Updated on Aug 24, 2020. Posted on Aug 24, 2020

    Mary And Romain Had Already Been Married For Almost Two Years Before Their "Selling Sunset" Wedding And I Am Shook

    After a week of fakery rumours surrounding the show, it's now been revealed that Mary and Romain — whose engagement and wedding were huge plotpoints in the first two seasons — actually got married in March 2018.

    Over the last week, the cast of Selling Sunset have spent a lot of time defending themselves over rumours of ~fakery~ on the show.

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    It began when Chrissy Teigen revealed that she'd been watching the show, and implied that she was doubtful the cast were actual real estate agents.

    I will say, I look at LA real estate a lot and have never seen any of these people lol either have our agents, who I have obsessively asked.

    "I look at LA real estate a lot and have never seen any of these people," Chrissy tweeted. "[Neither] have our agents, who I have obsessively asked."

    She added that she sees the agents from Million Dollar Listing all the time, and even bought a property in New York from two of them.

    Hours later, Chrishell responded to Chrissy's tweet, before Davina and Maya spoke out and defended themselves against her suggestion that they were faking being real estate agents.

    Ahhhh my 👑 @chrissyteigen watched #SellingSunset 🙌🏽🙏🏼 Also, I have an AMAZING 2m listing hitting the market Monday in Studio City if you want to see it! 😆🙌🏽 https://t.co/KarBy2oHsM

    In an interview with E!, Maya said that she splits her time between LA and Miami, which could be the reason Chrissy's real estate contacts hadn't heard of her.

    "Oddly enough, I did sell a house on the same street where she and John Legend purchased a house a couple of months ago," Maya added. "I'm definitely not offended. And I'm actually excited she watched the show again. Any publicity is good publicity."

    Davina, meanwhile, explained that her background is mainly in new development sales. She said: "I know a lot of agents and if you're not a luxury condo buyer, you may not know me, but I closed and sold deals for $9 million and up. So, certainly I'm not offended by anything that she said."

    Chrishell then shared a screenshot of this Instagram post she'd shared all the way back in 2016 when she first received her realtor license in a bid to show that she isn't faking her job on the show.

    "People keep trying to hate on the show, which means it's a huge success!" she wrote alongside the photo. "This post is still on my IG proving I have been licensed and working before being approached by Selling Sunset."

    Instagram: @chrishell.stause

    "I am so grateful to have been able to do acting AND real estate," she added.

    However, just when it seemed as though things were dying down, the show's been accused of fakery once again. This time, the drama is focused on Mary Fitzgerald and Romain Bonnet.

    Now, any fan of the show will remember the moment Romain proposed to Mary in bed, days after they had a pretty serious discussion about the future of their relationship.

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    In the conversation on their first anniversary, Mary — who's 12 years older than Romain — brought up the subject of marriage and children. He revealed he intended to have kids, but not for at least five years, which led to Mary questioning whether they had a viable future. However, when he proposed days later, Mary excitedly accepted.

    The proposal and wedding became central plotpoints for the first and second season, with the pair tying the knot in a lavish ceremony in season two's finale.

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    There was a lot of drama in the build up to the nuptials, with Mary falling out with both Christine and Davina. And on the day itself, much was made of Mary selling the $9 million venue she got married in.

    However, it's now been revealed that Mary and Romain were actually already legally married before he proposed on the show.

    TMZ obtained a copy of their license and certificate of marriage, which showed that they actually tied the knot at the Ventura Courthouse on March 9, 2018.

    This means that Mary and Romain got married 4 months after her divorce from her second husband was finalised — and at least 4 months before filming for Selling Sunset began in July 2018.

    A spokesperson for the couple confirmed to People that Mary and Romain had indeed got married months before the show began, but revealed they'd kept the nuptials a secret as they figured out their future.

    "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," the spokesperson said.

    "In their minds, they weren't properly married until the wedding that was filmed during the show," the rep added.

    BuzzFeed News has contacted representatives for Mary and Romain for comment.

    Ellie Woodward is Celebrity and Entertainment Editor for BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.

    Contact Ellie Woodward at ellie.woodward@buzzfeed.com.

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