‘Selling Sunset’: Chrishell Stause Was ‘Bummed’ About Ex Justin Hartley Not Being on the Show

Netflix’s Selling Sunset follows a group of real estate agents as they try to sell houses in Los Angeles and deal with personal issues in their lives. However, fans might notice that, although some of the agents’ significant others have made appearances on the show, not everyone has.

For example, for much of the three seasons of Selling Sunset, Chrishell Stause was married to actor Justin Hartley. Despite the fact that his name was brought up here and there, he was never seen on camera. Stause reportedly was “bummed” about this, but what was also the reason why Hartley did not appear on Selling Sunset?

Chrishell Stause showcased her divorce on ‘Selling Sunset’

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Stause and Hartley tied the knot in 2017. During the first season of Selling Sunset, the two of them seemed to still be settling into life as a married couple with Stause mentioning they had bought a home outside of Los Angeles.

However, by the end of the third season, Stause and Hartley were no longer together. Hartley reportedly “blind-sided” Stause with a divorce, and her experience with it played out on camera for viewers to see.

Why was Stause’s ex-husband Justin Hartley not on ‘Selling Sunset’?

Chrishell Stause and Justin Hartley
Chrishell Stause and Justin Hartley | Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for The Critics’ Choice Awards

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Some fans might be curious as to why Hartley did not make any appearance on Selling Sunset. According to producer Adam DiVello, who talked to The Wrap, Hartley could not be on the Netflix reality series because of contractual reasons.

“He was never able to be on our show in the first place,” DiVello said. “We (previously) reached out to his people and the network that he’s on and everything, trying to get him to be on our show… But I think just because of the contracts, or whatever the case may be, that he wasn’t allowed to be on our show.”

House Beautiful shared this could also be a similar case for Heather Rae Young’s beau Tarek El Moussa, who stars on HGTV and has been mentioned on Selling Sunset a lot as well.

Stause was reportedly ‘bummed’ about Hartley not being on the show

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Meanwhile, DiVello revealed that, at least before they got divorced, Stause very much wanted Hartley to be on Selling Sunset with her.

“I know [Chrishell] really wanted him to be on it,” DiVello told The Wrap. “And they were newlyweds and they were living a new life and had just bought a new house. You know, she had a big, huge, fun part of her life happening that she couldn’t show on TV, on the show. So I think she was bummed out about that, I think we all were.”

It still has not been confirmed whether Selling Sunset will return for a fourth season or not. However, according to Newsweek, both Stause and Christine Quinn seem optimistic the show will, indeed, continue. Even so, because of COVID-19, production could take a lot longer than before, so fans might have to wait a bit before being reunited with the agents of the Oppenheim Group.