The Oppenheim Group is defending themselves against Chrissy Teigen’s claims that the women on “Selling Sunset” aren’t actually real estate agents.
After watching the entire Netflix series, Teigen, 34, tweeted, “I will say, I look at LA real estate a lot and have never seen any of these people lol either have our agents, who I have obsessively asked.”
She also wrote, “Maybe I also know everyone on tv plays up a character. They’re all doing that. You guys are … super mad at people who are in on the joke.”
One of the show’s stars, Heather Rae Young, fired back at Teigen on Tuesday during a segment for KTLA 5, saying: “My response is I’ve had my real estate license since 2014. I’ve been with The Oppenheim Group since 2015. I sold my first house within three months of having my license. It was a $7.2 million house. A week later, I sold a one-and-a-half million dollar condo. And you know, you can look up the proof. You can come to our office. Visit us. We’ve all been in the office for years and years and known each other for almost six years. So, you know, maybe because she doesn’t know us doesn’t mean we’re not real estate agents.”
Meanwhile, Oppenheim Group founder Jason Oppenheim told Page Six in a statement on Wednesday night via his rep: “Mary, Heather, Maya and Christine were licensed and successful real estate agents at The Oppenheim Group many years prior to filming our show. Amanza worked with us as a designer, and has been a close friend of Mary’s and mine for many years. Chrishell was a practicing agent at another brokerage, many years previous to filming ‘Selling Sunset.’”
“As a licensed agent, Davina had transacted many deals before joining the team in 2018,” he continued. “Any insinuation that the agents on our show are not experienced, successful, or licensed, evidences a complete disregard for the facts. Even a superficial investigation would identify previous team photos, hundreds of millions in transacted sales, and more than 50 years of combined licensed real estate experience from these agents.”
Mary Fitzgerald previously told us: “I mean, Tracy Tutor’s done the same thing from ‘Million Dollar Listing.’ She’s been trying to hate on us, too. I’m like, ‘Well, I’m pretty sure because she showed some of my properties. I’ve shown some of hers. So I’m like, all right. Say what you want.’ So with Chrissy, I don’t — I absolutely love her. I’m sure she’ll see us around or she’ll end up wanting to buy one of our properties at some point soon.”
Looks like there may be a new storyline to follow if the Netflix show is picked up for a fourth season.