Chrishell Stause Responds To Backlash Over Family's Large Holiday Gathering

Selling Sunset star Chrishell Stause is facing backlash for posting about her large family gathering on Christmas amidst a global pandemic.

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Fans Chrishell Stause will know the real estate agent recently announced her relationship with *Dancing with the Stars* pro, Keo Motsepe.

The two met while Chrishell competed on the show this past season, and fans couldn't be happier for the pair!

However, the love birds are now coming under fire for gathering with Chrishell's family amdist the COVID-19 pandemic.

Now, the Selling Sunset star is responding to the backlash and defending her decision.

"Introduced @keo_motsepe to the fam. He fit right in. Merry Christmas everyone from mine to yours!!! Sending you all so much love," Chrishell captioned the pic.

The comment section quickly became filled with concern.

"Please be mindful of your platform. It’s not good to show large family gatherings. It makes others think it’s okay," wrote one fan.

"Adore you both, but covid." wrote another.

In response to the backlash, the 39-year-old added to her original caption: "To those bringing up Covid concerns, I understand and agree this was not a good use of my platform."

"I normally always try to be socially responsible with my posts because I am naturally a compassionate person. I can see how this does not show that to some. I understand you won’t agree, but at least so you can see where I am coming from- This is my immediate family and we all are able to test before and after," she continued.

"This is the first Christmas without our mom we felt important to be there for each other in a tough year. Keo brought such welcomed happiness and selfishly I posted in a very happy moment. Please be safe and I am sending all my love to my supporters & critics. I hear all of you and can appreciate feedback from both sides."

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