Heather Rae Young says she will have a low-stress Christmas as some of the men in her life take command of her kitchen.
Heather, who got engaged to the Flipping 101 star in July, told Page Six she plans to have a quiet Christmas Eve in the California home she shares with Tarek before the whole family comes over for Christmas Day. The luxury relator also revealed that her fiancé’s father and stepdad are both “really amazing cooks,” which means she won’t be sweating it out in the kitchen.
“They told me I don’t have to stress out about anything,” she dished to the outlet. “I don’t have to do anything. I just have to be at my house and they’re going to handle everything.”
Heather said that her house is fully decorated with Christmas lights both inside and out. She also dished about holiday traditions she shares with Taylor and Brayden, Tarek’s two kids with his ex-wife, Christina Anstead.
The Netflix beauty revealed that she hides an Elf on the Shelf for both kids along with a small gift for each child. She also teased that Taylor, 10, is getting a guitar while Brayden, 5, is into sharks and will be getting gifts with that theme.
While she won’t be an official stepmom until she marries Tarek sometime next year, Heather is clearly enjoying the holiday season as a bonus mom to the HGTV star’s children. In a sweet post shared to Instagram, seen here, the former model posed with Tarek and the kids in matching red-and-black buffalo plaid pajamas as they sat on a garland-adorned staircase.
“It’s that time again!!” Heather captioned the social media shot. “Matching jammies. Thank you to my fiancé [Tarek El Moussa] for being a bad a** & wearing whatever I tell him to. because we got the cutest pic with the cutest kids. This is our Christmas card!! Happy holidays to you!”
While they swap holidays with Tarek’s ex-wife, last month Heather expressed excitement that 2020 was Tarek’s year to have the children on December 25.
“We have the kids on Christmas Day,” she told Life & Style. “We’ll probably do something with Tarek’s family and hopefully my parents will be able to be there too, and hopefully my family can join us then.”