat a load of really naughty food while watching the sunset! 🐷
On a school night too! I know! Rock n roll right!
For no apparent reason! 😎☺️#HMF @christinaelmoussa
The past 10 months with you have been #magical ❤️ @ant_anstead
Luau with the kids at sunset and the sound of the waves crashing..... #magical ✨
Date night and a lot to celebrate. ♥️ @ant_anstead 🥂