Throughout the seven seasons of Southern Charm, there have been so many controversies, arguments and scandals that it’s hard to remember them all.
However, there is one villain who may be gone for the show but will never be forgotten — Ashley Jacobs, Thomas Ravenel‘s ex. And Shep Rose is apparently still a little scarred by Ashley’s time on the show, but aren’t we all?
Us Weekly recently shared an excerpt from Shep‘s upcoming book where he talks about his former castmates. Specifically, he recalls the time between Seasons 6 and 7 when Cameran Eubanks, Naomie Olindo and Chelsea Meissner quit the show.
“We’ve had people come and go over the years. I hated to see good friends like Cameran leave, but things change and evolve, and so does the show. I miss Chelsea and Naomie too, and will always consider them friends,” Shep wrote.
Shep continued, “I thought Chelsea brought a down-home feeling and real Southernness to the table. … Naomie lost her dad and she had also fallen in love, and I don’t think she wanted to share all that on TV. She chose family over filming, and how can that ever be wrong?”
He went on to give his opinion about all his castmates past and present, and throw some shade at Ashley.
“I genuinely think that every person who has been on our show is redeemable and essentially good. Well, maybe not Thomas‘s ex-girlfriend Ashley,” he wrote. Major shade.
So let’s unpack this quote. The majority of Southern Charm viewers can probably agree that Ashley was a true villain on the show. We all knew it was uncool when she called Kathryn Dennis “just an egg donor” for Thomas, among other awful insults. Her relationship with Thomas was toxic, but is she truly beyond redemption in general? That’s up for debate.
And it’s also debatable that she really is the worst of the bunch. I mean, Thomas was accused of sexual assault, Kathryn dealt with a racism scandal, the majority of the men have been unfaithful/toxic to women and Shep himself filmed himself berating a homeless person. And that’s just a few controversies off the top of my head. A lot of those events could probably be seen as essentially bad and pretty unredeemable but to each his own.
TELL US- DO YOU AGREE WITH SHEP THAT ASHLEY JACOBS IS TRULY THE WORST SOUTHERN CHARM CAST MEMBER? DO YOU MISS CHELSEA, CAMERAN AND NAOMI ON THE SHOW?
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