Tarek El Moussa Tested for COVID-19 Amid ‘Selling Sunset’ Pause


Safety first. Tarek El Moussa is isolating with fiancée Heather Rae Young as Selling Sunset halts manufacturing attributable to a optimistic coronavirus take a look at.

The 40-year-old Flip or Flop star’s rep instructed Us Weekly in a press release on Tuesday, September 21, “Tarek recently tested positive for COVID-19 and has had no symptoms. He has since been doing his part to stay safe and get well by quarantining with his fiancée, Heather Rae Young, both of whom are fully vaccinated.”

The pair, who received engaged in July 2020, “are tested multiple times a week for filming purposes,” in accordance with the rep. “Tarek had many negative tests last week and one positive. Heather Rae’s tests all came back negative.”

Heather Rae Young and Tarek El Moussa

Multiple sources revealed to Us that the Netflix actuality present pressed pause on manufacturing after a cast member’s COVID-19 take a look at outcomes got here again optimistic. The collection might be “shut down” for 15 days, one insider famous, with one other telling Us that cast and crew members “will be tested twice this week before resuming production.”

El Moussa and Young, who has been on the present since its first season aired in 2019, are laying low for the time being.

“Out of an abundance of caution, production immediately postponed filming and the couple has taken all necessary precautions to keep everyone safe,” the HGTV character’s rep instructed Us. “Tarek is listening to the advice of his doctors and won’t be scheduled to return to filming until he tests negative and his quarantine is complete.”

Last fall, El Moussa hinted that followers is likely to be seeing extra of him on the favored collection as he and the previous Playboy mannequin proceed marriage ceremony planning.

“Who knows what the future holds. I would love to film with her one day,” he instructed Us solely in September 2020, even teasing the chance that the couple may have a present of their very own sometime. “You know, we have a lot of fun together. We have great chemistry together and I think the fans would enjoy it. … I mean, I don’t even know what the show would be about, but I’m an investor, she’s a real estate agent. We love design. We love real estate. We love each other. So I’m sure there’s a show in there.”

Tarek El Moussa
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The California native isn’t any stranger to working along with his real-life associate. When Flip or Flop premiered in 2013, he was nonetheless married to costar Christina Haack. The duo finalized their divorce in 2018 however continued working collectively on the house adorning collection.

Earlier this year, the exes made headlines after El Moussa allegedly hurled insults at Haack, 38, on set. Young not too long ago instructed Us that the stress has died down between her fiancé and the Christina on the Coast star, who introduced her engagement to Joshua Hall on Monday, September 20.

“People have to remember they’re coworkers and they are exes. There’s going to be little frustrations here and there,” Young solely revealed earlier this month. “There’s a lot going on in all of our worlds, and there’s only so much that the world sees. It’s blown over, and everyone’s moving on.”

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