After staring on the reality series for the past five seasons, and infamously skipping the season five reunion amid a COVID-19 diagnosis that was ultimately questioned, Christine has signed with IMG Models and is looking forward to moving on from the show and focusing on her modeling career, as well as her new crypto-friendly real estate brokerage with husband Christian Richard.
On August 17, production sources told TMZ that Christine would not be back for the new seasons, which recently began filming, noting that the decision was mutual between Christine, Netflix, and the show’s production company.
They also confirmed Christine’s new contract with IMG and revealed that she has already landed a number of modeling gigs and appearances.
A second report said Christine is happy to be moving on from Selling Sunset and is looking forward to walking “the catwalks in NY, Milan and Paris.”
“Christine knew this day would come. She’s proud of the work she put in to make Selling Sunset a success, but she could see herself phasing out of the cast even before she began filming Seasons 4 and 5,” a source told Page Six. “Her goals are far bigger than playing a villain on an ensemble reality series. She can’t wait to start the next chapter of her career and show the world who she truly is.”
“After Christine made her feelings known about Adam DiVello, she came to a mutual decision with Netflix and the show’s production companies that it made sense to exit before Season 6,” an insider explained.
On the podcast, Christine had said, “We have to look at what Adam DiVello has done as a whole, as a human being, as the person that he is… [He] actually told me to go fall down the stairs and kill myself at one point.”
Prior to her drama with Adam, Christine suggested she was planning to return, despite having “terminated her contract” with The Oppenheim Group.
On Wednesday, as news of Christine’s exit from Selling Sunset broke, TMZ caught ups with Emma Hernan outside The Oppenheim Group office, where she admitted to hearing the report and made it clear she wasn’t too concerned with the series’ future success.
“I heard that too…I think the show does very well. We have a lot of amazing people.