The cast of Selling Sunset couldn’t officially move on without confronting the past — and the season 5 reunion answered a lot of questions about where they currently stand.
Chrishell StauseExclude Jason OppenheimThe Friday, May 6 reunion was taped late last month and featured the reuniting of the couple who had separated over the desire to have children.
“I think there’s a lot to work through, and we’re getting there,” Jason told host Tan FranceThe split took place in late 2021.
Fans get to see Jason get emotional while chatting to them in an unaired clip. Mary FitzgeraldAbout the dissolution.
“I think the more I thought about it, I went into the other direction. I felt that this was not the right time in my life to have a family. I feel like I f—ked it up, I feel also guilt we were happy and f—ked something up that was really good, and she’s in pain and I caused that,” he said in the deleted scene, calling Chrishell “the love of my life.”
He concluded: “And now I have to deal with her being happy with someone else and I’m probably never going to meet someone like that again. So it f—king sucks.”
The real estate boss also admitted that he “didn’t handle the breakup as well as I could have” as he “shut down a little bit emotionally to make it easier on myself.”
“We’ve had some time to move on, but seeing her upset on the show was difficult,” he explained. “I need to get through today so I can help myself move on.”
Both Jason and his twin brother, brother Brett Oppenheim, cried on stage over the split, Chrishell revealed that she is seeing someone else — nonbinary musician G Flip.
“It started because I was just going to be in their video. And it’s about this chaotic love story. I come from soaps, I love acting,” the Dancing With the Stars alum explained. “And with the job that we have, I don’t always get to do it. At first of course I was like, ‘Yes, let’s do that.’”
Chrishell added that she still wants to be a mother, but she isn’t putting as much pressure on herself.
“I, you know, had this serious relationship [with Jason] and obviously, I am hoping to have a family but I’ve also taken some of the pressure off myself as far as what that looks like,” she said. “I don’t necessarily have to have the child myself — [I’m]Adoption is possible. And so I’m just kind of enjoying right now and having a lot of fun and dating.”
Selling Sunset is available on Netflix. Scroll through for the biggest takeaways from the whole cast — including Heather Rae El Moussa (née Young), Maya Ver, Emma Hernan, Davina Potratz, Chelsea Lazkani Vanessa Villela — from the reunion:
(Christine Quinn and Amanza SmithAfter they both allegedly tested positive to COVID-19, they were unable to attend. Amanza appeared briefly via video chat.