Selling Sunset star Chrishell Stause hints at plans to have children alone after she and celebrity real estate owner Jason Oppenheim split.
Chrishell, 40 said that she is “keeping her options open” after acknowledging that “men have the luxury of time” when it comes to having children.
She stars in the Los Angeles-based reality TV show Selling Sunset, which centres around Oppenheim’s business which he shares with his brother Brett Oppenheim.
Chrishell, who was married to This Is Us actor Justin Hartley, announced the split between her and Jason in a heartfelt post on social media.
Chrishell Stause said she is looking at her options for starting a family
Speaking to People magazine, she said: “It’s bittersweet. You can’t talk out this problem. It’s just something that, it is what it is.
“We’ll see what happens with my future, but I definitely think that I’m keeping all my options open.
“I feel like I can do it on my own.
“That’s something that seems scary, but it also seems a little freeing, knowing that I’m not tied down to this idea that I only have this finite amount of time to figure it out.”
After five months together, the reality TV stars confirmed they were no longer romantically involved, but hailed their relationship a “success” and announced they would remain best friends.
Speaking about starting a family, she said: “I feel like it’s one of those things where I’m giving myself a certain amount of time.
“It’s 2022 and we have to kind of look at all options.
“I definitely have come around to the thought that, yes, I’m going to go and try and (find a partner), but if I don’t find that, that’s OK too.
“My whole life, I had this idea of Cinderella — a guy sweeps you off your feet, you live happily ever after.
“But it’s a new world out there and I’ve just decided we were all messed up a little bit by Cinderella.
She added: “Having connected with so many people through the failures that I have had, it really does feel so much more obtainable when you have people that you feel like you’re going through it with them.
“Nobody wants to hear criticism about their love life or their ageing ovaries or whatever.
“I don’t think it’s something that I would’ve volunteered for, but now that I’ve found myself here and I’m embracing it, I think that it’s helping me to just live out loud a little bit.”