Selling Sunset couple confirm break-up
Chrisell Stause and Jason Oppenheim of Selling Sunset have announced the end of their relationship.
The stars confirmed the news on social media saying that they still had a shared mutual love and respect for each other but they weren’t “aligned” on ideas of family.
Jason runs the real-estate business the Oppenheim Group with his twin brother that features in the Netflix reality show while Chrishell is one of their agents.
Stause said on a social media post that she considered the short relationship a success even though labels were attached to it publicly. She also commented that “men have the luxury of time” when it comes to starting a family.
The full statement read: “I have tried to embrace the world I have found myself in and that includes being open and honest about my relationships,” she said.
“It felt scary and terrifying knowing that it may not end in what society deems a success and what I am ultimately looking for. But after many long heartfelt talks I am choosing to see it as a success no matter what label is attached to it publicly.
“Jason was and is my best friend and other than our ideas for family ultimately not being aligned the amount of love and respect we have for each other will not change going forward.
“Men have the luxury of time that women don’t and that’s just the way it goes. All of that being said, navigating this public terrain is difficult and I am just trying my best. No one would rather only speak about work related things more than me. But I understand this comes with it and I will always be extremely grateful for the opportunities I have been given.
“Although my initial reaction to a private situation was to not speak on it, sometimes it’s easier to just live transparently because we only get one chance at this life. I very much hope to one day have a family and decisions I make at this point are with that goal in mind. Thank you for the kindness and support to those who understand.
“And thank you Jason for the most incredible relationship and for consistently being honest with me even when it hurts.”
Jason Oppenheim also commented on the end of their relationship in a story on Instagram saying that Chrishell was “the best girlfriend I’ve ever had” but that they both had “different wants”.
He said, “While Chrishell and I are no longer together we remain best friends and will always love and support one another.
“She was the most amazing girlfriend I’ve ever had and it was the happiest and most fulfilling relationship of my life.
“While we have different wants regarding a family, we continue to have the utmost respect for one another. Chrishell is an exceptional human being and loving her and having her in my life is one of the best things that has ever happened to me.”
The couple’s relationship is set to be documented in the next series of Selling Sunset after teasers a the end of season four showed their co-workers talking about the new romance at the time.
Chrishell was previously married to This Is Us actor Justin Hartley while Jason used to be in a relationship with their Selling Sunset co-star and colleague Mary Fitzgerald.