‘Selling Sunset’ Star Maya Vander Won’t Be Returning For 6th Season

‘Selling Sunset’ Star Maya Vander Won’t Be Returning For 6th Season

Luxury estate agent Maya Vander recently shared that she wouldn’t be returning for season six of “Selling Sunset.” 

Per reports from TMZ, Vander, who has been a cast member since season one, is leaving the show to focus her efforts on her Miami-based business and her family.

This news comes on the heels of her announcement of a miscarriage, six months after she delivered her stillborn son.

Read on to learn more about her reasons for leaving the show.

‘It’s Time For Her To Move On

Maya Vander is leaving 'Selling Sunset'Instagram | Maya Vander

Sources with “Selling Sunset” shared with TMZ that Vander won’t be returning for the show’s sixth season.

According to them, she was leaving to focus on her family and her Miami-based business. Her struggles balancing time between her business in Miami and the show in Los Angeles were often documented in “Selling Sunset.”

“Logistically, it’s been tough for her. Flying back and forth from Miami to Los Angeles has been a lot, and it’s stressful.”

Per the same source, Vander loved her stint on the show, but “it was time for her to move on.”

Maya Vander is leaving 'Selling Sunset'Instagram | Maya Vander

“The show is great, and I love everyone, but I’m looking forward to growing my business in South Florida.”

Her real estate license and credentials were transferred from The Oppenheim Group to The Compass, under which Vander’s company will be working going forward. The insider also shared that the co-founder of The Oppenheim Group, Jason Oppenheim, is well aware of her move.

“Maya’s goal is to become successful,” the insider added. “She’s looking forward to working with her team and is excited about the future.”

While she feels that the focus of the reality series has shifted to more drama than real estate, Vander will continue to “be on good terms” with all of the cast members.

Maya Vander Suffered A Miscarriage 

This news comes on the heels of the announcement of her miscarriage which she had 10 weeks into her pregnancy.

On Tuesday, the 40-year-old luxury agent announced on her Instagram story that she suffered a miscarriage 10 weeks into her pregnancy.

“I had a very crazy week,” Vander shared. “Miscarriage after 10 weeks, following my stillbirth, but my kids and my husband are my blessings, and I am so lucky to be their mother!! They bring me joy and happiness in my life!! Hug and love the people you care about. Don’t take things for granted!”

She shared the news alongside a picture of her sleeping son, Aiden. Vander shares her son, Aiden, and daughter Elle with her husband, Miller.

Last summer, she shared that she was expecting her third child. However, five months later, she announced she experienced a stillbirth 38 weeks into her pregnancy.

“I always heard of it but never imagined I’ll be part of the statistics,” she posted on Instagram in December. “Instead of delivering a baby, I get to go home with a memory box. I do not wish this on anyone. What was a regular weekly checkup turned into a nightmare I never imagined would happen to me.” 

Days later, she shared with UsWeekly the pain she felt losing her child, especially during the holidays.

“My family is devastated,” Vander told the outlet. “My baby’s due date was right around Christmas. This is the best time of the year to celebrate. My husband is heartbroken, and I know I need to be strong for him and our family.”

Being Busy Sped Up The Healing Process For Maya Vander

While the TV personality is doing everything to keep things together, she advises women who have reached her personally and gone through all she went through. She also confessed that keeping busy helped her cope with the loss.

“My advice is to get to work, socialize with people, get your body moving, and talk to someone,” she shared on Instagram. “I know the pain of loss won’t heal overnight, but today is a great day to begin or continue furthering the healing process.” 

What Should Fans Expect On The Next Season Of The Show?

Although the estate agent is stepping away from the show, the next season’s cast members still feature major players such as Mary Fitzgerald, Heather Rae El Moussa, Chrishell Stause, Amanda Smith, and Emma Hernan. 

Although Christine Quinn might have left the show, her selling sunset co-star and best friend Chelsea Lezkani might have hinted that she might still have a future on the show.

Stause remains an agent for The Oppenheim Group, despite splitting from her boyfriend and Oppenheim co-founder.