Why is Christine Quinn leaving 'Selling Sunset'?

Netflix has some big stilettoes to fill as it’s confirmed the news of Christine Quinn leaving 'Selling Sunset'—but what's the reason behind the move?

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After much speculation, it’s official—Christine Quinn is leaving Selling Sunset after five fiery seasons, despite the hit Netflix show being renewed for seasons six and seven.

We know, we’re heartbroken too—we will no longer get to see the show’s OG ‘villian’ strut into the Oppenheim Group’s office in seven-inch Louboutins. However, the news does not really come as a surprise, as fans have had their suspicions following a number of blistering rows and fallouts throughout Selling Sunset season five—namely between Christine, Chrishell Stause and Mary Fitzgerald. 

Many even feared that Christine had actually been fired after claims emerged during the fifth series, that she'd tried to pay a client to not work with Emma Herman. Rumors of her departure only continued to swirl after the queen of drama herself was a no-show at the Selling Sunset reunion, after receiving a positive Covid-19 test. But now why is Christine leaving Selling Sunset?

Why is Christine Quinn leaving 'Selling Sunset'?

A source has now confirmed the sad truth to E News! (opens in new tab) revealing that the decision to step away from the show was ‘mutual’ between Christine and the production team.

The insider also added that producers felt her departure was a natural move, as she and the rest of the cast are no longer in contact—nor on good terms if the last installment is anything to go by…

While this is bad news for anyone who lives for the tea spilling and awkward silences that Christine often provokes (and not to mention her outlandish themed parties), this will not be the end of her real estate career—as the iconic diva has revealed a new business venture with her husband Christian Richards.

Speaking to E’s Daily Pop, Christine revealed: “I started my own brokerage a year and a half ago. My husband and I started RealOpen.com, so it's a platform to facilitate home sales through cryptocurrency, and the seller will receive a cash transaction, so it's like a wire.”

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So no doubt we’ll be seeing more of her, but the question is—can Selling Sunset really survive without Christine? With the next two seasons on the way, time will tell—but one thing is for sure, we will definitely miss her novelty designer purses…

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team and has recently earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on beauty, trends, fashion, and entertainment for GoodTo and My Imperfect Life. She also tests and reviews beauty and skincare products and tries out the latest TikTok hacks for My Imperfect Life.


Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.