Chrishell Stause traveled with her new bf to visit ‘immediate family’ of 7 people

I haven’t seen my mom and dad in person since last year. They’re in their mid 70s and live far from me or I may have socially distance visited them at some point. In fact I’ve only seen three people, outside mostly masked, one at a time since March. Dr. Fauci just told everyone not to travel or visit family for Christmas. Plus the infection rate is extremely bad now with ICUs full in many counties and one in every 1,000 people dead from covid in this country. 2020 is the deadliest year in US history. Except people are still traveling, they’re still partying and they’re still thinking they and their family are the exceptions.

Case in point Chrishell Stause of Selling Sunset. She got unceremoniously dumped by her husband, actor Justin Hartley, by text late last year and has been trying to get the press interested in the fact that she has a new boyfriend, DWTS pro Keo Motsepe. Well I’m interested now because she thought it was a great idea to bring Keo home from Los Angeles to St. Louis with her for the holidays. Chrishell wanted Keo to meet her “immediate” family of at least seven other people. E! Online has the details and these are Chrishell’s two sisters, one of their husbands and their kids. We know because she posted photos of everyone gathered together on the couch in matching pajamas – how cute! Where the f-ck are their matching masks?! Why aren’t they farther apart? Chrishell says it’s ok though because they all got tested before and after. That’s not how testing works. Here’s what she wrote and she wants us to think it’s ok that she put a ton of people at risk because she used some heart emojis and you just don’t know her family situation, you guys. Here’s her Instagram caption to the photo above, which is part of a slideshow she has not taken down in days despite the well-deserved criticism she’s getting.

Introduced @keo_motsepe to the fam. He fit right in 😜😍🥰🎄
Merry Christmas everyone from mine to yours!!! Sending you all so much love💕

*Edit: To those bringing up Covid concerns, I understand and agree this was not a good use of my platform. I normally always try to be socially responsible with my posts because I am naturally a compassionate person. I can see how this does not show that to some. I understand you won’t agree, but at least so you can see where I am coming from- This is my immediate family and we all are able to test before and after. This is the first Christmas without our mom we felt important to be there for each other in a tough year. Keo brought such welcomed happiness and selfishly I posted in a very happy moment. Please be safe and I am sending all my love to my supporters & critics. I hear all of you and can appreciate feedback from both sides. 💕

There’s no f-ing “both sides” in a goddamn pandemic. (There is no “both sides” about oppression, racism and bigotry either.) One side is death, chronic illness and countless suffering and misery. The decent normal side is making minor goddamn sacrifices of not traveling, getting laid or partying in order to save lives. If she “heard” people or grasped things greater than her own selfish reasoning she wouldn’t have done this in the first place. At the very least she would have taken that slideshow down and admitted she was wrong.

I can’t stand her sanctimonious tone or this stupid explanation. Testing is just a snapshot in time and experts have cautioned repeatedly that it is not a substitute for masking and social distancing. You can support your family over Zoom and by calling and checking in frequently. “Supporting” them in person can literally f-ing kill them at this time. The fact that she posted this and defended herself tells me everything I need to know about her. I know other people who are doing stupid sh-t like this over the holidays too though. My opinion of people is the lowest it has ever been and I’ve always been a cynical bitch.

I’m going to end by quoting my favorite comments on that post:

I found I have been unfollowing a lot of influencers lately for their total lack of responsibility during COVID. Im afraid youve joined that list – skintroversion

Wish we could have been with family, but we care about protecting others and not straining our healthcare system. – jojotie

Please be mindful of your platform. It’s not good to show large family gatherings. It makes others think it’s okay. – alexandra_byrne

Great job doing your part to beat COVID. Great example – jsutherlandauthor

Well, we did a Zoom Christmas with our families today, but I guess different rules if you’re a celebrity? – kikarmaole

Oh look she was traveling last week too. A search tells me she went to Cabo San Lucas.

This is all she cares about:

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  1. DS9 says:

    Did she handpick her boyfriend to counter that “some celebs broke up because of BLM” rumor?

    • Nicole says:

      You think she picked a black boyfriend just so she wouldn’t seem racist? Seriously? He’s hot. She picked him because he’s hot.

      • Implicit says:

        Yes Nicole people choose partners if other colors to mask their racism. You would have to be white not to know that

    • waitwhat says:

      She picked him to counter all of the rumors about her breaking up some other dancer’s marriage.

      • Holly hobby says:

        Yep that’s it. I read about that and now she’s with another cast member from the show. Keo better hope he doesn’t catch anything from this idiot.

  2. OriginalLala says:

    Don’t worry, these celebs will also find a way to skip the lines for the vaccine.. I’m so over the rich and famous….

  3. Laughysaphy says:

    Wait, her ex husband dumped her over text?! What?!

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      She really only deserved a post-it saying, “I’m sorry, I can’t.”

    • Kat says:

      Rumor has it she cheated on him. That’s why he stormed into the courthouse and filed for divorce. Her best friend Missy also ended their friendship. All the This Is Us cast unfollowed her as well.

      • Holly hobby says:

        Ooh didn’t know that. I know she sold her boo hoo hoo story about being dumped to US but it now appears she did something wrong

  4. Annie says:

    She’s one of those public figures who never stayed home. She socialized and traveled the whole time. Sh doesn’t care. She traveled to Mexico, another big Covid hotspot. Her DWTS co-star Kaitlyn Bristowe did the same thing the entire pandemic. Their lives didn’t change at all and now Kailtyn has Covid and is making sad posts victimizing herself because she’s sick. She and her boyfriend are telling everyone that they’ve been trying to be responsible and that’s a LIE. They went to bars, parties, the gym, etc the entire pandemic. This is entirely irresponsible. I don’t want to see her trying to make people feel sorry for her when she eventually catches it.

    I know people who haven’t seen anyone since this whole thing began because they’re people at risk and these Covidiots couldn’t care less. I’m sorry but if you never cared about this, you’re a bad person.

  5. Christine says:

    I was one of the ones who actually engaged with others on her IG. “we got tested all the time” is patronizing and medically UNsafe to control the spread. I haven’t seen my family in a year and this idiot is risking other’s lives and keeping this f-ing pandemic going for BS instagram photo ops?!!!! Shannon Beador (RHOC) is another idiot and doing the same ish. Grrrrrrrrr

  6. SamC says:

    Aside from being a COVIDIOT, perhaps she should have placed her new/current BF at the end of the group vs center so when the inevitable dramatic breakup happens she can easily just cut him out (as recommended by Cody Rigsby during his holiday Peloton ride q & a, lol!).

  7. wildwaffles says:

    I am so over this crap. Our household has been the same – we rarely leave, always mask and social distance. I have two teenagers whose entire lives have been reduced to hanging with their parents and my heart breaks for them. But we feel a deep responsibility to act for the common good. It drives me INSANE to see friends and family I thought were good people give into their selfish whims: traveling, spa treatments, hosting gatherings, etc. These celebrity posts do not help. One FB friend made a post about her Christmas “looking different this year” and then showing 11 other people in her maskless, indoor Christmas celebrations with a buffet and lots of group hugs by the tree with grandmas and grandpas. Pretty sure her post was not to humble brag about thinking she’s cautious, it was a dig at those family members who were smart enough not to come.

  8. GuestwithCat says:

    We dropped off bags of gifts to friends and my parents. My dad came out, masked, and I wanted to hug him so badly but we just waved frantically at each other from a good distance. My husband and daughter were masked and my mask had popped a strap as I put it on in the car, so I was holding it up. I waved to my mom through her door. I wish I could still talk to her while she still knows who I am. Her mind is not a stable thing these days. But you know what, it was great seeing them safely like that. We talked later over the phone and my dad told me how they enjoyed their gifts.

    I know my daughter misses her friends but she had fun dropping gift bags at their front doors then texting them after we drove away. They sent her selfies of themselves with their bags.

    It’s a small sacrifice for the good of everyone and for the stability of our healthcare system. I don’t get these people risking everything like this.

    That being said, I feel bad for this woman being dumped by Justin via text. He always struck me as a bit of a douche. But I don’t know the whole story there. She looks like she’s had a post breakup reckoning with her cosmetic surgeon and is morphing into post-breakup Brandi Glanville. Yikes. At least the new bf is an upgrade lookswise.

    • Syrah Eshghi says:

      To me, it more looks like a bad case of trout-pouting and some cheap filter, not really a trip to the doc… But who knows 😉

    • Kat says:

      There is waaaay more to the divorce story with Justin. Their divorce documents are public records and make for an interesting read. Spoiler: she’s the one who is trying to hide what happened and has three high profile attorneys working for her.

  9. Jules says:

    It boggles the mind that adult women think fish-lips are… sexy? Flattering?

  10. Stef says:

    She’s proven to be such a selfish and senseless person. I can’t stand her or her self righteous post after being called out. I’m glad she’s getting a backlash as she deserves it. No talent, just a sad backstory with a dick of an ex husband.

  11. Amy Too says:

    Some people just don’t get it. Or maybe just don’t care. I feel like my mom is someone who cares and thinks she’s doing the right thing but she just doesn’t get it and so she keeps screwing up. She’s been on me to let my son have a sleepover at her house. We visit occasionally, everyone wearing masks, no taking them off to eat or drink or anything like that. For Christmas, we dropped off a bag of gifts and picked up a bag from them, we all wore masks, and we stood around chatting for a few minutes. We text and talk on the phone and video chat as well. So it’s not like we NEVER see each other. But she wants my son to come have a sleepover. Where they wouldn’t wear masks. She tells me she and my dad have been so good: always wearing masks, hardly going anywhere, cleaning with disinfectant, and “we got our flu shots so that will give us some protection from getting covid” (🤦🏻‍♀️!?!?!?!?)

    But then, over the holiday, she kept texting me “look at these great photos from when Aunt/brother/grandma and grandpa came over!” No one was wearing a mask in any of the pictures. They’re right in each other’s faces, taking selfies together, pictures of them kissing cheeks, no masks. I don’t think she even realized she was sending me photographic evidence that contradicted the fact that she was being super careful. I don’t think it even crossed her mind that sending me pictures of her and her visitors not wearing masks would make me say “no way” to letting me son spend the night. Like she didn’t even think of it at all. She was MAD when I pointed this out and said “I though you ALWAYS wore masks?” She wanted to know why I would focus on that and not just enjoy the pictures. She said that they wore a mask the whole time Aunt was visiting but just took it down to kiss hello and to take the pictures….otherwise they wore it the whole time. And Brother doesn’t have to wear a mask when he visits because he’s her son and they’ve been seeing each other the whole time anyways. And grandma and grandpa are so old, they don’t go anywhere at all so they’re not going to get us sick and we don’t want to scare them by wearing a mask or making them wear a mask. “They don’t go anywhere:” yet they were visiting my parents and have been visited by their other children… which counts as going somewhere and seeing people She thinks she only saw 4 people maskless and none of those people were “threats” because they’re her family and she knows them.

    But how many people have those people seen maskless? My brother doesn’t wear a mask around his gf. She doesn’t wear one around her parents. They don’t wear one around their other kids, etc, etc. My aunt doesn’t wear a mask at home with my uncle, and he doesn’t wear a mask to see his parents, and they go to a church where not everyone wears a mask, etc, etc, etc.

    So my mom totally doesn’t get it. She thinks she’s doing well or it’s okay to slip up now and then if you’re good most of the time. It bugs me so much. I feel like I’m the only one taking this seriously in my family.