Tarek El Moussa - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 4, 2022

Tarek El Moussa
Profession: Reality TV star, TV host
Best Known For: Flip or Flop (TV show)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $15 million

Personal Details

Born on : August 21, 1981 (age 42)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Tarek El Moussa
Birth Place: Long Beach, California, USA
Horoscope: Leo
Father's Name: Robert El Moussa
Mother's Name: Dominique El Moussa
Siblings: 1

Angelique El moussa (sister)

Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (Moroccan, European)
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: October 23, 2021
Wife's Name: Heather Rae Young

Christina Anstead (2009-2018)

Children: 3

Taylor El Moussa (daughter)
Brayden El Moussa (son)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.57 meter (5 feet 2 inch)
Weight: 68 kg (149.91 lb)
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Green
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Tarek El Moussa?

Tarek El Moussa is a reality TV star, host by profession, and American by nationality. He is well known for hosting the HGTV series Flip or Flop with his now ex-wife Christina Anstead. 

Tarek El Moussa – Age, Parents, Siblings

Tarek El Moussa’s birth took place on August 21, 1981, in Long Beach, California, USA. He was born to his mother Dominique El Moussa and his father Robert El Moussa. He is not the only child of his parents and has a sibling, a sister named Angelique El Moussa.

young Tarek El Moussa with his mother and sister (Image: Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

Other facts about Tarek El Moussa’s early life include that his childhood and education history are not yet shared with the public

His ethnicity is multi-ethnic (Moroccan, European).

Tarek El Moussa – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Tarek El Moussa married his longtime girlfriend Christina Meursinge Haack on April 17, 2009. He and his wife have two children together – daughter Taylor El Moussa (born 2010) and son Brayden El Moussa (born 2015). 

However, after years of marriage, having gone too thick and thin together, the couple separated in May 2016. Their divorce was finalized in January 2018.

Christina went on to date and marry television presenter Ant Anstead in December 2018. The couple has a son together- Hudson London Anstead, born on September 6, 2019. She has now taken her second husband’s last name, Anstead.

Following the separation, he briefly dated his 23-year-old nanny Alyssa Logan. 

Tarek El Moussa went on to begin a romantic relationship with Heather Rae Young, an actress. The couple married on October 12, 2021. In July 2022, they announced that they were expecting a baby boy whose due date in late 2022.

Tarek El Moussa, Heather Rae Young with his children - posted September 2022 (Image: Instagram)

Tarek El Moussa – Health, Crash

In 2013 a registered nurse who was watching Flip or Flop noticed a lump on Tarek El Moussa’s neck. She contacted HGTV to inform him of the matter. He was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and underwent surgery as well as radioactive iodine therapy.

In an interview with David Bromstad at HGTV, he revealed that he got his pilot's license. However, when he took his then-wife Christina, the plane almost crashed.

Tarek El Moussa – Career

Early Career

After completing his education, Tarek El Moussa began working in real estate having obtained a license at the age of 21. But in 2008 he lost almost everything during the housing market crash of 2008.


In 2011, he asked help from a friend to make an audition tape for HGTV. The video contained the entire process of flipping a house and a year later HGTV reached out to him. He was offered a weekly time slot at 11 pm as HGTV was worried about the show.

Although just a few years later the housing market bubble burst and an estimated 6.2 million people lost their homes, the show went against all odds of finding success. Season 8 of the show is set to premiere in 2020.

Tarek El Moussa, Christina Anstead (Image: theblast)

Tarek El Moussa – Net Worth, Salary

His net worth has been estimated at around $15 million while the figure on his annual salary/income has not been shared with the public.

Tarek El Moussa – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media handles including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Tarek El Moussa is active with several hundred thousand followers and counting. He also has an official website -tarekandassociates.com.

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