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Weeks after Chrishell Stause revealed that she’s dating Australian singer G Flip during the “Selling Sunset” season five reunion episode, the reality TV star is sharing more details about their romance.
In a June interview with Vogue, Stause explained why she describes her and G Flip’s relationship as “unlocked.” “It’s when they have the key to your heart, but the walls are down and there are no rules or regulations, just love and support,” she told the outlet. “Plus, it ties into real estate, which is actually quite cute!”
“It really is just a super-open, communicative situation where we don’t want to block anything for either person, and we want to offer each other love and support no matter what form it takes.”
She went on to say her favorite thing about G Flip is simply being around them. “It’s such a mood-lifting experience; if you ever had the pleasure of being in the same room with them, you would quickly see what I mean,” she added. “I love feeling that endless support of just wanting the other person to be fully who they are. . . . Things are a little different for us, because it’s not a stereotypical relationship, and we do want some different things; G knows that I want to be a mom, and I know that that’s not where they are right now in their life. It really is just a super-open, communicative situation where we don’t want to block anything for either person, and we want to offer each other love and support no matter what form it takes. Without a doubt, we’ll always be in each other’s lives, so that feels good. I wouldn’t have known that I’m open to so many things without them kind of opening my eyes.”
In a May 14 interview on People’s “People Every Day” podcast, G Flip opened up about how they first met Stause. “We met last year at Halloween,” they said. “We were both with our ex-partners then . . . And then, we obviously separated from our partners, and we just started talking and stuff. We just found a lot of similarities even though people would think we are from like different corners of the world. We find ourselves so similar sometimes.”
Since going public, the couple has given fans small glimpses at their relationship — most notably, at the MTV Movie & TV Awards and in G Flip’s “Get Me Outta Here” music video. The visual, which dropped on May 12, includes a steamy make-out session between the singer and the reality star. According to Stause, the video is about a “chaotic love story.” During the reunion episode she said, “I come from soaps. I love acting. And with the job that we have, I don’t always get to do it. At first of course I was like, ‘Yes, let’s do that.'”
Of the making of the video, Stause explained, “It was so much fun. We had such a blast. Not everyone’s going to be ready for it, but I think it’s great. I think it’s amazing, the song is amazing.”
G Flip echoed Stause’s sentiments. They told People that filming the video together was “easy” and “fun.” They said of the process, “And then it was really easy and fun on the film [set], you know, fun and breezy and easy. So it was great to make that clip. We watched it so many times before we actually put it out. We went through so many edits of it, but it’s cool. It’s out in the world now.”
In season five’s final episode, Stause revealed the bombshell news about her relationship status after host Tan France asked if she was seeing anyone special lately. “I recently have been spending a lot of time with someone that’s very important to me. Their name is G Flip. They’re nonbinary, so they go by they/them,” she said. “And they are an extremely talented musician.”
“I’m so happy; so if that angers someone, that’s not really my problem.”
Fans had noticed that G Flip and Stause had been major presences in each other’s Instagrams and social media comments for weeks. They were also spotted together on May 1 in Denver, where G Flip was performing. However, during the reunion, Stause didn’t share when the relationship began, and it seemed that most of the “Selling Sunset” cast didn’t know about the romance either. Mary Fitzgerald said she “noticed” they were spending time together but had not asked Stause to clarify. Maya Vander said she didn’t know at all.
About her sexuality, Stause said, “Nothing’s really changed for me. I’m still very attracted to very masculine energy and a good human . . . I hear people talk about these things, and they’re like, ‘I knew from a young age.’ That’s not me. I’m just, I’m very open to good energy. I don’t know what my future holds. But it is a complicated issue to talk about. Even now I’m nervous.”
She continued: “I know being in this position, we get judged constantly. But at the end of the day, I’m so happy; so if that angers someone, that’s not really my problem.”
Season five of “Selling Sunset” focused a lot of time on Stause’s relationship with her boss, Jason Oppenheim. They announced their breakup in December 2021. During the reunion, Oppenheim got emotional talking about their split and teared up. “There’s a lot of sadness and loss,” he said. “I think watching the show made it more difficult. You know, brought it back up. It’s been a few months, but I’m still going through stuff. I think there was a lot of love between us, and still is, and I still care about her very much. This has been a very difficult breakup.”
Stause said that she “took the pressure” off herself when it comes to starting a family and that she’s focused on “enjoying.” Stause also admitted G Flip is in “a different place in their life.”
— Additional reporting by Sabienna Bowman
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