- Chrishell Stause’s mother died of lung cancer in July 2020.
- In her memoir, she says her ex-husband Justin Hartley didn’t reach out to send his condolences.
- Stause writes she didn’t expect him to, adding that her mom “never even liked” him.
The “Selling Sunset” star, 40, was married to the “This Is Us” actor, 45, for two years before he filed for divorce in November 2019. The split came several months after Stause’s father died of lung cancer in April 2019.
In “Under Construction,” which hit shelves on Tuesday, Stause says her mother helped her navigate through the divorce.
“The funny thing is my mom never even liked Justin. She’d never seen any of his shows, and she’d only watched a few episodes of ‘Selling Sunset,’ so she just lived in a different world and was not won over by someone’s celebrity. At the end of the day, she just cared about how someone treated her daughter,” the luxury-real-estate agent writes.
She adds: “I’m not sure if she did it on purpose or as a dig, but she always called him Jacob.”
After her mother died of lung cancer in July 2020, one of Stause’s sisters asked her if Hartley had reached out.
“I told her that he hadn’t, and that I wasn’t really expecting him to, but that it was okay because mom never liked Jacob anyway,” she said.
A mutual friend introduced Hartley and Stause in 2013, and as the latter puts it in her book, they were “inseparable from day one.” Four years later, they tied the knot. “I, like most everyone who gets married, thought that was it,” Stause recalls.
While Stause was filming the third season of “Selling Sunset,” Hartley notified her via text message that he’d filed for divorce. “Although there were definitely signs that things were far from perfect, ending things in such a finite way, without talking it through with each other or friends and family, was a complete shock,” she says.
Stause considered quitting “Selling Sunset” after her divorce, writing that she “felt like nothing mattered,” including herself. The producers ultimately convinced her that they weren’t going to exploit her, she writes, but rather give her the space to “share my story on my own terms.” So, she stayed on the show.
The former soap-opera star says she still doesn’t know why Hartley didn’t separate from her privately and file for divorce a month later, when season three filming had wrapped. “But what’s done is done,” she adds.
In the time between production and the premiere in August 2020, Stause says she focused her energy on healing herself through “therapy and self-reflection.”
Since the divorce, Stause has been in relationships with “Dancing With the Stars” professional Keo Motsepe and her “Selling Sunset” costar Jason Oppenheim.
And in May 2021, multiple outlets reported that Hartley had wed his third wife, Sofia Pernas. Before the actor’s relationship with Stause, he was married to Lindsay Korman-Hartley, with whom he shares a 17-year-old daughter named Isabella, from 2004 to 2012.
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