SELLING Sunset star Chrishell Stause's ex Keo Motsepe is "truly ashamed" for the "web of lies" he created in the lead-up to their split, it is claimed.
The Netflix show favorite and Dancing With The Stars pro called time on their short yet sweet relationship this week.
The break-up came just days after Chrishell, 39, finalized her high-profile divorce with ex Justin Hartley, with this particular heartbreak forming one of the main plotlines of Selling Sunset's third season.
It has been a messy relationship end for the glam realtor, despite initial claims their split was "mutual."
The actress this week took to her Instagram page to let rip at Keo, 31, for "playing the victim" and "lying" after their emotional business was made public.
Now a source has conceded Keo made a "big mistake" - and there will likely be no fairytale happy ending.
They told US Weekly: "Keo was caught in a web of lies.
"He’s not denying the fact that he lied to her [Chrishell] and is truly ashamed about something he did.
"He genuinely loved her but made a big mistake."
In a telling forecast, they added: "I don’t see them getting back together."
Some quarters claimed the reason for the split was because of Keo's mother's tragic passing and its timing, which prompted Selling Sunset's cheery agent to take to social media slamming the sources who had told PEOPLE and E! News.
In her first Instagram story, she wrote: "Welp! How it started," to a source's quote that revealed they weren't the "right fit" anymore.
She then shared a second grab from PEOPLE's story where it claimed that Keo was "heartbroken" over their breakup and claimed the reason they ended things was because he was devastated over his mom's death.
Chrishell wrote below the quote: "Ok, I truly wanted to keep this drama free, but playing the victim and bringing your mom into it is a step too far for me. Taking the high road is overrated sometimes!
"I was also 100 percent in it as well, until revelations told to me recently have made me question if you could even order a coffee without lying."
She then shared an article titled Liar, Liar: How to Break Free From Habitual Liar as the song Beautiful Liar by Shakira and Beyonce played.
In a fourth story, Chrishell answered a fan who tried to defend Keo and say that he hadn't been the one to talk to the media, it had been an anonymous source, and that maybe that wasn't how he felt.
The recent Dancing With The Stars contestant replied: "I gathered all the facts before I posted. Don't worry. I know exactly where it came from."
In her last story of the night, Chrishell answered a fan who suggested she stopped posting about it on social media and simply ignored what was going on by saying: "Yes, I am aware. If I end up along with cats – it was worth it.
"But I am also human and not a robot. When you are the a** in the breakup and the other person tries to let you save face and take the high road publicly ... probably best to not poke a bear with receipts.
"I will try to be a better person tomorrow. Today wasn't the day."
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The screen siren, who has landed television roles on All My Children and on Days of Our Lives, was married to This Is Us star, Justin and previously engaged to actor, Matthew Morrison.
A judge signed off on Chrishell and Justin's divorce documents on February 8, PEOPLE reported on Monday, days before her break up with Keo emerged.
Two years after marrying Chrishell in 2017, Justin filed for divorce citing “irreconcilable differences" and she filed for dissolution of the marriage in December 2019.
Chrishell admitted to feeling “blindsided” by Justin and the divorce – but he began dating his The Young and the Restless co-star Sofia shortly after his marriage ended, with the pair still together.