Tarek El Moussa is an American real estate investor. He is best known for co-hosting HGTV’s Flip or Flop.


Tarek El Moussa was born on August 21, 1981 (Tarek El Moussa: Age 41) in Long Beach, California. He graduated from Sunny Hills High School in 2000 and went into the real estate business, where he met his first wife Christina Haack. The couple got married in 2009 and had two children, a daughter in 2010 and a son in 2015.


El Moussa got his real estate license in 2002 and proved to be successful, until the 2008 economic crisis. El Moussa and Haack downgraded their home and decided to venture into flipping houses.

In an exclusive interview with uInterview, El Moussa discussed how he got started on flipping.

“I was selling real estate in early 2000s and it was going well, and we all know what happened in 2006, 2007 and 2008, those wonderful years,” he began. “And all of a sudden I started seeing all these short sales and bank loans and all these deals and I’m really good at math, but I knew nothing about construction, and so I was looking at the numbers and I was like, ‘wait a minute, you can buy for x, put y into it, and sell for z.’ There’s a margin, so I knew there was money to be made. I had no money, nothing, so I would just pull up all these different examples of potential properties that could have been flipped and share them with friends,  family, business people, and everyone I knew, and finally after asking everybody, I got some people to invest.”

It was during this first flip that El Moussa and Haack recorded their process and sent the audition tape to HGTV. The network picked up their show Flip or Flop and it aired for ten seasons.

After the end of Flip or Flop, El Moussa starred in his own HGTV show, Flipping 101 With Tarek El Moussa where he mentored beginner house-flippers. In an exclusive interview with uInterview, he talked about the launching of this show.

“There are two different options [for the new show],” El Moussa said. “One, I’m coming in and mentoring rookie flippers that literally have it all on the line. They’re doing their first or second [real estate] deal and they really need guidance, as they put their life savings into it. I come in and make sure that everything turns out ok, or at least to the best of my ability.”

“Another option on the show would be me coming in and helping flippers that are in big trouble and need a bailout,” he continued. “Maybe they ran out of money or the contractor stole their money, maybe the rehab is all going wrong, so I just come in and try to save the day as best I can.”

The show has been renewed for a third season, set to premiere in 2023.


In 2013 one viewer of Flip or Flop, nurse Ryan Reade noticed the signs of thyroid cancer on El Moussa and contacted producers. In an exclusive interview with uInterview, El Moussa discussed his health and how he was doing at the time.

“I’m doing good. I had a lot of health challenges for quite a few years,” he said. “I had lung cancer then I got hit with another cancer, then after that, I got hit with a debilitating back injury. And, of course, my divorce. I pretty much went through five years of hell. That’s what I call it. And today, the lessons I learned are amazing. I’m a better person. I’m a happier person. I’m a stronger person, I know what’s important. I focus on today and tomorrow; I don’t think about the past. I want to live the absolute best possible life ever. If I’m able to do that means my children will have the same.”


In 2005 Moussa and Haack met while working as real estate agents and started dating in 2006. Nearly immediately the two moved in together and continued to work as real estate agents until the economic crisis in 2008. The next year the couple got married.

On September 22, 2010, Moussa and Haack had their first child, Taylor Reese. Their show Flip or Flop aired in 2013 and later that year Moussa got diagnosed with thyroid cancer. The following year the couple went public about their failed in vitro fertilization attempts before announcing their second pregnancy. On August 20, 2015 they welcomed their son, Brayden James, to the family.

In December 2016 the two filed for divorce, stating that they realized being separated was healthier for both of them. They continued working together on Flip or Flop and managed to joke about their relationship on screen.

In 2020 Moussa proposed to Selling Sunset star Heather Rae Young and got married in 2021. The next year brought the end of their show Flip or Flop. Moussa and Young recently had their first child together in the beginning of 2023.


When was Tarek El Moussa born?

Tarek El Moussa was born on Audust 21, 1981.

How old is Tarek El Moussa?

Tarek El Moussa is 41 years old.

Is Tarek El Moussa married?

Yes, Tarek El Moussa is currently married to Heather Rae Young. He divorced Christina Haack in 2018.

Does Tarek El Moussa have children?

Yes, Tarek El Moussa has three children. He had a daughter in 2010 and a son in 2015 with Christina Haack and a son in 2023 with Heather Rae Young.

What is Tarek El Moussa known for?

Tarek El Moussa is known for co-hosting Flip or Flop.

What is Tarek El Moussa’s Instagram?

Tarek El Moussa’s Instagram handle is: @therealtarekelmoussa

What is Tarek El Moussa’s Twitter?

Tarek El Moussa’s Twitter handle is: @tarekelmoussa

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