Tarek El Moussa

Tarek El Moussa

Reality Star

Tarek El Moussa is a real estate investor and television personality. He is best known for co-hosting HGTV's Flip or Flop alongside his ex-wife Christina Hall. The pair found success flipping houses as an alternative to their previous business of selling real estate, which took a hit during the 2008 economic crisis.

Full Name
Aug 21, 1981
Net Worth


Tarek El Moussa was born on August 21, 1981, in Long Beach, California. His zodiac sign is Leo and his ethnicity is Middle Eastern (Lebanese). He attended Cal State University Fullerton and graduated with a degree in business marketing.

Tarek began his career in real estate as an agent for DDF Realty in Orange County. He eventually formed his own team with partner Christina Anstead. Together they found success as a real estate duo, buying and selling homes and making a profit from flipping houses.

In 2013, the pair became stars of the HGTV series “Flip or Flop” which follows them as they purchase distressed properties at auction and renovate them to resell at a higher price. The show has become one of HGTV's most successful programs and has spawned multiple spin-off series such as “Flip or Flop Vegas” and “Flip or Flop Fort Worth”.

Aside from television, Tarek is also an author, having released the book “You Can Flip Houses: Generating Quick Cash in Real Estate" in 2017. He has also appeared on numerous talk shows such as "Oprah", "Good Morning America" and "The Today Show". In 2015, he won the People's Choice Award for Favorite TV Home Expert. 

Tarek has been married twice - first to ex-wife Christina Anstead from 2009-2018 and then to Heather Rae Young since 2020. He has two children - Taylor El Moussa from his relationship with Christina Anstead and Brayden El Moussa from his marriage to Heather Rae Young.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1981</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Tarek El Moussa is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On August 21, 1981, Tarek El Moussa was born in Long Beach, California.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2010</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Marries Christina Anstead</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Tarek marries Christina Anstead and the couple later have two children together.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2013</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Flip or Flop Premiers on HGTV</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Tarek and Christina's show Flip or Flop premiers on HGTV to much critical acclaim.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">Dec 2016</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Separates from Wife Christina</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Tarek and Christina separate after a dramatic incident involving guns at their home.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2017</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Flip or Flop Vegas Premiers on HGTV</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Tarek stars as the host of his own spinoff show, Flip or Flop Vegas.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2018</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Christina Files for Divorce</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Christina files for divorce after nearly a decade together.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2019</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Flip or Flop Fort Worth Premiers on HGTV</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Tarek stars in another spinoff series, Flip or Flop Fort Worth.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He is an Inspiration</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Tarek El Moussa is an inspiration to many. His hard work and dedication to his career have allowed him to become a successful real estate investor and TV star. He is also an inspiring example of how you can overcome adversity and still be successful. </p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's a Great Father</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Tarek El Moussa is a great father to his two children. He is always putting their needs first and trying to provide them with the best life possible. He is also very supportive of their dreams and ambitions.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's Funny</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Tarek El Moussa is a funny guy who always has something clever or witty to say. His sense of humor often leads to some hilarious moments that make us all laugh out loud. He definitely knows how to lighten the mood in any situation.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Host of the Flip or Flop Series</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Tarek El Moussa is the host of the HGTV series Flip or Flop, which follows him and his ex-wife Christina as they buy, renovate and flip houses in Southern California.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Battled Thyroid Cancer</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2013, Tarek was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. He underwent surgery to have the cancerous tumor removed and has since been cancer free.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Real Estate Agent Before Becoming an HGTV Star</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Before becoming an HGTV star, Tarek was a real estate agent in Orange County, California. He is still an active real estate agent.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Became a Millionaire in His Early 20s</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">By the time he was in his early 20s, Tarek had already become a millionaire through real estate investments.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Has Been Featured in Numerous Magazines</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Tarek has been featured in numerous magazines such as People, Forbes, and US Weekly.</p></div>


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