Who is Brandi from 'Selling the OC' married to? Meet Sean Marshall, basketball star and entrepreneur

We're very familiar with Brandi from 'Selling the OC'—husband Sean Marshall, however? Let's dig into his story

Brandi Selling the OC husband. Brandi Marshall and Sean Marshall attend the 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards: UNSCRIPTED at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California and broadcast on June 5, 2022
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Reality-show spouses are a hot topic of conversation on Selling the OC season 2, and fans are curious about Brandi Marshall's husband, Sean. 

Throughout the new batch of episodes, everyone's critiquing Alex Jarvis' marriages and wondering if her third engagement will be the charm. Tyler Stanaland and Brittany Snow's divorce—and his flirting habits—has dominated O Group gossip. And we're starting to get a peek at show wives Lisa Victoria and Tiffany Helou as their storylines become a bit more prominent this season. 

With all of that in mind, why is Brandi's fella largely left out of the limelight, especially given that the realtor is very open about her family life?

"There’s a bunch of scenes that didn’t make the cut," Sean Marshall revealed to his alma mater in Boston College Magazine. "I’m kind of like the background guy."

Though getting used to life on a reality TV show was a "mixed bag" for the family, Sean is thrilled by his wife's success and loves watching her shine. Here's what to know about the couple. 

Who is Brandi from 'Selling the OC' married to?

Though Brandi is gaining popularity in the real estate and reality TV realms, her husband, Sean Marshall, got his start in sports. 

The 6' 6" basketball player took his career to a new level at Boston College, and he signed with Pınar Karşıyaka of the Turkish Basketball League upon graduation. His love of the game took him around the world, as also played in Greece and Japan, among other locations. 

Now, however, the 38-year-old seems to have taken a page from his wife's book and decided to get into the business of sports. The entrepreneur founded Pro’s Vision Training, which helps players get in tune with their skills and work towards a career in the NBA. 

Additionally, he manages the Team Challenge ALS basketball team, which competes annually in ESPN’s The Basketball Tournament. This is in honor of Sean's late BC roommate, Pete Frates, who died of ALS four years ago. 

"I promised Pete before he died that as long as I could do this, that I would have this team,” Marshall told Boston College Magazine. "I made that promise, so I’m going to stick with it."

How did Brandi and Sean Marshall meet?

Although the two tied the knot in 2015, Brandi revealed that she had not been actively looking for a partner; she was a single mom focused on raising her daughter when Sean entered the equation. She and Sean knew each other from childhood while growing up in Rialto, California, but things took a turn for the romantic when they reconnected as adults. 

How many kids do Brandi and Sean Marshall have?

Brandi has a daughter from another marriage, and she shares a son, SJ, with Sean. However, to the Marshalls, there is no differentiation between the two.  

"I'm so blessed that he accepts Autumn as his own," Brandi revealed on the show. "I didn't have any plans on meeting a husband... it was a nice surprise that he came into our lives and I think we have a beautiful family."

This season, Brandi is struggling to move on after the death of her mother, and she finds herself entangled in disagreements with fellow castmate, Alex Hall. Will she work through them? Will Sean begin to play a more prominent role in the Netflix series? Looks like we'll have to wait for Selling the OC season 3 to find out!

Selling the OC season 2 is now available to stream on Netflix. 

Danielle Valente
Digital News Writer

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