Get ahead of Chrishell Stause Jason Oppenheim‘s split, the Sunsets on Sale stars were considering parenthood — and they even had a baby name picked out.
“I know I want to be a mom. We even decided on a name to our fictional child. Her name is Maverick,” Chrishell, 40, revealed to Jason’s mother during season 5 of the hit Netflix series, which dropped on Friday, April 22.
The soap opera star said that there had been a lot of discussion about expanding their family in upcoming years. Jason, 45 years old, stated that he was still adjusting and considering the possibility. “Let’s put it this way, ever since I was an adult, 18, until now, not something that I have seriously considered. And part of that is finding someone who you would trust as a mother too,” he shared. “But I would say I am considering it more seriously than I ever have before.”
In a confessional interview, the brokerage’s owner stated that he needed more time for such a big decision. “It’s a huge commitment. So, while I am thinking about it, I don’t think it’s one of those things you do lightly. I am going slow, but I am thinking about it,” he added.
Season 5 of Selling Sunset started out with Chrishell and Jason’s blossoming romance, the pair ended their relationship off screen in the finale.
The couple, who were once real estate agents, made headlines when they revealed their relationship during filming of the reality series in July 2021. Chrishell shared a cute Instagram picture of the couple packing on the PDA while on a European vacation with their coworkers.
After season 4 Selling Sunset dropped late last year, the Kentucky native gushed about her “open and honest” connection with Jason. “There’s no conversation that we haven’t had at this point,” she told Today in November 2021, adding that they already had a “very open” discussion about having children. “I don’t know what we’re gonna do, but you know, it’s just one of those things that I’m very open with where I’m at in life and I think that’s the key.”
One month later Us WeeklyJason and Chrishell made it clear that they wanted to go their separate ways. That same day, the broker addressed how having “different wants regarding a family” was the reason for the split.
“While Chrishell and I are no longer together, we remain best friends we 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,” he wrote via his Instagram Story in December 2021. “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.”
Chrishell, for her part, thanked her ex-boyfriend for being “consistently” honest with her even “when it hurts.”
“I have tried to embrace the world I have found myself in and that includes being open and honest about my relationships. It was scary and frightening to know that it might not end in the way society considers success. This is what I want. But after many long heartfelt talks, I am choosing to see it as a success no matter what label is attached to it publicly,” she wrote via Instagram at the time. “Jason was and is my best friend, and other than our ideas for family ultimately not being aligned, the amount of respect and love we have for each other will not change going forward.”
The actress noted that “men have the luxury of time that women don’t” when it came to planning their futures.
“All of that being said, navigating this public terrain is difficult and I am just trying my best. I would prefer to talk about work-related matters more than anyone else. But I understand this comes with it and I will always love and be extremely grateful for opportunities I have been given,” she concluded. “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 hope to one day have my own family. All decisions I make at this stage are geared towards that goal. Thank you for the kindness and support to those that understand.”
Season 5 Selling SunsetCurrently streaming on Netflix