Chrishell Stause says she misused platform in sharing images of large family Christmas celebration

Chrishell Stause took to Instagram Sunday to address concerns brought about by her followers after she earlier shared a shot of a large family gathering she had for Christmas.

The 39-year-old reality star said that while she acknowledged ‘this was not a good use of [her] platform,’ safety precautions had been taken ahead of time allowing for the large get together in a year people were discouraged from such amid the coronavirus pandemic.

‘To those bringing up Covid concerns …. I normally always try to be socially responsible with my posts because I am naturally a compassionate person,’ the Selling Sunset star wrote in an addendum to the original caption. 

 

The latest: Chrishell Stause, 39, took to Instagram to address concerns brought about by her followers after she earlier shared a shot of a large family gathering she had for Christmas

The latest: Chrishell Stause, 39, took to Instagram to address concerns brought about by her followers after she earlier shared a shot of a large family gathering she had for Christmas 

The real estate agent continued, ‘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.’

She noted that the celebration marked the first holiday season in the wake of her mother Ranae’s death in July from lung cancer, a year after her father’s 2019 passing from the same disease.

‘This is the first Christmas without our mom we felt important to be there for each other in a tough year,’ said Stause, who also referenced her beau Keo Motsepe’s presence at the gathering.

So close: Chrishell Stause had a very special Christmas this year. The 39-year-old Selling Sunset star spent it with her new 31-year-old boyfriend Keo Motsepe of Dancing With The Stars fame

So close: Chrishell Stause had a very special Christmas this year. The 39-year-old Selling Sunset star spent it with her new 31-year-old boyfriend Keo Motsepe of Dancing With The Stars fame

Cheers: The star and her man were seen in matching grey and white snowflake pajamas as they raised their arms and hugged. She said she wanted to wish everyone well on Christman, 'from mine to yours'

Cheers: The star and her man were seen in matching grey and white snowflake pajamas as they raised their arms and hugged. She said she wanted to wish everyone well on Christman, ‘from mine to yours’

‘Keo brought such welcomed happiness and selfishly I posted in a very happy moment,’ she said of the 31-year-old Dancing with the Stars pro.

She wrapped up in telling her followers, ‘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.

This comes after the star said her age difference with her new beau was initially a ‘hang-up’ before she overcame her misgivings.

Need to be together: It was her first Christmas without her mom so she felt it was important that they unite

Need to be together: It was her first Christmas without her mom so she felt it was important that they unite

Hot couple: Stause, 39, has now confessed that the age gap between her Motsepe, 31, was initially a 'hang-up' before she overcame her misgivings

Hot couple: Stause, 39, has now confessed that the age gap between her Motsepe, 31, was initially a ‘hang-up’ before she overcame her misgivings

She made the admission while going Live on Instagram this Thursday with the showbiz hot couple Kaitlyn Bristowe and Jason Tartick, People reported.

‘I had a little bit of a hang-up at first because I was worried because he’s younger,’ said Stause.

However Chrishell, whose estranged husband Justin Hartley is 43, noted that ‘a lot of guys my age and older still don’t want what I am looking for.’ 

Chrishell and Keo became a couple while competing against each other on the latest season of Dancing With The Stars.

Keo, a pro dancer, was paired with actress Anne Heche, while Chrishell as one of the celebrity guests was teamed up with dancer Gleb Savchenko.

Origin story: Chrishell and Keo became a couple while competing against each other on the latest season of Dancing With The Stars; here he is seen with Peta Murgatroyd

Origin story: Chrishell and Keo became a couple while competing against each other on the latest season of Dancing With The Stars; here he is seen with Peta Murgatroyd

Gleb and Chrishell: Chrishell's partner Gleb Savchenko split from his wife Elena Samodanova this November, prompting him and Chrishell to have to vehemently deny romance rumors

Gleb and Chrishell: Chrishell’s partner Gleb Savchenko split from his wife Elena Samodanova this November, prompting him and Chrishell to have to vehemently deny romance rumors

Neither couple won the Mirrorball which in fact went to none other than Kaitlyn herself along with her dance partner Artem Chigvintsev.

Gleb split from his wife Elena Samodanova this November, prompting him and Chrishell to have to vehemently deny romance rumors.

‘I knew from my dance work I wasn’t going to win a Mirrorball from the beginning,’ Kaitlyn dished to Jason and Kaitlyn while going Live on Instagram. 

‘To have this come from it, I’m just very smitten,’ said the blonde bombshell just one day after their relationship went public.

The way they were: She married Justin in 2017 and then in November 2019 news broke that the This Is Us heartthrob had filed for divorce over 'irreconcilable differences'

The way they were: She married Justin in 2017 and then in November 2019 news broke that the This Is Us heartthrob had filed for divorce over ‘irreconcilable differences’

Keo confirmed the romance Wednesday by uploading a social media picture that showed him sweetly kissing Chrishell on the cheek.

The following day Chrishell posted another picture of him kissing her and quipped in the caption: ‘The internet has absolutely zero chill,’ adding: ‘So I guess you saw this already, but I’m just gonna leave this here.’ 

She married Justin in 2017 and then in November 2019 news broke that the This Is Us heartthrob had filed for divorce over ‘irreconcilable differences.’ 

On the new season of Selling Sunset she tearfully claimed that he informed her of the divorce filing via text and that ’45 minutes later, the world new.’

‘He’s irritated that she’s airing their private information publicly and knows there is more to the story than is being told,’ said an Us Weekly source this August.

The sizzling This Is Us star has lately been linked to Sofia Pernas, 31, who like him used to be on The Young And The Restless.

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