Most people are aware that sometimes *gasp* reality TV is scripted. But when it comes to a show like Selling Sunset, in which real estate brokers are (presumably) selling properties for real, how much of the show is actually fake?
Join us as we explore which aspects of Selling Sunset aren't what they seem.
Mary and Romain were already married.
While Mary Fitzgerald and Romain Bonnet's wedding was a major plot point in Selling Sunset Season 2, it's been revealed that the couple was already legally married when they wed onscreen. TMZ obtained a copy of their real marriage certificate which showed that Bonnet and Fitzgerald actually tied the knot on March 9, 2018.
Their TV wedding was filmed on October 12, 2019, meaning that they were already husband and wife for around 19 months prior to shooting their "wedding" for the show. Fitzgerald's representative told People, "In their minds, they weren’t properly married until the wedding that was filmed during the show."
Chrishell didn't leave Christine's wedding early.
In the Season 3 finale, Chrishell Stause found herself confronted by the group about her split from Justin Hartley. Davina Potratz was particularly harsh in the exchange, which led to Stause leaving Christine Quinn's wedding reception early. The iconic moment saw Stause walking solo through an archway of lights in her gorgeous gown.
However, according to Quinn, this dramatic aspect of the finale might just have been for the cameras. On an episode of the Too Tired to Be Crazy podcast, Quinn revealed (via Us Weekly), "Chrishell was at my wedding. She didn’t walk out. I didn’t see her walk out." Quinn continued, "She was there the whole night—unless she walked out and came right back. She was there ’til the end."
However, they are all real agents.
Most Selling Sunset viewers have probably wondered whether the seriously glamorous women on the show are actually real estate agents IRL. Add in the fact that Chrishell Stause has appeared on a number of television shows, and it's easy to question the validity of Selling Sunset's listings. Hell, even Chrissy Teigen had questions about which agents at The Oppenheim Group were real.
I will say, I look at LA real estate a lot and have never seen any of these people lol either have our agents, who I have obsessively asked.— chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) August 19, 2020
As it turns out, they all are. According to Women's Health, Stause shared an Instagram Story in which she confirmed, "I’m really a realtor!" Meanwhile, Jason Oppenheim replied to Teigen's tweet and said, "Chrissy, thanks for watching our show! Regarding your agent's knowledge of members of my team, I respectfully don't know him either although that doesn't mean he isn't successful and didn't just sell you a stunning home in Weho (seriously, I love your new house)."
While some aspects of Selling Sunset are probably scripted for entertainment purposes, the agents are all very real and could sell you a house right now.
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