Chrishell Stause and Jason Oppenheim: why did Selling Sunset stars split up - and how long were they dating?

Justin Hartley’s former wife Chrishell Stause has announced she and Selling Sunset’s Jason Oppenheim have broken up

Selling Sunset realtor power couple Chrishell Stause and Jason Oppenheim have confirmed they have broken up - after admitting they are not “aligned” on ideas of starting a family.

The split was announced on social media but both sides said they shared a mutual love and respect for each other going forward.

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The couple feature in the Los Angeles-based reality TV show, which centres around the Oppenheim Group, a business that Jason shares with his twin brother Brett.

Jason Oppenheim and Chrishell Stause have confirmed their break-up on social media (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for The Hollywood Reporter)

Who is Chrishell Stause?

Prior to joining the cast of Selling Sunset, Chrishell, 40, whose real name is Terrina Chrishell Stause, was a well-known soap opera actress.

She starred as Amanda Dillon in All My Children and Jordan Ridgeway in Days of Our Lives where she met her ex-husband This Is Us actor, Justin Hartley, who she divorced in 2020.

Stause, a successful realtor in her own right, first started working for The Oppenheim Group in 2018 where she met her boss and soon-to-be boyfriend Oppenheim, 44.

Within her first year at The Oppenheim group, filming for Selling Sunset began in 2019, two years before her relationship with Jason started.

In July this year, while some of the cast were on holiday in Capri, Italy, Chrishell and Jason were intimately pictured for the first time together on a boat - as she declared their relationship ‘Instagram official’.

Now, the show has since become one of Netflix’s biggest reality TV dramas - with cast member Mary Fitzgerald confirming filming for season 5 “wrapped” on December 19.

The rest of the cast is made up of Romain Bonnet, Heather Rae Young, Amanza Smith, Maya Vander, Davina Potratz, Christine Quinn and two newcomers to season 4 - Vanessa Villela and Emma Hernan.

Romain Bonnet, Mary Fitzgerald, Amanza Smith, Jason Oppenheim, Heather Rae Young, Davina Potratz, and Chrishell Stause attend the 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards in May (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

What did Chrishell say about her break-up with Jason? 

In a heartfelt post on Instagram, Stause said she saw the relationship as a success “no matter what label is attached to it publicly” but acknowledged that “men have the luxury of time” in familial matters.

“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.”

Chrishell Stause and Jason Oppenheim attend New York Fashion Week in September (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for alice + olivia)

What did she say about starting a family with Jason?

Chrishell said that “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.”

What did Jason say about Chrishell on Instagram?

In a story on his own Instagram page, Oppenheim said Stause was “the most amazing girlfriend I’ve ever had” but corroborated the couple had “different wants”.

“While Chrishell and I are no longer together we remain best friends and will always love and support one another,” he wrote.

“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 news comes just months after the couple made their official red carpet debut in August.

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