Selling Sunset season 4 truly is the gift that keeps on giving. The last few days, for example, it's been gifting us all with the continued ~drama~ of Chrishell Stause and Robert Drenk's catastrophic blind date.
Basically, Chrishell and Robert were set up by their mutual friends, Tarek El Moussa and Chrishell's, Selling Sunset costar Heather Rae El Moussa. The date ended up being at a yacht party with the Selling Sunset cast and it was pretty much a train wreck (erm, boat wreck? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯). Netflix even teased a clip from the scene on Twitter with the caption "What Not To Do On A Blind Date":
The date was certifiably Not Good from start to finish, but the standout bad moment came when Robert picked Chrishell up and physically removed her from the group of people she was clearly having a great time with. Robert was dragged pretty hard for the "caveman" move on social media after the season dropped—so hard, in fact, that he felt the need to defend himself in a lengthy (and since-deleted) IG post.
"I was setup on a blind date back in June that was filmed for Selling Sunset season 4," he wrote in the post, according to E! Online. "My friends @therealtarekelmoussa and @heatherraeyoung had spoke with @chrishell.stause and she was interested in going on a date. I guess Selling Sunset film crew overheard and wanted it for the show. Filming took place at the end of June and by then, Chrishell was already (secretly) dating @JasonOppenheim."
Chrishell fired back in the comments that she and Jason Oppenheim were not coupled up when she and Robert had their blind date and that she was "100% single" at the time.
"I originally enjoyed meeting you until I started to see things I didn't vibe with. But picking me up and then not getting up to let me out was not great," she wrote (again, per E! Online) "I wish you all the best and it sucks this all went so downhill. But tagging me in multiple posts on multiple platforms to try to defend behavior that isn't defendable isn't it. I was single. You were rude. It wasn't a match. Let's all move on please."
The pair also went after each other on Twitter, because one app alone cannot contain this drama.
"In your defense would you say the real reason the date went sideways from the second I showed up was because your boyfriend Jason was right there? I guess hiding your man from the man that came to a blind date makes for lots of cringe," Robert wrote.
This prompted Chrishell to reply, "Oh hi Robert! Jason was not my boyfriend here. In fact that step came much later. But if thinking that makes you feel better about your behavior, I get it."
But that's not all! Robert has also taken his shade to the media, telling Page Six that he thinks Chrishell used him and the producers set him up for a bad on-camera date.
“It seemed like I was being set up — like she used me as a pawn in this chess game or something. It was really awkward," he told the outlet. “[Producers] just told me it was going to be a date and that we would have plenty of time to get to know each other and they wanted [the scene to be] a date format."
Robert's theory is that the producers used their bad date as a way to make Chrishell's romance with Jason look even better by comparison.
"They wanted it [to be] Chrishell’s big first date outside of what she was going through," Robert said. "They needed a guy to come in to be this first date that didn’t work out with Chrishell, so that she could slide in with Jason and have this amazing relationship."
Now we can all just set Google alerts for Chrishell's name and wait for her response.