The two found out they were expecting in the middle of IVF.
Tarek El Moussa and wife Heather Rae Young are expecting their first child together, revealing today that Young got pregnant while in the middle of in vitro fertilization treatments.
“It was a huge shock,” Young told PEOPLE. “We just weren’t expecting this. We had just gone through IVF. We had embryos on ice. We had a plan. I think when you least expect it and there’s no stress in your life, the world just brought us what was meant to be. I’m so excited that it happened like this.”
Young shared pictures the couple’s pregnancy photoshoot to Instagram on Wednesday, writing, “Surprise!!! Baby El Moussa coming early 2023!! 🤍”
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Before finding out about their pregnancy a few weeks ago, the couple’s initial “plan” was to implant an embryo in the fall. After two at-home pregnancy tests that came back negative, the third — and fourth and fifth — revealed she was “full-on pregnant.”
The baby will be the first for the couple and Young, while Tarek shares two children — daughter Taylor, 11, and son Brayden, 6 — with his ex-wife Christina Hall. “I’m just obsessed with my kids. They’re my everything, so having another one is just icing on the cake. I’m so excited,” El Moussa told the outlet.
“He’s such a doting, amazing dad. I can’t wait to see him with our baby,” added Heather.
They already know the baby’s sex and plan to share it at a reveal party down the line.
Tarek and Heather tied the knot in 2021, following his divorce from Christina. He and Hall were married from 2009-2018, but split in 2017. She went on to have a whirlwind romance with Art Anstead, who she married in 2019 and welcomed a son with in 2019. By September 2020, they separated. She’s started dating Joshua Hall in July 2021 and the two married in April 2022.