‘Selling Sunset’ Star Heather Rae Young Responds to Claims That Tarek El Moussa Called Her a ‘Hotter, Richer’ Version of His Ex-Wife Christina Haack

Tarek El Moussa and his wife, Selling Sunset star Heather Rae Young, recently shared their dedication to co-parenting with El Moussa’s ex-wife, Christina Haack, and her new husband, Joshua Hall. But navigating co-parenting hasn’t been easy for the two couples. Young was recently asked about an incident where El Moussa reportedly called her “hotter and richer” than his ex-wife. Here’s what happened and what the Netflix star said.

Side by side photos of "Selling Sunset" star Heather Rae Young and Christina Haack.
(L-R) Heather Rae Young and Christina Haack | Kevin Mazur/Getty Images; Michael Kovac/Getty Images

Tarek El Moussa reportedly went on a verbal tirade against Christina Haack and called ‘Selling Sunset’ star Heather Rae Young ‘hotter and richer’ than his ex-wife

In July 2021, TMZ reported that Flip or Flop stars Tarek El Moussa and Christina Haack had an explosive argument on set. The former couple divorced in 2018 but continued working together on the hit HGTV show. They also share custody of their two kids, 11-year-old Taylor and 6-year-old Brayden. 

El Moussa’s verbal tirade was allegedly sparked by Haack informing him that it was time to film. According to production sources, the Flipping 101 star compared his ex to his new partner, Heather Rae Young, saying the Selling Sunset star was “hotter and richer” than Haack.

He also reportedly called his ex a “washed-up loser” and boasted that he “made” her. El Moussa allegedly said he was “winning” and that “the world knows” Haack was “crazy.”

Heather Rae Young was asked about Tarek El Moussa’s verbal tirade against Christina Haack on the ‘Selling Sunset’ reunion

The season 5 reunion episode of Selling Sunset aired on May 6. This marked the first time the popular reality series had a reunion special at the end of the season. 

Reunion host Tan France, star of Netflix’s Queer Eye, asked Heather Rae Young about Tarek El Moussa’s verbal tirade against Christina Haack. “Did [Tarek] really call you a hotter, richer version of his ex-wife?” France asked (per Daily Mail). 

“I mean…” Young hesitated before turning to her co-stars. “Well, I mean … Can you girls attest to anything?”

“I think we all are trying to be supportive of women in general,” Chrishell Stause said. “As much as we want to build you up, we don’t want to do that.”

Mary Fitzgerald added, “We love Heather, and she is beyond gorgeous.”

The ‘Flip or Flop’ exes recently argued at a soccer game before committing to co-parenting peacefully following their son’s emergency surgery

On May 9, Daily Mail published photos of arguments between Christina Haack and Heather Rae Young, and Tarek El Moussa and Joshua Hall at a children’s soccer game. The pictures were reportedly taken on May 7, the day after the Selling Sunset season 5 reunion aired.

At one point, it looked like El Moussa took Young’s arm to pull her away from Haack. Later, El Moussa and Hall got in each other’s faces and had to be separated by the children’s soccer coach.

On May 8, the day after the soccer game fight, Haack and El Moussa’s 6-year-old son Brayden had emergency surgery, which ended up bringing the blended family together. 

On May 10, Haack’s rep addressed the soccer game incident by telling US Weekly, “A personal matter was discussed and has since been resolved. We are focused on co-parenting as a team moving forward.”

El Moussa, Haack, and Young each posted photos on social media of the two couples and said they were dedicated to co-parenting. “Co-parenting 101. Kids come first. Taylor’s open house. Next, on to middle school she goes,” Haack captioned her May 12 Instagram post. “Brayden is recovering well and we are all grateful 🤍. It has been a very rough few weeks, ready for some peace 🙏.”

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