The couple also enjoyed Christmas with his two kids, whom he shares with ex Christina Anstead

By Mackenzie Schmidt
January 02, 2020 09:53 AM
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Tarek El Moussa and Heather Rae Young celebrated their first New Year’s Eve together as a couple after going public with their relationship in August.

The Flip or Flop star, 38, who shares Taylor Reese, 9, and Brayden James, 4, with ex-wife Christina Anstead, split time with their kids over the Christmas holidays, but his New Year’s celebration appeared more intimate.

The couple rang in the new year while partying the night away with a group of friends at the MGM Grand Las Vegas hotel and casino, and shared a photo of their romantic New Year’s Eve kiss.

“I am so ready to start the most defining decade of my life with @heatherraeyoung by my side!!” El Moussa wrote on Instagram. “We ended up in Las Vegas last night with a great group of friends and here is our Midnight pics!!❤️❤️”

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Young, 32, also shared the sweet snaps on her own social page, writing, “1-1-2020, Me + You, Love of my life ❤️Best Friend @therealtarekelmoussa.”

Both posted a series of photos and videos from the festivities on their Instagram Story feeds, having a fun time as they welcomed in the new decade.

Tarek El Moussa/Instagram
Tarek El Moussa/Instagram

Before Christmas, the real estate expert told PEOPLE in an exclusive interview that Taylor and Brayden would spend Christmas Eve with Christina and her husband, Ant Anstead, and then head to El Moussa’s for Christmas day, to spend time with him and Young, who stars on Netflix’s Selling Sunset.

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“We’re still doing our own thing,” the father of two said of he and Christina’s co-parenting holiday arrangement.

Christina and Ant recently celebrated their one-year wedding anniversary, having tied the knot in a secret ceremony at their home in Newport Beach on December 22, 2018. Ant has two children from his previous marriage, and he and Christina welcomed a son, Hudson London, in September.

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El Moussa and Young were first spotted kissing on a boat in July, and confirmed their relationship with joint Instagram posts in August. Young has been a staple in El Moussa’s kids’ lives ever since — going to their sporting events, watching their school performances, and attending their birthday parties.

Heather Rae Young/Instagram

Young and El Moussa made Christmas special for the little ones by wearing matching Christmas pajamas, going Christmas shopping, decorating the house and even taking a Polar Express-themed train ride.

The foursome was joined by family and friends for the train ride through a magical Christmas experience inspired by the iconic holiday book and movie. Young and El Moussa both documented the day of fun on their Instagram Story feeds, showing off Brayden and Taylor’s golden tickets, dance moves and giggles with little friends.

Even though it’s early in their relationship, the pair are thrilled to be reaching new milestones and making new memories as a pair.

“We have the best time together. He’s my best friend and I love his family, so I’m really excited to spend [Christmas] with them,” Young told PEOPLE.

El Moussa agrees: “We’re super excited. These are all new experiences and it’s fun to share them with someone new.”

El Moussa and ex-wife Christina split publicly in December 2016 and finalized their divorce in January 2018. They continue to film Flip or Flop together. HGTV recently announced the hit series will air its ninth season in 2020.