“People that don’t know me say hurtful things. I’m just like, ‘Ugh, whatever. I don’t know these people,'” the 31-year-old told The Sunday Times in an interview published on Friday, August 28. “But when I hear stuff from other people … That’s upsetting. Sometimes, it hurts my feelings. Sometimes, it makes me cry.”
Fans and celebrities alike — including Chrissy Teigen — have questioned the reality put forth by the Selling Sunset cast and their reality show. Sleuths have looked into the stars’ real estate licenses and collected anecdotes from folks who have had their properties staged on the show.
On August 23, Us Weekly revealed fellow stars Mary Fitzgerald and Romain Bonnet had been married for nearly two years before tying the knot on the show during season 2 — and were already a married couple when they were introduced as dating when the series began.
Christine and Mary had a falling out during season 3 and have recently started talking again amid social distancing. The blonde beauty also feuded with costar Amanza Smith during season 3 — and the ladies ultimately decided they just don’t like one another. Additionally, Christine caught flack from fans when she was seen talking smack about Chrishell Stause‘s divorce from Justin Hartley and claiming her costar was looking for attention.
Christine also noted her mental health has suffered due to the backlash. “I know I’ve always had it, but the show definitely intensified it,” she explained how the drama made her more vulnerable. “It was the show coming out and dealing with people that were so horrible to me that triggered it.”
There’s a lot of grey area when it comes to what’s true on Selling Sunset, but Christine asserts her role as the show’s villain is real and three-dimensional. “That’s what people love about me. But obviously there are different sides to me,” she noted. “On the show, it’s one note. But I’m a multifaceted villain.”
She added, “I don’t feel like bitch is a bad word. I embrace it. It stands for someone who knows what they want and speaks their mind. So many people don’t. If I get labeled a bitch because I speak my mind, then yeah, I guess I’m a bitch.”