Jason Oppenheim thinks Selling Sunset viewers became ‘tired’ of Christine Quinn’s behavior on the show.
The real estate mogul told PageSix that she left at the right time because fans were over of the drama and watching Quinn play the villain.
Fashion plate Quinn left the show last season after talk that some of her co-stars were not happy with her.
Launch party: Jason Oppenheim, 45, of The Oppenheim Group spoke to Page Six about Christine Quinn and Selling Sunset at the launch of the 1060 app in West Hollywood; seen on November 17
Throughout the first five seasons, viewers watched as Quinn sold luxurious and exclusive homes and properties as well as getting involved in drama with her costars.
In August 2022, it was reported that Quinn would not be returning for seasons six and seven.
‘I think people were tired of watching that dynamic continue season after season,’ Oppenheim, 45, said.
‘So I think, if anything, it’s provided a breath of fresh air for the office and for the show.’
‘Villain’ of the show: Throughout the first five seasons, viewers watched as Christine Quinn, 34, sold luxurious and exclusive homes and properties as well as getting involved in drama with her costars
In the last season, the 34-year-old real estate broker was accused of trying to bribe a client.
And although she denied allegations, Oppenheim just wants to leave the drama and controversy behind.
‘It’s not the type of drama that I enjoyed being a professional real estate broker,’ he said.
He added: ‘I wasn’t happy with the types of issues being brought to my attention. I think it ran its course.’
Quinn shared about terminating her contract and starting her own brokerage: ‘I think they thought I was bluffing. I don’t think they actually thought I was working on a company.’ Seen in 2019
Earlier this year, Quinn revealed she had terminated her contract with the Oppenheim Group and would not be returning to the popular reality show.
Since her departure, Quinn launched a new business venture with her husband Christian Dumontet — crypto real estate brokerage RealOpen — in April 2022.
‘I terminated my contract when the brokerage launched. I had to make a business decision that was for me, so I had to terminate the contract so I could move it over to my brokerage,’ the fashion mogul explained.
She insisted that Oppenheim knew about her new brokerage.
She shared: ‘Jason knew. I told him. Him and I had had conversations a year prior. I told him I was doing my own thing.
‘I think they thought I was bluffing. I don’t think they actually thought I was working on a company. I don’t know. But I told them for a a year that I was working on this. Everyone knows.’
Oppenheim told Page Six: ‘I never had my own personal issues with Christine other than the fact that I recognized that she had a lot of other issues with other cast members’; seen with Matthew Snowden
Oppenheim told Page Six: ‘I never had my own personal issues with Christine other than the fact that I recognized that she had a lot of other issues with other cast members.
‘But I wish her the best and I know she is doing great things, especially in the fashion space.’
Although the sixth season of Selling Sunset will be missing the Quinn, known by fans as the ‘villain’ of the show, Oppenheim says it will be the ‘best’ season yet. He revealed there is even more drama.
Oppenheim attended the 1060 App’s event with new girlfriend Marie-Lou Nurk, 25, who will also be in the upcoming season of the show
‘I would have liked the drama to have calmed down, but it didn’t. It ramped up. It made it a little bit difficult in the office, but I think it probably makes for good TV,’ he shared.
Oppenheim did not reveal who specifically was involved in drama but disclosed what viewers can expect in the forthcoming season: ‘So much real estate, so much interpersonal life experiences, relationships… So, so much drama. It’s going to have everything.’
Netflix has not yet announced an official release date for season six of Selling Sunset.
As of now, Oppenheim is focused on selling homes with the 1060 App. He attended the launch party in West Hollywood, California on Thursday.
The new app uses short digital videos to give buyers a better idea of looking at a potential home virtually.
Oppenheim said: ‘I think that real estate agents are going to do more than just photos, moving forward, to sell property.’