Heather Rae Young shared that she’s experiencing ‘separation anxiety’ while being away from her husband Tarek El Moussa.
The 34-year-old realtor – who’s currently awaiting the birth of her and Tarek’s, 40, first child – shared a lovely beach photoshoot of the couple on her Instagram revealing that this is the ‘longest time’ they’ve been apart.
‘Missing my best friend while he’s away in Cabo with the kids and our families so I’m going through photos that I love of us. This is the longest we’ve been apart since we’ve been together so I’m maybeee getting a little anxiety separation,’ she wrote.
The Selling Sunset star then asked her 2.9M followers for tips on how to keep herself distracted while her loved ones are away.
‘Help distract me! What are your favorite books/tv shows at the moment??’ she asked.
She also said her pregnancy hormones have kicked in, sharing on her Stories: ‘I felt really good up until today hormonal-wise and today I started crying out of nowhere, don’t know where it came from. I feel better though now, it was just like a moment.’
Miss you: Heather Rae Young shared that she has ‘separation anxiety’ while being away from husband Tarek El Moussa, and that it’s the ‘longest time’ they’ve been apart; Pictured 2022
The star decided not to join her husband and his family on a getaway to Cabo San Lucas after her doctor advised her against doing so.
The reality revealed to PEOPLE that she remained at home so she wouldn’t be exposed to potential illnesses like the Zika virus and food poisoning.
‘It’s not worth getting sick. Chances that you can avoid, you should. Unavoidable exposures are different, ‘she relayed to the outlet of her doctor’s advice.
In a post shared to her Instagram on Tuesday, Young appeared content with her decision to hunker down at her Orange County residence.
Best friend: ‘Missing my best friend while he’s away in Cabo with the kids and our families,’ she wrote, adding, ‘This is the longest we’ve been apart since we’ve been together so I’m maybeee getting a little separation anxiety’
‘Missing @therealtarekelmoussa and the kids so much while they’re in Cabo but trying to use this time to do some nesting and planning,’ captioned the star, who shared images of potential aesthetics for her unborn child’s nursery.
Though he’s having fun in the sun with the two children he shares with ex Christina Hall, Tarek made it known that Young was still on his mind in a post shared with his Instagram followers on Monday.
Including a snap with his tight knit vacation crew, the HGTV star admitted in the caption that he was missing his wife ‘like crazy but doctors orders come first!!’
Young first let her followers know that she’d made the decision to hang back in a post uploaded to Instagram on Saturday.
Hanging back: The pregnant realtor decided not to join Tarek, 40, and his family on a trip to Cabo San Lucas after her doctor advised her against it, so she wouldn’t be exposed to potential illnesses like the Zika virus and food poisoning
She gave her husband and stepchildren a loving send off to Mexico, which she documented with a photo of the trio.
‘My loves heading to Cabo @therealtarekelmoussa,’ she captioned the picture of the former Flip Or Flop host standing alongside his daughter Taylor, 11, and son Brayden, six, whom he shares with former c-host, ex-wife Christina Hall (born Christina Haack).
Dressed in a black sweatsuit sneakers and a baseball cap, Tarek wrapped his arms around his children for the photo that was seemingly taken just before catching their flight to Cabo.
‘Nesting’: In a post shared to her Instagram on Tuesday, Young appeared content with her decision to hunker down at her Orange County residence as she awaits the birth of her and Tarek’s first child
Thinking of her: Though he’s having fun in the sun with the two children he shares with ex Christina Hall, Tarek made it known that Young was still on his mind in a post shared with his Instagram followers on Monday
Earlier that day, Young showed off her growing baby bump in a mirror selfie on her Instagram Story
‘Hi baby boy,’ Young wrote across the photo that shows the reality star cradling her burgeoning bump.
The reality star, who learned last week that she’s expecting a baby boy, went with a sporty look dressed in a light brown sweatpants and a matching hoodie.
She also wore a sports bra underneath that helped her showcase her belly, and pulled her long blonde locks back off her face and into a ponytail.
Mama-to-be: Young gave her 2.9 million Instagram fans and followers a glimpse at her growing baby bump by wearing a sports bra with a sweatsuit
Family vacay: The Selling Sunset star helped send Tarek and his two kids off to Cabo San Lucas for a summer getaway
With the house empty for a few days, Young is focusing on her health and well-being, which includes getting in some exercise, girls time, and rest and relaxation.
Just a few hours earlier, she posted a photo of herself laying down and relaxing on a couch, where she’ll be having a ‘girl’s weekend’ wearing ‘sweats’ and indulging with ‘food & sleep’.
‘@therealtarekelmoussa, kids & family are in Cabo,’ Young continued, adding, ‘I stayed behind because of my Dr. Recommendations. Missing my [heart] and family.’
Morning workout: The reality star showed off her growing baby bump again when she kicked off her Saturday with an early morning Pilates session in leggings and a tank top
Her day started off early, hours before sending the family off to Cabo San Lucas.
‘Morning Pilates session. Been up since 5:20 am,’ she wrote in another Insta-Story post showing her snapping the selfie while sitting atop one of the Pilates machines.
For her early morning workout, she again highlighted her growing baby bump by wearing black leggings with a black camouflage tank top that hugged her womanly curves.
Knowing they would be apart for a few days, Young and El Moussa spent Friday together, which included both work and play.
Quality time: Knowing they would be apart for a few days, Young and El Moussa spend Friday together, which included both work and play
‘Soon-to-be-mama hard at work! Swipe to see my growing belly at work,’ she began in the caption of a post showing the couple inside a home being renovated while filming for their new reality series The Flipping El Moussas.
She continued, ‘It’s funny because they say when you get pregnant you lose your energy, you have morning sickness, and things become more difficult to do but I’m so lucky to feel 100% fine! I wake up early still, go to pilates, go to set and work all day, and feel amazing – I asked my sister and mom about it and they were the same way so maybe it runs in the family but definitely no signs of slowing down .
The mother-to-be ended the post by posing a question ‘to all the pregnant ladies or mamas out there: what was your experience??’
El Moussa and Young met during a fishing trip in July of 2019, and went on to tie-the-knot in a ceremony near Santa Barbara last October.
Hard at work: The couple, who were married in October 2021, spent part of their Friday filming for their new reality series The Flipping El Moussas