Love is in the air! Tarek El Moussa finally has a new woman in his life, In Touch can exclusively reveal! Nearly a year and a half after calling it quits with his wife and co-star, Christina, the Flip or Flop star is dating Patience Silva, a 37-year-old LA-based lingerie model. “They met toward the end of last year on the celebrity dating app Raya,” a source exclusively tells In Touch.

It’s already getting serious. “Tarek’s in love with Patience,” says the source, adding that friends feel the brunette bombshell is exactly the kind of woman the reality star needs. “Patience is spiritual, warm and caring. She’s the perfect match for Tarek, who has been to hell and back since his split from Christina.”

Tarek, whose divorce from the 34-year-old was recently finalized, doesn’t want to mess this up so he has decided that he wants to keep his relationship on the DL for as long as possible. “Patience is a private person,” adds the source. “He doesn’t want to jinx this.”

For more on Tarek and Christina’s new relationships, pick up the new issue of In Touch, on stands now!