Christine Quinn of 'Selling Sunset' makes candid reveal about shooting season 4

'I did the best that I could with the emotions that I was dealing with,' Christine Quinn shares in an emotional interview

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According to Christine Quinn, it's not all glitz and glamour on Selling Sunset, despite the splashy listings.  

The Oppenheimer Group realtor claims to have struggled filming the latest season—not because of her love triangle with Peter Cornell and Emma Hernan or bad blood with Chrishell Stause—but because of her emotional state after the arrival of her firstborn. 

In a frank interview with ET Canada, she opens up about the turmoil she experienced behind the scenes. 

"This season was really difficult for me," Quinn tells the outlet. "I did the best that I could with the emotions that I was dealing with at the time and that I'm still dealing with now."

Postpartum depression wasn't just a factor—she also admits to grappling with severe PTSD. 

After she went into labor two weeks earlier than expected, Quinn was anxious about her son's decreasing heart rate and the fact that he was wrapped in the umbilical cord. When she was forced into emergency surgery, her heart rate also began to decrease, so much so that a nurse went up to her husband, Christian, and told him to prioritize either his wife or his unborn child.

"My process was not easy by any means and on TV, they make it look easy. But I was struggling in real life. I really was," she said. 

Christine Quinn is not the first member of the show to discuss motherhood and its potential heartbreak. Quinn's coworker, Maya Vander, opened up on Instagram that she had a stillbirth at 38 weeks. 

In a lengthy caption alongside a photo of a memory box, the realtor detailed the grief she and her family were experiencing: "Instead of delivering a baby, I get to go home with a memory box... I do not wish this on anyone. What was a regular weekly checkup turned into a nightmare that I never imagine will happen to me."

Despite the levity we often associate with the Netflix reality show, one of our go-to guilty pleasures, not even these luxury realtors can escape life's difficulties. 

Danielle Valente
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