Trying to Avoid Drama After Cancer
- HGTV’s Tarek El Moussa, 40, has been an inspiration to many, especially survivors. The reality star found recently found love again following two cancer battles amid a painful divorce—not to mention while juggling a TV career.
- Though Tarek recently had some reported drama ensue between his former and current wives, the blended family seems to be putting on a united front following an unfortunate family emergency.
- Support from a partner is crucial both during and after cancer, and sometimes it takes a curveball to remind us how fragile life—and our health—really is.
Though he recently had some reported drama ensue between his former and current lady, the blended family seems to be putting on a united front following an unfortunate family emergency.Read More
In a heated exchange on Saturday at Brayden’s soccer game, Heather and Christina—who is now remarried to realtor Josh Hall— seemed to get into a spat, according to reports. To make matters worse, Tarek and Christina shared that Brayden had to go to the hospital later that day. Thankfully, he’s doing fine and recovering from an emergency appendectomy, which is the removal of his appendix.
Thankfully, the clan now appears to be putting on a united front, most likely for the sake of the children and little Brayden’s health, we hope. Hey, whatever works! Christina shared a pic of the blended family on Instagram, which was a relief for many fans.
“It’s been a rough exhausting week!” Christina said in a post with the Bray is starting to feel a little bit better so we made it out to Taylor’s open house tonight. I’m so proud of both of them.”
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“I’m happy to see this after all the chatter in the news today,” a supportive fan wrote. “Beautiful fam all around!”
“This is family life today extended supportive & understanding,” another fan expressed.
We’re just glad Brayden is okay, and hopefully this was an important lesson to all parties on the fragility of life and health, as if Tarek’s battles weren’t already enough.
Tarek’s Cancer Battles
Life took a turn for the worse for Tarek in 2013, four years after he married Christina, when. he was diagnosed with thyroid cancer.
Tarek’s thyroid cancer diagnosis came after an HGTV fan, who also happened to be a nurse, noticed a lump on his throat while watching him on television. She contacted the network, telling them what she had seen.
In the very same year, he was diagnosed with testicular cancer.
During a 2017 interview with People magazine, Tarek said of the experience: “I was at one building doing my thyroid stuff, and mentioned I was going across the street to get an ultrasound done. I’ll never forget the doctor joking, ‘I hope you don’t have cancer!’”
The treatment path for both types of cancers depends upon the stage at which the cancer is diagnosed. Common treatments for testicular cancer include chemotherapy, surgery and radiation. Treatments for thyroid cancer can include surgery, hormone therapy, radioactive iodine, radiation and, in some cases, chemotherapy.
Luckily, El Moussa was given the “all clear” and now shares his story to raise awareness on both diseases, while radiating positivity to those in need.
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The Benefit of a Partner’s Support
Your partner can often times make or break your day-to-day life, especially when you’re going through something as serious as cancer, which is an understatement.
“When you get cancer, it’s a really great way to tell if your partner is the love of your life, or a sh**head,” says writer and actress Jill Kargman, who sat down with SurvivorNet to talk life after cancer. “I think if you’re with someone who is not supportive, or kind of emotionally checked out, or doesn’t tell you you’re still beautiful … this might not be your person.”
If there are already issues in the relationship, cancer definitely has a way to magnify them! Conversely, cancer can sometimes help partners grow stronger together.
Even though El Moussa was not married to Young while he went through his battles, the after effects from the experience, as many survivors know, can still be challenging, and support is still crucial as you continue to navigate your “new normal.” Plus, cancer survivors tend to not put up with people or things as easily as they did before because they realize—more than others—that life is short. So let’s all seize the day today!