Who is Jason Oppenheim's ex? Mary Fitzgerald 'friends' with realtor as he dates Chrishell Stause
Jason Oppenheim is currently dating fellow 'Selling Sunset' star Chrishell Stause, but he was earlier linked to Mary Fitzgerald
Real estate broker Jason Oppenheim is dating fellow 'Selling Sunset' star Chrishell Stause, news outlets reported on Wednesday, July 28. Oppenheim, who happens to be Stause's boss, confirmed the same via a comment on a social media post made by Stause.
Stause was previously married to Justin Hartley and was on the show in 2016. Hartley, who is currently married to former 'The Young and the Restless' co-star Sofia Pernas, filed for divorce from Stause in November 2019 due to "irreconcilable differences".
Oppenheim was in dating news in April last year when it was revealed that he and Mary Fitzgerald, who he dated, share a good friendship and an excellent working relationship. But that relationship seems to be off the cards, as Oppenheim and Stause have gotten together. Here's all you need to know about Oppenheim's dating history.
With PDA-packed photographs tucked at the end of a fresh Instagram photo dump from a holiday to Capri, Italy, Stause, 40, put out her relationship with Oppenheim for all the world to see, reported Page Six. Oppenheim could be seen kissing Stause's neck in one of the photographs. The 44-year-old real estate broker responded with a heart emoji in the comments section. Oppenheim's family appears to approve of the romance, as his brother Brett Oppenheim enthused over the couple. “Love you Chrishell. Thank you for making my brother happy,” he wrote.
The good news comes as a bit of a shock, however, since the real estate mogul had earlier maintained that mixing business and pleasure isn't the best idea. In an exclusive interview with Page Six on May 24, Jason Oppenheim said that dating someone from the smash Netflix series "probably wouldn’t be an epic idea". He had explained his stance, saying, “It’s not that I’ve taken a step back from dating — it’s not on my priority list to be honest. And no, that wouldn’t be a priority for me. I think that would be complicated.”
Stause was previously married to Justin Hartley of 'This Is Us'. Stause revealed on 'Selling Sunset' that the marriage did not end well, as Hartley, 44, told her through text after filing for divorce in November 2019. Their divorce was finalized in January. Stause then dated her 'Dancing with the Stars' partner, Keo Motsepe, for three months before breaking up in February.
Oppenheim dated co-star and Oppenheim Group colleague Mary Fitzgerald "for at least six months". Fitzgerald said, according to an article by Good Housekeeping, that the two "have been friends for probably 15 years." Jason and Mary spoke about their past relationship in the article. “I mean, it depends if you count the breakup period. Six months to a year,” Oppenheim said. “Yeah, we had a lingering kind of period. We lived together,” Mary added.
It was revealed in April last year that he and Mary, who is now married to model Romain Bonnet, dated for about a year and that they continued to share a good friendship and an excellent working relationship. This, at times, came off as preferential treatment, according to fans. That had fans expressing that the two "will end up together in about 15 years after she's had kids with Romain". But that is probably off the cards now!
Fitzgerald, on her part, shut down rumors about her past with Oppenheim. "These girls are trying to take away all of my success and my hard work, saying, ‘Oh it’s because they dated'," she said to the website. “No, I bust my a** and I work for it. I think it’s extremely rude and disrespectful to try to take my accomplishments and all of my hard work away from me because I’m a successful woman and they just want to throw it back on, ‘Oh she’s probably sleeping with him.’ No!”
Oppenheim loves working with Mary too. Even after Fitzgerlad's marriage to Bonnet, the two remain so close that they decided to adopt two dogs together, Zelda and Niko. On the episode, both dogs make frequent appearances. “I would prefer to work with my best friend any day of the week,” he tells us. “It’s awesome working with Mary, it really is. I think if anything I’ve just been impressed with her level of commitment and her ambition and her level of success," Oppenheim said.