Learn all the facts behind Tarek El Moussa's alleged plastic surgery.
A multitude of serious health issues left Tarek El Moussa feeling uncomfortable and eventually led to the breakdown of his marriage.
After experiencing the struggles of testicular cancer, thyroid cancer, and back surgery, El Moussa claims he attended an anti-aging clinic in hopes of finding out what was making him feel exhausted. However, when clinic officials treated him by raising his testosterone levels, his condition just got worse.
Recently, Tarek El Moussa is at the center of plastic surgery speculations. Could there be any truth to him going under the knife? Let's dig deep into the details.
Did Tarek El Moussa Undergo Plastic Surgery?
Tarek El Moussa is lately the subject of plastic surgery speculations amongst reality fans. However, there's no clear evidence to back up the claim that he made any cosmetic enhancements.
Taking a look into the before and after pictures, the reality star looks dashing as always. When it comes to going under the knife, however, it's pure conjecture at this point.
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El Moussa is yet to speak publicly on whether he did something to enhance his appearance. Well, don't hold your breath because he is unlikely to break silence anytime soon since plastic surgery is not something one goes opening up about.
Some people reckon the 39-year-old has had Botox, facelift, and fillers. But it's no more than mere speculations. Until there's concrete evidence, we're inclined to believe Tarek El Moussa hasn't had plastic surgery, and he looks great organically.
Tarek El Moussa Wants To Do New Show with Fiancee Heather Rae Young
Tarek El Moussa admitted he'd love to work side-by-side with his soon-to-be-wife, Heather Rae Young.
The "Flipping 101" star spoke to TMZ Live and said he's down to walk the familiar road of filming a TV show with his partner again. He reveals Heather — who's on the Netflix program "Selling Sunset"—tends to be with him 24/7, anyway, so why not do a show with her?
The doubters will presumably remind Tarek about his ex-wife and the costar of "Flip or Flop" Christina Anstead. They enjoyed tremendous success together until a very public breakup in 2016 that eventually led to their 2018 divorce.
Not only did they stay friends, but they also became costars to their tremendous credit. That being said, Tarek claims filming a show as a married duo did not contribute to their divorce. Therefore, he doesn't get worried about working with Heather.
Christina, of course, is way past the 'move on' phase. Back in 2019, she and Ant Anstead welcomed a new son.
As far as Tarek is concerned, he and Heather are engaged for two months now, and their wedding is pretty much anticipated.
Tarek El Moussa Revealed Steroids Ruined His Life
"Flip or Flop" star Tarek El Moussa - who is recently at the center of plastic surgery speculations - revealed steroids had led to the dissolution of his marital life with ex-wife Christina.
Tarek struggled with testicular and thyroid tumors, which brought his hormone levels to the tailspin. Apart from the physical symptoms of his varying hormones, the real-estate expert still suffered from mood changes, depression, and anxiety that his conditions and therapies may have induced, Tarek, 36, told The Dr. Drew Podcast back in 2018.
The reality star said,
It was just my hormones were off. I was tired and I thought it was from the thyroid medication but it wasn’t.
It was originally drugs that Tarek had resorted to in an effort to get his testosterone back. He went to the "anti-aging specialist" Christina, 34, suggested. Tarek said the physicians had recommended injections of hormones.
Next thing I know I’m shoving a needle on my ass and taking steroids … it was testosterone.
The reality star added his testosterone levels turned out to be standard, but the shots more than doubled their levels.
It was awful. I was completely on way too much testosterone, on top of that taking human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) injections every day … because I was told to.
Besides steroid and testosterone injections, Tarek used many other drugs to treat other issues, including back injuries. While all this was happening, he also produced "Flip or Flop" with Christina.
Listing all of the drugs that were confirmed to have been dosed inappropriately, Tarek said:
I got back surgery, I went from 230 pounds to 168 pounds. So I had cancer and then I got second cancer. And then four months after I recovered from the second cancer, I hurt my back.
I lost 60 pounds, I was on Vicodin every day. On top of that, my hormones are off, I’m on pain meds and narcotics and I’m filming and working. It was a really rough three, four years … It was a horrifying experience.
El Moussa claimed he was over-mediated, which led to anxiety attacks and an excessively high heart rate.
I would find myself just sitting alone and just being depressed. It’s all because of all the s—t that was being pumped into my body just turned me into someone that wasn’t me. In 20/20 hindsight I think, ‘How in the hell did I film a show, start a company, how did I do all these things?’ I was so spun out from all the s—t they gave me.
Still, Tarek admits there were other aspects of his marital strife apart from his health challenges.
There’s a lot of contributing factors [to the divorce] — life is moving so fast. We bought a house, remodeling the house … my hormonal levels were off and I wasn’t feeling really well a lot of the time and I wasn’t being the best person I could have been.
There’s so much going on with TV and the notoriety and the finances and so many different things happening at one time and it slowly pulled us apart.
Tarek filed for divorce from Christina, 34, in January 2017, citing "unreconcilable differences" and sought joint legal and physical custody of daughter Taylor, 9, and son Brayden, 4.
After a harrowing battle in May 2016 in which the police were called and firearms were confiscated from the family house, the pair divorced.
The second I separated from my wife I said, ‘Okay, it’s time to do some soul searching, figure out what’s wrong with me.’ The worst part before that was I hurt my back. It was the worst experience of my life.
After separating and losing my family, I said I’m gonna do every single thing I can to be the best person I can be. I can say standing here today I’m the best version of myself I ever thought I could be.
The El Moussas' divorce was finalized in January 2018.
Tarek reveals that although he and Christina are doing better now, working together was "difficult" shortly after their divorce. “It was awful. There was more PR about our divorce than any other divorce I’d ever seen.”