This week was a family-oriented week for a lot of your favorite reality TV stars- or at least there were a lot of family photos posted on Instagram.
A lot of the reality stars that you love (and love to hate- or at least love to make fun of) were very active on Instagram this week, but don’t worry about refreshing your feed. We have the most interesting photos from the past few days in this week’s edition of Instagram Roundup.
Vicki Gunvalson’s ex-husband Donn Gunvalson spent time with Briana Culberson, Ryan Culberson, and their two sons in North Carolina. Randy Houska was also on grandpa duty with his Chelsea Houska’s children.
Spoiler alert! Shepard “Shep” Rose wasn’t quite all-in on his quest to find love on his spin-off Relationshep (although I’d love to see him with producer Sarah!). Who knew? Technically, I don’t know for certain if his budding romance with the New York chick (I’ve already forgotten her name) crashed and burned, but he did mention a post-filming hookup with a former Summer House yoga one-off on a recent WWHL, so there’s that. However, we will get to see all this (and more!) unfold very soon because SOUTHERN CHARM IS RETURNING FOR ITS FIFTH SEASON VERY SOON! AS IN APRIL 5TH!!! <—This is me maintaining my cool.
Yes, the whole gang will be returning, with a calmer Kathryn Dennis, new mom/Peter Pan whisperer Cameran Eubanks, and a smitten Thomas Ravenel. Sadly, Craig Conover and Naomie Olindo are no longer a couple and are trying the old “exes as friends” thing perfected by Austen Kroll and Chelsea Meissner (now a “full time” cast member). Of course, they weren’t ever really a pair to begin with, but let’s give those crazy kids a story line! Regardless, I cannot wait for this new season. There will be hilarious antics, South of Broad drama, adorable babies, caftans, and, best of all, crafting Craig! Added bonus? No more Landon Clements!
This is news to me, apparently Chelsea Meissner was not a “cast member” on Southern Charm last season even though she appeared in most of the episodes, including trips, and the reunion. In related news, Chelsea is now a cast member on Southern Charm next season.
It makes sense to “add” another person to the cast since Landon Clements left the show, but Chelsea doesn’t bring that villain drama the same way Landon did. It will be interesting to see how next season goes without a villain to root against.
Let’s hope that Luann de Lesseps didn’t log into Instagram after she checked out of rehab earlier this week. She might feel a little bit slighted by her Real Housewives of New York costars. They did some sort of jail-themed workout class, complete with mock mugshots. Shade much? Or is it a merely a coincidence? I’m going to assume that it’s the former and just hope that this ends up contributing to a story line next season.
Aside from those glorious faux mugshots, there were some other great reality star photos for this week’s Instagram roundup.
At best, it can be said that Scheana Marie lacks self-awareness. Scheana’s frienemy Stassi Schroeder described her as narcissistic during the last Vanderpump Rules episode. Then there’s Scheana herself who adamantly denies her betrayal and dismisses her comments as jokes that just didn’t land.
The last Vanderpump Rules episode centered around everyone’s (alleged) adultery. Jax Taylor admitted to cheating on his girlfriend Brittany Cartwright and this has been the main story line all season. Tom Schwartz put himself on a break from taking shots after he blacked out and made out with a woman who isn’t his wife. And just for good measure, Katie Maloney and Kristen Doute claimed that Scheana’s new man Robert Valletta kissed someone else.
A lot of your favorite reality TV stars shared some intriguing snapshots in time for this week’s Instagram Roundup. Some of the stars were still on vacation following the winter holidays. Others got back to their “normal” lives which could be considered a luxurious vacation for most of us normal folk- which of course made for some jealousy-inducing Instagram posts.
Before we know it, we will be blessed with a brand new season of Southern Charm. Obviously the seasons are filmed months before they air, so the fans are already aware of some major plot points. Cameran Eubanks is now a mother. Craig Conover and Naomie Olindo ended their relationship. Shep Rose may (or may not) have a girlfriend thanks to his spin-off show Relationshep. Thomas Ravenel is dating a woman named Ashley Jacobs who hasn’t appeared on the show yet. Kathryn Dennis is working at a Charleston department store. Landon Clements is not a part of the cast.
All of those aspects are very much public, so I can’t help wondering what else is going on. Are there any other story lines that have been kept under wraps? Or did too much information leak thanks to interviews and social media? It might actually be the latter since production (allegedly) wants the cast members to chill out when it comes to their social media posts.