Chrishell Stause Reveals She and Jason Oppenheim Actually Dated for Two Months Before Going Public

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Photo credit: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin - Getty Images
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This story was originally published on 07/28/2021; it has been updated to reflect new information.

If you weren't already dying to watch the upcoming season of Selling Sunset, you will be now. Following her divorce from This Is Us star Justin Hartley and romance with professional dancer, Keo Motsepe, Chrishell Stause has yet again found love—this time with her Selling Sunset costar Jason Oppenheim.

Jason and Chrishell make their relationship Instagram-official

In an Instagram post chronicling a cast trip to Italy, Stause casually snuck in the news that she and Oppenheim are an item. While most of the photos include the full group, it's her final two photos that have the internet buzzing. The PDA-packed photos show the real estate agent and her boss cozying up on a boat as they cruise around the coast of Capri. She captioned the post, "The JLo effect," as a nod to Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck, who were also recently seen flaunting their romance on a boat in Capri.

Photo credit: Chrishell Stause - Instagram
Photo credit: Chrishell Stause - Instagram

Oppenheim confirmed the relationship with Us Weekly that same day. "Chrishell and I became close friends and it has developed into an amazing relationship," he says. "I care about her deeply and we’re very happy together." He also seems to have publicly confirmed the relationship with a simple red heart emoji under Stause's post.

And it's not just Oppenheim who's happy with his new boo. Minutes after making their relationship Instagram-official, comments from cast and friends came pouring in. Brett Oppenheim, Jason's brother, wrote, "Love you Chrishell. Thank you for making my brother happy." Another Selling Sunset cast member, Mary Fitzgerald, adds, "Nothing makes me more excited than to see two of my closest friends together and making each other so happy! 😍❤️"

Amanza Smith, meanwhile, implies that the two have been an item for some time, saying: "So happy it’s out!! Ahhhh we can all just be normal now! Happy!!!! Makes me sooooo happy for you both!!"

Since the couple first went Instagram official on July 28th, they've posted even more photos together, including a shot of Stause lying on Oppenheim's back while he was doing push-ups.

Stause even responded to a few Instagram users who sent her some interesting messages about the photo. One user wrote "That's just weird with your boss!!"—to which Stause responded "Who's gonna tell her...?" Another message read "You are 100% getting with him," prompting Stause to say, "A real Sherlock Holmes here."

Photo credit: Instagram
Photo credit: Instagram

Chrishell reveals she and Jason dated for two months before going public

Chrishell tells E! News that the real estate duo dated privately for nearly two months before making their relationship Instagram-official. "It's just one of those things. You don't want to share with everybody and get all their opinions before you really know what it is," Stause tells E!. She adds, "we really were really private and secretive for as long as we could until we realized the walls were closing in. People were getting a little savvy to it."

They make their red carpet debut at a movie premiere

Nearly a month after making their relationship Instagram-official, the Selling Sunset cast members made their first public appearance together at Marvel's Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings premiere in Los Angeles. Stause stunned in a black, jewel-encrusted dress while Oppenheim was more casual in a navy suit. The appearance comes following a cast trip to Europe, which is where the duo initially announced their relationship.

Photo credit: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin - Getty Images
Photo credit: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin - Getty Images

Chrishell meets Jason's parents

It's a family affair! Stause and Oppenheim dined at an upscale Italian restaurant in Los Angeles with Oppenheim's parents, Bennett and Deborah Oppenheim, as well as Jason's twin brother Brett and his girlfriend, Tina Louise for a triple date. According to People, the group was full of laughs and good conversation during the dinner.

So how, exactly, did these two co-workers get together? It looks like we'll have to wait for Season 4 of Selling Sunset to come out for more answers! Don't worry—we'll keep you posted.

Love knowing what your favorite HGTV stars are up to? Same. Let’s keep up with them together.

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