In the glitzy world of reality TV, where drama often takes center stage, it’s not uncommon for tensions to flare between cast members. Such conflicts can escalate quickly, leading to bitter feuds that make headlines. However, occasionally, the most unexpected circumstances can bring about reconciliation. This is precisely what happened in the case of Amanza Smith and Chrishell Stause, two stars of the hit reality show “Selling Sunset.”
Amanza Smith, a 46-year-old real estate agent, recently revealed the remarkable story of how she mended her strained relationship with her co-star Chrishell Stause while facing a life-threatening health crisis earlier this year. The heartwarming tale of friendship and reconciliation unfolded during a hospital stay that would change Smith’s perspective on life.
Smith shared the details of this heartwarming reconciliation on the “Whine Down With Jana Kramer” podcast, shedding light on the deep bond between the two friends and the remarkable journey that brought them back together.
The feud between Smith and Stause began during the filming of the seventh season of “Selling Sunset.” According to Smith, it was a misunderstanding that escalated and continued even after the cameras stopped rolling. Smith, known for her vocal and assertive personality, expressed her frustration with Stause’s handling of the situation, which ultimately led her to believe that their friendship was beyond repair.
However, fate had other plans in store for these two reality stars. In May, Chrishell Stause, 42, disclosed during an interview that the feud between her and Smith had its origins when they were paired up for a project on the reality show. Stause, however, was reluctant to get involved in the storyline and didn’t want her spouse, G Flip, to be dragged into onscreen drama.
Then, in a twist of fate that no one could have foreseen, Amanza Smith’s life took a dramatic turn. The following month, Smith received a devastating diagnosis: a blood infection. She found herself confined to a hospital bed, where she would spend the next two months, enduring a health crisis that would forever change her perspective on life.
It was during this difficult period of hospitalization, in the midst of physical and emotional turmoil, that the unexpected happened. Chrishell Stause reached out to Smith. The gesture, seemingly small in the grand scheme of things, had a profound impact on Smith, who described feeling deeply emotional upon receiving the message.
Smith recounted her inner thoughts at that moment, saying, “What the f–k are we even arguing about?” The reality of her situation in the hospital bed made the feud seem insignificant. It was a pivotal moment that led Smith to extend an olive branch and reach out to Stause in return.
The two friends, who had once been entangled in a bitter dispute, reconnected and found common ground. As Smith succinctly put it, “We’ve talked since and we’re good.” The ordeal had shifted her perspective, making her realize that there are more important things in life than holding onto grudges or engaging in unnecessary drama.
Smith’s health scare, which she described as “almost killing” her, had a profound impact on her outlook. She admitted to having a “low tolerance for things that aren’t important” following her harrowing experience. The real estate agent revealed that she hadn’t initially realized the seriousness of her condition, attributing her symptoms to a mere backache. It wasn’t until an MRI revealed a “giant mass” near her spine that the true gravity of her situation became apparent.
Doctors eventually diagnosed Smith with a severe bacterial blood infection, which required immediate treatment through intravenous antibiotics. Smith’s hospitalization lasted for a month, and she continues to take oral antibiotics to ensure the infection doesn’t return.
In the end, Amanza Smith’s health crisis served as a powerful reminder that life’s most important aspects are often the simplest: love, friendship, and compassion. Her reconciliation with Chrishell Stause while in the hospital highlights the resilience of human relationships and the capacity for forgiveness, even in the most challenging of circumstances. Their story is a testament to the enduring bonds of friendship, reminding us all to cherish the connections we have, and to let go of grievances that ultimately pale in comparison to the gift of life itself.