Tarek El Moussa Revealed He and Ex-Wife Christina Haack ‘Got Through’ Son Brayden’s Emergency Surgery ‘Together’

Tarek El Moussa revealed that Brayden, his 6-year-old son with ex-wife Christina Haack, had to have emergency surgery on Mother’s Day. The Flip or Flop star said he and his ex “got through” the emotional ordeal together, reflecting what Haack has said in the past about co-parenting during difficult times. 

Tarek El Moussa and Christina Haack smile and pose together.
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Tarek El Moussa revealed that his and Christina Haack’s 6-year-old son Brayden needed emergency surgery on Mother’s Day

On May 8, Tarek El Moussa revealed in an Instagram post that his son Brayden, whom he shares with his ex-wife Christina Haack, spent Mother’s Day in the hospital. 

“It’s been an interesting 24 hours,” El Moussa captioned a photo of the 6-year-old sleeping in a hospital bed. “Last night we were at the CHOC Gala and this morning we were at CHOC hospital waiting for Brayden to get out of surgery.”

He went on to praise his ex for making “the right call” about taking Brayden to the emergency room. “He was extremely sick last night so Christina took him to the emergency room,” El Moussa wrote. “It turns out it was the right call because he had to have his appendix removed and also we found out he has something rare called Meckel’s diverticulum. Both issues were surgically removed and he’s recovering overnight with his mom.”

He revealed that the entire family, including his ex, got through the ordeal together. “Very scary day, but we all banned together as a family to get through it.”

Heather Rae Young said the 6-year-old’s surgery was the ‘scariest day of our life’

The same day that Tarek El Moussa shared his post about Brayden’s hospitalization, his wife, Heather Rae Young, made an emotional Instagram post about the emergency surgery.

“Today @therealtarekelmoussa and I were woken up to a call that as a parent & step parent you never want to wake up to,” the Selling Sunset star wrote. “Christina & Josh rushed Bray to the hospital very early this AM.” She repeated some of the details of Brayden’s surgery before adding, “Scariest day of our life but we are so thankful it was caught early.”

Young concluded her post by writing, “Times like these we ban together as a family. It’s been a very emotional day but he is doing well and recovering. 🤍❤️”

Tarek El Moussa’s post about Brayden reflects what Christina Haack said about co-parenting

Heather Rae Young and Tarek El Moussa’s posts about getting through Brayden’s health emergency as a family reflect what Christina Haack said in the past about their co-parenting. 

In April 2020, the Christina on the Coast star told People that the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic helped bring their family together.

“Tarek and I split four years ago. That’s a long time,” she explained. “When there are tough times like these, all of a sudden we’re totally a unified front and talk and email multiple times a day.”

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