Selling Sunset’s Mary Fitzgerald: ‘Christine & I don’t talk or hang out’

As fans eagerly anticipate the return of the hit Netflix series, star of the show Mary Fitzgerald spills all on how she tried to heal the rift with frenemy Christine Quinn

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by Daisy McLure |
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They both filmed their extravagant weddings on Selling Sunset – the hit reality show that follows the dramas at one of America’s top estate agents with a host of ultra-luxury mansions on view. But the upcoming fourth season, set to air later this year, is unlikely to see realtors Mary Fitzgerald and Christine Quinn as best friends.

Last month, Christine, 32, announced that she’s three months pregnant with her first baby with businessman husband Christian Richard, 41, who she married in December 2019 on the show in a million-dollar gothic ceremony. It’s reported that the outspoken star only told fellow realtor Davina Potratz (who has since left the agency) that she was expecting a baby.

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Mary and Christine had started off as close pals and previously lived together before the launch of the Netflix show, which features brokerage Oppenheim Group selling LA’s slickest multimillion-dollar properties to the rich and famous. By season two their friendship had become strained, with the pair barely speaking.

Despite Christine’s claims in December that they were “still really close”, just weeks later Mary dubbed her rival “extreme”, saying, “She’s a very nice person, but she can be brutal... It’s something I just have to step back from, because I don’t want that in my life.”

But now Mary finally exposes what really happened to Closer and admits even she’s unsure as to where they stand.

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“We don’t really talk or hang out – I don’t think there are any hard feelings, but I don’t know for sure,” Mary says of their rift. “We had a long talk a couple of months after we were done with filming and we got to a better place. We just haven’t really talked since then. I think she and I have both been busy and doing our own thing, so I don’t really think about it too much. I’m sure we’ll be fine when we get back together and everyone’s back in the office filming again.”

Ahead of filming for season four, Mary, 40, also revealed she wants to start a family with husband Romain Bonnet, 27, who she wed on the show in October 2019.

Mary reveals, “I need to freeze my eggs for sure. We are going to do it, it’s very important – with my age, we’ve got to do it. We have to prioritise it.”

Mary and Romain’s relationship was a hot topic when season one aired because of their 13-year age gap. She already has a son, Austin Babbitt, who she raised as a single mother at 16. Austin is now 23, meaning he’s just four years younger than her husband.

Mary explains, “Romain and I are just so busy. People keep asking about a baby and we’re like, ‘Oh my god, we need to be able to see each other before we can even think about that!’ We’ve been so swamped – we can’t even find the time to freeze our eggs, so we’ve got to slow down.”

The last series of Selling Sunset ended with Mary comforting her heartbroken co-star Chrishell Stause after her sudden split from actor Justin Hartley. The This Is Us star is said to have broken the news to his wife of two years that he was divorcing her by text message just 45 minutes before the divorce was made public. Their divorce was finalised this month. Chrishell, 39, has since found new love with Dancing With The Stars pro Keo Motsepe, 31, who she met while starring on the show in 2020 – although the pair only got together after their split from their respective partners.

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30) Molly-Mae Hague & Tommy Fury, 21 - £4m

How they made it: With no new Love Islanders in 2020, last year's power couple have been in strong demand. Molly-Mae's pocketed £600k from her PrettyLittleThing range, while Tommy made an estimated £3k a day last year promoting McDonald's and Hellmann's mayonnaise. Both charge an absolute fortune (an estimated £30k-a-post) plugging stuff on Instagram.How they spend it: The double-headed money-machine live in a £1.3m Cheshire apartment. Tommy loves to treat Molly-Mae – a £4.3k Cartier diamond ring for her 21st birthday, a £2k Louis Vuitton vanity case bought on a whim. They like to give back, too – Molly-Mae and PLT donated profits from one of her ranges to mental health charity Mind.

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29) Olivia and Alex Bowen, 26 and 29 - £4.5m

The first Love Island couple to get married are now full-time influencers (Olivia bagged an estimated £346k from Insta posts during Feb alone). There's also Olivia's TLC TV work and lucrative PAs for Alex (£750k from one 150-date nightclub tour), meaning they can afford a £1m home and to whisk friends and family away on Barbados holidays.

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28) Jodie Comer, 27 - £4.9m

Playing psychopathic assassin Villanelle in Killing Eve currently nets Jodie a reported £100k an episode – a big pay-rise from the £350k she earned for the whole of series one. She's also set to pocket around £1.5m starring opposite Ryan Reynolds in upcoming comedy Free Guy. She still lives at home with her folks in Liverpool, though.

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27) Maisie Williams, 23 - £5.4m

When 12-year-old Maisie joined Game Of Thrones, all she wanted was enough cash to buy a laptop. Having earned a reported £158k-an-episode, she's gone much further, founding social media app Daisie. She tops up her income warbling Frozen songs in Audi ads and promoting Cartier. She donated £50k to a Bristol animal rescue centre during lockdown.

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26) Saoirse Ronan, 26 - £5.7m

This Irish actress has been praised for roles in Atonement, Lady Bird and Little Women, and has already had four Oscar nominations. Having acted since she was nine years old, Saoirse's also starred in Calvin Klein make-up ads and has raked in enough to afford a £1.3m, three-bedroom London home (she sold her Irish seaside home for £1.4m last year).

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25) Tommy Mallet, 28 - £6m

Tommy's family couldn't afford to buy him designer footwear as a lad, which drove the TOWIE star to launch Mallet London, upmarket trainers sold in Harrods and Selfridges. The company had profits of £800k last year, helping fund Tommy's lockdown project: renovating a £1m mansion with his girlfriend, TOWIE's Georgia Kousoulou.

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24) Tom Holland, 24 - £6.4m

Tom picked up a rumoured £200k for his debut Spidey appearance in 2016's Captain America: Civil War. With last year's Spider-Man: Far From Home grossing over £700m at the box office, his Marvel Studios pay packet has since skyrocketed – statements show he earned £2.9m in the year to March 2019.

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23) Joey Essex, 30 - £6.75m

The reality star is still well minted, pulling in six figures for brand endorsements plus £50k per PA (his company, Joey Essex Management, has profits of £485k). He recently celebrated his 30th birthday in lockdown with a jungle-themed pool party at his £1.6m mansion, celebrating with Essex's finest, a menagerie of snakes and tarantulas, plus a mammoth takeaway from Sheesh, Essex's finest kebab house.

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22) Sam Faiers, 29 - £7.3m

Earlier this year, Sam landed a £500k deal to become the new face of Oreo cookies. It's the latest in a string of big-money ventures, including The Mummy Diaries (£250k a series), writing books (£750k), and a baby clothing range. Her kids Paul and Rosie recently broke a £40k Swarovski crystal-studded toy car, much to Sam's annoyance.

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21) Dev Patel, 30 - £7.8m

Starring in Slumdog Millionaire, The Personal History Of David Copperfield and Lion has made Londoner Dev a bona fide Hollywood star. He's come a long way since playing randy Anwar in Skins as a teen, and now lives in LA with Aussie girlfriend Tilda Cobham-Hervey. He has few extravagances other than Gucci suits and gin cocktails.

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20) Nicholas Hoult, 30 - £8.5m

Another Skins graduate, Nick's bank balance has been boosted by starring in the X-Men franchise and being the new face of Emporio Armani fragrances. He's fond of following F1 races around the globe, but otherwise lives a quiet life in LA with lingerie model girlfriend Bryana Holly and their two-year-old son.

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19) Sophie Turner, 24 - £10.5m

The former Game Of Thrones star now commands £2m a movie for appearing as superhero Jean Grey in the X-Men films. Having got hitched to Joe Jonas last year, they welcomed baby Willa to the world in summer and probably spent lockdown getting lost in their £11m LA mansion, which also contains Sansa Stark's wolf throne from the GoT set.

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18) KSI, 27 - £12m

The lion's share of KSI's (aka Olajide Olatunji from Watford) fortune comes from his YouTuber days, where he posted videos of himself playing football video games (he can make £250k in ad revenue from one video). He's since launched a successful rap career (including Top 10 hits), while a boxing match with fellow internet star Logan Paul generated £37m in streaming revenue.

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17) George Ezra, 27 - £13m

The dosh from his best-selling Staying At Tamara's album and tour has started to roll in for the über-polite Hertfordshire singer, who kindly donated his music to Joe Wicks' PE lessons during lockdown. George could be even richer, but due to a copyright row, he now pays Shotgun royalties to an Irish singer-songwriter.

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16) John Boyega, 28 - £17m

How he made it: As everybody's favourite stormtrooper Finn in the Star Wars franchise – the three movies that John starred in took £3.9bn at the box office, seeing his salary soar. His fortune has also been boosted by roles in Pacific Rim: Uprising and Watership Down, plus a recently-inked deal with Netflix to develop films focusing on African content.How he spends it: Generously. In 2017, he surprised his parents by buying them a house and a gleaming new Jaguar. The actor/activist – who delivered a rousing speech at a Black Lives Matter rally in June – donates to charitable causes, too.

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14=) Rita Ora, 29 - £20m

In September, Rita flaunted her £123k holiday in Corfu, staying at a £17k-a-night villa with a two-level infinity pool, cinema and private yacht. The rest of us have made do with staycations this summer, but then we don't have Rita's riches, which come from sell-out tours, lucrative deals with everybody from Escada to Deichmann, plus judging roles on The Masked Singer and The X Factor.

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14=) Stormzy, 27 - £20m

The Brit-winning grime artist has built a tidy nest egg through music sales and headlining Glasto. Yet, he seems hellbent on giving much of it away. He recently announced plans to donate £10m to black British causes over the next decade, having already funded two Cambridge Uni scholarships. Stormzy's also the proud owner of a Greggs black card, giving him free sausage rolls for life.

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13) Daisy Ridley, 28 - £20.3m

Daisy was working in a pub earning minimum wage when she was cast in her first Star Wars film, The Force Awakens. Six years on, she's built a Millennium Falcon-sized fortune, with accounts showing her Fawks Ltd company made an eye-watering £8.1m profit last year. She lives a modest life, sharing her London apartment with actor and rumoured fiancé Tom Bateman.

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12) Dua Lipa, 25 - £22m

Her infectious single Don't Start Now and album Future Nostalgia were both huge global hits. Along with bagging her megabucks deals for Évian and Yves Saint Laurent, it also doubled Dua's bank balance, allowing her to escape to St Lucia during lockdown. Dua, who survived on Tesco meal deals pre-fame, recently trademarked her name, to generate even more pocket money in years to come.

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11) Aaron Taylor-Johnson, 30 - £24m

Starring roles in blockbusters such as Tenet and an upcoming Kingsman movie ensure ATJ isn't short of a bob or two. He lives in an LA mansion with director wife Sam Taylor-Johnson (they met on the set of 2009's Nowhere Boy and claim to have spent just two days apart) and their four daughters.

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10) Sam Smith, 28 - £35.5m

In March, Sam was slammed on social media after sharing tearful quarantine snaps from inside their £12m Grade II-listed London mansion. They later claimed it was a joke, but it's impossible to ignore the Oscar-winning popstrel's dizzying wealth, which is set to rise with the release of third album Love Goes this month.

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9) Zayn Malik, 27 - £38m

The 1D royalties keep rolling in – which must help, as Zayn's solo music sales since quitting in 2015 haven't been great (his dislike of promo doesn't help). Still, the new dad is generous with his cash, splashing £254k on a Bradford house for his sister and donating £10k to help a five-year-old girl with her cancer treatment.

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8) Cara Delevigne, 28 - £42m

Latest accounts for the UK's highest-paid model show that she made £21.5m in 2018 (that's more than £59k a day). She also helps run her father's real estate firm Harvey White Properties, which is worth £45m. No surprise, but she's a real estate pro: see her £2m LA home and London townhouse which includes McDonald's-inspired décor (she's a fan) and side-by-side loos for gossiping.

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7) Liam Payne, 27 - £46m

Liam's debut solo album, LP1, took three years to make, yet flopped upon its release last December. Just as well, then, he's got a Hugo Boss underwear deal (it does require him to strip off, though) in addition to his 1D funds. He recently proposed to girlfriend Maya Henry (her father's a multimillionaire US lawyer) with a £3m diamond ring.

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6) Louis Tomlinson, 28 - £47m

Louis' debut album Walls was a Top 10 hit in both the UK and US, but the pandemic forced him to cancel his world tour. Having recently parted ways with Simon Cowell's Syco record label after ten years, he's talked about his desire for 1D to get back together. And who can blame him? In 2018, the band was still pulling in £38k a week from royalties.

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5) Little Mix, 27-29 - £54.3m

They're the biggest-selling girl group since the Spice Girls – last year's LM5 tour made £17m – but the flush foursome also haul in decent moolah through personal business deals, such as Leigh-Anne's In'A'SeaShell swimwear range, Jade's Red Door cocktail bar, Perrie's brand ambassador role for Supreme Nutrition and Jesy's BBC presenting gigs.

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4) Niall Horan, 27 - £55m

Niall is 1D's second-highest earner, thanks to two big-selling albums and touring enormodomes in America, which is mad for his cute, cardigan-wearing schtick. He spent lockdown in his London apartment, baking Victoria sponges, learning the ukulele and developing an obsession with hoovering – all inexpensive habits unlikely to trouble his accountant.

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3) Emma Watson, 30 - £58m

How she made it: Playing bookish Hermione Granger in eight Harry Potter films – all before the age of 21. The cash-savvy actress has since negotiated box-office takings with Disney, resulting in a £17m windfall from 2017's Beauty And The Beast. Following tie-ups with Lancôme, Burberry and Chanel, her next venture is a board role at Kering, the £14bn fashion giant behind Gucci.How she spends it: Discreetly. Yes, there's a £2.8m London mansion, but she flies easyJet, travels on the Tube and wears dresses made from recycled items. She's thrifty, too: she carries a glass straw, rabbit hot water bottle, vegan deodorant and Nutella dip in her handbag. Having described herself as "self-partnered" last November, she's now dating US businessman Leo Robinton.

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2) Harry Styles, 26 - £74m

How he made it: Hazza's wealth has added £40m to his One Direction earnings since going solo, largely thanks to two solo albums (this year Fine Line and single Watermelon Sugar were both US number ones), a £45m-grossing world tour, and flouncing around in woollen capes as part of his Gucci promo deal.How he spends it: After a Spanish stalker slept outside his home, Harry now takes security seriously, spending £19m on property surrounding his £3m London home to create a fortress against intruders, along with 24-hour guards. He spent lockdown in his £6.5m Hollywood mansion and likes to splurge on self-improvement: he's rumoured to be into Japanese nightingale bird poo facials.

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1) Ed Sheeran, 29 - £210m

How he made it: Through an amazing work ethic. Ed's definitely a grafter – even in lockdown he attempted to write a tune a day before lunch. As a result, he's the most played artist in the world, thanks to chart-toppers such as Shape Of You, the only song apart from Elton John's Candle In The Wind to go eight times platinum. With 9m tickets sold, Ed's Divide tour was the highest-grossing in history. Then there's 150m record sales, plus the hits he's written for Taylor Swift and Bieber. We could go on...How he spends it: By treating the UK as his own personal Monopoly board. He owns a whopping 27 houses, flats and other properties, worth £61m. The jewel in the crown is Sheeranville, where he lives with wife Cherry and baby daughter Lyra. The 16-acre Suffolk estate is so huge, it even contains £4m-worth of houses bought so his neighbours could stop grumbling about the noise. However, Ed hopes to be self-sufficient: he grows his own fruit and veg, brews his own beer (for the pub in his garden) and has a beehive for honey. During the pandemic, he reportedly donated more than £1m to local charities and refused to furlough staff at his Bertie Blossoms bar in London, covering their wages instead. Who says nice guys finish last, eh?

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And Mary is excited to see her friend in a happier place.

“I love him [Keo], but I was very hard on him at first. I said to her, ‘You’re not allowed to be in a relationship without me giving you an approval yet – I don’t want you to get your heart broken again’. We went on a double date at Chrishell’s house and he got us all dinner. He is just so lovely. He is head over heels for her. He seems like a really, really good guy and I’m really happy for her.”

Despite the bitching and drama that unfolds in the now famous real estate office, Mary is excited to be a part of the next season.

“We didn’t expect it to be this big. Once it came out, we were all like, ‘What just happened?!’ It can be a little stressful for me, because I just hate the conflict. But it’s so much fun to do for the most part; we’re really blessed.”

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Selling Sunset season four bombshells

The castmates reveal what’s in store…

Chrishell on new celeb romance:

“I’m grateful. I had the best experience [on Dancing With The Stars] but this to me is the coolest thing. To have this come from it, I’m just very smitten.”

Romain on joining the agency:

“You’re definitely going to be seeing me on this season, but not as an agent. I’ve been working a lot with the Oppenheim Group as a project manager.”

Christine on competition between the twins:

“Brett [one half of the Oppenheim brothers who previously co-owned the brokerage] has left to start his own brokerage. We don’t know who will move where. It may be the battle of the brokerages! I think season four is going to be the juiciest ever.”

Davina on working for a rival:

“I certainly hope that I’m still part of the cast. Brett is not at the Oppenheim Group any more either, so I don’t think that’s going to be an issue.”

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