Heather Rae and Tarek El Moussa Reveal the Sex of Their First Baby Together

It's a boy!
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July 25, 2022
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Selling Sunset realtor Heather Rae and her husband, Tarek El Moussa, are having a boy!

Rae and El Moussa announced the news on Instagram this past Sunday. In a short video the happy couple and their blended family fire confetti cannons into the air, excitedly yelling “It’s a boy!” as the blend of blue and white paper falls.

Just weeks before the reveal, Rae and El Moussa shocked fans by sharing they were expecting their first baby together. The pregnancy wasn’t only surprising to fans but to the loving parents themselves. According to People, the couple was only a few weeks into their IVF journey and even scheduled a date to transfer an embryo next fall when they found out Rae was already pregnant.

“It was a huge shock,” said Rae. “We just weren’t expecting this. We had just gone through IVF. We had embryos on ice. We had a plan.” But amidst her shock, the former model was overjoyed. “I think when you least expect it and there’s no stress in your life, the world just brought us what was meant to be. I’m so excited that it happened like this.”

Rae surprised her husband with the news by wrapping her pregnancy test up in a box of confetti with a baby onesie. When El Moussa opened the box, he didn’t immediately string two and two together. “I’m opening up this box and there are these sticks. I’m staring at them and thinking, are these COVID tests? And then I said, ‘Oh, s—-! Are you pregnant?’ She said yes, and that’s how we found out," El Moussa told People.

While it wasn’t always the home-flipping pair’s plan to have children together, Rae says that her desire to be more than a stepmom grew as their love deepened.

“When we first started dating three years ago, we went into our relationship not planning on having children together. I really love being a bonus mom to Taylor and Brayden. They’re such incredible kids and I love them so much," Rae told people. “But as your love grows more and more and you fall deeper in love with someone and you build this life together, I started picturing myself having a child with Tarek. I started thinking I just wanted to create something with the man that I’m in love with.”

El Moussa, who shares kids Taylor, 11 and Brayden, 6, with ex Christina Hall, joined in his wife’s happiness around welcoming another child to the family, saying, “I’m just obsessed with my kids. They’re my everything, so having another one is just icing on the cake. I’m so excited."

Stay tuned for more updates on their baby journey!

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