Selling Sunset's, Maya Vander, is a fan-favourite. Here's everything you need to know about the reality star and talented real estate agent.
If you're a fan of the drama-fuelled and audacious hit show Selling Sunset, you're not alone. The luxury properties, high-end fashion and popcorn-munching moments are enough to hook you. But you probably want to know more about the stars themselves... so let's take a look inside the real life of Maya Vander.
What did Maya do before joining the Oppenheim Group?
Before she became an international success, Maya Vander was born and raised in Israel. She initially had plans to become a model, moving to Amsterdam to kick-start her career when she was 20 years old.
However, Maya did a complete 180° and somehow ended up in real estate. Although it's not as random as it seems; Maya grew up in a family of property investors and clearly showed appreciation for the skill.
She moved to Los Angeles in 2002 and joined the Oppenheim Group shortly after. This was the beginning of a very good career as a real estate agent.
Who is Maya Vander's husband?
Of course, we know that in Selling Sunset season two that the star shared her pregnancy announcement, and Maya gave birth to her baby boy, followed by a surprise second child, daughter Elle Madison. This was a precious moment, as Maya revealed she has previously suffered two miscarriages.
Maya Vander keeps much of her life private, which includes her husband's identity and their relationship. On the reality show, she simply refers to him as "my husband" leaving us wondering: who's the daddy?
From what we know, Maya refers to her hubby as "Dave" and they've been together for 6 years.
Why is Maya Vander's husband not on Selling Sunset?
In an interview with Page Six, Maya explains that although she would love her husband to be on the show, Dave's job is very serious. He works in finance in Miami's financial hub and likes to keep his personal life out of the public eye, so as not to compromise his business deals or "destroy his career". Although Maya's husband has no qualms with her being on the show, and is "very supportive" of her decisions.
In fact, Maya says "doing a reality show is very risky... you saw what happened to Crishell and even her ex-husband wasn't in the show... everything is exposed in public. So I don't share as much as I would like to, but it is what it is".
When speaking to Page Six, Maya claims that her husband is a "great guy" and although the two are non-stop busy, with the added stress of two children, they "try to respect each other and communicate".
What does Maya really think about the reality show?
Maya is probably the most mature real estate agent on the show, rarely getting involved in the drama but more a fly on the wall. Previous seasons of Selling Sunset have revealed twisted truths between co-stars Christine Quinn and Crishell Strauss, long-term best friends falling out, heartbreak and more.
However, Maya Vander has a no-nonsense attitude and because of this, she avoids most of the drama. She reveals that as she keeps a lot of her personal life out of the storylines, that's probably why she doesn't have much screen time! This is a real shame because Maya has some incredible punch lines.
Where does Maya live?
This busy mum makes motherhood, working and travelling look easy. Maya Vander has never once complained about juggling her work-life balance, and it's proven by how she travels between LA and Miami. She has a house in both cities, allowing her to continue excelling in her dream job.
Is Maya a vegetarian?
What fans might not know about the reality TV star is that she's a vegetarian. Maya gave Cosmopolitan UK a tour of her Miami house, revealing that her fridge is stocked-up with colour fruits and vegetables, being the main staple of her diet. She also keeps a pilates and exercise bike in the guest room, to keep fit and healthy.
Does Maya have Social Media?
Absolutely! Maya Vander can be found on Instagram, where she posts regularly with cute baby pics and even real estate tips. She has over 887K followers and thousand of likes and Instagram comments.
Go give her a follow for regular updates and photos of Maya's husband, son Aiden and their baby girl. Be warned: the green-eyed monster might show itself...
What's next for Maya and her family?
Maya Vander and her husband recently announced that they were expecting a third child soon! As their family grows, so does their career. Maya admits she is working two jobs, both at the Oppenheim Group and the Douglas Elliman Real Estate agents based in Florida.
But that's not all, this busy mum also established her own business called "The Maya Vander Group" where she continues to grow her client base.
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