“It’s undoubtedly a shock to a few of their shut buddies,” an insider completely tells Us Weekly of the Oppenheim Group cofounder, 44, and the Dancing With the Stars alum, 40. “They aren’t going round telling everybody about their breakup. Some solid simply discovered about it right this moment.”
Us confirmed on Tuesday, December 21, that the former couple split just five months after going public with their relationship. The pair, who started dating in May, revealed their relationship in July whereas on trip in Italy with a few of their castmates. “Chrishell and I grew to become shut buddies and it has developed into an incredible relationship,” the real estate broker told Us on the time. “I care about her deeply and we’re very completely satisfied collectively.”
Shortly after information of their cut up broke, Oppenheim confirmed the breakup with a statement posted by way of his Instagram Tales. “Whereas Chrishell and I are now not collectively, we stay greatest buddies we are going to at all times love and help each other,” the California native wrote. “She was probably the most superb girlfriend I’ve ever had, and it was the happiest and most fulfilling relationship of my life.”
The College of California, Berkeley alum additionally hinted on the purpose the duo determined to finish their relationship. “Whereas we now have completely different desires relating to a household, we proceed to have the utmost respect for each other,” he continued. “Chrishell is an distinctive human being and loving her and having her in my life is among the greatest issues that has ever occurred to me.”
Although the pair had been relationship for lower than one 12 months, a few of their buddies believed they had been headed for the lengthy haul — and serious about the long run.
“Those that have hung round them truly thought they had been headed for marriage, not a cut up,” the insider provides. “They appeared like a pair that was going to get married — that they had nice chemistry, they cared and cherished one another.”
Final month, Oppenheim exclusively told Us that he and his ex-girlfriend developed a brilliant shut bond properly earlier than their romance started.
“There was undoubtedly a transition,” he mentioned in November, including that the duo would “joke” about their relationship lives earlier than they began seeing each other. “We had been so open about what we had been on the lookout for with one another as a result of we had change into shut buddies.”
With that transition full, the true property professional didn’t hesitate to declare his emotions for Stause, telling Us on the time: “I really like her.”
With reporting by Diana Cooper