Selling Sunset is back for its long-awaited sixth season, and a lot of changes have taken place at The Oppenheim Group. Most importantly, both Christine Quinn and Vanessa Villela appear to have left the brokerage, and they’ve been replaced by two new additions: Nicole Young and Bre Tiesi.
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If Tiesi looks familiar, that’s because she has some unexpected celebrity connections and has regularly found herself in the tabloids in recent years. Here’s everything you need to know about Christine Quinn’s juicy Selling Sunset replacement.
BRE TIESI STARTED OUT AS A MODEL.
Tiesi is no stranger to the lifestyle enjoyed by Selling Sunset‘s real estate agents, having been born and raised in Los Angeles. Initially, Tiesi started her career as a model when she was 16-years-old. In an interview with E! News, Tiesi revealed, “I literally fell into modeling. I had never in a million years even considered or thought about it. I actually started dating somebody and he was in the industry.”
Tiesi had initially intended to become a surgical technician, but was encouraged to pursue modeling instead. “[M]y first modeling job, I became the spokesmodel of Rockstar Energy for two years,” Tiesi told E! News. “I just dove in and then from there it just kept rolling and carried on.” During Season 6 of Selling Sunset, fellow agent Chelsea Lazkani tries to use Tiesi’s past as a model against her, which leads to some seriously awkward confrontations.
It’s also worth noting that Selling Sunset isn’t the first time Tiesi has appeared on our screens. The former model appeared on several episodes of Wild ‘N Out, which is where she met Nick Cannon. Tiesi was also featured on an episode of WAGS, and appeared on Love & Listings.
SHE WAS PREVIOUSLY MARRIED TO AN NFL PLAYER.
Tiesi is used to being in the spotlight, especially as she used to be married to NFL player Johnny Manziel. The couple reportedly started dating in 2016, before tying the knot in March 2018 in an extremely small, secret courthouse wedding in California, per People.
Unfortunately, the marriage didn’t work out, and Tiesi officially filed for divorce in December 2019. The New York Post reported that the couple had split months earlier, with Tiesi alleging that her husband had been unfaithful. In November 2021, Tiesi shared photos from a killer divorce party, writing on Instagram, “No shade to J [Johnny Manziel], wish you nothing but the best, love ya️,” via Yahoo! Sport.
SHE LEFT MODELING TO SELL REAL ESTATE.
In an interview with People, Tiesi opened up about her decision to retrain as a real estate agent. “I wanted to transition out of modeling and start setting myself up for a long-term career,” Tiesi told the publication in 2022. “I started taking it more seriously and tapping into my network, and that’s when I started making some high-figure sales.”
After a stint at Keller Williams Beverly Hills, Tiesi joined The Oppenheim Group and the cast of Selling Sunset. With an impressive roster of celebrity clients, Tiesi seems to have found her calling in the real estate industry, which she now gets to showcase on Netflix’s popular reality show.
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BRE TIESI WELCOMED A BABY WITH NICK CANNON.
In July 2022, Tiesi announced the arrival of her first baby, Legendary Love, whom she shares with Nick Cannon. While this is Tiesi’s first child, Cannon is the father of twelve children, according to Billboard.
Fans are probably hoping to see Tiesi’s son on Selling Sunset, but that’s not something that will happen immediately, as the reality star told People, “I’m not going to necessarily hide [Legendary] from anything. It is what it is between his dad and I. He’s still obviously so little, so I will protect him from the majority of it for a little while.”
SHE’S PROTECTIVE OF HER BLENDED FAMILY.
The new Selling Sunset star discussed her relationship with Cannon during an appearance on E! News’ Daily Pop. “[S]ome people have their idea of conventional relationships and certain things,” she explained. “[We] have a beautiful relationship [where] everything is so supportive and positive.” Tiesi also pointed out that she’s known Cannon for a long time, meaning that their decision to have a baby together was far from impulsive. “Him and I have had our on-and-off for years,” Tiesi told Daily Pop. “And I just respect and love who he is so much as a person.”
Tiesi has also been forced to defend her unconventional relationship with Cannon on multiple occasions. In December 2022, she took to Instagram to tell trolls (via People), “I love my child, I love Nick, and I will love and embrace every sibling and even mommy involved.” Plus, fellow real estate agent Lazkani is very vocal about Tiesi’s romance with Cannon throughout Season 6 of Selling Sunset, which causes some substantial drama.
SHE RUNS HER OWN WORKOUT BUSINESS.
Alongside her burgeoning real estate career, Tiesi runs Body by Bre, a fitness program in which she shares all of her favourite workout tips and vegan recipes. Tiesi also has a fitness show called Elevate with Bre on OF.TV.
Discussing how she discovered her passion for fitness, Tiesi told E! News, “My dad was an MMA fighter and grew up in the gym and my mom is a nutritionist.” She continued, “I work out every day. And I worked out through my whole pregnancy.” Clearly, Tiesi is passionate about everything she sets her mind to, which makes her the perfect addition to the Selling Sunset cast.
This article originally appeared in Harper’s BAZAAR US.