As for Tarek’s mini-est me, his 12-month-old son Tristan with wife of two years Heather Rae El Moussa, the toddler isn’t tracking his steps yet like his big brother, but he will point to the family dog if you ask him where Bugsy is.
“That was a very cute moment,” Tarek said of the positive canine identification. And this time around, Dad’s busy (as in getting up at 3 a.m. so he can be done working by 6:30 p.m.) soaking up all the moments.
“I wasn’t around very much with Taylor and Brayden,” he admitted. “With Tristan, since the day he got home from the hospital we did skin-to-skin every night, he’d lay on my chest for an hour. I put in the work. And now my 1-year-old son, when he sees me, his eyes light up, he smiles, he throws his arms out.”
Having missed so much with his older kids, Tarek said, “I will never make the same mistake twice.”