Who is Tarek El Moussa? Bio, Ethnicity, Religion, Divorce, Girlfriend, Parents

Tarek el Moussa is a successful real estate agent in the USA. Along with his wife, he appeared on the HGTV show Flip or Flop which boosted his fame and also helped him get more money. Tarek El Moussa has become a big name in the US real estate industry from a young and inexperienced age and people who have a dream can learn a lot from him. Below we will look at some of the beats of his professional journey and try to get a glimpse of details of his personal life.

Tarek el Moussa Bio, Ethnicity

Tarek el Moussa was born on August 21, 1981 and grew up in Buena Park, California. He is American and has Moroccan roots from his father’s side. When he went into real estate, he was considered one of the youngest faces in the game. When he was only 21, he got his real estate license and started to rise in this world pretty quickly. This was impressive as the average age of a real estate agent was 57 according to a 2013 property survey and younger people are often not trusted to sell good houses to them. However, Tarek El Moussa found a way to gain her trust.

Years after getting into real estate, Tarek ElMoussa, along with his wife and a partner named Pete Des Best, bought their first investment home. It was in an area called Santa Ana and the house was bought for $115,000. At the time of the sale, they were able to make a profit of $34,000, and after the money was split between them, the three seemed to have been baptized into the life of upside down houses. They expanded their real estate investment business to Arizona and Nevada. Tarek El Moussa and his wife also run a real estate agency in Orange County, California known as The El Moussa Group.

In 2011, Tarek El Moussa shot a slot on HGTV when he and his friend sent an audition tape to the group on a whim. The two recorded the entire process of folding down a house on the tape. After about a year without a word, the network offered Tarek el Moussa and his wife a weekly time slot dedicated to buying and selling homes in Southern California.

The show launched in a 11pm slot in 2012 because initially executives at HGTV weren’t sure how the show would go down given the real estate marketing bubble had burst a few years earlier and a whole bunch of people, almost 6 .2 million, had lost their homes. However, the show was well received with over 1 million viewers in its first season.

Tarek El Moussa and his wife had actually been affected by the housing market crash themselves. The blow they suffered had cut their income so severely that they had to downgrade houses and divide food for one among themselves because they could not afford to buy food for two.

In 2013, Tarek El Moussa was practically saved from death by a fan. While showing the flip or flop , a fan who was a nurse had noticed a lump on Tarek el Moussa’s throat. She contacted the network to see a doctor and Tarek el Moussa had actually followed her advice and done so. He was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and underwent surgery and treatment with radioactive iodine. In this way his life was saved. The real estate star met the woman on the show who helped save his life in 2015, according to The Doctors.


Not much is known about Tarek elMoussa’s parents besides the fact that his mother is white while his father was of Moroccan descent. They were both where Americans, when they gave birth to their son Tarek El Moussa and daughter Angelique El Moussa, raised them in Long Beach, California.

Relationships (divorce, girlfriends)

Tarek El Moussa and his wife Christina were they’re one of those power couples who suffered together and then made it through. They have two children together – Taylor El Moussa, their daughter who was born on December 22, 2010, and Brayden El Moussa, their son who was born in 2015. The couple secretly split in May 2016 due to marital issues. Tarek El Moussa officially filed for divorce in January 2017.

Tarek El Moussa has been together since the divorce, although he is currently not in a relationship. He was once linked to Alyssa Logan, his children’s nanny, who was said to be only about a month old. His last girlfriend is said to have been Patience Silva, a well-known model.


Tarek El Moussa’s religion is not entirely clear. His surname seems to indicate that he is a Muslim, but it is safer to assume that his surname is only due to his father’s Moroccan roots. Some fans have instead claimed that he is actually Jewish or even Christian, but given that his first name is also a common Muslim name, there are many who continue to disagree. Tarek El Moussa himself has never spoken openly about his religion and therefore people will have to keep guessing along those lines.