For many, Tarek El Moussa can be an unfamiliar name. However, Moussa is non-other than a real-estate agent who is famous for being the host of ‘Flip or Flop’, a TV series which has been airing on HGTV since 2013. He is also popular for being the ex-husband of the co-host of the show Christina El Moussa. Additionally, Joanna Gaines is also a host who works in HGTV’s show.
After lots of speculations, some think that Tarek El Moussa is a Muslim. His ethnicity is traced to Egpty and his last name sounds Islamic, so maybe the speculations are warranted. Let’s get to know more about the prominent host.
Tarek El Moussa Bio
Tarek was born on August 21, 1981, in Long Beach California. He was raised in Buena Park, California. His father is a Moroccan who was born in Egypt. Tarek El Moussa is one of those celebrities who aren’t comfortable revealing information regarding their parents, siblings or educational background.
Tarek El Moussa Journey to ‘Flip or Flop’
According to the online sources, The host of ‘Flip or Flop’ Tarek El Moussa actually got his license at the age of 21. Which was long before he and his ex-wife began flipping homes, and in no time cut a niche for themselves and started earning from it.
He remembers how he would drive around scouting houses early in the morning after their addresses get listed on the auction site. Tarek also recalled in an interview that before the Flip or Flop came to the limelight, he has zero experience about flipping houses. And yet Moussa was willing to give it a try. He and his ex-wife had no capital for a startup, and they went in search of capital from family friends but didn’t receive a penny as everyone thought they were just crazy.
Later, the show eventually begun, HGTV wasn’t quite sure if it will go well so they were given the 11 p.m slot. However, to its amazement, the show gathered more than 10 million views by the end of its first season. Next, Flip or Flop was the highest rated show on cable by August 2016, with 2.864 million viewers.
Tarek and his partner made it huge by showcasing their real estate and interior design savvy on the show they find, buy, renovate and flip houses for profit.
Tarek El Moussa Net Worth
As of now, Tarek had to go through a divorce which has made it a bit difficult to categorically state his worth. However, he revealed to ‘The Orange County Register‘ that they made $10,000 together, for each episode of Flip or Flop. He even owns a Lamborghini Aventador, so he must be doing pretty well.
Tarek El Moussa Divorce, Family, Girlfriend
Previously, The host was married to his partner on the HGTV show Christina El Moussa from 2009 to 2015. However, they separated in 2015 and made it official in January 2018. He was first to file for divorce in December 2016 and Christina filed six months after.
The duo has two lovely children together, Taylor El Moussa who was born on December 22, 2010, and Brayden El Moussa born in 2015.
The both Tarek and Christina have moved on with their lives. Christina, the co-host was dating Gary Anderson, later Nate Thomson and currently a British TV personality Ant Anstead.
While Tarek was apparently dating his children’s nanny, Alyssa Logan. Presently, he is in love with lingerie model Patience Silva.