Chrishell Stause is fact-checking the drama between her and "Selling Sunset" season six cast member Nicole Young. On May 20, the 41-year-old posted a candid photo of herself on Instagram alongside screenshots of messages she claims she and Young exchanged prior to filming the latest season of the Netflix reality series. The DMs appear to show Young asking Stause for advice after she was approached to join the show. (POPSUGAR reached out to Young's rep for comment on the messages, but did not receive an immediate response.)
Stause's screenshots appear to show Young reaching out to her shortly after she was asked to sign a two-season "Selling Sunset" contract. "Hey lady! So.... Adam and Skylar randomly called me on Friday to tell me that I'm getting a contract to be a full-time cast member for the next two seasons," the message dated June 21 reads. "To say I'm shocked is the understatement of the year! Mainly because this news came out of the clear f*cking blue."
The DM continues, "Anyway wanted to see if I could take you to lunch or happy hour sometime this week so I can pick your brain about the countless questions I have about the logistics of the show and also just get your advice on many things show/production related? You're obviously a pro and have everything show related figured out, so I'd absolutely love to learn some of your wisdom before jumping into the deep end, because I'm not going to lie, I'm f*cking terrified!"
For her part, Stause appears eager to help Young navigate the filming process. She responds with "of course," and goes on to invite Young to lunch with the other women on the show. The "Dancing With the Stars" alum captioned her post, "This post goes out to those who love facts🧐." Her costar and friend Emma Hernan commented, "WE GOT THE FACT CHECKER UP IN THIS B*TCH!!!!!!!!!!! 👏🏻 👏🏻"
In the new season, Stause and Young clash early on due to Young's claim that her co-worker received credit for property sales she made years prior to joining the show. She also alleges Oppenheim Group boss Jason Oppenheim gave Stause the credit because he had a crush on her at the time (Oppenheim has dated both women). Stause alluded to the conflict on her Instagram Stories way back in September 2022, long before the season dropped on Netflix.
"The thirst for camera time on season 6 is REAL," she wrote at the time. "Wow. That was insanity. But also SO transparent. Get your 15 mins girl but leave my business out of it."
In a second Story, she added, "Screenshots have been archived for this very moment. Of COURSE you have a huge issue with me now — not before — when you have a camera crew around you. I hate fake 💩. . .If you want camera time-JUST SAY THAT. I would have helped you get the right angle. But don't try to come for people I love or my business when you were added and I was there to hype you up excited for you."
For her part, Young addressed her issues with Stause on-camera. "You don't take credit for someone else's work. And yeah, that p*ssed me the f*ck off," she said in season six. "She didn't do any open houses. I did everything. I worked with a buyer's agent, and I'm the one who got it sold. Jason and I got into a very heated debate about it. She's got listings in the Valley based on my closed sales and my work."
Stause refuted Young's claims in a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight. "A lot of my frustration is that, if when you got cast on the show, and you're asking me for advice, and I'm saying, 'I'm so excited for you...' you know, all these things and then all of a sudden, you're bringing up something from three years ago? That to me, is extremely frustrating," she said. "Leave my business out of it. You know, calling me a fake agent, trying to tear down my business, things I've worked really hard for? I'm the only girl in the office that has given her business and that has given her referrals. And so it just really felt like a betrayal and a clown emoji."