As one of the main stars of Netflix’s real estate reality show “Selling Sunset”, Christine Quinn is often at the center of any drama. Where did Quinn grow up?
Christine Quinn was born in Dallas, Texas, where she also grew up. She later relocated to Los Angeles to pursue a career in modeling and acting but soon transitioned into a real estate career.
For more on Christine Quinn and how she became one of reality TV’s favorite stars, read on.
Christine Quinn was born in Dallas, Texas on October 14, 1988. She became a model and actress, appearing in major publications such as Vogue and Maxim.
Quinn’s acting career was undistinguished, generally limited to background roles in movies such as “Super” and “Shark Night 3D”.
She has used multiple names throughout her career, credited as “Christine Bently” and “Christine Bently Quinn” but has more recently settled on using “Christine Quinn”.
Quinn relocated from Texas to Los Angeles in order to further her showbusiness career but transitioned into real estate, a decision that would, ironically, make her far more famous than her acting and modeling careers.
She is known to be a fan of Marilyn Monroe, frequently posting quotes by the actress on her Instagram page. Quinn frequently echoes Monroe in her style choices, with red lipstick and white outfits.
Quinn’s admiration for Monroe goes beyond the actress’s status as a style icon. She has also spoken about Monroe’s willingness to use her Hollywood status to boost the careers of people who were being discriminated against, particularly singer Ella Fitzgerald.
She is known to be a keen traveler, often posting photos from around the world in locations such as France, Cambodia, Indonesia, and many more. A lifetime of travel for both work and recreation inspired a passion for architecture and interior design, a large part of Quinn’s motivation for transitioning into a career in real estate.
Quinn’s personality made her an ideal fit for the real estate industry. Her Oppenheim Group profile states that she believes ‘honesty and integrity are the golden standards in business’.
“Selling Sunset” premiered on Netflix in March 2019 and follows the real estate agents at the Los Angeles Oppenheim Group. Quinn is often presented as the “villain” of the show, with her unfiltered personality regularly causing drama.
The Oppenheim Group deals with high-end properties in the Los Angeles area, with Quinn frequently working with Hollywood’s elite to help them find their ideal property.
While Quinn’s attitude is a frequent source of drama on “Selling Sunset”, her willingness to speak openly is often used for more positive reasons away from the show. She posted extensively in support of racial equality in 2020.
Quinn married Christian Richard on December 15, 2019, at the Cathedral of Saint Vibiana in Los Angeles. Richard is a businessman who made millions in tech, allowing him to retire at just 35 years old.
Quinn and Richard met through Christine’s real estate work and were engaged just months after meeting. Their engagement party was shown in season two of “Selling Sunset”.
It has been said that their secret, Gothic style wedding ceremony cost in the region of a million dollars. Fortunately, it seems the couple could easily afford it and Quinn later shared some photos from the celebrations on her social media.
She broke from tradition by wearing a black wedding dress and red Louboutin heels, signed by the designer himself. Quinn’s willingness to ignore expectations probably wasn’t a surprise to anybody who has followed her time on the show.
She also revealed that she had three different engagement rings, with one 20 carat diamond ring set in platinum costing more than a million dollars. Sensibly, she wears a simpler platinum ring in day to day life, worth about $5000, still a considerable amount but not quite as terrifying to wear.
Quinn has frequently expressed her love for the “Real Housewives” franchise on her social media. Beyond simply enjoying the show, she has also shared her interest to join the cast of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”.
Given her larger than life personality and talent for reality TV drama, Quinn seems an ideal fit to join the show.