‘Selling Sunset’: Chrishell Stause Says She’s the First Woman Jason Oppenheim Dated Who Is His ‘Equal’

Selling Sunset Season 5 starts with a secret relationship being revealed at The Oppenheim Group. Chrishell Stause talked about why her relationship with Jason Oppenheim was so different and how she was his equal.

[Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers from Selling Sunset episode “New Blood.”]

What is the age difference between Chrishell Stause and Jason Oppenheim?

Jason Oppenheim and Chrishell Stause talk in a house in 'Selling Sunset'.
Jason Oppenheim and Chrishell Stause in ‘Selling Sunset’ | Netflix

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Chrishell and Jason started dating after working together and being friends for years. The former couple was five years apart in age, with Jason being older. Chrishell was born in 1981, and Jason was born in 1977.

Chrishell mentioned age and timing when she announced their breakup on Instagram. “Men have the luxury of time that women don’t, and that’s just the way it goes,” she wrote about having children. “All of that being said, navigating this public terrain is difficult and I am just trying my best.”

Chrishell Stause talks being Jason Oppenheim’s equal on ‘Selling Sunset’

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Chrishell talked about her relationship with Emma Hernan in the episode “New Blood.” Emma mentioned how Jason seems so happy since he started dating Chrishell.

“I think it’s kinda nice ‘cause I think all the people that he was dating before, it was great for the time,” Chrishell told Emma. “But he wasn’t dating somebody that is more like an equal.”

Emma said that does make a “huge difference.” Chrishell continued, “We work together, we’re best friends, and I just feel like I don’t want anything from him. I don’t need anything from him.” She even said Jason compared them to George Clooney and Amal. The reality star said she loved that.

“Cause you know he was like famous for always dating some young blonde and all of a sudden, someone totally different, his own age, and that was super, kind of, his equal,” she added. 

Jason Oppenheim says he’s more selective now

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Jason talked about his dating life back in 2020 with The Sun. He claimed he was getting more selective with time.

“I still am just running my life the way that I would always do it,” he said after the success of Selling Sunset. “But I’m more careful and selective now, it’s kind of pushed the doors in that regard, but most of the time, I’m just watching Netflix at my house, working [and] I’ll go out with friends,” he said.

“I am not really someone who’s on dating apps and I don’t really date a lot anyway or enjoy dating,” he claimed. Jason said the women who are already in his life also play a part in his dating life.

“There is a veritable gauntlet to go through because the women that are close to me are very protective of me, who are not shy about their opinions,” he said.