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!
According to a recent press release, there are high times in the Lowcountry, but the focus won’t be solely on the volatile T-Rav/Kathryn dynamic. It shares, “This season on Southern Charm, relationships old and new are tested as the women are turning the good old boys club on its head. With years of friction seemingly behind them, Kathryn and Thomas reached a custody agreement and have officially moved forward. Kathryn, now an independent woman, is marking her territory in Charleston and has high hopes of growing closer with the ladies of the group. Meanwhile, Thomas has found a new love interest, Ashley, who has relocated to the city and is shaking up the newly solid ground he and Kathryn have finally found.”
The statement teases, “After years of fighting motherhood, Cameran welcomes her first child, Palmer, to the world. However, despite focusing on raising her daughter, Cameran still finds herself doling advice to the childish members of the crew. Meanwhile, Shep is fresh off his search for love that didn’t go as planned and wonders if he is cut out for a life of romance. After a contentious breakup, Craig and Naomie struggle to remain friends, realizing quickly how hard it is to move on in a small town where everyone knows your business. Despite this, Craig is determined to pinpoint what went wrong, and launch a sewing empire, so he enlists a life coach to help keep him in balance. After a recent break up, Chelsea and Austen try to maintain a friendship, even though Austen has moved on with her close friend. Is this Charleston group strong enough to weather the ever-changing dynamics, or will they crumble under the pressure?”
To say I’m excited for this crew to return to my weekly reality rotation would be a gross understatement. I live for this train wreck crashing into the beautiful background of my favorite city. It is simply everything. Check out a sneak peek below and set your calendar for Southern Charm’s return Thursday, April 5 at 9 PM/ET. They’ve got more honey than any honey bees!
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