Tarek and Heather El Moussa are expecting their first child together.
In an interview published Wednesday with People’s Mackenzie Schmidt, Heather, 35, said the couple discovered the happy news a few weeks ago in the middle of in vitro fertilization treatments. They were also filming their new HGTV series, “The Flipping El Moussas.”
“It was a huge shock,” Heather told People. “We just weren’t expecting this. We had just gone through IVF. We had embryos on ice. We had a plan.”
Tarek, 40, and Heather also shared the exciting news with matching Instagram posts on Wednesday. The announcement featured a photo carousel of Tarek kissing Heather’s stomach and Heather posing with her baby bump on the beach.
“Surprise!!! Baby El Moussa coming early 2023,” their captions read.
Tarek shares two children with his former wife, Christina Hall: Taylor, 11, and Brayden, 6.
Representatives for Tarek and Heather confirmed the news to Insider but declined to comment further.
The couple explained to People that Tarek had a “weird feeling” one day and convinced Heather to take a pregnancy test. Heather took two tests, but both came back “undetected.” However, a third pregnancy test later that day sealed the deal, the outlet reported.
“I was organizing my clothes. I was just doing other things, and probably like 20 minutes later, I was like, ‘Oh, the pregnancy test.’ I went and looked and it said full-on pregnant,” she told People.
According to People, Heather told Tarek the big news by hiding the tests in a gift box with confetti and a onesie.
“I think when you least expect it and there’s no stress in your life, the world just brought us what was meant to be. I’m so excited that it happened like this,” she said.
Heather, who previously starred on Netflix’s “Selling Sunset,” told the outlet that she and Tarek initially didn’t have plans for children.
“When we first started dating three years ago, we went into our relationship not planning on having children together,” Heather said. “I really love being a bonus mom to Taylor and Brayden. They’re such incredible kids and I love them so much.”
Heather explained to People that as her relationship with Tarek strengthened, so did her desire to have children.
“But as your love grows more and more and you fall deeper in love with someone and you build this life together, I started picturing myself having a child with Tarek. I started thinking I just wanted to create something with the man that I’m in love with,” she said.
Although Tarek and Heather have completed the test to determine the baby’s sex and plan to be surprised at their gender reveal party in a few weeks.