Production on “Flipping 101” has halted after Tarek El Moussa became the latest star to have a breakthrough case of COVID-19, his representative confirmed to Heavy. TMZ was the first to report the news.
The 40-year-old has been testing “multiple times a week for filming purposes,” but last week received one positive result according to his representative. He has no symptoms.
To do “his part to stay safe and get well,” he is quarantining with fiancee Heather Rae Young, his representative added. Her test results have all been negative and both are vaccinated.
“Out of an abundance of caution, production immediately postponed filming and the couple has taken all necessary precautions to keep everyone safe,” his representative provided in a statement. “Tarek is listening to the advice of his doctors and won’t be scheduled to return to filming until he tests negative and his quarantine is complete.”
The outlet added that filming has been impacted on Young’s show, “Selling Sunset,” and El Moussa’s show with Haack, “Flip or Flop.” It is not currently clear if it will impact the series’ release dates.
El Moussa and Young Are Weeks Away From Their Wedding
El Moussa and Young are just weeks away from their wedding. He revealed during a recent appearance on “Daily Pop” that they are scheduled to walk down the aisle sometime in October.
Leading up to their nuptials, the couple has held a couple of bridal showers and most recently a joint bachelor and bachelorette party. It is unclear if any safety precautions were taken.
“I’m so excited. We’re doing all of our fun activities right now,” the 34-year-old told Us Weekly. “We thought, like, Vegas would have been really chaotic and traveling somewhere would have been super chaotic. So, we thought being more local [in the Palm Springs area was best].”
Celebrating the bash on his Instagram account, El Moussa wrote, “Every single thing was perfect, from the 80’s theme pool party at the cabanas to the private dinner to the spa day, and even just our room was perfect. Couldn’t have asked for a better weekend and lucky to have close friends that feel like family to us. Definitely a weekend we’ll never forget and to anyone who’s considering a joint bachelor & bachelorette party… DO IT.”
The couple met on July 4, 2019 and got engaged a year later.
The Couple Scrapped Their Previous Wedding Plans
In August, the couple revealed they scrapped their previous wedding plans.
“When we first started wedding planning, I noticed that she was super stressed out even with the help of our wedding planner and I could just tell something was off,” the HGTV star wrote on Instagram. “At that point, we had already decided on the wedding location and sent out our save the dates but it’s not official until it’s official and I wanted to make sure this was fun and enjoyable for Heather so… we decided to switch everything up.”
But, their new plans seem to be coming together. On September 8, Young provided a sneak peek on Instagram, sharing a photo “in the exact place we’ll have our first dance as husband and wife.”