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For young children, watching your parents fall in love and fall in love with new people can be devastating. For Christina Anstead and Tarek El Moussa’s two children, Taylor (10) and Brayden El Moussa (5), this was (and is) their reality. Suddenly sister and brother had two different houses, separate holidays, and bonus / step parents.
Under Anstead and El Moussa’s custody agreement, Taylor and Brayden spent Christmas with their father and fiancée, Heather Rae Young. The Selling Sunset star shared two festive photos of her on Instagram alongside El Moussa and the children posing in front of the tree.
I feel so lucky to have these cute little hearts in my life, « she began with her caption, noting how fun it is to watch her fiancee’s children grow and learn. She then illuminated her relationship with each of them.
« I’ve been closely connected to Tay from the start, it took me longer to bond with Bray, but now we’re besties, » she said, adding, « If you’d told me 18 months ago that I’ll be a bonus mom. AKA (soon to be a stepmother) I would say yes, right. ”
Although she doesn’t realize how exactly (or how long it took) for Brayden to warm up to her, she got Taylor’s approval right away. From the beginning, Young came in to do a handful of maternal duties with Taylor, such as shopping for her school dance dress.
Taylor was also the first person to tell El Moussa about his plans to propose to Young last July. The father of two recalled that his daughter’s reaction was « the most excited I have ever seen » and she couldn’t stop texting him while he was on the trip asking if he had already.
Brayden, on the other hand, was only a year old when Anstead and El Moussa split in 2016. Unlike Taylor, who has him for five years, Brayden never saw his parents be together. . . and having such a unique family structure can be difficult for him to understand.
Right now, the five-year-old doesn’t seem to favor any parent in particular. Some of the moments that may have helped him develop a better relationship with Young include the epic auto-themed party she has planned for his final birthday or the tennis lessons they take together.
The 33-year-old realtor quits her post by reminding her followers of how quickly life can change. « I was 100% committed to & from day one. I am so grateful that I listened to my & heart, « she writes, adding, » because I now have a family. «
Heather Rae Young, Tarek El Moussa
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