Like Chrishell Stause getting a divorce text from It’s us’ Justin Hartley in Season 3 of sell sunset was not enough, history decided to repeat itself a little. The 2022 MTV Best Reality Star winner also opened up about the relationship with her boss, Jason Oppenheim, during the show’s final season, only for things to fall apart again in front of her and the eyes of the viewers by the final. Now, Stause reflects on the challenges of living and loving in the public eye.

Chrishell Stause and Jason Oppenheim went Instagram official with their relationship in July 2021. In December, however, they announced that they had already called it quits because Oppenheim didn’t want to have kids like Stause. Their arrival at the so-called mutual decision was fully played out on sell sunsetand Stause admitted to The Hollywood Reporter that this was the hardest part of Season 5 for her:

My personal relationship with Jason. Obviously, it’s not the easiest speed bump. You have the dynamic of everyone in the office, and he’s in charge. It’s gonna be a lot. And then, of course, as we all know, we break and work through that, which is really hard to find the balance between wanting to be true to what’s really going on. It’s really hard to share such intimate things sometimes.

As fans will recall, the two had to deal with their castmates’ reactions to the news. In truth, almost everyone was happy with their happiness, except for co-star Christine Quinn, who hinted in one scene that Stause might have been unfaithful in her marriage to Justin Hartley with Jason Oppenheim. Quinn has since claimed that editors blatantly cut sound clips to falsely get the comments they wanted. (Quinn even accused a producer of having a vendetta against her.) However, it was Stause and Oppenheim’s emotional heart-to-heart that was the hardest to watch. Apparently the most difficult to film too. Stause told the outlet:

It’s very weird to have those moments and yet you have cameras there. Sure, they try to hide and be as discreet as possible, but that’s just one of those things that can make you nervous, especially when emotions run high. You don’t always remember exactly what you said, and it also adds a level of anxiety until you see it yourself, which we only see the week before. [an episode] spell. I don’t see myself doing this for a long time, but I think as long as you’re still enjoying it, that’s the key. Right now, I still really appreciate it and I really like the people I work with.

The TV personality had said following her split that she was actually “proud” of how she and Jason Oppenheim handled things afterward, actually. This includes how they have evolved with other people. Chrishell Stause shared at sell sunset Season 5 reunion she was dating Australian pop singer G Flip. Since the latter isn’t binary, the reveal sparked many questions about Stause’s sexuality, and when she addressed it, she had Oppenheim in the comments to back her up.

The former boyfriend and his girlfriend remain fellow Oppenheim band co-stars amid the show being picked up for two more seasons by Netflix. And while Chrishell Stause suggested his last relationship was difficult to document, it seemed like working alongside Christine Quinn was even harder, given how often the two heads bump into each other onscreen. It’s hard to say, based on Quinn’s conflicting statements about her status, if she is indeed returning for Season 6 despite exiting the famed brokerage on the streamer to start her own business. But I’m still a little of the opinion that sell sunset can’t survive without the vaunted villain…

We’ll see how that and the post-breakup awkwardness between the two exes plays out moving forward. For now, discover the first season of the spin-off Sell ​​COwhich drops on August 24 as part of the 2022 Netflix TV schedule.