12 things you didn't know about Selling Sunset and the cast

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12 things you didn't know about Selling Sunset and the cast
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Netflix's Selling Sunset is the binge-watching reality goodness we need right now. The show's luxury Hollywood retail estate, outrageously glam cast, and juicy drama make it an irresistibly easy watch. But as with any reality show there's so much we don't see, so we've rustled up a few Selling Sunset secrets to keep you going once you've finished watching all eight episodes...

1. The Oppenheim group is actually made up of 11 agents

The Oppenheim Group agents Chrishell, Christine, Mary, Davina, Maya, Heather and Amanza all feature in the show, but there are actually four more agents - Nicole Young, Graham Stephan, Peter Cornell and Alice Kwan - working for Brett and Jason, who don't feature on camera.

2. Heather Rae Young is dating a fellow celebrity estate agent

While we got to see a fair amount of Christine's fiancé Christian in the second season, we didn't see any of Heather's boyfriend Tarek El Moussa. For those of you who don't recognise Tarek already, the estate agent starred in TV series Flip or Flop, which saw him renovate and sell homes alongside his now ex-wife Christine Anstead.

Heather and Tarek have been dating for 10 months and moved in together in January.

"We just have the best time together. He's my best friend in the whole world and I'm just really enjoying what we have right now," Heather recently told ET of their romance.

3. Christine's friend went on a date with Christian first

The way Christine and Christian met was a hot topic on the second season, with it sparking a huge row at Mary's hen party after she said Christian had been seeing someone else when he got involved with Christine. Well, Christine recently cleared things up in an interview with Refinery 29.

"My girlfriend went on a date with him and she's like, ‘Hey, I went on a date with this guy who I really don't like," she said. "I know you're single; you may want to go out with him.’ So I went on a date with him after she did. The story played telephone down the line, and Mary didn't really understand what happened."

4. Chrishell wasn't part of The Oppenheim Group before Selling Suneset

As well as a career on reality TV, Chrishell is also an actor who has appeared in a long list of TV shows over the years, including Days of Our Lives.

She was the only agent who wasn't already working at The Oppenheim Group before filming started. Speaking about adding her to the cast, show co-creator Adam Divello previously told Variety: “[S]he really is a realtor and has a real estate license selling homes when we met her.

"I think we were lucky to get her, I think she adds something that is very unique to Los Angeles, and we’re doing a show about realtors in Los Angeles. The fact that we have one who’s an actress and happens to be married to an actor who’s on a very successful TV series is a plus."

5. That outrageously expensive house did eventually sell

Remember that stunning 20,000 square property in the Hollywood Hills? Of course you do. Well, after initially struggling to sell it, someone forked out $35.5 million on it back in December, making it a record-breaking sale for The Oppenheim Group.

6. Christine's wedding is going to blow your mind

Christine and Christian's wedding was as OTT as you expected and you'll get to see a glimpse of it when season 3 drops on Netflix in August.

"Oh my, God. That wedding. It was one of the most insane experiences of my life, that woman knows how to throw an event. Forget that engagement party, I'm telling you that wedding, I've never seen anything like it nor will I ever. It was indescribable," Jason told The Express.

"They had like a King and Queen's throne and they were sitting on these like 10 feet chairs, it was a black and white theme, it was the coolest event experience that I've ever had in my life and probably ever will have, it was epic."

7. Mary was walked down the aisle by son Austin

Mary and Romain Bennett tied the knot in October 2019 in a gorgeous, intimate ceremony held a one of her client's homes in Los Angeles and Mary's 22-year-old son Austin walked her down the aisle. The couple invited 80 close friends and family to the ceremony.

8. Zelda and Niko are Mary and Jason's shared pets

Proving that it's totally possible to remain good friends (and colleagues) with an ex, Mary and Jason's relationship on Selling Sunset is something to behold.

"The truth is my three ex-girlfriends are three of the closest friends in my life right now, Mary being my best girl-friend," Jason, who has known Mary for 20 years, told The Express.

They also reportedly share resident Oppenheim dogs Zelda and Niko.

9. Mary *did* end up selling that house on her wedding day

After her original wedding venue fell through at the last minute, one of Mary's client's who had just listed their beautiful property with the bride-to-be offered it up as a venue.

On her wedding day, while getting her make-up done, Mary decided to show a potential buyer around - and he ended up purchasing it.

"I end up selling my wedding venue on my wedding day, which was amazing: I paused the wedding and sold it in the middle of getting ready," she told People magazine. "Everyone thought I was out of my mind, but I told the seller when he allowed me to book it for the wedding venue that I won't let the wedding planning or doing it there get in the way of selling it!"

10. Romain still hasn't forgiven Davina

Davina was the only agent who didn't get an invite to Mary and Romain's wedding after the model made it clear he didn't want her there. Despite months going by, Romain's still not ready to make peace with her.

"Romain still feels the same way. He's a very stubborn guy but he has a right to feel that way. For me, we co-exist. I've no - well, kind of hard feelings (laughs)," Mary revealed.

She added to The Express: "At the end of the day, we're co-workers and she doesn't really hang out with us. (It's) Jason, me, Brett, Romain, Amanza, Chrishell, we all hang out a lot."

11. The show is a little "amped up", according to Chrishell

Selling Sunset comes from the masterminds behind the shows Laguna Beach and The Hills. And like any reality show, there's always a fine line between what's real and what's scripted.

According to Chrishell, what you see is what you get - to an extent. TMZ quizzed her about a scene in the first season which showed a potential buyer flirting with married agent Maya.

"Obviously, there are certain things that are a little amped up for the show," Chrishell explained, “but honestly, I don’t really think that they asked him to do that. I mean, who would do that on purpose?"

12. Chrishell was previously engaged to Matthew Morrison

Before meeting Justin Hartley, Chrishell dated Glee star Matthew Morrison. The pair were briefly engaged before calling it quits in 2007. Chrishell started dating This Is Us star Justin in 2014 before they split last year, and fans of the show will get to see the heartbreaking fall out on the third season in August.

Via Cosmopolitan UK