A new chapter! Less than a year after Chrishell Stause split from Justin Hartley, the reality star revealed she is “completely single and because of COVID, I haven’t done much mingling,” she told Entertainment Tonight on September 2. “I’m excited to mingle,” adding that she is taking “baby steps” to get back on the dating scene.
In fact, the 39-year-old revealed some men have even slipped into her DMs, which has been an added bonus. “I have to say, I have had a few, yes,” she confessed. “Yeah, it’s been — I don’t know how to answer that, I feel so weird. But yes, that has been a nice surprise. There’s a few people you might know, but I’m not going to tell you who.”
“I’ve responded in a polite way,” she said. “I haven’t, like, gone and like … I haven’t taken the next step, no.”
In November 2019, Hartley, 43, filed for divorce from Stause, citing irreconcilable differences. In a shocking twist of events, the This Is Us actor listed the date of separation in July, despite making public appearances afterward. The former flames — who always seemed like they had a solid relationship — were married for two years, and Stause revealed she was “blindsided” by Hartley’s decision to end things.
These days, the Selling Sunset starlet is adjusting to her new normal, which involves putting on her dance shoes instead of selling homes since she will appear on season 29 of Dancing With the Stars, which premieres in September.
Even though the brunette beauty has been through some ups and downs throughout the past year — in addition to her divorce, Stause lost both of her parents within a year of each other — it seems like she has come out on top. “I’m in a really positive space,” she declared.
“I have dealt with personal stuff with my family, but even that … It just feels like it’s just an important time to say yes to things, because you don’t know how short life is,” she explained. “You don’t know how long you’re going to be here. You’re not promised anything, so if this year has taught me anything, it’s just — even if it scares you, just say yes, dress up, show up, get out there.”
Stause added that “the majority” of her castmembers from the Netflix show will be “cheering” her on when she tries to win the coveted mirrorball trophy. "Not all of them, let's be honest, but that's OK," she quipped, alluding to the drama between her and Christine Quinn and Davina Potratz.
Can’t win them all, right? We’ll be rooting for you, girl!