The best thing about reality television? The real drama seems to happen once the tape stops rolling. A reader sent us the following pics of Southern Belles: Louisville’sShea Johnson getting seemingly cozy with Russ Renbarger.
Yes this is the same “playboy” Russ that briefly dated Hadley Hartzon the show. The pictures were taken at Russ’s new bar, Renbarger’s Brewhaus, in Louisville on Monday night.
The reader also informed us that Russ briefly dated the not so honorable judge, Katie King right before the show started filming. Katie King is the homewrecker woman who cheated with Shea’s fiance, Jeff Stovall. I keep hearing Katie and Jeff are still together.
So are Shea and Russ dating? or just having a friendly night with alcohol involved? Though these pictures look interesting, I doubt Shea would date Hadley’s ex. I remain on Team Shea for now.
People are still buzzing about the season finale of Soapnet’sSouthern Belles: Lousiville, which revealed Jeff Stovall cheated on his fiance, Shea Johnson. To thicken the plot, the “other woman” just happened to be Louisville Judge, Katie King.
Katie had also appeared on previous episodes of the show due to cast member, Hadley, helping her with her campaign. The good folks at Springston blogspot (a blog about Louisville New & Politics) were able to get the above photo of Katie and Jeff. The picture was allegedly taken on July 10th during a birthday bash Katie threw for someone. Katie took down the pictures, but the Springston blogger was able to save a copy.
I wonder why Katie would take the pictures down if she had nothing to be ashamed of. And is it just me or does Katie look rather aged for being only 29 years old? Katie seems to be a rather controversial figure in the city of Louisville. There are rumors of drug use, as well as a supposed restraining order taken out against her by an ex boyfriend. Interesting.
There are also reports that Katie and Jeff are no longer together.
The season finale of Soapnet’sSouthern Belle: Lousville ended tonight with quite a shocker.
We first find out Kellie decided to stay in Louisville rather than moving to Chicago with her boyfriend, Jeff. Kellie decides to end her pattern of depending too much on the men in her life. Was very happy to see Kellie make this choice. Something about Jeff just doesn’t come off right. He seemed a bit cold in my opinion when telling Kelly he did not want to have children with her in the past episodes.
Julie decides to take charge of her life, and asks a younger guy out. The show says they two are still dating. Emily breaks the news of moving to Vegas to her father, who finally gives her his blessing. Hadley finally sees what we all see in Russ and decides to end things with him. We also find out Hadley and Kellie will be working together on Kelly’s new dating business – “Dating Sucks.“
The show definitely saved the best for last when we see a much thinner Shea tearfully talk about her heartbreak. Shea informs us that she found out her fiance, Jeff Stovall, was cheating on her the same week her mother died. To make things worse, Jeff was with the other woman the night her mom was being buried.
This was quite a shocker. Though I had heard the rumors that the engagement was over, I did not expect it to be due to infidelity. The two seemed to be loving together, especially when Shea gave in and agreed to get the big house Jeff wanted.
There is a rumor going around that the woman Jeff cheated with was Katie King. The same Katie that Hadley was campaigning for in earlier episodes. I’m not certain on the accuracy of this. Others are saying Jeff is still with the woman he cheated on Shea with, whomever that might be. I really felt for Shea tonight. Having to bury her mother and cancel her wedding in the same week has to be tough. According to the show, Jeff refused to appear on camera to talk about what happened.
UPDATE – It’s pretty much confirmed that the woman Jeff was cheating with was indeed Katie King. Shea also updated her facebook status last night sarcastically saying “Your Honor Katie King.” Katie is a Judge by the way. Pretty pathetic for someone in Katie’s position to do such a thing.
Southern Belles: Louisville is arguably the best reality show you are not watching. It is a new reality show on Soapnet featuring 5 young women in their 20s and 30s as they go through their lives. It has been described by some as a reality show version of Sex and The City.
I started watching this show by chance a few weeks back and I must say I AM HOOKED! It reminds me a lot of the Real Housewives series, with younger women ofcourse. Imagine the lives of the Bravo housewives 10 – 20 years ago, and you pretty much have this show.
It airs Thursday nights at 10/9c on Soapnet. Below is more information about each cast member -
MEET YOUR SOUTHERN BELLES
Emily is the prodigal daughter who turned her back on the riches of her family’s business to pursue a career as a TV reporter.
She’s been pursuing her entertainment dreams since she was a teenager. Her father doesn’t approve of daddy’s little girl choosing the career she has and would rather her stay at home to take her place in her family’s multimillion dollar manufacturing company.
Will Emily be able to pursue her broadcasting future without alienating her family?
Hadley is the girl next door who is beautiful and fun to be around. She’s well educated and smart … except when it comes to the things that really matter: her love life and her career.
Although she has so much potential, she has a history of dating the wrong kind of guys and making poor career choices.
While mired in a low paying dead end job as a personal assistant, will Hadley be able to grow up and discover what she wants out of life?
Julie is a model on the verge of her 35th birthday and it’s time for her to face the hard truth: to stay in the game she’s going to have to adapt and evolve. Goodbye catwalk … hello soccer mom shoots! Julie creates a list of “things to do before you turn 35″ and sets out to accomplish each thing on it, which include finding a man and getting her modeling career back on track. As she works on keeping her career afloat she ventures into the choppy waters of the Louisville dating scene.
Will Julie be able to find true love before her ticking clock explodes?
Kellie is a divorcee who married into high society.
Newly divorced for the second time at 32, Kellie is attempting to stand on her own two feet again.She opens up a lot on the show about her past. She talks about her past struggles with her 2 divorces, as well as her past drug use.She also dwells into a new dating business she calls “Dating sucks”
Will she find success in launching her own business or again fall back on the security of a man?
SHEA On the outside it looks like Shea has it all. She’s a sophisticated socialite that comes from money and wants you to know it. Under the facade, she’s actually just a regular girl with her own family issues. She’s finally met someone who can give her something she’s never had: stability. And, she’s planning her wedding even though he hasn’t proposed.
Will her high-maintenance ways throw a wrench into her plans for a perfect life?