‘Selling Sunset’s Amanza Smith says news of costar Chrishell Stause’s divorce was just as shocking as it appears in Season 3 trailer. She recalls comforting Chrishell through the ‘excruciating’ split.
“I tell everyone in the office, in the brokerage itself, it’s a small boutique brokerage — it’s small and a handful of us have known each other for over two decades, so when you join the Oppenheim group, you’re family,” Amanza explained during an exclusive interview with us. “We all look out for one another, so when it came to Chrishell, we all — well, I can’t say all of us (laughs) — but, for the most part, we lifted her up as if we would if it were a family member.”
Despite going through such a public breakup, Amanza said Chrishell is thriving and focused on work. “But, look how she’s picked herself up. She was nominated for an Emmy this year, she’s on a hit show [Selling Sunset], she’s still doing Days of Our Lives, she’s one of the top agents at the office — she’s kicking ass and she’s going to be just fine,” Amanza said. “She’s drop dead gorgeous, she has an awesome personality, and she’s going to be just fine.”
Amanza, who noted that she too went through a similar experience, sympathized with Chrishell when the news broke. “I know from experience, it’s such a tragic thing to go through, and watching her having to go through it so publicly — it’s excruciating,” Amanza said, noting that fans will see how close her and Chrishell got in Season 3. “She’s just a sweet girl. We have a lot of similarities from our childhood and growing up,” she said.
As for Chrishell’s ex? — Well, Amanza isn’t too fond of the actor. “I really liked that show [This Is Us] and now I want to throw up every time I even see a preview for it,” she said, adding, “You lost a fan, Justin Hartley.”
Other moments in the Season 3 trailer include Christine Quinn‘s lavish black and white wedding, which Amanza said was the most “incredible production” she’s ever seen. “I’ve never been to an event or seen an event like that in my life,” she recalled, describing Christine’s wedding, as a “winter wonderland turned dark mysterious forest.”