Netflix's 'Selling Sunset' features Chrishell Stause's breakup with Justin Hartley, here's a look at their story
'It's obviously not something that I am looking forward to but it does follow our real life. Where the show picks up, you are going to follow the journey of the good and the bad'
Chrishell Stause, one of the women realtors on Netflix's real estate reality show titled 'Selling Sunset' is a little weary of the series' upcoming Season 3. Her divorce with ex-husband Justin Hartley will be part of season three's content, and Stause is "not ready to relive it again." ET's exclusive revealed that Stause told the publication her feelings about re-living the breakup during a video call with ET's Keltie Knight and 'Selling Sunset' co-star, Mary Fitzgerald.
"It's obviously not something that I am looking forward to but it does follow our real life. Where the show picks up, that was my life and unfortunately you are going to follow the journey of that — the good and the bad." said Stause. "When it gets to the bad, I am going to go under a rock and I am going to go off the grid." The couple had gone through a "shocking" split after Hartley filed for divorce. Up until then, things weren't too controversial. Here's a look back at their relationship.
It was reported that the couple had met in 2013 when one of Stause's 'Days of Our Life' co-star had introduced them to each other. Hartley had confirmed to People that the duo had their first date in October 2013 that involved a concert, after which the 'This Is Us' actor said they "talked all night" afterward. Stause revealed to the publication that she had texted her friend after the date saying, "I found him."
"I drove her home and called the next day. We haven’t been apart since. I knew right away [and] was like, ‘Oh boy, here we go,'" Hartley had excitedly revealed. After dating for two-and-a-half years, Hartley proposed to Stause, and the couple wed in October 2017 at Malibu’s Calamigos Ranch.
After two years of marriage, Hartley had filed for divorce in November 2019, listing their date of separation as July 2019, reported Bustle. It was further reported that Stause had replied citing "irreconcilable differences" but had put the date of separation as November 22, 2019 — the exact day Hartley had filed for divorce. Regardless of Hartley citing July as their separation month, the duo had attended the Emmy Awards on September 22 together, along with the Veuve Clicquot polo match on October 5, and a pre-Golden Globes party as recently as November 14.
A source had revealed to ET about how Stause felt about the looming divorce saying, "Chrishell is still shocked that Justin filed for divorce and is devastated how everything is unraveling. Chrishell signed up for a marriage, to work through things and fight for their love, but she feels Justin has just given up." This would be Hartley's second divorce — he split with ex-wife Lindsay Korman in 2012 after being married to the soap start for eight years.
The couple shares a daughter named Isabella together. Last year, in May, Stause had revealed to Us Weekly that she and Hartley were thinking about having children saying, "We don’t know [when] yet. I have a stepdaughter, so we've got our hands full with high school."
Recently, on May 22, Stause told ET, "I obviously really, truly love him and it's unfortunate the way that everything happened and the timing of everything I still had a month to plot shooting the show when this all went down. Hopefully we can get to a place where one day we will look back at this and laugh. I don't know, hopefully. It's very unfortunate and relationships are hard."
She also revealed that she is focusing on the "great things" and is doing just fine. "It's one of those things where I have to focus on what I am really grateful and fortunate for and that's a lot right now. So, I am very good." Season 2 of 'Selling Sunset' debuted on Netflix on May 22 with the highly awaited Season 3 set to drop on August 7.