Inside Heather and Tarek’s Wildly Fast Relationship, ’Cause We All Have Questions

Mehera Bonner
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Photo credit: Instagram
Photo credit: Instagram

From Cosmopolitan

I don’t know if you heard because she’s really subtle and lowkey about it, but Selling Sunset’s Heather Rae Young is dating HGTV star Tarek El Moussa. Like, again, this all might be news to you because they definitely don’t call the paparazzi on themselves (how *dare* Christine and Davina suggest otherwise), but they’re VERY SERIOUS. In fact, they’re engaged.

Anyway, if you, like me, feel that Heather didn’t spend nearly enough time talking about her relationship with Tarek on Selling Sunset, here’s a handy timeline of how these reality stars met and fell in love.

July 4, 2019

Heather and Tarek meet on a yacht, as you do. She went ahead and explained their love story on—you guessed it—Selling Sunset, musing, “His boat was parked next to the boat I was on down in Newport. And my girlfriend happened to be on his boat. I jumped on his boat and he, like, turned around and he was like, ‘Hi, I’m Tarek.’ Then we were just, like, texting and kept in touch.”

Fear not, they took a selfie on that fated day:

One Week Later

They freakin’ start living together. We know this because Tarek wrote about it in his one-year anniversary Instagram, explaining, “Less then a week after our first date, we moved in together and never looked back!”

August 4, 2019

Not even a month after their first meeting, Heather not-so-subtly tags Tarek in an Instagram bikini pic:

The thirst! I’m inspired!

August 8, 2019

Aaand they go Instagram official. This entire caption is a journey, but the best part is clearly Heather thanking Tarek for “honking your boat horn at me the day we met.”

August 13, 2019

Barely a month into their relationship, Heather and Tarek do their first interview as a couple. Totally normal milestone!

In the interview, Tarek reflects, “We’ve been spending a lot of time together…and we just have so much fun. After all the hardships that I’ve experienced, and there’s so many ups and downs in life, sometimes having fun is, like, the best medicine.”

September 16, 2019

Tarek celebrates Heather’s birthday by buying her a really casual and simple gift: a Ferrari.

September 22, 2019

Heather and Tarek are clearly getting serious because his kids start showing up on her Instagram—much to the dismay of Amanza, as Selling Sunset fans are well aware.

October 2, 2019

Heather shares a highly produced home movie (sorry, “vlog”) about her and Tarek’s romantic trip to New York. The entire thing is, naturally, in slow motion.

January 6, 2020

They take a ski trip with both of their families, so yeah, things are moving along at a pretty fast pace!

March 21, 2020

Heather encourages everyone to stay inside with a kissing photo of her and Tarek.

July 4, 2020

Tarek and Heather celebrate their one-year anniversary!

July 22, 2020

And then they celebrate their one-year anniversary AGAIN!

July 26, 2020

TAREK PROPOSES!!!! Let’s just hope and pray that Netflix’s cameras were there to capture it.

Also, don’t worry, they chronicled the entire romantic event in, like, 30 novel-length Instagram posts, which you can read through below:

August 7, 2020

Despite the ongoing pandemic, Tarek and Heather vacation in Cabo to celebrate their engagement!

The couple are currently wedding planning, and considering they literally cannot stop talking about their adorable relationship, expect lots more updates where these came from.

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