AceShowbiz - Tarek El Moussa has made his relationship with Heather Rae Young Instagram official. The real estate agent took to his social media account on Thursday, August 8 to share his photos with his new girlfriend, one of which features Heather planting a kiss on Tarek's cheek.
"it's official!!!! After more than 3 years on my own I'm so PROUD to say that this beautiful, sweet and talented young lady is my girlfriend!" the reality TV star wrote in the caption. "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 went on recalling their first meeting, "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." He added, "In life you can't predict the future! I couldn't predict divorce! I couldn't predict two cancers! I couldn't predict my back injury! You just never know what tomorrow brings."
"I just want to let the world know I met someone special that makes me want to be a better man. So let's all welcome @heatherraeyoung into my life. It's still new and we are both so excited for the future!" he went on sharing, before concluding it with, "So tell me!! Are we a cute couple or what."
Heather then responded to Tarek's post with an equally sweet comment which read, "You have my heart ... so happy to be in your life. You are So amazing In so many ways!! I definitely vote cute couple alert."
On the same day he introduced his girlfriend on Instagram, Tarek talked about his new relationship with Heather during an interview with ET Online. "Yes, I am [dating], the lovely lady sitting over there," he said while pointing to Heather. "I was very lucky to have met the lovely Heather Rae, and she is on the amazing TV show 'Selling Sunset'."
The father of two went on gushing about the blonde beauty, "I must say, she's brilliant, she's loving, she's caring, she's supportive and I just adore her. I'm having a great time and I'm saying words I never thought I would say again. She's my girlfriend, and I'm very excited about what the future holds for us."
On how Heather has made his life even better now following his divorce from Christina Anstead (previously known as Christina El Moussa), he explained, "I just went through some pretty traumatic things in my life and honestly I was very happy being comfortable on my own and I didn't realize what I was missing until I found what I was missing. She just makes me feel really good and happy. I was sad for a very long time; I was alone for a very long time, and I feel like she's really brought me back to life, which is very, very fun to say."
While their romance is relatively new, it seems like the relationship is pretty serious as she has met his family, including his two children. "She is just so adorable ... we're having a blast," he shared, adding, "I introduced her to my kids last night for the first time. My mom, my dad, my mom's husband, my sister. So, we're doing it! Very excited."
Tarek and Heather, who is also a real estate agent and stars on Netflix's reality series "Selling Sunset", first sparked dating rumors in late July, when they were spotted making out on a yacht at the Portofino Hotel & Marina in Redondo Beach, California. The pair reportedly boated up from Newport Beach, where he currently lives.