The Oppenheim Group (again). But could Quinn really be leaving Selling Sunset after that dramatic finale?
While Quinn appears to have alienated herself from most of the other brokers at the agency, it's hard to imagine Selling Sunset without her. So is Christine Quinn leaving Selling Sunset? Here's what we know so far.
What happened to Christine in season 5 of Selling Sunset?
Christine Quinn spent the majority of season 5 with new agent Chelsea Lazkani, who became her closest confidante on the show. While Quinn was filmed at several group events with the other agents throughout the new season, most of her interactions with her costars were, for lack of a better word, tense.
Things came to a head in the finale when word reached boss Jason Oppenheim that Quinn had allegedly bribed one of Emma Hernan's clients. According to Hernan, her client reached out after Quinn offered him $5,000 not to work with her anymore. Understandably, Oppenheim was shocked by this news, but it was unclear what the consequences would be, as Quinn didn't show up for her meeting with him. The finale suggested that she would have to face the music in season 6.
What has Christine said about leaving Selling Sunset?
During season 5, Quinn made it clear that she's ready to break out on her own. “I want to work for myself, be my own independent boss,” she explained during a conversation with Lazkani during the ninth episode of season 5. “I'm not meant to be one of 92 people in the office. That’s just not for me. I’m one of one.” But does that mean she's leaving?
Quinn has been making comments about leaving The Oppenheim Group for years. Back in August 2020 during an appearance on Dear Media's Not Skinny But Not Fat podcast, Quinn accused Jason Oppenheim of favoritism, saying, “I mean, Mary gets every single listing, and Jason just doesn't want to do work. So he just gives it to her. And it's just so frustrating. He doesn't give it to anyone else. So we're all just, like, sick of it.” She continued, “And we're all like, would you ever leave? Totally, like if this continues, if this favoritism continues we'd absolutely.”
And in October 2021, Quinn addressed claims she'd left the show after her costars posted pictures without her. In a since-deleted tweet (via Us Weekly), she wrote, “I’m SOOOOO tired of addressing this. I am in every single episode of season 4 and 5 of selling sunset. The girls intentionally leave me out of photos. I have real work to do besides sit on my phone and prove 24/7 that I’m filming a TV show.”
Replying to a fan on Twitter, Quinn doubled down on the fact that she was in attendance at the events in question, but that her costars didn't include her in the photos. “I assure you I am at all the same events as them,” she wrote. “I just do my job and head back to my family. Don't need a photo to prove anything lol.”
Has Christine left The Oppenheim Group?
Quinn is still listed as a Realtor Associate on The Oppenheim Group website. However, in an April 2022 interview with Forbes, the author of How to Be a Boss B*tch revealed that she has left the agency.
Quinn and her husband, Christian Dumontet, revealed that they'd launched a unique business together. The couple's venture, RealOpen, allows anyone to buy or sell a home using cryptocurrency. As noted by Forbes, RealOpen is the “first company of its kind.” While Dumontet, who goes by “Christian Richard” on Selling Sunset, is CEO, Quinn’s title is CMO.
Discussing her new venture, Quinn revealed in an Instagram post, “It took over a year of hard work and tenacity to create this platform and patent-pending technology to revolutionize the housing market.” And as reported by Forbes, Quinn said “that part of her decision to leave The Oppenheim Group ... is because the firm wasn’t forward-leaning and wasn’t a believer in crypto.”
While it's unclear what Quinn's new business means for Selling Sunset, we're not surprised that the real estate mogul has begun forging her own path. Time will tell whether she's left Netflix's glossy reality show for good.