What happened to Vanessa Villela from 'Selling Sunset'? We might see her on another Netflix series

And to top it off, Vanessa Villela scored some real estate at the O Group's rival agency

Vanessa Villela on season 4 of Selling Sunset
(Image credit: Netflix)

Christine Quinn teased a battle of the brokerages for Selling Sunset season 6, but Vanessa Villela might be the one to actually make that happen in the near future—not the ousted office villainess. 

Villela, an O Group staffer notably absent from the latest season of the Netflix series, has left the famed business for real estate pastures new...at the company's rival, The Agency. 

"I am super excited to be back at The Agency," she told People in an exclusive interview. "It's where my career started so it feels extremely good to be back. It feels like home. I am surrounded by incredible top agents — successful and collaborative people who work like a family. I know that I'm in the right place."

Well, we know there's some bitterness with Christine's Selling Sunset departure, but is Vanessa also on the outs with Jason Oppenheim and co.? (And no, it looks like we won't be getting Christine Quinn's RealOpen vs. the Oppenheim Group.)  

Why did Vanessa Villela leave the O Group?

Although it seems like a questionable move, Vanessa assured People that she left O Group simply to spread her wings and pursue new adventures. There is no bad blood between her and our beloved luxury real estate agents. 

"I know that this is where I have to be to succeed in real estate. It felt right, I always missed them. I feel in my heart it's where I belong. The minute I walked in, everyone welcomed me so beautifully," she further revealed to People

And it looks like she's starting off strong, as she's secured a $25 million listing—no easy feat. Let's just hope that she isn't involved in any office rivalries à la Bre Tiesi and Chelsea Lazkani

Will Vanessa Villela appear on 'Buying Beverly Hills'?

The Oppenheim brothers definitely have some competition in Mauricio Umansky's The Agency, especially considering it's the subject of a new Netflix reality series, Buying Beverly Hills, which premiered in 2022. 

"My biggest real estate flex is growing The Agency into an internationally recognized brand while revolutionizing the industry, transforming the way we buy and sell real estate and fostering fresh talent and growth amongst our agents," he told House Beautiful last year. 

And it looks like he's succeeded TV-wise, too, as Buying Beverly Hills will get a second season. Does that mean Villela will appear on our screens once more—even if it's a different real estate reality show?

"I didn't come back for that reason, but you have to watch next season to see what happens," she teased to People.

Looks like there's plenty happening in the Los Angeles luxury real estate market. We can't wait to tag along to see what happens.

Danielle Valente
Digital News Writer

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Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids, where she got to experience the best of the city from the point of view of its littlest residents. Before that, she was a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, and amNewYork, to name a few. 

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