Heather Rae El Moussa Has Officially Left 'Selling Sunset' — Did She Get Fired?

Kelly Corbett - Author

Nov. 16 2023, Updated 3:26 p.m. ET

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The Gist

  • Heather Rae El Moussa was a main cast member of the Selling Sunset cast during Seasons 1 through 6 and made minor appearances during Season 7.
  • On Instagram, Heather quietly confirmed in a post that she was no longer a part of the show.
  • Fans have begun to speculate that she got fired.
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Ever since she popped on our television screens in Selling Sunset, Heather Rae El Moussa (formerly Young) has been our reality TV Barbie doll thanks to her bubbly personality and relatability.

But a lot of things have changed in Heather's life since Selling Sunset first aired in 2019. She got married to HGTV mainstay Tarek El Moussa in October 2021 and 15 months later they welcomed their first child together, Tristan Jay El Moussa.

She and Tarek also landed their own show, The Flipping El Moussas on HGTV which combined her knowledge of the luxury real estate market and his house-flipping expertise.

When Selling Sunset Season 7 premiered in November 2023, fans were shocked to see that Heather was hardly featured in any episodes and was not included in cast promotional images. She addressed her absence on Instagram.

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Heather Rae El Moussa reveals she is no longer on 'Selling Sunset,' claiming it's "bittersweet."

On Nov. 3, 2023, Selling Sunset Season 7 premiered and Heather took to Instagram to reveal that you'd see her pop up in a few scenes, but other than that, her time on the show was done.

She wrote: "Everything happens how it’s meant to. And we all have a plan. It’s bittersweet to not be a part of SS anymore. But I do know that good or bad I wouldn’t change the experiences I had. Let the drama begin. I’ll be no part of it. Thank you -> next."

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In her caption, Heather doesn't explicitly mention whether she made the decision to leave or if someone else made that decision for her.

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Fans think Heather Rae El Moussa got fired from 'Selling Sunset.'

It's unclear if Heather made the decision to walk away from Selling Sunset, or if Netflix decided to pull the plug. But months prior to Heather's announcement about no longer being a part of the show, she chatted with E! News about it. "Season 7 is filming right now, but I've been off maternity leave and I've been excited to get back to work and so far I have not been called back," the new mom told the outlet.

She added "it's been a little frustrating" on Netflix's part and that she had yet to receive an explanation as to why.

Fast forward a few months and Heather pens the Instagram post claiming she is no longer part of the series, without providing any details as to why. At some point, she must have connected with Netflix about her status on the show, and it's possible they didn't give her the answer she was looking for.

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Fans quickly began to speculate that Netflix fired her from Selling Sunset, claiming that she may have gotten the boot because she didn't bring a lot of drama to the show. Others claimed that Netflix had to let her go due to her show Flipping The El Moussas, which aired on competitor network HGTV.

That theory does have some legs as when Heather first started dating Tarek, she told House Beautiful that he was not allowed to appear on Selling Sunset, because of his contract with HGTV. Now that Heather joined the HGTV family, she may be under a contract that bars her from appearing on both shows.

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Per the Oppenheim Group's website, Heather is still an agent there, but it's possible the page is outdated. It is not believed that Heather's pregnancy played any role in her exit from the show. Selling Sunset alums Maya Vander and Christine Quinn both remained on the series after giving birth.

Selling Sunset Seasons 1 through 7 are now streaming on Netflix.

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