Chrishell Stause Explains Why She And Jason Oppenheim Split Up

And just like that, our Selling Sunset power couple has called it quits. Five short months after announcing their relationship to the world, Chrishell Stause and Jason Oppenheim have officially broken up. The two first confirmed their romance this past summer, although they actually started dating a few months before the world found out. They tried to keep their romance a secret, but reality TV stars can’t keep secrets for very long. Now, right before the holidays, sources confirmed to People that the couple had split. Chrishell eventually shared a super lengthy Instagram post to her 2.8 million followers to explain what happened. It sounds like she was ready to start planning a family, but Jason wasn’t.

In her Instagram post, Chrishell wrote, “Jason was and is my best friend, and other than our ideas for family ultimately not being aligned, the amount of respect and love we have for each other will not change going forward.”

Chrishell continued, “Although my initial reaction to a private situation was to not speak on it, sometimes it’s easier to just live transparently because we only get one chance at this life. I very much hope to one day have a family and decisions I make at this point are with that goal in mind.”

It’s ironic to hear her call this a private situation, considering that they are the stars of one of Netflix’s most popular shows. Plus, we all saw the teaser trailer for season 5. It focuses on their budding relationship and how it impacts the dynamic at the office because it’s awkward to date your boss. And now that they’ve broken up, you’d think things would be even weirder. However, these two are pulling off one of the most mature breakups of the year. There’s no bitterness; there’s no controversy. It’s just two adults coming to an agreement. Other reality stars should take note.


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Over on Jason’s Instagram, he shared a throwback couples’ picture with a difficult-to-read white wall of text over it. However, if you squint, you’ll see that it says some glowing things about his short but memorable romance with Chrishell. He wrote, “While Chrishell and I are no longer together, we remain best friends and we will always love and support one another. She was the most amazing girlfriend I’ve ever had, and it was the happiest and most fulfilling relationship of my life. While we have different wants regarding family, we continue to have the utmost respect for one another.”


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