Christine Quinn shocked her coworkers—and the world—when she kicked season 2 of Selling Sunset off with the bombshell announcement that she was engaged to Christian Richard (née Dumontet). Cut to three seasons later, and the show’s resident bad girl has fully settled down with the tech mogul, tying the knot in a gorgeous gothic winter-themed wedding and welcoming a little bambino named Christian Georges Dumontet.
And yet, beyond the fact that he adores Quinn, little has been revealed about the man with a personality big enough to capture the outspoken reality star’s heart. We’ve done our homework to find out just who Christine Quinn’s husband is: Here’s everything we managed to track down on her mystery man.
He Co-Founded Foodler in 2004
Apart from Selling Sunset, Dumontet is most-known for his former role as the CEO and co-founder of Foodler, a food delivery service that once rivaled the likes of Grubhub before it was acquired by its competitor in 2017.
He Was an Early Bitcoin Supporter
While most of us are just beginning to add words like “crypto” into our vernaculars, Dumontet has been singing its praises for years. In 2013, his company became the first food delivery service to accept Bitcoin as a form of payment.
The tech guru also wrote an article for HuffPost on the topic. “The cryptography behind it is fascinating to me. [The other founders and I] have software backgrounds and are excited about innovation. That was a motivator,” he wrote of the company’s decision to embrace Bitcoin. “There are advantages to us as well: No transaction fees. No chargebacks. We don’t have to worry about fraud.”
He Met Quinn Through a Mutual Friend
The How to Be a Boss B*tch author opened up to Bustle in 2020 about being introduced to her future spouse by a mutual friend who went on a date with him, but didn’t feel romantic sparks. Luckily, that wasn't the case for Quinn. “Him and I had an amazing steak dinner and got to know each other, and we just hit it off right away," she recalled, adding, "He's everything that I ever wanted.”
Better yet? He was looking to buy some real estate. “And then [my friend's] like, ‘Also, he's looking for a house,'" she said. "And I was like: double bonus.”
He Has Lived in Several Countries
According to his HuffPost contributor bio, Dumontet is not only a regular visitor to other countries, he’s lived in several of them. “He only cares about his work and traveling,” Quinn has said to Bustle, adding, “Which I care about as well.”
He Retired Before He Turned 40
In 2017, Grubhub acquired Foodler in an all-cash deal for what Forbes reports was $65 million—enough for Dumontet to live quite comfortably for the rest of his life—all ahead of his 40th birthday.
He Just Launched a New Business With His Wife
Despite his early retirement, it was announced in April 2022 that the business mogul was getting back into the CEO game, this time alongside Quinn. The couple's company is called RealOpen, and it uses a secure, proprietary software to verify crypto funds in the purchase or sale of a home.
“We saw a great market opportunity for cryptocurrency digital asset holders,” Dumtontet told Forbes of their shared venture. “If someone were to sell their crypto for cash first, they'd have to do that, then get the verification proof of funds letter from the bank, and that incurs a taxable event at that moment,” he explained. “With RealOpen, they can keep their crypto throughout that entire process, which means continued participation in the market. We provide continuous verification of funds throughout the process so that the seller knows, as the buyer places offers, that they really do have this money and they can't play games with the transferring cash in and out. That taxable event only occurs at the moment of the closing.”
He Hates the Spotlight
While Quinn seemingly eats the cameras up, her spouse tends to shy away from them “He's the opposite of me in every way, because I love to put myself out there,” the realtor told Bustle. “I love to be fabulous. He doesn't care about dressing up or looking good. He doesn't care about any of that stuff.”
He Was an Engineering Lead at Cisco
Prior to embarking on his entrepreneurial journey, Dumontet served as a software engineer and engineering lead at Cicso Systems, Inc.—an IT company specializing in switches, routers, and cybersecurity.
He's a Dad
The businessman welcomed son Christian Georges Dumontet with his wife on May 15, 2021, following an emergency C-section. According to Quinn, it was Dumontet's strength that got her through the harrowing ordeal, with the model referring to him as her "rock." "He was very calm throughout the whole process," she told PEOPLE in May 2021. "I am humbled and grateful that three of us came home from the hospital."
He Was a Gifted Student
Not only did Dumontet graduate from the College of New Jersey in 2000 with a perfect GPA and a Bachelor of Science, he reportedly attended the Center for Talented Youth program for gifted students while in middle school.