This article was originally published on November 30, 2020; it has since been updated to reflect new information.
Netflix’s original series Selling Sunset is the perfect mix of luxe real estate meets major drama. The show, which just released its fifth season, follows the real estate brokers of the Oppenheim Group in Los Angeles, CA. This boss lady squad, alongside their bosses, twin brothers Jason and Brett Oppenheim, don’t just work hard but play hard too. In fact, the brokerage boasts over $1 billion in closed sales.
Selling Sunset, created by Adam DiVello of MTV’s Laguna Beach and The Hills, hones in on the ladies’ whirlwind lives both inside and outside of the office. From juggling listings worth millions of dollars to steamy romances, the cast sure has their hands full.
Need a breakdown of who's who? You can get to know the cast of Selling Sunset below.
Besides her work at the Oppenheim Group, you may recognize Stause from daytime television. She's held recurring roles on Days of Our Lives, The Young and The Restless, and All My Children. She was also a contestant on season 29 of Dancing with the Stars.
Stause is currently single, but was previously married to This Is Us star Justin Hartley, who filed for divorce from her in November 2019 via text message. They were married for two years and dated for four. In 2020, Stause was rumored to have been involved with her dance partner Gleb Savechenko, while competing on Dancing with the Stars. However, both Stause and Savechenko denied the rumors. She did, in fact, date her boss, Jason Oppenheim, from June to December of 2021.
In 2019, Stause lost her stepfather to lung cancer. The following year, she lost her mother to the same disease. While little is known about Stause's backstory, the Kentucky native has reflected on growing up in poverty throughout the series. She's even referred to herself as the "smelly kid" as she sometimes didn't have running water growing up. She recently revealed that she never met her biological father, but hopes to one day.
Stause gets along with all of the other agents at the Oppenheim Group except for Christine Quinn. You can learn more about their feud here.
Since the premiere of Selling Sunset in March 2019, Quinn has always been the queen bee of the group. The Texas native has always kept it real and is known for her no-nonsense attitude and over-the-top outfits. However, growing up she wasn't always as confident as she is today.
Quinn told Vogue that her mother was extremely ill during her teenage years. Because of this, Quinn dropped out of high school to care for her. While home school was the plan, Quinn never finished her high school education. "I’m really insecure about it," she told the outlet. However, she added "I don’t want people to think that a diploma is vital in order to be successful. It was something I wanted to forget, but I think it’s important I discuss it."
Prior to entering the real estate business, Quinn dabbled in acting. She held over 20 different acting roles in either films, TV shows, and even voiced a video game character. Her movie roles include Hot Tub Time Machine 2, Shark Night 3D, Humans vs Zombies, and more. Her TV appearances include cameos on NCIS: Los Angeles, Ballers, Drop Dead Diva, and more.
Currently, Quinn is married to Christian Richard, a 42-year-old retired software engineer, who she met through a friend (not when she sold him a house, as claimed on the show). Prior to her marriage, she had been engaged three different times but broke them all off. She explained during season one that she was raised Catholic and did not believe in divorce.
Age: Early 30s
Maya Vander is one of the more serious-minded agents on Selling Sunset. According to her bio on the Oppenheim Group website, she grew up in Israel and moved to Los Angeles in 2002, noting that "the moment she arrived, it felt like home." The mom-of-two splits her time between Los Angeles and Miami, where her husband, whose identity has not been revealed, lives. She works for Douglas Elliman when she's in Florida. She speaks English, Dutch, and Hebrew.
Before moving to LA, Fitzgerald lived in New York and London, where she learned a lot about the real estate business. She's previously worked for the Candy Brothers at their London headquarters and was involved in major real estate projects such as 1 Hyde Park.
Fitzgerald is married to Romain Bonnet. While fans were led to believe that she married Bonnet in October 2019 (as the series featured her lavish wedding during the season 2 finale), official documents show that the couple actually tied the knot in March 2018 in a courthouse wedding before the show started filming. Fitzgerald confirmed that despite signing the papers in 2018, her TV wedding "was absolutely real."
Before meeting Bonnet, she was married twice. She briefly mentioned in season one that her first husband passed away and her second marriage ended in divorce. She currently has one son, Austin, who is 24 years old. She gave birth to him when she was 16.
Fitzgerald also briefly dated her boss, Jason Oppenheim. While things didn't work out because he had commitment issues, they ended up co-parenting two dogs together and remain extremely close. Many of the other agents on the show claim Fitzgerald receives special treatment from Oppenheim.
Bonnet is originally from France but met Fitzgerald while visiting Los Angeles. After hitting it off with her, he decided to move there and briefly worked as a pastry chef before becoming a model with Wilhelmina. He films video shout outs for fans for $100. He is 13 years younger than his wife, Mary Fitzgerald.
Heather Rae El Moussa
Heather Rae El Moussa is a former Playboy model. However, at age 27, she shifted gears and started studying to get her real estate license. A few months after passing the exam, she sold her first condo for $7.2 million... and the rest is history. In 2021, she married Flip or Flop's Tarek El Moussa.
After season 3 of Selling Sunset wrapped, Jason Oppenheim decided to open a brand new Oppenheim Group'office in Newport Beach. El Moussa, who currently resides in the Orange County town, was handpicked by Oppenheim to work out of this office.
Potratz, who also starred on Bravo's Million Dollar Listing, is a broker and former director of the New Development Division at the Oppenheim Group. She's often been pegged as the show's villian by fans; however, co-stars have argued that she got a bad edit. During season 2 and 3 of the docusoap, Potratz worked on one of the agency's top listings — a $75 million estate— which she was unable to sell.
After season 3 of Selling Sunset wrapped, Potratz left the Oppenheim Group to pursue a new role at Douglas Elliman. "It’s not that I wanted to leave, but I had a great opportunity. It was a purely business decision," she said of her decision.
Smith joined the Oppenheim Group during the second season of Selling Sunset as the in-house interior design expert and gained herself a reputation for being notoriously late. Prior to her design work, Smith had a successful run in the modeling and entertainment industry. She was an NFL cheerleader for the Indianapolis Colts and has been featured in magazines, television commercials, and two seasons of the hit NBC game show Deal or No Deal where she was briefcase model 20.
She is a currently a single mom-of-two. Her ex-husband and the father of her children, former NFL player Ralph Smith, disappeared in 2019 and she has been unable to track him down. She also previously dated actor Taye Diggs.
Jason Oppenheim is the president and founder of the Oppenheim Group. He's been ranked the #1 real estate agent in the Hollywood Hills/West Hollywood area by the Wall Street Journal and named a top real estate agent in Los Angeles by The Hollywood Reporter and Variety in their annual lists. He has also appeared on Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing.
His relationship with ex-girlfriend Mary Fitzgerald is often attacked on the show as the other agents believe he gives her special treatment. On the podcast Not Skinny But Not Fat with Amanda Hirsch, Christine Quinn spoke about Jason's favoritism towards Mary. "Mary gets every single listing... and it's just so frustrating. He doesn't give it to anyone else," she says, adding that she and the other agents have discussed the topic frequently. As previously mentioned, he also dated fellow cast member Chrishell Stause, in 2021.
Prior to entering real estate, Oppenheim had a successful law career. He worked at O’Melveny & Myers where he handled many big-name clients. He even went on to represent a client in a United States Supreme Court... and win. However, Oppenheim left the practice to follow in the footsteps of five generations of his family. His great-great-grandfather, Jacob Stern, started one of Los Angeles's first real estate companies, The Stern Realty Co., in 1889. Since then, subsequent generations of the family have continued the legacy. Oppenheim started as an agent at Coldwell Banker; three years later he opened the Oppenheim Group. Currently, the Oppenheim Group boasts over a $1 billion in closed sales.
Brett Oppenheim is Jason's twin brother and former senior vice president at the Oppenheim Group. In August, it was revealed that he left the Oppenheim Group and started his own brokerage. However, this big career move has yet to be shown on the series.
Before getting into real estate, he worked as a securities litigation attorney at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Latham & Watkins LLP. According to according to The Express, both Jason and Brett are 5-foot-6.
Vanessa Villela was born in Mexico City, Mexico, and is a former actress, with appearances in numerous Mexican TV series, including: Romántica Obsesión, Ellas, Inocentes o Culpables, Súbete a Mi Moto, Un Nuevo Amor, El Cuerpo Del Deseo, Decisiones, and Amores de Mercado. From 2009 to 2013, she was in a relationship with Cuban actor Mario Cimarro.
Emma Hernan is both the founder and CEO of Emma Leigh & Co., a plant-based food company that specializes in vegan empanadas. In Selling Sunset's new fifth season, she revealed that Ben Affleck asked her out via text a few times (before he got back with JLo), as they had matched on the celebrity dating app, Raya, but they never met up in person.
Selling Sunset's youngest and newest cast member, Chelsea Lazkani, is British-Nigerian. She started dating her now-husband, Jeff Lazkani, in 2015, and they wed in 2017. Together, they have two children: Maddox Ali Lavon, 3, and Melia Man, 2. In the first episode of season 5, Lazkani mentions that she met her husband on Tinder, within two weeks of her moving to the U.S. from London.
Zelda and Niko
Zelda is the in-house bark-itect at the Oppenheim Group. Niko, her older brother, is the director of public (pup-lick) relations. Jason Oppenheim and Mary Fitzgerald co-parent these loyal workers.
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Who is the new character on Selling Sunset? ›
Exciting news for fans of Netflix's Selling Sunset arrives in the form of two big new personalities. Nicole Young and Bre Tiesi are set to join seasons 6 and 7 of the hit reality show that follows the exclusive Oppenheim Group real estate firm as they sell some of the most exclusive luxury homes in Los Angeles.Who is Chelsea from Selling Sunset's? ›
Lazkani is 29 years old and was born in London to Nigerian immigrant parents. She has an undergraduate degree in economics and a masters in gas and oil economics.How much is Chelsea worth on Selling Sunset? ›
Meanwhile, Chelsea, who is both a real estate agent and now a reality star, could have a net worth of $500,000. Chelsea has stated she is open to returning to Selling Sunset if the show gets renewed.Are Chelsea Lazkani and Christine Quinn still friends? ›
When Lazkani joined the show, she immediately bonded with castmate Christine Quinn. Quinn even called Lazkani her “real estate soul mate.” While the pair are friends, Lazkani has no plans on ditching the Oppenheim Group like Quinn has done recently.Are Micah and Emma dating? ›
Emma Hernan revealed in late April that she and Micah are still seeing each other and have "become closer" since the show - but are not officially together.Who is the London girl on Selling Sunset? ›
Chelsea Lazkani exudes main character energy. The 29-year-old London-born, Los Angeles-based firecracker is the brand new breakout star of Selling Sunset, Adam DiVello's addictive reality sensation following the impossibly glamorous and fiercely competitive real estate agents at West Hollywood's The Oppenheim Group.Who is Chelsea Lazkani married to? ›
With no boundaries between the private and professional on the show, fans are eager to know everything they can about Oppenheim Group's latest addition, Chelsea Lazkani, especially about the elusive man in her life, husband Jeff Lazkani.Who is Jeff Lazkani? ›
As Managing Partner of Icon Media Direct, Jeff is a pioneer at the forefront of cutting edge Martech trends and a leader of the industry's pre-eminent TV/CTV performance agency.Who is the richest person on Selling Sunset? ›
Chrishell Stause - $5 million
Apparently, Chrishell is one of the richest of the Selling Sunset agents, thanks to some high commissions from her properties and also her acting career in Days Of Her Lives.
Each of the realtors doesn't actually receive a salary from The Oppenheim Group and instead, they make their money just from commission, meaning they only receive a pay slip if they actually sell a house.
Is Chelsea friends with chrishell? ›
One of Chelsea's surprising new friendships is with Chrishell Stause – Christine's nemesis. However, Chelsea insists that she wants to stay out of their drama. She continued: "It's so easy for us to not be friends because of the history that pertains between her and Christine. But she's a boss.Did Christine bribe a client? ›
I've never bribed a client. I don't need to bribe a client, because they'll work with me organically." She then added that she didn't refuse to show up to the meeting with Jason and Mary, insisting she wasn't invited to chat with them.What does Chelsea think of Christine Selling Sunset? ›
As to whether Christine will appear on season six of Selling Sunset, Chelsea noted that she "bloody hopes so." "She's such great TV," she added. "She's amazing behind the camera, too."Does Christine still work for Oppenheim? ›
Christine's boss Jason Oppenheim confirmed she no longer works at The Oppenheim Group after she was accused of bribing a client.Does Emma Hernan have a child? ›
Emma's the one who introduced Julian to Swedish model Ella Rose, and now that the two have a kid together, Emma's got a very important role in their lives.Did Christine get fired from Selling Sunset? ›
According to TMZ, Christine Quinn is leaving Selling Sunset to "focus her attention on her other ventures." Sources close to production told TMZ that the breakup was mutual.How old is Emma sunset? ›
Emma Hernan is 30 years old.
Emma Hernan is a newer member of the Selling Sunset cast who first joined forces with everyone else in Season 4. She's already made a name for herself as a model and frozen food entrepreneur.
It turns out Chelsea brings a lot more to the table than fashionable getups and immaculate makeup looks. She's also more than just another new friend for Christine to hang out with. She is a legitimately licensed real estate agent.How old is Christine Selling Sunset? › What ethnicity is Jeff Lazkani? ›
|Full Real Name||Jeff Lazkani.|
|Profession||Celebrity partner, media face, and managing partner.|
|Birth Place||California, United States.|
Who is Jeff Lazkani married to? ›
Chelsea Lazkani is the newest addition to the cast of Selling Sunset, and it's all thanks to her husband, Jeff Lazkani. The British-Nigerian boss babe has five years of experience in luxury real estate.How much is Chelsea Lazkani husband worth? ›
They got married in 2017. Now, they are raising two children: Maddox and Melia. Jeff appears with his loving wife in Selling Sunset, but he made his money as a managing partner in Icon Media Direct. It is reported that he has a $5 million net worth.What school did Chelsea Lazkani go to? ›
As of 2022, Lazkani's age is 29 years old. As per our research, her real birth name is Chelsea Adefioye. According to the reports, Chelsea attended a local private school for her primary education. She joined the University of Buckingham and completed her graduation in the field of Business Economics.How did Jeff Lazkani meet Chelsea? ›
Unlike her castmate Emma Hernan, Chelsea found the Los Angeles dating scene to be a breeze — she met Jeff on a dating app almost immediately after she moved to LA and they pretty quickly got married and had two kids.Who is Chelsea married to Selling Sunset? ›
Lazkani has been married to her husband Jeff Lazkani since 2017, and the couple shares two toddlers, Maddox and Melia. Jeff is a managing partner at Icon Media Direct, a marketing and advertising company, and he actually introduced Chelsea to Jason Oppenheim when she was getting started in real estate.Who is Chelsea from Selling Sunset's mom? ›
According to her bio on the Oppenheim Group website, her mother, Elizabeth Adefioye, is a human resources executive at the engineering company Emerson, and her father, Segun Adefioye, is a property developer. "I hope that they get a little bit of a hustle," she said.Does Chelsea work for Oppenheim Group? ›
Now with over five years in the industry, Lazkani is making a name for herself as a premiere luxury realtor at The Oppenheim Group.Are the Selling Sunset cast actually realtors? ›
All of the main cast members on Selling Sunset are in fact registered realtors, per California's Department of Real Estate, which publicly lists registered real estate agents in the state.Who sold the 40 million house on Selling Sunset? ›
Who sold the $40 million house on Selling Sunset? Last year, the Los Angeles Times revealed the house sold in December 2019 for $35.5million – the priciest Hollywood Hills home that's been purchased since 2012. Jason Oppenheim sold the luxury property and earned himself a whopping $1.2million commission.How do Selling Sunset cast stay in shape? ›
As well as all those HIIT sessions, Chrishell keeps her fitness plan balanced with plenty of Pilates, too. "She practices Pilates once or twice a week to lengthen, stretch and recover," Ocho adds. "It's low impact and allows her to reset, while still getting a good workout in." Cute dog = bonus.
Who gets fired on Selling Sunset? ›
Naturally, many fans are concerned about her future with the Netflix series. In a recent interview, Christine shed light on her exit from the brokerage, which she claims producers knew about, and details the staged firing in the season 5 finale of Selling Sunset.How much does Christine get paid for Selling Sunset? ›
From the commission, Christine reportedly took home about $811,800 (£650,000). According to Celebrity Net Worth, Christine is worth $1.5 million (£1.2million). However, filmysiyappa.com lists her net worth as $3million (£2.4million) in 2022.How much does Christine Quinn get paid? ›
According to a study done by the marketing agency Evoluted, Christine sold $37,080,000 worth of houses in seasons one through three of Selling Sunset, with a total commission of $1,082,400. From the commission, Christine took home an estimated $811,800.Who has the richest husband in Selling Sunset? ›
Brett and Jason Oppenheim – $50million (£37.5million) each
Nobody should be surprised that the Oppenheim brothers have the highest net worths of all the regular Selling Sunset cast members – they literally own the business and both of the guys are qualified lawyers.
The commission is calculated by subtracting a certain percentage (usually ranges from three per cent to six per cent) from the cost of the house they sell. For example, Mary Fitzgerald recently sold a property worth $8,000,000 and earned a commission of $240,000, which is 3 per cent of the cost of the listing.How much do Selling Sunset agents make per year? ›
But the listings the Selling Sunset realtors sell are worth millions of dollars. Mary is the most successful agent, having earned an estimated $1.8million in commission from her listings in seasons one to four of the Netflix show – including $419,850 for selling French Montana's house in the latest season.Are Chrishell and Davina friends? ›
“The only thing that the viewers end up seeing is what I said, but ultimately I was coming from a very neutral position and Chrishell and I are not super close,” Davina told Us exclusively in August 2020. “That doesn't mean that I don't support her or that we're not friendly, but we're just not best friends.Did Christine bribe Selling Sunset? ›
I've never bribed a client. I don't need to bribe a client, because they'll work with me organically." She then added that she didn't refuse to show up to the meeting with Jason and Mary, insisting she wasn't invited to chat with them. "I didn't even know that was happening.Is Davina still friends with Christine? ›
Selling Sunset's Davina Potratz and Christine Quinn were close friends until season 5. Davina shares how she's hurt by Christine's backstabbing ways. Christine Quinn is known for stirring up drama on the hit Netflix show Selling Sunset and her castmate Davina Potratz is “done” with the fellow realtor.Did Christine offer the 5000? ›
The 33-year-old real estate agent and reality star vehemently denies claims made by her castmate Emma Hernan, who said Quinn had bribed a client with US$5,000 (£4,028) to stop working with her.
What is Christine Quinn doing now? ›
Christine Quinn from Netflix's Selling Sunset has been making waves ever since she left the franchise, and she announced she now has listings in Miami, Florida. Recently, her co-star Maya Vander started a real estate firm in the Magic City and left Southern California to pursue new business endeavors as well.What is Mary Selling Sunset net worth? ›
Mary's net worth is approximately $1 million (£800,000), which she has acquired from all the commissions she's earned through selling properties with The Oppenheim Group, over the years.Are Mary and Christine still friends? ›
The sophomore season of Selling Sunset revealed that Mary and Christine didn't remain close after filming wrapped. Mary told Chrishell that she didn't know about Christine's engagement until she read about it online.
Lazkani is 29 years old and was born in London to Nigerian immigrant parents. She has an undergraduate degree in economics and a masters in gas and oil economics.Why did Brett Leave Selling Sunset? ›
Brett Oppenheim left The Oppenheim Group to start his own brokerage, Oppenheim Real Estate. On the firm's website, Brett is listed as the president and Broker of the company.Why did Christine leave Selling Sunset? ›
Why did Christine Quinn leave the Oppenheim Group and Selling Sunset? Christine Quinn left the Oppenheim Group in order to start her own real estate agency with her husband, Christian, called RealOpen, which allows home seekers to purchase their future homes with cryptocurrency.Are Mary and Romain still together? ›
The duo secretly wed in a civil union ceremony in March 2018, just a few months before they started filming the Netflix series. Us Weekly confirmed in August 2020 that the couple were already married before Bonnet proposed at the end of Selling Sunset season 1 and before their season 2 wedding.Did Christine quit the Oppenheim Group? ›
Christine Quinn has officially left The Oppenheim Group and the Netflix series that made the brokerage famous, Selling Sunset.Did Christine from Selling Sunset get fired? ›
Christine Quinn was once fired from 'Selling Sunset' then rehired. In her book How to Be a Boss B****, Christine says she once lost her job from the Netflix series. “I once got fired (and then rehired) by the production company,” Christine writes (via Us Weekly).Who's the richest agent on Selling Sunset? ›
Chrishell Stause - $5 million
Apparently, Chrishell is one of the richest of the Selling Sunset agents, thanks to some high commissions from her properties and also her acting career in Days Of Her Lives.
Is Brett still with his girlfriend? ›
The former couple had been dating publicly since April 2021. Shortly after announcing that breakup, Brett took to Instagram to share a tribute to his now-ex girlfriend that celebrated their lasting friendship. In a post featuring five photos of the ex-couple, he outlined the things he still loves about Louise.How much of Selling Sunset is scripted? ›
"The show isn't scripted. If it was, I would be p**sed!" she insisted, in response to season 3's coverage of her split from This Is Us's Justin Hartley. "Who wrote that plot twist?!" She added: "But seriously, they can sometimes nudge us to address things but what we say is all us.Who is not returning to Selling Sunset? ›
Christine Quinn is not returning to Selling Sunset, sources tell Deadline. The real estate expert won't be featured in Season 6 or 7 of the Netflix reality series that follows a group of agents from The Oppenheim Group. Quinn has been a key player in the unscripted show since the premiere in 2019.Who is not coming back to Selling Sunset? ›
“Selling Sunset” star Christine Quinn has exited the hit Netflix reality series, Variety has confirmed. Quinn will not appear in the show's sixth and seven seasons, which recently began back-to-back production.Did Romain and Mary have a baby? ›
Mary welcomed her son when she was just 16 years of age. Now, at the age of 41, having a baby isn't a priority for her.What did Romain lie about? ›
Things previously got a little shaky toward the end of season 3 of Selling Sunset, when Mary learned Romain lied about having girls in his Vegas suite during his bachelor party.Who was chrishell stause married to? ›
Personal life. Stause was engaged to Matthew Morrison from December 9, 2006, to 2007. In January 2014, it was confirmed that Stause and Justin Hartley were dating and the couple announced their engagement in July 2016. They were married on October 28, 2017.Who got fired from Selling Sunset? ›
Christine Quinn is leaving 'Selling Sunset' after five seasons, and she will not appear on the upcoming sixth season. Before the fifth season of Selling Sunset debuted, Christine tweeted that it would contain "five thousand fake storylines," which seemed to be a reference to the alleged $5,000 bribe.Does Chelsea still work for the Oppenheim Group? ›
Chelsea Lazkani, who is the newest realtor to join the cast of Selling Sunset, may be the only Oppenheim Group agent not happy that Christine Quinn quit The Oppenheim Group.Who sold the $40 m house on Selling Sunset? ›
Who sold the $40 million house on Selling Sunset? Last year, the Los Angeles Times revealed the house sold in December 2019 for $35.5million – the priciest Hollywood Hills home that's been purchased since 2012. Jason Oppenheim sold the luxury property and earned himself a whopping $1.2million commission.