“I asked her out a while back and she had a boyfriend so she couldn’t go out with me,” Tarek shared, 38, in an interview with Fox News.
Though Heather, 31, is also a member of the HGTV family and has her own show called Selling Sunset, Tarek pointed out that the two of them didn’t meet through real estate. However, he didn’t reveal what caused them to cross paths.
Tarek didn’t let the sting of rejection get him down and when he asked her out again much later, he was successful. “I randomly ran into her with some friends and I asked her out and she said yes!” he said.
The lovebirds were first spotted engaging in some major PDA on July 29. Eyewitnesses saw them kissing and cuddling on a yacht in Redondo Beach, California.
On August 8, Tarek confirmed the relationship with a sweet post on Instagram. “It’s official!!!! After more than 3 years on my own I’m so PROUD to say that this beautiful, sweet and talented young lady is my girlfriend!” the father of two gushed. “I’ll be honest and say I never thought I would meet someone special in my life after the last three years.”
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