Being a reality TV star means dealing with tons of drama, but Selling Sunset star Chrishell Stause wasn’t prepared for things to get personal on her show. With season 2 premiering on May 22, the real estate agent spoke exclusively with In Touch about what fans can expect and just how “nervous” she is for her split from ex Justin Hartley to play out on screen.
“My personal life exploded,” Chrishell, 38, reveals. Though the first half of filming was relatively calm, she hints her relationship took a turn while filming the final eight episodes of season 2. “I am not looking forward to reliving [that].”
Justin, 43, sent fans into a frenzy when he filed for divorce in November 2019, citing “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the split. Just days later, he publicly ditched his wedding ring as he participated in a photo shoot outdoors in Los Angeles. Though the reality TV personality refrained from making any public statements about their breakup, her followers were convinced a heartbreaking quote she shared on Instagram shed some light on her feelings about her ex.
However, her private life isn’t the only drama dominating the screen on the Netflix show. The star promises all the juicy storylines, sales and styles are stepped up in the second season. “In my opinion, [it is] much better than the first,” she teases. “I really think everyone stepped their game up on all aspects. Fans can expect insane houses, commissions, clothes and, of course, drama. The office tends to be too small for all these big personalities to always play nice in the sandbox.”
There’s one sale, in particular, she’s excited for fans to see. While filming was “all a bit of a blur,” she gushes the most memorable moment was finally “closing on a huge house” that she’d been “struggling to sell for a long time.” It was a personal victory and just goes to show how good the real estate agent is at her job. And there’s no doubt it must’ve given her a bit of a confidence boost, too.
Chrishell shares her self-worth is something she takes seriously — and that she makes sure she believes in herself even when others don’t. “Don’t allow people’s opinions about you [to] determine your worth to yourself,” she tells fans. “Just as quickly as they can validate you, it can be taken away.” Relying on others to build you up can be a recipe for disaster. Instead, the reality star knows you have to be ready to be strong all by yourself. There’s one major life lesson she’s learned over the years: “Always know who you are and what you are made of.”
Season 2 of Selling Sunset premieres on Netflix on May 22.