Double whammy! Fans got a major treat in June 2022 after news broke that Netflix’s favorite real estate agents were coming back to our screens because Selling Sunset was renewed for a sixth and seventh season.
The cast sure didn’t miss a moment to bring the drama last season and fans were even introduced to new members of the Oppenheim Group. Now, viewers are anticipating season 7 after the streaming service revealed the premiere date!
When Does ‘Selling Sunset’ Season 7 Premiere?
The real estate gurus will return for the upcoming season on November 3, for an 11-episode run.
Multiple feuds and explosive fights happened within the group during season 6 and it’s clear the drama won’t stop this season.
The official cast promotional image even has the text, “Protect your image,” written on the advertisement.
“Decide who you want to push into the water…Nov 3rd,” Chrishell Stause captioned her October 5 Instagram post of the photo.
Who Will Be Returning to ‘Selling Sunset’?
Chrishell, Mary Fitzgerald, Chelsea Lazkani, Amanza Smith and Emma Hernan will return for the upcoming season alongside season 6 newbies Bre Tiesi and Nicole Young. Of course, the show wouldn’t return without the agency’s twins Jason and Brett Oppenheim.
However, fan favorite Heather Rae El Moussa (née Young) was missing from the cast photo. She previously revealed she didn’t return to the early days of filming season 7 because she gave birth to baby No. 1, son Tristan Jay, in January. That being said, it seems like she had to take a step back from the entire season.
“So far, I’ve not been called back,” Heather told E! News in March. “It’s been a little frustrating,” adding, “So, not sure what’s been going on.”
Like fans, Heather’s castmates were “devastated” that she was demoted from the show after taking maternity leave.
“I absolutely adore Heather,” Bre, who was taken under Heather’s wing during her season 6 debut, told E! in June. “I’m very sad to hear that she is not going to be as big a part. … We got really close.”
What Happened in ‘Selling Sunset’ Season 6?
The sixth season may have gained two new oncamera agents, but two OGs did not return.
“Right now, there’s not a place for her at the Oppenheim Group,” the real estate broker said during the season 5 reunion that Christine missed due to COVID.
On August 17, 2022, Page Six reported that Christine would not be returning for season 6. The blonde realtor has appeared to be much more invested in her current project, RealOpen, which she has talked extensively about on Twitter.
According to the company website, it’s the “easiest and most efficient way for crypto holders to purchase luxury real estate.” Christine claimed on Twitter that her online brokerage boasts 250 million listings worldwide.
In addition to Christine, agent Maya Vander announced her exit from the reality series after five seasons. While Maya has been bicoastal for years, she recently transferred from the Oppenheim Group to start The Maya Vander Group, which will be working under Compass.
“Logistically it’s been tough for her. Flying back and forth from Miami to Los Angeles has been a lot and it’s stressful,” a source told Us Weekly in June. “She wants to take it easy, especially after suffering a miscarriage. She wants to focus on her family and hopefully having more kids,” the insider said, adding that she “love the show” but that it’s “time to move on.”
That being said, the partially revamped cast brought in celebrity clients, beautiful homes and endless bickering.
Though Bre quickly earned the liking of her new coworkers, her romantic dynamic with Nick Cannon rubbed Chelsea the wrong way. As their evolving feud got tense as the season went on, Chrishell introduced fans to partner G-Flip. Mary put on her managerial hat and helped Jason renovate a massive project while he spent his summer with ex-girlfriend Marie-Lou Nurk.
Chrishell and Nicole went head-to-head and their jaw-dropping Palm Springs fight made the cast choose sides, where Amanza, who battled a cancer scare, drifted away from Chrishell.
Why Did Christine Quinn Leave the Oppenheim Group?
The real estate agent revealed that she and her husband, Christian Dumontet, started their own crypto real estate business, RealOpen, in April 2022. She told PEOPLE the following month that she canceled her contract with the Oppenheim Group after her new business 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,” she told the publication at the time.