Why did 'Selling Sunset' stars Chrishell Stause and Jason Oppenheim decide to split?

Chrishell Stause and Jason Oppenheim dated back in 2021, so why did they go their separate ways, and are they in relationships now?

Jason Oppenheim and Chrishell Stause in season 5 of Selling Sunset on Netflix
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Back in December 2021, the unexpected pair of Selling Sunset's Chrishell Stause and Jason Oppenheim announced that they had decided to go their separate ways after a six-month relationship. 

The friends-to-lovers relationship hooked fans of the Netflix series from the get-go, but ultimately, the duo decided it was best to keep their connection platonic. In a lengthy Instagram post just before Christmas, on December 21, Stause gave her followers an update about her love life.

So now that Selling Sunset season 6 has finally arrived, what happened between Jason and Chrishell, and why did they split?

Chrishell Stause and Jason Oppenheim: what happened?

Chrishell and Jason first went public with their romance in July 2021, during a trip to Italy with their fellow Selling Sunset pals, Mary Fitzgerald and Romain Bonnet. After this, the couple were regularly pictured together out at dinners and events, and the pair even shared details of their relationship during season 5 of Selling Sunset.

But in December 2021, it was announced that the pair had split before Christmas. Explaining why, Stause and Oppenheim detailed the one factor that drove them apart.

In a statement on her Instagram, Chrishell said: "Jason was and is my best friend, and other than our ideas for family not ultimately not being aligned, the amount of respect and love we have for each other will not change going forward."

She continued: "I very much one day hope to have a family and decisions I make at this point are with that goal in mind."

Oppenheim echoed that sentiment with an Instagram post of his own, stating that he loves and respects Stause, but ultimately did not see eye-to-eye with her regarding family. 

After the news was announced, fans got to see the reality of Jason and Chrishell's break-up play out in season five of the show, which followed the pair from the beginning of their relationship to the very end.

In fact, in the final episode of the series, we saw Chrishell emotionally discuss their split with co-star Emma Hernan. 

"He just told me that he doesn't want to have a kid, and so as much as this hurts me to say, I've been clear with him about what that would mean, so we are done. We broke up," she explained, in tears.

Chrishell Stause and Jason Oppenheim attend alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet during September 2021 - New York Fashion Week: The Shows on September 10, 2021 in New York City.

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Jason also broke down when discussing the pair's split during the season 5 reunion, where he even called Chrishell the "love of his life".

Through tears, he admitted: "There's a sadness and loss I think, and watching the show made it more difficult, brought it back up. 

"It's been a few months but I'm still just going through stuff and I think there was a lot of love between us, and I still care about her very much. This has been a very difficult breakup."

Sharing how much he still cares for his ex, he also said: "I can never think more highly of someone than I do Chrishell. She was an amazing girlfriend, and she would be an amazing mom. It's not that I think I made the wrong decision, it's just that I had a lot of respect and still have the utmost respect for Chrishell, and still love her as much today. It's difficult."

Coincidentally, at the same time as Chrishell and Jason broke up, Brett Oppenheim's girlfriend, Tina Louise, also decided to part ways with the realtor. While attempting to answer questions about his Real Estate Agents Masterclass and Real Estate Investors Masterclass in 2021, Brett Oppenheim was asked if he was single. 

"Okay, this question has absolutely nothing to do with real estate, but I will answer it. As of very recently, actually, yes."

Of course, since the airing of season 5, Chrishell has begun a serious relationship with the singer G Flip—and very recently, announced that she and G Flip have actually just got married!

Stause coyly announced the news in an adorable Instagram video dedicated to her beau, which included a clip of the couple seemingly in a wedding venue, with Chrishell wearing a wedding dress and holding a bouquet of flowers.

Adorably, it looks as though Jason couldn't be any happier for his former girlfriend, as he even commented on the post sharing his delight over their marriage.

He wrote: "I am SO excited for this!! You and G are the most inspiring couple and the affection between you both is so pure. I love you two tons and am so lucky to have you both in my life. 😍 congrats!"

It's also reported that Jason is now in another serious relationship too, with model Marie-Lou Nurk—and the eternal bachelor is even said to be considering marriage.

It's so good to see that Jason and Chrishell have maintained their close friendship, despite all they've been through!

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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