Warning: Selling Sunset season 5 spoilers. If you’ve seen the Selling Sunset season 5 finale, you may have one question on your mind: Was Christine Quinn fired from The Oppenheim Group?
As viewers know, Christine is one of several cast members on Selling Sunset, Netflix’s reality TV show about a group of agents at The Oppneheim Group, a luxury real estate brokerage firm in Los Angeles. Before her career in real estate, Christine was a model and actress. She studied at the Julliard School of performing arts, according to TV Overmind, and has modeled for Vogue. She’s also acted in movies like Shark Night 3D, Humans vs. zombie and Hot Tub Time Machine 2, which she was credited as “Christine Bently.” “I was an actress, and for SAG, you have to be registered under the Screen Actor’s Guild. And Christine Quinn was a New York senator who was registered under the Screen Actor’s Guild, so I couldn’t use my name and had to come up with a last name. I was like, Umm… ‘Bently’ sounds cool,” Christine explained in a 2020 interview with the DailyBeast.
In an interview with StyleCaster in 2020, Christine explained how she became a part of the Selling Sunset cast. “I’ve been working at The Oppenheim Group for five years. All the girls in the office have this crazy reputation for being great friends and always going out on the town. We would get tables and bottle service. We really were well known in the industry—not only for real estate, but for going out and partying and being a big family,” she said at the time “One of the things Jason [Oppenheim] loves to do is marketing. Every year we have a group photoshoot that he puts on a billboard on Sunset, which is obviously really expensive to do. This was probably our third billboard, and Adam Divello, who is the creator of The Hills and Laguna Beachwas driving down Sunset and he saw it.”
She continued, “He was like, ‘There’s no way this is real. What is this? A modeling agency?’ He looked up our website and was like, ‘Oh my gosh. I cannot believe all these beautiful people are real estate agents.’ We had been approached before for shows, but obviously, we turned it down. Adam was like, ‘Not really. You should look into who I am, and what I’ve done. I’ll do it really tastefully. Why don’t we just shoot a pilot?’ And we were like, ‘OK.’ A lot of the other girls were a little apprehensive about shooting the pilot and being on TV, but for me, I was like, ‘Yes! This is it! Let’s do it!’ We shot the pilot and it hung around for probably over a year. A lot of networks passed, and then we finally heard that Netflix picked it up.”
But has her time on Selling Sunset come to an end? Read on for what we know about if Christine Quinn was fired from The Oppenheim Group after Emma’s explosive claims about her in the Selling Sunset season 5 finale.
Was Christine Quinn fired from The Oppenheim Group?
Was Christine Quinn fired from The Oppenheim Group? The answer is no. The campaign for Christine to be fired from The Oppenheim Group started in episode 8 of Selling Sunset season 5 after emma hernananother agent at The Oppenheim Group, claims to Mary Fitzgerald, Christine’s manager, that she tried to steal one of her clients. “An associate of Christine contacted my client and offered $5,000 on her behalf of her to not work with me and to work with her instead,” Emma tells Mary. “The worst part of it is he said to me, ‘I want you to be aware that she said that she was out to sabotage you.’ I’ve met a lot of people, and I’ve never met such a nasty, evil person in my life.” Mary responds, “This is beyond unethical. I’ve never, ever seen somebody do this. She just put her nail in her coffin. ”
The episode continues with Mary telling Jason Oppenheim, the president of The Oppenheim Group, about Emma’s claims. “Emma sat me down. She told me that she found out that Christine offered to pay one of Emma’s clients for her, for him not to work with Emma, ”Mary says. Jason replies, “Sorry. Say that again? Christine offered to pay a client money not to work with Emma? Just to be spiteful?” Mary then tells Jason that she called Emma’s client to confirm the allegations. “In my opinion, she would be fired,” Mary says. Jason responds, “If this is true, I cannot have an agent acting unethically towards anyone, let alone towards an agent in our own office.” Mary adds, “And she’s pulling clients into this! Ella she’s just crossed the line in every way possible.”
During the Selling Sunset season 5 finale, Mary and Jason call Christine to a meeting to investigate the claims. Before the meeting, Jason tells Emma that, if the allegations about Christine are true, she does not have a place at The Oppenheim Group. “I can’t allow that behavior at the office, at all,” he says. As time passes and texts and calls to Christine go unanswered, Mary and Jason realize that Christine isn’t showing up to the meeting. “There is absolutely no truth to this. I don’t know why Emma is once again trying to make me look bad, and stir the pot and make up lies about me, ”Christine says in a confessional interview. “This whole game of trying to defame me over and over and over again is just really getting old.” When Christine is a no-show, Mary and Jason discuss how Christine has also not shown up to other meetings because of her behavior toward other agents at The Oppenheim Group. During her confessional interview, Christine explained that she didn’t feel the need to attend the meeting with Jason and Mary. “No, I don’t think I need to have a conversation with Mommy and Daddy,” she says. “Oops, I mean Jason and Mary. No, I don’t think I need to have a conversation with them.”
The episode continues with Jason telling Mary that Christine was one of the first agents he hired at The Oppenheim Group, but his perspective of her has changed ever since her drama with other Oppneheim Group agents, including Chrishell Stause, Jason’s girlfriend at the time, whom Christine claimed was “getting listings cause she’s fucking the boss.” When Mary asks Jason what he’s going to do and if Emma’s claims are the “end of Christine,” the scene ends on a cliffhanger.
So…was Christine Quinn fired from The Oppenheim Group? The answer is no—at least, not yet. Christine is still listed as one of the 46 agents at The Oppenheim Group on the brokerage’s website. Her page of her on the website is also still active. “Everything is bigger in Texas, including Dallas native Christine Quinn’s beaming southern charm and desire to be at the top of the Los Angeles real-estate market,” her biography of Ella reads. “After a successful career in fashion and entertainment, including a feature in Vogue magazine and others, Christine traveled the world for two years. During her travels de ella, she discovered her love of architecture and interior design, which ultimately led her back to Los Angeles to pursue a career in real estate. Since then, Christine has been attracting Hollywood’s elite looking to purchase primary residences, second homes, luxury condos, and investment properties, as well as facilitating first time homeowners to acquire their dream home. Christine’s southern roots and family values are what set her apart from others in the industry. She believes that honesty and integrity are the golden standards in business.” Christine’s email from Ella at The Oppenheim Group, email@example.com, is also still active.
In an interview with Extra in April 2022, Chelsea Lazkani, another agent at The Oppenheim Group and one of Christine’s friends on Selling Sunset season 5, claimed that she doesn’t know if Christine was fired from the brokerage because Selling Sunset producers want her and her cast’s reactions on camera if it does happen. “Can you tell me? I’ll be really upset, honestly, if she does… I’m probably gonna cry, so when you find out, please let me know because I have no idea,” she said. ““If we have all the information, we can’t fake it. If Christine is leaving the brokerage, I won’t know because they will want to keep that part of it very organic for TV and get that reaction.”
Chelsea also told Extra that she isn’t taking sides in Christine and Emma’s feud. “I genuinely have no idea… I’m friends with both of them… I’m so opinionated that I don’t need to know things that don’t affect my own pocket, especially when it pertains to two people I deeply care about ,” she said. Chelsea also opened up about balancing her friendship with Chrishell, another enemy of Christine’s. “I’m a wife and I’m a mother and I’m a businesswoman, so that takes precedence over everything. When I choose to give my energy to drama, it detracts from my energy of being a mother and being a good wife… I choose not to focus my energy there,” she said.
Christine also responded to rumors that she had been fired from Selling Sunset in October 2021, around the time the finale was filmed. “I assure you I am at all the same events as them. I just do my job and head back to my family. Don’t need a photo to prove anything lol,” she tweeted in response to a Twitter user who wondered why she wasn’t in Instagram photos with the cast.
After the Selling Sunset season 5 finale, Christine also liked a Twitter user’s tweet speculating that Emma’s claims were for TV. “I’m still shocked at the bribery plot in #SellingSunset because there’s NO WAY, NO WAY, this is real. I even believe they did that to tarnish @XtineQuinn reputation cause she has her new agency for her. And no shade, but Mary was not a good enough actress to make it believable,” the tweet read.
Selling Sunset is available to stream on Netflix.
For more about Christine Quinn, read her book, How to Be a Boss B*tch: Stop Apologizing For Who You Are And Get the Life You Want. The book, which will be released on May 17, 2022, is a part tell-all, and part how-to about Christine manifested her own success and went from being a high-school dropout to a self-made millionaire. The book—which is called a “modern guide to living a bold, authentic life”—includes tips on how to brand one’s self with a “signature style” and to use “opponent’s poison as your power.” “Let’s get one thing straight right up front: If you’re going to call me a bitch, I’m going to take it as a compliment,” Christine writes in the book.
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