Tarek El Moussa Bio, Age, Family, Wife, Cancer, Net Worth, HGTV’s Flip or Flop

Tarek El Moussa Biography

Tarek El Moussa is a television personality and real estate, investor. He is best known for his co-hosting role on HGTV’s Flip or Flop with his ex-wife Christina Haack. The couple discovered success flipping houses as an alternative to selling real estate, which had suffered during the 2008 economic crisis.


How old is Tarek El Moussa? – Age

He is 40 years old as of 21 August 2021. He was born in 1981 in Long Beach, California, United States.

Tarek El Moussa Family

Moussa was born to a Lebanese Catholic father whose family immigrated to Egypt and a Belgian mother.

Tarek El Moussa Wife

In May 2009, he married Christina Haack. The pair met at a real estate office and then went into business together. Taylor Reese El Moussa, their first child, was born on September 22, 2010. Brayden El Moussa, their second child, was born on August 19, 2015. Tarek and Christina split up in 2018.

In 2019, El Moussa began dating actress and real estate agent Heather Rae Young. They will tie the knot on October 23, 2021, at Miramar Beach in Montecito. The wedding was featured in the Discovery+ documentary “Tarek and Heather: The Big I Do.”

Tarek El Moussa Cancer

Tarek was diagnosed with cancer in 2013. Nurse Ryan Reade, a Flip or Flop spectator, discovered Tarek had a lump on his throat at particular angles and at certain times and informed producers. Tarek has been cancer-free since 2014. El Moussa had his thyroid removed after being diagnosed, but he found out shortly afterwards that the disease had spread to his lymph nodes. The remaining malignancy was then targeted with radioactive iodine therapy.

He had a second alarming discovery: he had testicular cancer in addition to his thyroid cancer. He ultimately chose removal surgery, with an implant replacing the damaged testicle.

Tarek El Moussa and his wife Heather Rae Young Photo
Tarek El Moussa and his wife Heather Rae Young Photo

What does Tarek El Moussa do for a living? – Career

At the age of 21, El Moussa obtained his real estate license in 2002. He had a successful real estate career until the 2008 economic downturn, when the company he co-owned with his then-wife, Christina Haack, began to falter. The couple had no alternative but to give up their $6,000/month property and move to a $700/month apartment at the time. The pair then tried a fresh real estate strategy: house flipping. El Moussa submitted an audition film to HGTV during their first flip, which documented the pair’s process of flipping a house. The network picked up the show, which had a successful 10-season run, and season 10 will premiere on HGTV in December 2021.

Despite their divorce, Tarek and Christina continue to work together on Flip or Flop, with Tarek telling People, “HGTV has offered Christina and me amazing support from the beginning, and we are anxious to get out there and flip many more houses for Flip or Flop.” El Moussa debuted a second HGTV show, Flipping 101 with Tarek El Moussa, in 2020, in which he acts as a guide to inexperienced house-flippers.

What is Tarek El Moussa’s Net Worth?

He has an estimated net worth of $15 million.