Christine Quinn ‘Blindsided’ by Fake Pregnancy Rumors: Book Excerpt


Christine Quinn‘s pregnancy was one of the major story lines of Selling Sunset season 4, but it wasn’t as stress-free as it looked on TV. In her upcoming book How to Be a Boss B*tch, the Netflix personality explains how it felt to read allegations that she faked the whole thing — and what it was like to go back to work right after giving birth.

The Texas native, now 33, is a rising star in the Texas music scene. Selling SunsetHer incredible sense of style, and willingness to tell the truth was what made the reality series a success when it premiered in March 2019. Despite her candor causing tension with her castmates over many years, many of them came out in support of her when social media trolling began to accuse her of secretly using the surrogate last season. The husband of the real estate agent. Christian RichardChristian, now 11-months-old, was born to a mother and father in May 2021.

“She was pregnant,” Maya VanderOnly told Us WeeklyDecember 2021 “I saw a C-section scar.”

One month later Davina Potratz said that Christine was “really hurt” by the comments about her pregnancy. “Christine was absolutely pregnant,” the Germany native, 41, said during a January episode of the “Not Skinny But Not Fat” podcast. “I saw her belly. She called me from the hospital on the day she gave birth. I saw her C section scar. We spoke FaceTime. She absolutely was pregnant and gave birth to her son.”

Christine spoke out for herself, too, clapping back via Social Media. “This is seriously so hurtful,” she tweeted in November 2021. After one supportive fan suggested that nothing would satisfy conspiracy theorists, the reality star replied, “So true babe.”

For an exclusive excerpt, read on How to Be a Boss B*tchThe book will be available on Tuesday, May 17th, and can be pre-ordered now.

Christine Quinn Details Intensely Painful Birth Son Christian

‘How to Be a Boss B*tch’ by Christine Quinn.
Courtesy Abrams Books

I’ve had low points more recently, too, like when I didn’t have the fantasy pregnancy, birth and postpartum that I had been planning on. I won’t unpack this part of my life just yet, but basically I was completely blindsided by all the negativity people threw at me when my baby bump didn’t look the way they thought it should; an emergency C-section in place of the lavender-scented, candlelit Earth Mama pushing my baby out on a cloud delivery that I thought I’d get; and postpartum depression in place of the sweet, snuggly newborn phase that I thought comes with being a mommy.

And even after all of that I was still dealing with people coming at me about how I somehow wasn’t up to their expectations of what or how a mom should be — and that was on top of all the bitchiness from the show.

I was confused and dazed when I arrived at the hospital. I didn’t know where I was, and I didn’t know where my baby was. I didn’t even know if he made it. And I was there. Much. Pain. When I could finally see my baby — Christian, named after my rock of a husband — holding him was intensely painful.

The hormonal clash left me with severe postpartum depression. This was made worse by almost every Daily Mail post claiming that I had faked my pregnancy and hired surrogates. Talk about twisting the f–king knife. But what is the real kick in my cooch? A week later, I was back on the set filming. A week. Seven days. I was not fully healed and I didn’t have the emotional strength to cope with my cruel castmates.

So yeah, back on set it didn’t feel right to go back to pretending that everything was fine. Or that I didn’t have any emotions beyond “frosty bitch” and “ballbuster.” The girls would be coming after me for some stupid reason or another, and I’d just be like, ‘I cannot. I literally almost died on an operating table, so your problems are null and void for me.’

My hope was that I’d be so much more relatable to people. It was my hope that people would see the cruelty of other women and their horrible ways by keeping it 100% real. It might not have been always what they wanted to hear but I was able to sleep at night because it was true to me.

Excerpt from the upcoming book. How to Be a Boss B*tchChristine Quinn, published in Abrams Image. Copyright (c), 2022 Christine Quinn

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