Sean Palmieri has confirmed his departure from Selling the OC, leaving another empty desk in the Oppenheim office.
The agent appeared in the first two seasons of the successful Netflix programme, a spin-off of Selling Sunset, with Tyler Stanaland, Alex Hall, Polly Brindle, and Alex Jarvis.
However, he announced his departure just days after the season three teaser debuted, which showed him ruffling feathers among the crew.
He discussed his departure and future professional step in a statement released earlier today by Entertainment Tonight.
‘Unfortunately, the Oppenheim Group was not a culture fit for me and I’m really excited for the future as I just signed as a partner with an amazing, top-producing team and mentor, Steve Games, previous owner of Prudential California Realty and Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty,’ it read.
‘Returning to the serene atmosphere of San Diego County, where I first ventured from Florida to California, brings me great joy.
‘I’m eager to explore the opportunities that lie ahead for my business and success in this vibrant community.’
The announcement may come as a huge surprise, considering the trailer for the new season revealed the oncoming drama, with Sean at the centre.
The crew threw doubt on his qualifications in the tape, which premiered during last week’s Selling Sunset season 7 reunion.
‘Sean is trouble. His business is suffering,’ Gio Helou said, as Tyler claimed: ‘He has never sold anything.’
Having precisely none of it, he quickly called his former co-star out, fuming: ‘It would be really nice if I had daddy hand me all my listings.’
Sean also had a violent argument with Austin Victoria, who accused him of’starting rumours’ about his family.
Defending his actions, he insisted: ‘I am sleeping like a baby because I have the truth,’
Things heated up between the two during an intense dispute, with cast members trying to separate them at one point.
‘I heard some rumors that you started. Don’t play stupid. I’ve heard it from multiple people,’ Austin yelled.
‘You don’t talk about my family.’
Sean isn’t the only member of the O Group to leave; Tyler previously left for a position at Douglas Elliman alongside his father, John Stanaland.
‘Leaving the Oppenheim Group wasn’t an easy decision, but is the right decision for me and my clients,’ he told People Magazine.
‘Not only am I joining my dad and brother at Douglas Elliman, I’m aligning with a brand that has unparalleled reach and presence in the market with a renowned network of agents and industry leaders.’
Touching on his future on the program, he simply added: ‘Selling the OC revolves around agents at the Oppenheim Group. As of today, I will be working at Douglas Elliman.’
Selling the OC is available to stream on Netflix.