A new season of Netflix series Selling Sunset has brought in some new cast members, including 32-year-old real estate agent Bre Tiesi. Tiesi was born and raised in Los Angeles. She worked as a model for years and also worked in nightlife as a bottle seller, where she built up a list of well-known contacts. No stranger to the spotlight, Tiesi married soccer player Johnny Manziel in 2018. The couple split a year later when Tiesi accused Manziel of cheating. They finally divorced in 2021 and in June 2022 Tiesi had her baby boy Legendary Love with Nick Cannon.
Tiesi’s open relationship with Cannon and their family dynamics were major talking points throughout Selling Sunset season 6, as well as the internet in general. Cannon is the father of 11 other children who became fodder for other cast members, most notably Chelsea Lazkani, who filmed for months criticizing Tiesi’s lifestyle. And she says she’s returning for season seven.
Now that Tiesi has joined Oppenheim Group, the luxury real estate agency on West Hollywood’s Sunset Strip, and entered the world of reality television, she uses her platform to spread her own message: she doesn’t care what people think about the way she wants to live her life.
How did you come to Selling Sunset? What made you decide to join the cast?
A few years ago I was actually asked to be on the show and I wasn’t really ready at the time. I enjoyed keeping what was left of my private life private, and not being fully immersed in real estate yet, wasn’t really convinced about it. I was approached later when my situation became a bit more public and I had done a bit more business. I was at a different point in my life then, so I agreed to come on the show.
Haven’t you turned down other offers to do reality TV in the past?
I’ve been asked on every popular dating show. Love Island, FBoy Island, so many shows like this, and that just wasn’t what interested me at all. I had no interest in sharing my dating life and all the things that a dating show entails, so I definitely said no to those opportunities. Editors Favorites
Bre Tiesi shows a home in the sixth season of “Selling Sunset”. Netflix
That makes sense. When did you become a real estate agent and decide that this is your professional profession?
I always knew what I was doing wouldn’t last forever. You can only model and be in the industry for a limited amount of time. They really do have an expiration date. So obviously my intention was to have the best time, make some money and try to build relationships. My overall goal was to apply this Rolodex to anything I wanted to transition to. I asked myself, “What can I do to have the freedom to do whatever I want, while making the most money possible and working smarter, not harder?” And I came up with real estate. Who doesn’t love all those fancy LA houses, the way they’re decorated and all the fun things that go with it? I was drawn to it and it was something that was very fun, creative and lucrative. I got my driver’s license in 2017 and I just wanted it because people kept asking me about things when they came to visit, because I met a lot of customers when I was doing bottle service and they said, ‘We want a house to rent we need a car to drive. Do you have plug for jets “Can you get us a reservation here?” I’m really proud to be able to offer you a complete experience with my connections.
They gave birth to their son Legendary Love in June 2022 and began filming shortly after. On camera, we see you expressing breast milk and speaking openly about the joys and difficulties of having a new baby. As a new mom, how was it for you to start filming your very first reality show?
Being a young mother is definitely the most exhausting thing I’ve ever done. It really gave me so much growth and power that I didn’t know I did and totally shaped and transformed me. My priority has always been work and my career and to be completely honest it was a big challenge for me to put them on last place so to speak and I felt like I wasn’t performing and I wasn’t was able to do what i wanted had to do. But at the same time I didn’t want to leave my baby alone for a second. It was so hard for me. Everyone said, “Find a night nurse,” and I was like, “I don’t want a night nurse.” I want to spend every minute I have with my child since I work 10 hours a day. I figured I’d bond with him, I’m breastfeeding so I’ll sleep with him and I wanted to cuddle him every night. It was definitely a lot of afterbirth and emotions, it was exhausting and really hard. Related
We see many depictions of motherhood from the various cast members in Selling Sunset. Why do you think it’s important that people who watch reality TV see something on screen?
I felt like it was honestly one of the more important things to me because we women of this generation are expected to do everything. I just want women to know that we can do anything. You don’t have to, but you can. We are superhuman in every sense of the word and we don’t get enough credit for creating a whole human out of our body and nurturing it from our body. There’s not a lot of support for it, which I think is really unfortunate because men can’t do that.
Did you feel the support of your cast and the women in the office?
Absolutely. I think this group of girls minus, you know, are wonderful, supportive women and they’re all on this journey together and we’re all trying to stop each other because it’s a wild ride here. Having a group of women supporting you is everything.
What surprised you to see on the show that you didn’t know happened in real life?
Honestly, the whole drama. I didn’t actually see the fight between Nicole and Chrishell, so when I saw that I was like, ‘Oh my god, what’s going on?’ And then I didn’t even realize how tough Chelsea was on me and my family. I think it would have been very different for me personally if I had known. But at the end of the day, I can be the bigger person, that’s what it is. I am very comfortable and happy in my relationship and that is my truth and my son is well cared for and very loved. If it bothers her that much, it sounds like something she needs to deal with. Trending
Chelsea Lazkani takes on Bre Tiesi in the sixth season of Selling Sunset. Netflix
Chelsea spends a lot of time talking to the other agents on camera and in their interviews about you, your relationship, and your family. Did you know then that so much had happened?
No not at all. We had two situations that viewers could see, but we filmed for months and nothing else happened. And she changes her attitude, which will be very interesting in the seventh season. I was a little upset by some of the things she said and called us disgusting. A lot of this has been taken way too far. At the end of the day, we’re all human, and she kind of took it up a few notches and didn’t have to go as deep.
You explain on the show that you had your son last June and are not monogamous with your partner [Nick Cannon], and you have made it clear that you do not care about other people’s views of your private life. Why is it important to you not to care what other people think when it comes to your relationship and family?
i love my partner I think my partner is the most amazing person, from his work ethic to the way he treats people. I’ve never met anyone who has anything bad to say about my partner, aside from the negativity that comes with it [number of] Children [he’s had]. I think that says a lot about the intellect and behaviors someone has shown in the industry over decades. I would never force that opinion on anyone else, but since everyone is involved in my business and has something to say, I want people to understand that people have had unconventional lifestyles and relationships for many years. There are people who have open relationships, there are swingers, there are all kinds of situations that make people happy. I’m not trying to be the proponent of open relationships and “fucking monogamy” and all that shit. I respect monogamy and find it beautiful. If that works for you and makes you happy, then I love that. For other people who don’t want to do that, I think we should have the same support.