Chrishell, a former soap star, recently opened up about why she chose to take their relationship public, after revealing that they'd been quietly dating for two months already.
“I didn’t want people to think it was a mistake or they’d ‘caught us’ doing something,” she told Cosmopolitan UK in November 2021. “I wanted to be able to hold my boyfriend’s hand at dinner.”
Of course, there were "added pressures" for both Chrishell and Jason since their romance began to be filmed for the show's fifth season.
“I think it’s nice to kind of start a relationship in the way that normal relationships kind of grow and progress," she told Us Weekly that same month, adding, "and that’s just between two people”.
“While Chrishell and I are no longer together, we remain best friends we will always love and support one another. She was the most amazing girlfriend I’ve ever had, and it was the happiest and most fulfilling relationship of my life,” he wrote on Instagram in December 2021.
“Chrishell is an exceptional human being and loving her and having her in my life is one of the best things that has ever happened to me.”
As for Chrishell, she also looked back at the “incredible relationship” that she and Jason shared.
“Jason was and is my best friend, and other than our ideas for family ultimately not being aligned, the amount of respect and love we have for each other will not change going forward,” she wrote on Instagram at the time.
“Although my initial reaction to a private situation was to not speak on it, sometimes it’s easier to just live transparently because we only get one chance at this life. I very much hope to one day have a family and decisions I make at this point are with that goal in mind. Thank you for the kindness and support to those that understand.”
As for what Jason thinks of their relationship with season five on the horizon, well, he revealed that their connection helped to shape his future.
“Chrisell has influenced me, shown me happiness, love and what it’s like to be with someone that you have so much respect for," he told Us Weekly. "If there was really anything that was truly exceptional about our relationship, it was the calm, the communication and just the ease."
“Chrishell, I think it’s fair to say is a game changer and an eye-opener. She definitely showed me a lot of things about how a relationship should be.”