Netflix star slams ‘toxic’ show after she was axed from series

Netflix star slams ‘toxic’ show after she was axed from series

A Netflix star has taken aim at the show she previously appeared on (Picture: Netflix/ Everett/ Shutterstock)

Heather Rae El Moussa has labelled Selling Sunset ‘toxic’ after she was cut from the show.

The Netflix series first hit screens in 2019 and follows a group of agents working at the Oppenheim Group, a high-end real estate brokerage firm in Los Angeles.

Appearing on the first six seasons, Heather was followed by cameras in both her personal and professional life alongside others including Mary Fitzgerald, Chrishell Stause and Amanza Smith.

Although she appeared in parts of the most recent seventh season, Heather then went on maternity leave before sharing last year she was not contacted about returning to the show.

‘It’s been a little frustrating. So [I’m] not sure what’s been going on,’ she said.

At the end of last year, she then seemingly confirmed her exit by sharing a post on social media paying tribute to co-star and close friend Bre Tiesi, writing that although they weren’t ‘on the same show together anymore’ their friendship was ‘stronger than ever’.

Heather Rae El Moussa has called Selling Sunset ‘toxic’ (Picture: Netflix/Everett/Shutterstock)

A few months on, she’s now taken aim at the show and some of her former colleagues.

In an interview on The Skinny Confidential Him & Her Podcast this week, the 36-year-old was joined by her husband Tarek El Moussa, with whom she produces and stars in the show The Flipping El Moussas.

‘It was a blessing that I wasn’t asked to come back because I’m so much happier filming my show with Tarek,’ she said.

‘We’re co-producers on our show so we pick the hours. With Selling Sunset, I never knew when I was going to be filming.

The series follows the agents working at the Oppenheim Group in Los Angeles (Picture: Adam Rose/ Netflix)

‘It was last minute, it took over my life, it was hard to do my real job — real estate. It was hard to do anything else.’

Heather then said she would often arrive home in tears after working on the show for 12-14 hours a day.

‘It was crazy. They just want more and more and more and you saw me on the show,’ she recalled.

She was one of the original stars of the series, which began in 2019 (Picture: Netflix)

As fans of the show know, things can get tense between the agents at times, with Heather saying she did her best to stay out of the drama.

‘I pretty much was level-headed almost the whole time. I was kind of friends with everyone and I kept things pretty chill in my life,’ she explained, adding the series was ‘very toxic’.

‘You’re around a bunch of women [who all want] to be stars on the show, you know, number one. And they’ll kind of do anything.’

Heather gave birth to her son Tristan in January last year and is also stepmother to Tarek’s children Taylor, 13, and Brayden, eight, who he shares with ex-wife Christina Hall.

Last year she told People taking a break from filming when becoming a new mum had eliminated some unnecessary drama from her life.

‘I love being able to prioritise my family and my happiness and step away from some of the drama that Selling Sunset brought into my life,’ she said.

‘A lot of things happened that I choose not to speak about, but overall, I am very happy with how my life is.’

She later said it was ‘bittersweet’ not to be part of the show anymore although Heather does still appear to be working for the Oppenheim Group. has contacted Netflix for comment.

Selling Sunset is streaming on Netflix.

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