Christine Quinn Discussed the 'Extremely Hurtful' Portrayal She Received On Selling Sunset

Quinn found that her co-stars were "pitted against" her throughout the latest season of the show.

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Now that the hit Netflix series Selling Sunset has finally returned to the streaming service for its fourth season, fans have had the chance to see what the glamorous group of L.A.-based realtors had been up to over the past year. This season, Christine Quinn was filmed during the last weeks of her first pregnancy, and revealed on camera that she almost died during labor with her son, Christian Georges Dumontet. Now, the reality star is opening up about her experience with postpartum depression and post-traumatic stress disorder throughout filming. (Related: These Are The Subtle Signs of Postpartum Depression You Shouldn't Ignore)

"I was pregnant on top of dealing with postpartum depression… This season was really difficult for me," says Quinn in a recent interview with ET Canada. "I did the best that I could with the emotions that I was dealing with at the time and that I'm still dealing with now."

During labor with her little one, who she shares with husband Christian Richard, Quinn needed an emergency C-section after the umbilical cord became wrapped around the baby's neck and both of them experienced a rapid drop in heart rate. Though Quinn returned to filming shortly after the emotional ordeal, she now tells ET Canada that she felt "misunderstood" and "constantly attacked" while privately managing mental health struggles after delivery. She was "absolutely" up front with Selling Sunset producers and her co-workers at the Oppenheim Group about what she was going through, but noted that her reputation as the villain of the popular series had her feeling uneasy every time she went to work, she adds. Watching how she was portrayed on the series was "extremely hurtful," she says in the new interview. (While you're here, read more about Quinn's traumatic labor.)

"They make fun of the fact of me being late in the show. 'Oh, Christine's late. Oh, Christine's late.' And it's because I was literally having panic attacks and I was worried about my pregnancy and something going wrong…" she tells the outlet. "It was a lion's den and these girls were pitted against me. And it was really, really difficult."

Once the season aired, Quinn was also subject to online commentary about her body during and after pregnancy, as well as speculation that she faked her pregnancy — allegations she tackled head-on. "...editing and chronological order on the show doesn't really necessarily help because I had my baby and then I was doing a yoga scene," she now tells ET Canada. "But in real life and that yoga scene, I was actually pregnant. They edited me from, you know, the boobs up so I got a lot of backlash on social media saying, 'I can't believe you're doing yoga two weeks after giving birth after having an emergency C-section.' My process was not easy by any means and on TV, they make it look easy. But I was struggling in real life. I really was." (Related: Why Some Women May Be More Biologically Susceptible to Postpartum Depression)

Quinn was even subject to social media rumors that she faked her pregnancy due to the way the episodes were edited. She took to both Instagram Stories and Twitter to call out the "beyond f*cking sick" speculation, asking those who were commenting and DMing her about faking her pregnancy to apologize. "This is seriously so hurtful," she writes in a tweet.

Back in July, Quinn shared details about baby Christian's "extremely dramatic entrance" in honor of his two-month birthday in a post on Instagram. "Reliving the trauma on Selling Sunset about my birth experience, was one of the most difficult things I have ever done; let alone allowing these very raw, personal moments of my life captured on camera," she writes in the caption. "I am not often publicly vulnerable, as I feel the responsibility to put on a brave face, despite still feeling at the time hopeless, terrified, and to this day traumatized. "Both myself, and baby Christian are lucky to be alive." (Related: Why More Women Have PTSD Than Men But Fewer Are Diagnosed)

In true Christine fashion, she concludes her candid post with a perfect mix of humor and realness. "I realized that with the responsibility of being a role model, it requires complete authenticity, and I wouldn't be genuine if I didn't share my vulnerabilities in the process," she writes. "That to me is the true definition of being a Boss Bitch." Here's hoping both she and her little one are on the road to recovery and have all the love and support they need.

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