Heather Rae Young Opens Up About Starting a Family


| LAST UPDATE 01/03/2022

By Georgina White
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First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby in the baby carriage, right? Well, it seems as though Heather Rae El Moussa has her eyes set on that final milestone and is taking us along for the ride. Here's what she said.

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Instagram via @heatherraeyoung

For starters, chances are that you already caught wind of Heather and Tarek's fairytale wedding that went down in October. And it doesn't look like these two want to waste any time when it comes to planning for a family. But unfortunately, it hasn't been a smooth ride. Heather Rae decided to open up about her struggles to her 2.2 million followers. "Sharing my journey was something I struggled with because every women's experience is so different... but I decided I wanted to be vulnerable and real with you guys," the reality star shared on Instagram.

Mrs. El Moussa went on to share raw footage of her trip to the doctor's office, where she underwent tests for egg retrieval. "I started my egg freezing journey two years ago, but this year it's really different, and my mindset has shifted along the way," she confessed to her fans. However, even though it was difficult to talk about, the Selling Sunset star was committed to keeping it real. "This is something I think can be really empowering," she wrote in the caption. "I want to be strong for other women out there and help guide them through this because it's a subject that's not talked about enough." And she promised to keep us updated with "bits and pieces" of the journey to help spread awareness. Talk about female empowerment!

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Sure enough, in just two days, Heather's heart-to-heart raked in over 900K in views and thousands of supporting words from her loyal fans and friends. Both Davina and Chrishell jumped into the comments section to send some love, in addition to other women who faced similar hardships. "Love this!" one user shared. "Thanks for sharing, I struggled with fertility as well, and it's so refreshing when people share their journeys."

We're sending love Heather and Tarek's way! Stay tuned for more celeb updates.