Selling Sunset: Mary And Romain Were Married For Almost Two Years Before Their On-Screen Nuptials

The revelation follows reports that the show might not be as real as we thought...

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by Bonnie McLaren |

We love Selling Sunset for its high-stakes drama - but over the past few days, there has been speculation that the reality show might not be as real as we thought. TV fanatic Chrissy Teigen recently tweeted that she didn't know if the cast were the real deal, after she revealed that her friends who worked in property hadn't heard of the agents. 'I look at LA real estate a lot and have never seen any of these people, neither have our agents who I have obsessively asked,' she wrote. And a recent investigation by the Mail on Sunday has suggested that some of the agents could be models or actors - as stars, including Chrishell Stause and Amanza Smith, only got their estate agent licenses shortly before the show started filming.

And now it's been revealed that Mary Fitzgerald and Romain Bonnet had been married for almost TWO years before their onscreen nuptials. According to American gossip website TMZ, the pair actually legally wed on March 9, 2018 - not October 12, 2019. (Yes, that's 19 months they kept it secret!)

However, the pair have insisted that they didn't feel 'properly married' until the big bash at the end of season two. Speaking to Metro.co.uk, a rep for the couple said: ‘Mary and Romain had a civil union a couple of months before the show began filming in June of 2018, but they chose not to tell any of their friends or family, as they were still trying to see if their relationship would work out in the long term. In their minds they weren’t properly married until the wedding that was filmed during the show.’ (But, as the MailOnline notes, the certificate posted by TMZ appears to be a marriage certificate, and California doesn't offer civil unions...)

Mary spoke to exclusively to Screen Rant about her decision to play along with production and hide the fact that they were already married. She revealed to Screen Rant, ' It was for personal reasons, and just to make sure we could have the wedding that we wanted,' she continued. 'It was very important to him to have a proper wedding for his family, and for his marriage. We wanted them to be there, so we decided to just wait and do a real wedding.' She also valued Romain's point of view on having a small private wedding before filming started. 'I wanted to make sure he got that experience too,' she shared. 'And I'm glad we did; it was a beautiful moment, and we decided to keep it pretty small, just our closest friends and family. '

Mary has also recently spoken out about the rift between her former roommate (and ex- best friend) Christine Quinn. She revealed to Metro.co.uk that they are no longer friends, and fans of the show would see the drama unfold with Christine in season 4. Mary said, ‘You guys will have to watch! Yeah, things have happened, and I mean we are professional and cordial at the office, but outside of the office, most people don’t choose to associate with her.’ She continued, ‘All the cast members have kind of come to this… have arrived at this place for their own reason and for different events that have happened. But nonetheless, we’re all at the same place.’

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Chrishell - who was married to This Is Us star Justin Hartley - has been our TVs since 2005, when she started off her career as a soap star. One of her best known roles came starring as Amanda Dillon on the soap opera All My Children from 2005 to 2011.

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Chrishell is now worth a nice £4million after making the career change. (Not that we're jealous at all!)She is now also dating her boss and co-star Jason Oppenheim - we are now eagerly awaiting season 4..

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Just like us in 2012, Davina was fan of a retro-looking Instagram filter. And just like most of her colleagues, Davina started out in entertainment - so she's always been perfect for the show.

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At £1.6million, Davina is now one of the richest agents on the show.

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Christine Quinn has wiped all evidence of herself from before the show from the internet, but we're guessing as she started in the entertainment industry, and featured in Vogue, that she has always looked this glam.

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But her style has changed a lot over the seasons, something she's spoken about with Grazia. 'I am pretty extra and over the top, you know whether cameras are there or not,' she said. 'Every time that I'm out of the house, I love to dress up and I have so much fun with my fashion. I've loved putting more time and money into my wardrobe for the last two seasons which I really wasn't able to do as much in season one. It takes a lot of money to look this cheap! If someone says, "You look like a stripper", I'll say thank you.' We cannot stress how much we love her. She is worth around £1.6 million and is sure to earn more with a string of side hustles! Christine also welcomed her first baby with her husband Christian Richard in 2021,

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Maya is one of the most private members of the show, her husband doesn't appear on the show and we don't actually know how old she is.

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But still, it doesn't matter, as Maya is one of the most popular women on the show - she even has another job flogging homes in Miami. She is worth an estimated £800,000. Maya is also a mum of two and her third child is on the way!

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Oh, the days of these Instagram edits! Heather actually started her career at 18 as a model, and has done shoots for publications such as Playboy in the past.

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Now 32, not only is she now worth a nice £800,000 from selling homes to celebrities. Heather is also engaged to her 'soulmate' Tarek El Moussa after one year dating. Congrats!It has not been confirmed whether or not Heather will follow in the footsteps of her co-stars and have cameras be present at her wedding. Mary's wedding was shown in season two while Christine's wedding was shown in season three.

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Mary has been working as an estate agent since 2008 - and if you glance through her Instagram, you'll see that she's been long committed to a glamorous red-lip/leather jacket look.

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The red lipstick remains! Mary returned to Los Angeles in 2014 to join The Oppenheim Group - and, you guessed it, is also now a millionaire. In season two Mary got hitched to her boyfriend Romain. It is rumoured in season four she will open up about her journey to freezing her eggs.

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Amanza specialized as an interior designer for eight years before becoming an estate agent, meaning she used to stage homes for the Oppenheim Group. She was also married to former NFL player Ralph Brown, but they separated when her two children were one and two years old.

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We first met Amanza during series two, but she has been friends with the Oppenheim twins Jason and Brett for twenty years. She's also another member of the team estimated to be worth £800,000. The real estate agent is looking forward to season four of the Netflix show, and told Radio Times, 'I'll be able to incorporate my kids a little bit more in the show. 'People really loved seeing the scene with me and my kids.'

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