Christine Quinn on terrifying moment husband was told to choose between her and their baby

Christine Quinn is the sassiest reality TV star on Netflix, a glamazon who sells multi-million dollar Hollywood homes during “burgers and Botox” parties, and baits her realtor colleagues with one-liners as sharp as her Louboutin heels.

We got the chance to meet the self-confessed “boss bitch” of Selling Sunset in real life when she flew to London to launch her appropriately sassy Ciaté make-up line.

Naturally, we also wanted to get the inside scoop on the upcoming season, from her office feuds to her boss’s controversial new romance. However the biggest drama of all looks set to be centred around 32-year-old Christine’s birth story, which she tells us so nearly turned to tragedy…

Hi Christine! How are you enjoying life as a mum?

I love it, it’s the most wonderful thing in the whole entire world. Once you’ve birthed a human, all the petty b******t in life that you used to worry about goes out the window.

We hear Christian Jr made a pretty dramatic arrival into the world…

There was a point where we both nearly died. At the hospital, they kept going out to my husband (Christian Richard) and saying, “OK, Christine’s stable but the baby’s not,” and then, “The baby’s stable but Christine’s not.” Then after the continual back and forth, they said to him, “You need to pick one right now, you have to make the priority.” I feel horrible that he had to go through that.

What did he say?

Oh, he just said, “You’d better get them both.”

Aw! Will we be seeing a softer side to you this season?

For sure. I was definitely vulnerable, which is not really a side you’ve seen before.

You returned to work a week after giving birth. What’s your message to the people who trolled you?

My message is, it was all part of my healing process. After giving birth I was in bed for four days, p***ing myself in a catheter, and I was so happy when I was able to walk to the bathroom again. I just noticed, “OK, when I’m active I feel better.”

How are you juggling motherhood and work?

He’s taking two or three naps during the day and goes to bed at seven, so it’s just about shifting my work schedule around his sleep.

Do you have a whole army of nannies to help?

Oh my God, I wish I had a friggin’ army. I have one nanny, who is fantastic. She’s not 24/7 but she’s really helpful and my husband’s great. He works from home so he knows exactly what to do when I go out to work.

Your figure is incredible for someone who gave birth four months ago. What’s your secret?

Thank you! I really wish I had secrets but honestly, it’s just genetics.

If you hadn’t pinged back into shape, would you have called your plastic surgeon?

Oh for sure! I’d be like, “Suck it out, do this, trim that!” There’s no shame in my game.

You’re very open about the treatments you have…

I’m all about transparency. I would get social media comments, “Oh you’re so perfect,” and I’m like, “I’m not though, I wake up and I look like Lindsay Lohan on a Tuesday night.” So that’s why I love to talk about Botox and filler. In a world where we’re consumed by online images, I think we should be talking about this, not hiding it.

And yet so many people do hide it…

Yeah. Some of the girls on my show say they’ve never had nose jobs. [Snorts with laughter]

How often do you visit the clinic?

It depends. After I popped my baby out, the first place I went to was for Botox and filler. The “no Botox” part of being pregnant was hard for me because I’m very expressive. So I get Botox done every three to four months just to keep it fresh. When I was pregnant I was like, “I can’t wait to get Botox so I can recognise myself in the mirror again.”

When you were first approached to do Selling Sunset, did you have any hesitation about…

[Interrupts] No, no, no. You don’t even need to finish that question! I did acting for years and I had always thought, “Wouldn’t it be so nice if I could just be myself and be on television?”

Did you worry you’d come across as a divisive character?

I didn’t really care. You know, not everyone has good taste. I think as long as I’m being true to myself, that’s the most important thing. I’m not trying to be a people-pleaser. I am me – take it or leave it.

What’s your take on the romance between Jason [Oppenheim, her boss] and Chrishell [Stause, her office rival]?

I have no idea. Jason’s a great friend. I’m just really happy that he’s happy.

We also hear you’re not invited to Heather’s wedding…

I’m at a point in my life where I made a cognisant decision to disassociate myself from people who didn’t serve me any more. Unfortunately Heather and I have drifted apart and that’s OK. The best thing I did for myself was to realise I only want to be around people who make me feel special.

You’re launching your Ciaté make-up line. How do you feel when you’re wearing it?

Like a boss bitch! As women, we’re multi-faceted, so there’s a thermal lip colour, which changes colour when you go from hot to cold. And sass is always better with a good red lip, that’s for sure.

The product names are interesting. Are you reclaiming words normally directed as insults at women?

For sure. Especially “bitch”. When the show came out, I got DM after DM of, “You’re such a bitch.” And I was like, “Yeah, but you remembered me.” There should be no negative connotation around the word bitch. It’s empowering.

And “villain” too. Is that a character you love to play up to?

Oh, 100%. I love it. Bad girls have so much more fun.

Are you used to being very rich?

I don’t feel that way at all. I still feel like I’m the exact same person. I live in a big house, but I’m very humble and I remember where I came from.

How will you stop your son from being spoiled?

I want my son to know the value of a dollar. He’s getting a job when he is 15 or 16. I don’t care. My parents didn’t give me a single dollar and he’s not getting a single dollar.

Is real estate a career you might suggest for him?

God no! My son’s actually gonna be smart. I want him to be a neurosurgeon or something.

What are your plans for the future?

Having my hands in everything, being a CEO, running an empire. And more kids for sure. I don’t know how many – maybe two, maybe three. My husband wants to have a football team, but you know, I’m not trying to be the Kardashians. [Laughs] I mean, I am trying to be the Kardashians, but not with that many kids!

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