Chrishell Stause has often shown her admiration for her parents Jeff and Ranae Stause. We take a look at what happened to the Selling Sunset star’s folks?

With Selling Sunset season 4’s release, widely loved cast member Chrishell has returned to our television screens.

The show’s previous season saw the 40-year-old dealing with her unforeseen divorce with ex-husband Justin Hartley.

However, only a few know that the star was going through another personal loss at the time.

Selling Sunset | Season 4 Official Trailer | Netflix

Selling Sunset | Season 4 Official Trailer | Netflix

What happened to Chrishell Stause’s parents?

For the unversed, the star lost both her parents to lung cancer.

Chrishell’s dad Jeff Stause, died in April 2019 after a long battle.

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The former Days of Our Lives star took to Instagram at the time and wrote:

“We lost you today but it was a long, terrible battle with cancer that started taking you years ago. I choose to remember you the way you were before it took its hold on you. You are at peace now, and ever the Catholic man at heart, I think you chose Easter for a reason.”

Jeff had reportedly adopted Chrishell at birth. Since the reality star never met her birth father, she’s always called Jeff dad.

On World Cancer Day 2020, Chrishell took to her Instagram once again and this time she announced that her mom Ranae Stause had been diagnosed with lung cancer as well.

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“I just found out today is #worldcancerday eerily on the same day I found out my mom has 1 to 2 months to live from the same lung cancer that took my dad on Easter,” the star wrote.

Chrishell’s mum passed away from lung cancer in July 2020.

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Selling Sunset star opens up about mom and dad’s death

After her mum’s passing, Chrishell took to her Instagram once again writing that she found comfort in the fact that her parents were together again.

“I find comfort knowing Dad is up there taking care of you and showing you the ropes like only he could.”

The star dedicated her DWTS performance to the song “Stars” by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. She reportedly shared that she had listened to the song often while processing her parents’ deaths.

“They were really loving people,” she said about her folks, as per Pop Sugar.

 “Some of my best memories are with my mom, dancing with her in the living room. No one would be more excited about me being here and doing the show than her.”

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What did she say about ex-husband Justin Hartley?

Season 4 of Selling Sunset sees the actress turned-celebrity real estate agent react to the news that her ex-husband Justin Hartley’s marriage to Sofia Pernas.

While talking to her friend Mary Fitzgerald and Heather Rae Young, the star said, “My ex-husband Justin is remarried to someone I know from back in the day, pretty well, and a lot of things made sense after finding that out. I wish them the best. You know, I think that it actually, if anything, it felt good to know that. It felt like a little bit of closure.”

Chrishell and Justin tied the knot in 2017 after four years of dating. However, in November 2019, the Young and the Restless actor filed for divorce. He married co-star Sofia in May 2021.