His first blessed union flopped, but his outlook on marriage has flipped! HGTV star Tarek El Moussa is gearing up to walk down the aisle with Selling Sunset's Heather Rae Young — two years after his messy divorce from Christina Anstead was finalized — and is sparing no expense.
A pal claims the reality stars, who got engaged in July, are planning a luxe celebration near their Newport Beach, Calif., home "late this summer, complete with a lavish reception, gourmet menu and plans to sail away on their very own love boat!"
The friend adds that El Moussa, 39, has told his bride, 33, "to spend what she wants — money is of no concern — and that he'll even foot the cost for the bridesmaids' dresses and pre-wedding parties. She makes him feel incredible, and that's going to be reflected in the wedding they're planning."
The lovebirds have already got the ball rolling, as Young searched for the perfect rehearsal dinner dress with some help from friend and costar Chrishell Stause.
As OK! recently reported, the two were spotted at the Galia Lahav Haute Couture showroom in New York City on December 10. Young could be seen trying on a short white frock as the Dancing with the Stars alum gave a smile of approval.
After they wrapped up their day of shopping, the bride-to-be posted on Instagram to thank her friend for her support. "First I said yes, now I have a dress! Thank you @chrishell.stause for rehearsal dinner dress shopping with me today!!" she gushed. "What a much needed girls day!!! I just adore this girl."
Young and El Moussa have also started curating their guest list — and though the latter still communicates with his ex-wife when dealing with their two kids, she won't be receiving an invite.
"We don't go to dinner with them, we don't have lunch with them... we have a very civil, great relationship with them for the kids — the kids are number one, that's the most important — but that's kind of where it stops," Young explained of not including Anstead, before quipping, "I don’t think I would like to have his ex at my wedding."