Heather Rae Young doesn’t have any children of her own, but she considers herself Tarek El Moussa’s “bonus mom” to his two children, son Brayden James, 6, and daughter Taylor Reese, 11, whom he shares with a former partner, Christina Haack. Here is a peek at some of their most endearing family pictures.
Taylor Reese and Brayden, the two children that Tarek El Moussa shares with his ex-girlfriend Christina Haack, have Heather Rae Young as their proud stepmother. The Selling Sunset star is a huge supporter of them, whether it be by cheering on Taylor at her soccer match or spending time with Brayden on the sidelines.
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Before she became their legal stepmom, Young assumed the position of her then-two fiancé’s children’s “bonus mom” right away. She even referred to her parents as “bonus grandparents”! She captioned this adorable picture of her and her parents with Taylor and Brayden, writing, “Family is everything.”
Halloween Photos of Heather Rae Young and Tarek El Moussa and Their Children
The family of Young and El Moussa went all out for Halloween by dressing up in elaborate costumes. Brayden wore a Spider-Man outfit, Taylor wore a creepy Little Red Riding Hood outfit and the couple dressed in matching pirate outfits.
Ashley Rae Brayden and Young Pose for a Goofy Selfie
Hugs out, tongues out! Young and Brayden made crazy faces for the camera as they posed together for a silly photo.
Three years ago, the realtor admitted, “I never would have imagined that I’d be getting up extra early to prepare gluten-free lunches for the kids, playing family games at night, or even shooting dinner selfies with kids, but now that I have it, I can’t image my life without it.”
With their children, Heather Rae Young and Tarek El Moussa traveled.
Young often thinks back on her own childhood and aspires to give El Moussa’s children a special childhood as she had.
They now take Taylor and Brayden along on vacations everywhere they go after reflecting on earlier family vacations and how important they were to the pair.
The family once took a trip to Vegas for a jam-packed day of entertainment. Their little break was memorable thanks to the aquarium and a delicious dinner!
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Young, Heather Rae With Taylor and Brayden While Walking Hand-in-Hand
Young Taylor and Brayden seem to have a tight relationship, although Young admitted that it took some time for them to get along.
Taylor was extroverted right away, but Brayden was a little more reserved. She wrote on Instagram, “From that moment on it’s simply been more incredible because my bond with them has grown so much, I can’t even imagine my life without them now.”
Taylor and Heather Rae Young Experience a Twinning Moment
The stepmother and stepdaughter posed for a picture while wearing coordinated black and white clothing.
Young captioned the photo on Instagram, “Twinning with my favorite girl in our sweaters ready to have a fun shopping day with daddy.”
Taylor and Brayden in Throwback Photos by Heather Rae Young
When she first met their father in 2019, Young entered the lives of Brayden and Taylor. She has gotten so close to them and spent a lot of time with them since then.
She has supported and aided the youngsters throughout the years, but she has also acknowledged that she has gained a great deal from them.
She said with a carousel of old photos on Instagram, “They are very loving and brilliant and very very strong-minded (like their father) pushing me some days and it’s not always perfect, it’s extremely hard some days.” But one of the reasons I want to have a child is because of these kids.
Tarek El Moussa and Heather Rae Young In the Mountains with Their Children
Together, Young and El Moussa purchased a plot of land close to her childhood home and constructed a mountain home from the ground up. The family posed in the snow at the precise location where it would be constructed back in February.
Taylor is a very talented athlete and a hard competitor, and Heather Rae Young and Tarek El Mousse support him.
She is not only a soccer star but also a swimmer! When she broke her swimming record during her junior lifeguard test, El Moussa and Young were there to support her, and their joyous expressions spoke for themselves.
Tarek El Moussa and Heather Rae Young’s children at their wedding
In October 2022, in front of family and friends, Young and El Moussa exchanged vows during a wedding ceremony close to Santa Barbara, California.
“Simply put, I’m eager to share this life with her. We have the two infants, a family, and a very promising future “El Moussa exclusively tells PEOPLE.
Young, Heather Rae Easter festivities with Taylor and Brayden
One huge, happy clan! It was a big event when El Moussa and Young celebrated their first Easter as a married couple with the kids! They not only had a gorgeously decorated Sunday picnic, but Easter bunnies were also present!