AceShowbiz - Congratulations are in order for Heather El Moussa (Heather Rae Young) and Tarek El Moussa. The couple welcomed their first baby on Tuesday, January 31. They confirmed the happy news on Instagram.
"Our baby boy is here [white heart emoji] 1.31.23," the proud parents wrote on Thursday, February 2 alongside a photo of their hands holding their newborn baby. "Mama & baby are happy, healthy, tired but doing well. Our hearts are so happy [red heart emoji]."
In a statement to Us Weekly, Tarek gushed over starting a new journey as a dad again. "Becoming a father for the third time is just as exciting as it was the first time. Our baby boy is doing amazing and Heather was a rockstar during labor," the 41-year-old reality star shared. "I don't think I've ever seen Tay and Bray as happy as they were when they met their little brother," he added, referring to his daughter Taylor and son Brayden he shares with ex Christina Hall (formerly Christina El Moussa).
Tarek also said the milestone was "truly a special moment" for the couple. "We are on cloud 9 and soaking in all of the snuggles and bonding with our little guy as an official family of 5," the real estate investor added. "My heart has grown even bigger and I'm feeling like the luckiest guy on the planet."
The newborn is the first for Heather, who announced the news she was pregnant in July 2022. "Surprise!!! Baby El Moussa coming early 2023!!," the "Selling Sunset" star captioned a maternity shoot photo with Tarek in tow.
Heather and Tarek also shared their excitement to welcome their son when attending People's Choice Awards in December last year. "I'm a step-mommy, so we have Taylor and Brayden, but a newborn," 35-year-old Heather said. "I mean, just raising a newborn and for me getting to just raise a newborn. I've raised Taylor and Brayden since they were 3 and 8, and just welcoming a new little soul into the world."
The real estate power couple began dating in 2019 after the "Flip Your Life" author finalized his divorce from Christina in 2018. He proposed to Heather in July 2020, one year after their first date, and they went on to tie the knot in October 2021.