Heather Rae Young shares her thoughts on co-parenting her husband Tarek El Moussa’s children with his ex-wife, Christina Hall.
Young, 35, who is expecting her first child with El Moussa, admitted on the “Today” show’s “The New Rules” series that co-parenting with Hall made her feel “always second.”
The “Selling Sunset” star clarified that “no one ever made [her] feel that way on purpose,” but admitted that it was probably unavoidable.
Young explained, Page Six reported:
“I think when your significant other had such a long relationship with the previous spouse, and a lot of love, and it was very public divorce, you’re coming into it, and you fall in love with each other, but you always kind of think of the ex.”
She went on to say that it was difficult for Hall, who has a 12-year-old daughter Taylor and a 7-year-old son Brayden with El Moussa, to accept her into their lives and that it took some time for the “Christina on the Coast” star to warm up to her.
“I kinda had to navigate my own feelings along with falling in love with a man, raising children, getting a whole new family and also filming my own TV shows. It wasn’t always perfect. I think she realized how much I love the kids, and they are No. 1 to me over anything. So any drama aside, the kids are the most important thing to all of us.”
El Moussa and Hall of “Flip or Flop” divorced in 2018 after splitting in 2016.
El Moussa began dating Young in 2019, and the couple married two years later.
Although things appear to be improving between Young and Hall in terms of co-parenting the children, this was not always the case.
During Brayden’s soccer game in Newport Beach, California, the two women were seen engaging in what appeared to be a heated fight in May. El Moussa was also feuding with Christina’s new husband, Josh Hall.
When Brayden was rushed to the hospital the next day for emergency surgery, they put their differences aside and banded together.
Following the surgery, Christina posted a photo of her son in the hospital on social media, along with a message of gratitude to El Moussa, Young, and her husband Josh.
She wrote on her Instagram Stories:
“Stressful 24 hours but a good reminder of how important teamwork/co-parenting is. We are all under pressure, but when it really matters, we were all there for Brayden doing our part.”
Young also shared an update on Instagram at the time, along with additional photos of Brayden.
“[It’s] times like these we ban together as a family. It’s been a very emotional day, but he is doing well and recovering.”
The baby of Young and El Moussa is due in early 2023.