'Selling Sunset's' Chrishell Says She's Taking 'Baby Steps' With Dating Post-Divorce

Emily Shiffer
·4 mins read

From Women's Health

  • Chrishell Stause says plenty of people have been sliding into her Instagram DMs since her divorce from husband Justin Hartley.

  • Despite that, Chrishell has hinted that she’s not dating anyone right now.

  • The actress and ‘Selling Sunset’ star has also talked about how she still has feelings for her ex.

It’s heartbreaking to watch Netflix’s Selling Sunset season three. While it's the show’s juiciest season yet, one of the season’s biggest plotlines is the divorce of cast member Chrishell Stause from her husband Justin Hartley (you may know him from the NBC show This Is Us.) In real life, Justin filed for divorce from Chrishell in November 2019, citing “irreconcilable differences,” after getting married in October 2017.

And in the show, Chrishell details how she was blindsided after Justin filed for divorce, pointing out that he let her know that he had filed via text.

“When I think of marriage, I think of, you know, you work on things with people if they’re not perfect—no one is, you work on it,” Chrishell says on the show about the text. “You talk about it. You don’t throw it out... you don’t go out looking for greener grass. Sometimes, you have to water the grass that you have, and that’s what marriage is.” Season three follows Chrishell as she learns to grapple with life without Justin and to try to come to terms with what, exactly, happened to her.

Since then, Justin has moved on and is apparently dating his former co-star Sofia Pernas, according to Us Weekly.

As for Chrishell, well, she’s doing just fine, TYVM. The actress/realtor/reality star was just announced as a cast member for season 29 of Dancing with the Stars, something she said on Instagram that she’s "equal parts EXCITED and TERRIFIED" about. She later shared a pic from a DWTS training studio, pointing out that she can "feel pain in muscles I was not aware I possessed."

TBH, Chrishell needs this. She deserves this. And maybe she’ll even have a li'l showmance in the process? After all, she has said she’s single. Here’s what’s happening in her love life right now.

So, who is Chrishell dating now?

Well, no one—at least, officially. Chrishell recently told Entertainment Tonight that she’s taking "baby steps" with dating. She also noted that she’s had a few people slide into her DMs lately.

"I feel so weird," Chrishell said of getting personal messages on social. "But yes, that has been a nice surprise. There's a few [people you might know], but I'm not going to tell you who."

"I'm completely single and because of COVID, I haven't done much mingling," she explained. But, Chrishell added, "I'm excited to mingle." She hasn’t been giving DMers the cold shoulder, though. Chrishell said she’s responded to a few people "in a polite way," but hasn’t "taken the next step" in going on an actual date.

That’s pretty similar to what she said back in May. During an interview with Access, Chrishell said, "Instagram DMs seem to be a popular thing that I didn't know about . . . it' s a fun fact that I'm learning now," she said.

However, Chrishell hasn’t confirmed if she is dating anyone, and hinted that she is single during a Q&A series of fan questions when Selling Sunset season three premiered.

She shared a hilarious video to explain how dating is going RN. Chrishell included a clip from that open house when she wandered around waiting for potential buyers to show up with the Jeopardy theme song in the background.

But she still has feelings for Justin.

Chrishell told Entertainment Tonight in May,“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.”

But she has given some hints about moving on, and what her type is. During an interview with RealiTea With Derek Z, Chrishell said that her dream celebrity date would be with Brad Pitt. "Brad Pitt! And we know he’s single, so there you go. It’s so cliché, but it’s a cliché for a reason."

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