Heather Rae El Moussa Shares a Close-Up Look at Cuddles with Baby Tristan & Admits She Is ‘Exhausted’ as a Mom

Ethereal maternity photos and glamorous newborn portraits have their place, but sometimes it’s nice to see a mom and her baby in their natural habitat: while enjoying sweet, skin-to-skin cuddles in bed. Heather Rae El Moussa shared an intimate series of photos with her newborn son Tristan in a vulnerable new post. 

“I’ve never been this exhausted but in love at the same time,” the Selling Sunset star, who shares Tristan with husband Tarek El Moussa, wrote on Instagram. “My little man…. Mama loves you 🤍 TJEM.”


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Heather Rae’s long blond hair is up in a bun, and her makeup-free face smiles down at her baby boy, noses touching. He’s wearing no shirt, lying on his mama’s chest as she relaxes in bed. In the next photo, she leans forward to kiss her baby boy on the head — because how could you not?! — and in the last one, she simply smiles at her baby boy. 

It’s a very different vibe from some of her other stylized shoots, and that’s OK. It’s refreshing to see at the end of the day Heather Rae is just as “exhausted” as we are, but it’s also so totally worth it. 

Last month, Heather Rae shared a postpartum update, writing, “I’m as tired as I look.” 

“Sleep with a newborn isn’t sleep …” she added. “It’s checking them every few minutes, every noise, every movement …” We’ve been there, too!

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