Opposites may attract in romance, but in friendship, common bonds bring people together. Take the budding friendship between reality stars Heather Dubrow and Heather Rae El Moussa. Not only do they share the same first name, but they’re both reality TV veterans who star in glamorous reality shows – The Real Housewives of Orange County and Selling Sunset.
In addition, they are also married to partners who work in the same fields. Dubrow’s husband, Terry Dubrow, is a plastic surgeon who has appeared on several reality shows such as Botched and The Swan. Likewise, El Moussa’s husband Tarek El Moussa works like her in real estate. In 2023, they will appear together on their own house flipping show (via Today).
However, many different factors come into play when it comes to nurturing and maintaining a friendship. And despite the fact that these stars have dealt with more than their fair share of feuds on their own shows, Dubrow and El Moussa seem to have found common ground.
Heather Dubrow and Heather El Moussa value quality time
In our smartphone-obsessed world, it can be difficult to form genuine connections with people. This is especially true for people in the spotlight who have to constantly wonder if they are being secretly recorded and spied on. Thankfully, that’s an issue Heather Dubrow and Heather Rae El Moussa don’t have to deal with — at least not with each other.
Recently, the fast friends took to social media to celebrate an intimate outing. El Moussa posted a photo of herself, Dubrow and three other friends in formal wear on Instagram. “POV: You were invited to dinner with amazing friends, dressed in beautiful sparkly dresses, didn’t allow phones at the dining table so you could all focus on connecting and good conversations, and share fresh food together in a stunning home eaten . I think dinners like this are my new favorites,” she wrote.
However, luxury dinners are not the only way to spend their quality time. They also connect over luxury real estate. El Moussa and Tarek El Moussa capitalized on their combined real estate experience when they were recently spotted showing Dubrow and her husband Hollywood condos, according to the New York Post. With some of the condos being priced at a whopping $12 million, the Dubrows can rest easy knowing the commission will go to friends, according to a source.
Heather Dubrow takes an inclusive approach to friendship
It’s no secret that reality stars have a hard time making and maintaining friendships, so it’s quite refreshing to see Heather Dubrow and Heather El Moussa’s friendship thrive. And while some might find it odd that Dubrow is friends with someone younger than her, she’s actually quite open-minded when it comes to their friendships. Dubrow, who is no stranger to drama, had to defend her relationship with her “Real Housewives of Orange County” co-star, Gina Kirschenheiter, who she quickly became friends with (via Bravo).
“I think it’s important to have friends who are younger than you, older than you, different walks of life, different ethnicities, different socioeconomic backgrounds, all different because why would you want to be with people who are all exactly the same ‘ she shared during an episode of her podcast, Heather Dubrow’s World. She added: “First of all, this is incredibly boring. And secondly, I love to learn and as much as I can be a big sister to Gina, I’ve also learned a lot from her and I get so much from her and from this friendship.” It seems that Dubrow is carrying the same ideas into her friendship with El Moussa has taken over as she had no problem allowing the ‘Selling Sunset’ star to lend her expertise to her apartment search.
Ultimately, friendship is about connection — something Dubrow and El Moussa seem to have figured out.