Netflix’s ‘Selling Sunset‘ offers a sneak peek into the lives of several top-rung real estate agents working for the Los Angeles-based real estate agency, The Oppenheim Group. As cameras follow the cast in their day-to-day lives, we witness how they precariously balance their commitments, relationships, and professional duties, while dealing with demanding clients simultaneously. Moreover, the show sprinkles on a layer of steamy romance and exciting drama, which adds to the thrill.
Fans were astounded when they could not find Maya Vander on ‘Selling Sunset’ season 6. Since she was a regular from the first season, viewers even loved her straightforward way of dealing with clients. However, Maya’s absence from season 6 led to numerous doubts, as people began wondering if the realtor left the Oppenheim Group. Well, with the season now behind us, let’s find out why Maya Vander left ‘Selling Sunset,’ shall we?
Why Did Maya Vander Leave Selling Sunset?
A primary cast member from the first episode, Maya Vander, was known for her no-nonsense real estate approach and ability to close multi-million-dollar deals quickly. Besides, she avoided drama in the office and maintained healthy relationships with all her colleagues. Yet, because of being so career-focused, the real estate agent was forced to shuttle between California and Floria, as her husband and most of her family reside in Miami. In fact, the show revealed that Maya had a real estate license for both states and would often show listings in Los Angeles and Miami.
While this arrangement appeared to work for the time being, life became difficult, especially after Maya’s first pregnancy. Nonetheless, the real estate agent somehow balanced out her commitments and welcomed her son between seasons 1 and 2. Later, Maya gave birth to her daughter between seasons 2 and 3, and in season 4, we got to witness the realtor dealing with her third pregnancy. Unfortunately, the professional pressure and constant traveling eventually got to her and posed several challenges during this time. Still, even though Maya tried her best to solve all issues and deal with pregnancy complications simultaneously, she was hit by a tragedy when she suffered a miscarriage and lost her baby at 38 weeks.
This heartbreaking setback put things into perspective for the reality TV star, and she decided to leave the Oppenheim Group before moving to Miami permanently to be close to her loved ones. Thus, once Netflix announced that ‘Selling Sunset’ would be renewed for seasons 6 and 7, Maya took to Instagram and revealed that she decided to leave the show, even though it was not easy. Furthermore, she explained the reasoning behind her decision and insisted she wanted to be home with her husband and two wonderful children.
Where is Maya Vander Now?
Since Maya showed listings in Miami even while with the Oppenheim Group, she could use her connections and find a job in real estate after moving to the city permanently. Reports mention that after shifting to Miami, the real estate agent began working for the brokerage, Compass before breaking out on her own. Currently, Maya owns and operates her incredibly successful real estate firm, The Maya Vander Group, which deals with luxury multi-million-dollar properties in Miami.
Apart from looking after the day-to-day functions of her firm, Maya even manages several real estate agents under her, and it is evident that the experience she gathered working with the Oppenheim Group helped her succeed in such a short period. On the other hand, she has embraced motherhood and is happily married to her husband, David Miller. We are overjoyed to report that the former reality star welcomed her third child, Emma, in May 2023.
Maya even talked about her pregnancy in a heartfelt Instagram post, tagging her husband and saying, “Welcome to the world, Emma Reign! My rainbow baby! This was a long 9 months as I kept my pregnancy as quiet as possible from social media. I gave birth a few days ago, and words can not express my sense of relief and happiness!” Besides, Maya even posted a wonderful message for all mothers on Mother’s Day 2023, and we hope happiness never eludes her and her family in the years to come.
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