Her ex Jason Oppenheim has officially gone public with girlfriend Chrishell Stause.
But Selling Sunset star Mary Fitzgerald couldn’t be happier for the new couple.
Speaking with People, the reality star said Jason was now in a better place to ‘commit’, compared to when she previously dated him.
‘I couldn’t be more excited for them!’ Selling Sunset star Mary Fitzgerald couldn’t be happier for her ex Jason Oppenheim amid his new relationship with Chrishell Stause
‘I think Jason is in a different place now than when we dated, and he’s now ready to commit,’ she told the magazine. ‘They are also just an incredible match for each other! Jason and I have a very special bond and friendship, but they have chemistry that is meant for more than just friendship.’
Now that Chrishell and Jason’s relationship is officially out in the open, Mary is looking forward to double dates with the new couple.
‘I couldn’t be more excited for them! They are both two of my closest and dearest friends, so I’m over the moon that they’re together and make each other so happy,’ she said.
‘Now Romain and I have our closest friends as a couple to double date with! I’m elated!’ she said, referencing her husband Romain Bonnet.
Friendly exes: Jason was previously in a relationship with his friend and coworker Mary
The relationship did not come out of left field for Mary, who has known Jason for many years.
‘We know each other too well for him to be able to hide something like this from me. I could just tell he was different around Chrishell,’ she said.
As for the office, Mary doesn’t foresee the relationship impacting the Oppenheim Group, where both Chrishell and Jason work.
Strictly business: Mary doesn’t foresee the relationship impacting the Oppenheim Group, where both Chrishell and Jason work
New beau! Chrishell Stause has revealed her surprising new romance with her Selling Sunset costar and boss, Jason Oppenheim
‘I don’t think so. Not for most of us, anyway,’ she said. ‘I would secretly be a little excited if I could finally pass the “Mary gets favored” baton to someone else.’
The favoritism remark was in reference to accusations Jason gave Mary more listings on account of their history, which the Oppenheim founder has previously denied.
Chrishell revealed her surprising new romance with her Selling Sunset costar and boss Jason on Wednesday.
The Netflix star, 40, unveiled her new relationship in a series of cuddled-up snaps taken from her current getaway to Capri, Italy.
All aboard the love boat! While the romance between the pair may definitely come as a surprise to many fans, their close friends were delighted the relationship was finally out in the public
While the romance between the pair may definitely come as a surprise to many fans, their close friends were delighted the relationship was finally out in the public.
Selling Sunset stars took to the comments section to congratulate the pair on their new romance.
‘So happy for you guys! Finally people will stop with Jason and Mary hopefully,’ costar Romain Bonnet joked, referencing his wife Mary Fitzgerald’s past romance with Jason.
‘Love you Chrishell. Thank you for making my brother happy,’ Jason’s twin brother Brett Oppenheim commented.
Selling Sunset stars took to the comments section to congratulate the pair on their new romance
Love is in the air! Selling Sunset’s new agent Emma Hernan also chimed in on the romance
Brett’s girlfriend Tina Louise was over the moon learning the relationship had finally made it to social media.
‘Awwwww!!!! Congratulations you guys!! Finally IG official,’ Tina commented.
Mary wrote: ‘Nothing makes me more excited than to see two of my closest friends together and making each other so happy!’
Jason left a red heart emoji in the comments section.
Making a splash! The photos were just two of many Chrishell posted that day, chronicling her fun-filled adventures in Italy with fellow Selling Sunset stars Mary, Romain, Brett and his girlfriend Tina
Fun in the sun! The stars smiled wide as they posed in their swimsuits
‘The JLo effect,’ Chrishell captioned the slideshow, along with a shrugging emoji.
It’s been nearly two years since Chrishell split from Justin Hartley, who filed for divorce from her in November 2019 following two years of marriage. Chrishell would go on to file for dissolution of the marriage the following month.
The divorce was finalized earlier this year, and the immediate fallout was captured on Selling Sunset.
On the show, the Days Of Our Lives alum slammed Justin for telling her about his intent to file for divorce over text message just 45 minutes before the news was made public.
Life is good! The stars couldn’t have looked any happier frolicking by the surf
Ciao bella! Stause beamed with joy posing with her gal pals
She said: ‘I found out because he text[ed] me that we were filed. Forty-five minutes later, the world knew.’
And Chrishell also hit out at the actor for making an ‘impulsive’ decision about the future of their relationship.
She fumed: ‘Because of the crazy way in which this went down, people want answers, and I f****** want answers. I know people are saying we were only married two years, but it’s like, we were together for six years. … In a fight, that’s his go-to, you know? Like, ‘I’m out, I’m out.’ I hate that kind of impulsive stuff, but I always just thought, you know, that’s just an issue that we work through it.
So fly! The group explored the sights by helicopter
‘If that’s really what you wanted, there are better ways to go about [it]. I talked to him right after because I thought that must be a joke, but that was kind of the end of the communication. What am I supposed to say? What do you say after that? It’s like, now I have to find a place to live. Now I have to scramble and figure this out, you know?’
The duo have both moved on, with Chrishell briefly dating Dancing With The Stars pro Keo Motsepe and Justin marrying actress Sofia Pernas.
Justin and Sofia made their red carpet debut at the MTV Movie & TV Awards on May 16, about a year after they were first spotted together.
The way they were: The immediate fallout from Chrishell’s divorce from Justin Hartley was captured on Selling Sunset
They previously worked together on The Young and the Restless back in 2015 and started dating last year following Hartley’s split from Stause.
Chrishell is not the only Selling Sunset star Jason has romanced.
The real estate agent was also in a relationship with his coworker Mary Fitzgerald, but the duo remained friends after their split and now work together at Jason’s company, The Oppenheim Group.
Their working relationship came under scrutiny from their peers, whom accused Jason of favoring Mary over his other employees.
Former flames: The duo have both moved on, with Chrishell briefly dating Dancing With The Stars pro Keo Motsepe and Justin marrying actress Sofia Perna
‘I don’t give her special treatment,’ Jason told Good Housekeeping. ‘When it comes to business… it’s strictly a response to their production, the amount of money that they bring into the brokerage, their level of experience and expertise, and my level of trust in them.’
Mary had a bone to pick with the speculation as well, hitting back at allegations their prior romance was the reason for her professional success.
‘Jason and I have been friends for probably 15 years,’ Mary explained on the show. ‘We dated for maybe a year of that. These girls are trying to take away all of my success and my hard work, saying, “Oh it’s because they dated”.
‘No, I bust my a** and I work for it. I think it’s extremely rude and disrespectful to try to take my accomplishments and all of my hard work away from me because I’m a successful woman and they just want to throw it back on, “Oh she’s probably sleeping with him.” No!’
Bellas: The star was also pictured with some of her Selling Sunset costars – Jason and Brett Oppenheim – during an outdoor lunch