Tarek El Moussa from ‘Flip or Flop’ Breaks Thrilling Relationship News

Although ex-wife Christina Anstead moved on, Tarek El Moussa from Flip or Flop has flown solo … until now. El Moussa broke exciting news on Instagram telling fans he’s finally found that special someone.

Rumors swirled that El Moussa was dating Heather Rae Young from the show Selling Sunset. And now he’s put the rumors to rest: the two are officially a couple. He wrote, “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!”

Tarek El Moussa
HGTV’s Tarek El Moussa | Noel Vasquez/Getty Images

Only a few weeks ago, People speculated that the couple was an item. TMZ captured the pair kissing and cuddling. But no official announcement was made by either El Moussa or Young.

Out of the blue…

El Moussa says the relationship actually took him by surprise. “I’ll be honest and say I never thought I would meet someone special in my life,” he wrote on Instagram. “Then…out of the blue @heatherraeyoung walked into my life.”

He adds that he was struck by Young’s smile from the beginning. “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.”

El Moussa knows that life is precious. He’s a cancer survivor and has battled a number of health challenges. “In life you can’t predict the future! I couldn’t predict divorce! I couldn’t predict two cancers!” He adds, “I couldn’t predict my back injury! You just never know what tomorrow brings.”

He seems smitten

Through all the hard times, comes some positive news for El Moussa. And he seems thrilled to be able to share it with his fans. “I just want to let the world know I met someone special that makes me want to be a better man,” he continued. “So let’s all welcome @heatherraeyounginto my life. It’s still new and we are both so excited for the future!”

While Young has yet to publicly comment, El Moussa has been a presence on her Instagram. When she posted a picture with her adorable pup he couldn’t resist but to comment. “you two are adorable!:)” he wrote. She also posted a bikini shot to which El Moussa remarked, “OMG STUNNING!!❤️”

At the end of his Instagram reveal, El Moussa concluded with a question. “So tell me!! Are we a cute couple or what?” Fans certainly think so. “Sooo happy for you T! You deserve it! She’s awesome,” one fan wrote.

The pair share a love of real estate too

Fans know El Moussa from his house flipping talents on Flip or Flop. Young is also in the real estate business and was featured on Netflix’s Selling Sunset.

She works for luxury real estate company The Oppenheim Group where cameras have followed her selling high-end properties. The show ran for one season, but a second season is still in question, People reports.

Young has also done her share of modeling too, plus she was featured on the Playboy Cyberclub website, according to People. She was named Playmate of the Month in 2010.