Jason Oppenheim was left ‘cringing’ as he watched his relationship with ex-girlfriend Marie-Lou Nurk unfold on Selling Sunset, and revealed the reality show ‘strained’ them as a couple.
The real estate broker, 46, split from German model Mary-Lou, 26, in May after 10 months together, but their relationship will feature in season seven, which was filmed long before they parted ways.
One awkward scene sees Mary-Lou taking issue with Jason’s former flame, Chrishell Stause, 42, who she accuses of not ‘making an effort’ with her and always paying her ‘the same compliment.’
Tension finally reaches fever pitch when the pair meet up for lunch in a bid to iron out their differences – with the model calling Jason and leaving him on speakerphone as the pair butt heads.
Jason Oppenheim has admitted that he was ‘cringing’ while watching moments from his relationship with ex-girlfriend Marie-Lou (pictured) in Selling Sunset season 7
The Oppenheim Group co-owner split from his German model ex in May
Recalling the encounter in an exclusive interview with DailyMail.com, Jason said: ‘I was cringing at a couple of scenes, including the luncheon because it was awkward and uncomfortable when it was actually happening in real life.
‘I didn’t want to watch it! It reminded me how uncomfortable I was on the phone. I was just sitting there listening and I remember being uncomfortable in the moment.’
The pair issued a joint statement to announce their breakup which they said was amicable.
And clearly the pair are still on good terms, the property mogul adding: ‘We text, you know, probably a few times a week. You know, she’s with a new boyfriend, so I want to be respectful of that. But at the same time, yeah, we still have a friendship.’
When asked how Chrishell reacted to his breakup with Mary-Lou, Jason simply teased: ‘I don’t think she shed any tears.’
As for his own love life, Jason is single and happily taking time out from the trials and tribulations of dating. His admission comes two months after he was seen cozying up to Danika Tanya in Saint-Tropez.
‘I’m just enjoying kind of taking a step back from dating,’ he shared. ‘I’m not eager to be back into a relationship or anything serious. I’m just enjoying my time right now. I’m genuinely happy. I’m not really dating.’
Marie-Lou phones Jason and keeps him on speaker during an awkward luncheon with Chrishell
During the lunch, Chrishell is accused of not asking Marie-Lou questions or paying her compliments, which she denies
Jason previously dated his Oppenheim Group employee, Chrishell, with their relationship playing out on the Netflix reality show
Jason has also remained great friends with Chrishell, who works at the Oppenheim Group he co-owns with his twin brother, Brett.
The pair split in December 2021 after seven months, with Crishell moving on with non-binary Australian musician G Flip, 30, who she married in May after a year and a half together.
Speaking to DailyMail.com, Jason admitted that he never walked into Selling Sunset with the intention of incorporating his love life into the storylines – but he wouldn’t rule out bringing future partners into the show.
‘Had you asked me if I ever would have had my relationship on TV, I would have said no,’ Jason said as he reflected on letting the cameras in on his romances.
The former couple were an item for 19 months – and confirmed their romance on Instagram
Chrishell has since found love with Australian singer G Flip, with the pair marrying in Vegas
‘When we started Selling Sunset, producers wanted me to go on a date or something and I thought “no way,” but I’m constantly surprised at how open and willing I am to do things every season.
‘If there’s a relationship that ends up being part of my life, then I’m not one to tell production no. And it’s also not fair to the other people on the show, because the women are so open and so honest and share so much.’
He continued: ‘There are certainly negatives, but I think it’s usually overcome by a sense of responsibility. If there’s a part of my life that’s important to me, it almost would be disingenuous not to share it when everyone else is sharing all of their lives.’
Selling Sunset season 7 arrives on Friday, November 3 on Netflix.