In an interview with People forward of the discharge of her debut ebook, Under Construction: Because Living My Best Life Took a Little Work, Stause stated the potential of being a single guardian appears each “scary” and “a little freeing”.
In December 2021 the pair announced they had split as a result of their views on beginning a household weren’t “aligned”.
“It’s bittersweet. You can’t talk out this problem. It’s just something that, it is what it is,” Stause stated of her and Oppenheim’s breakup.
“We’ll see what happens with my future, but I definitely think that I’m keeping all my options open,” she added, explaining that she is not opposed to exploring fertility routes that don’t require a accomplice.
“I would love for that [to meet someone] to happen, but if it doesn’t, I feel like I can do it on my own.
“That’s something that seems scary, but it also seems a little freeing, knowing that I’m not tied down to this idea that I only have this finite amount of time to figure it out.”
However, Stause clarified that she nonetheless has hope she will discover and a accomplice and doesn’t plan to discover fertility routes but.
“I feel like it’s one of those things where I’m giving myself a certain amount of time,” she stated.
“It’s 2022 and we have to kind of look at all options. I definitely have come around to the thought that, yes, I’m going to go and try and [find a partner], but if I don’t find that, that’s okay too.”
Stause was beforehand married to This Is Us actor Justin Hartley, who filed for divorce in November 2019 after two years of marriage.
News of the divorce and its impression on Stause was documented within the third season of Selling Sunet, throughout which she claimed Hartley had notified her of their separation by way of textual content.
Opening up about her previous relationships, Stause informed People that her experiences had modified her view of affection and a “perfect romance”.
“My whole life, I had this idea of Cinderella – a guy sweeps you off your feet, you live happily ever after.
“But it’s a new world out there and I’ve just decided we were all messed up a little bit by Cinderella. Sometimes you have to be your own fairy godmother.”