I hate to break it to you, but there’s a lot of evidence Selling Sunset is staged

I’ll never trust anything ever again


It’s everyone’s favourite Netflix show at the moment and for good reason – we get to see inside boujee LA homes, as well as getting a healthy slice of drama. Look, we all know reality TV shows aren’t 100 per cent raw and real, but a lot of people are now realising Selling Sunset may be more staged or scripted than we’d thought.

We did an investigation the FBI would be proud of, and here’s all the evidence Selling Sunset is staged:

People are saying the whole Christine and Emma situation is suss

At the start of Selling Sunset season four, Christine tells Vanessa that she’s no longer friends with Mary as Mary is friends with Emma – a real estate agent who (according to Christine) was seeing a guy at the same time as Christine. However, when Vanessa brings this up to Mary she says this isn’t true and the guy’s relationship with Christine was over before Emma started seeing him.

Anyway, people are saying Selling Sunset might be staged because right after Christine’s talking about her feud with Mary and Emma, there’s a scene where Jason’s talking to Emma and asking her to come and work for the Oppenheim Group – he’s literally asking her to come and take Christine’s place while she’s away having her baby! Talk about suss.

Mary and Romain were already married before Selling Sunset season one

Selling Sunset, staged, Mary, Romain, wedding

Mary and Romain’s wedding, season two

Mary and Romain’s engagement was a key plot point of season one, and their wedding was at the end of season two, but it turns out they were already married before the show had even begun.

Documents obtained by TMZ show Mary and Romain got married on 9th March 2018 in a Ventura courthouse, a whole three months before season one of Selling Sunset began filming, which made people think their wedding in the show was staged.

A representative for Mary and Romain said they didn’t tell their friends and family about their “civil union” as they wanted to see if their relationship would “work out in the long term”, saying: “In their minds, they weren’t properly married until the wedding that was filmed during the show.”

In season three, Christine said producers encouraged her feud with Chrishell

Selling Sunset, staged, Christine


It’s no secret Christine and Chrishell have ongoing beef, but Christine has suggested this was engineered by producers. Speaking on ex-Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Brandi Glanville’s “Unfiltered” podcast last year, Christine said: “From day one, obviously the producers had certain things in mind. They wanted us to clash obviously.”

Christine said she and Chrishell were friendly at first, but things changed as the producers wanted specific storylines. She said: “At first, we didn’t [clash]. We got along great. We were friends. She was at my house. We were drinking, having a good time. I was getting to know her and then the storylines came into play.”

Christine was previously blocked by Chrishell on Instagram after the drama of season one, but Christine then revealed Chrishell blocked her on all social media accounts following their season two feud. On Brandi Glanville’s podcast, Christine said Chrishell has a “victim mentality”.

Chrishell said she has never been a victim, writing on her Instagram: “Not a victim, never have been. I am a victor of many thing and thriving. I can’t wait for you to get there so you can stop with this nonsense.”

Speaking on the podcast “Not Skinny But Not Fat” Christine said she was blocked on all mediums after this comment, but that she doesn’t care and doesn’t even know how to block people.

There are claims the women are actors, not real estate agents

The Mail on Sunday have claimed the women in the show aren’t actually real estate agents and are instead paid actors, saying: “Public records show they have sold suspiciously few properties”. They also suggested a lot of the show is scripted or staged, a la Made In Chelsea.

The Mail spoke to “a Selling Sunset insider”, who called the show “smoke and mirrors.” The insider said: “The show portrays the cast as people who have been in the world of real estate for ever. [Some of the women] were brought on board simply for their looks and acting ability.”

Jason defended the cast however, saying said the women are all licensed real estate agents. He said: “All of the women who work out of the Oppenheim group are licensed and successful real estate agents.

“We have more than $200million in active listings, we are in a dozen escrows (the step before final sale) and anticipate our most successful year ever, despite the pandemic.”

Chrishell said the producers ‘nudge’ them

In a Q&A on her Instagram stories after season three aired, Chrishell said the producers “sometimes nudge [the women on the show] to address things”.

Selling Sunset, staged, scripted, Chrishell

Via Instagram @chrishell.stause

However, she said: “The show isn’t scripted. If it was I would be pissed – who wrote that plot twist?!”, most likely referring to her divorce, which was documented in the newest season of Selling Sunset.

She went on to say that whilst the producers may encourage them all to talk about certain topics, they don’t tell them what to say, writing: “What we say is all us”.

Chrishell was cast by the producers

Chrishell is shown starting her job at the Oppenheim Group at the start of season one, and according to the Huffington Post she was cast by Selling Sunset’s producers, specifically for the show. People were saying Chrishell wasn’t a real estate agent but was actually just an actress, as she has previously worked as an actress on American soap operas.

She is a proper realtor, though, and was working as one before the show. After season three aired, Chrishell reshared one of her Insta posts from 2016 to her story, to prove she was “licensed and working before being approached about Selling Sunset”.

Selling Sunset, staged, Chrishell

Crishell’s Instagram story, via @chrishell.stause

She said: “I am so grateful to have been able to do acting and real estate.”

Chrissy Teigen claimed she had never heard of the realtors

Chrissy Teigen watched Selling Sunset and then tweeted, suggesting it was staged and claiming she had never heard of the real estate agents on the show. She said: “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.”

Jason replied to Chrissy, saying he hadn’t heard of her real estate agent either, but “that doesn’t mean he isn’t successful”. He said: “My team works tirelessly and if their real estate successes don’t precede them yet, they will. Remember their names.” However, he didn’t directly respond to Chrissy’s claim that the women aren’t actually realtors.

Mary from the show also replied to Chrissy, confirming she is a real estate agent. Mary said: “I’m in six escrows currently and have sold a few dozens of homes in the recent past”

Selling Sunset season three is available on Netflix now. For all the latest Netflix news, drops and memes like The Holy Church of Netflix on Facebook. 

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