Southern Charm Season 7 started out with a lot of Cameran Eubanks-centered drama. However, Cameran quit the show by then. The one time Cam actually had a storyline that didn’t involve her casting judgment on someone else’s life, she just peaced out. She even had her close friend Leva Bonaparte who would have been in her corner if she decided to confront Kathryn Dennis.
Kathryn spread rumors that Cam’s husband Jason Wimberly was cheating on her. Instead of just denying this on the show (if it is indeed false) and putting Kathryn in her place, Cameran just stopped filming. Is that the ultimate sign of maturity? Or is it just simply an example of “when there’s smoke, there’s fire”? I guess we will never really know. Was it messy for Kathryn to spread this gossip? Hell, yes (especially if it is false). However, as the flashbacks showed, Cameran was not kind to Kathryn for many years. Does that justify what Kathryn did? No, but it’s certainly a messy situation.
Southern Charm really feels like it is missing Cameran Eubanks. She was the classy, mature one in the group who had her life organized since the series premiere. Cameran was a good friend to her cast mates, and side-stepped any conflict by simply choosing not to engage.
Despite her friendship with the cast, there was one person that Cameran always kept at arms length. Rightly so perhaps. Drama and rumors swirled around Kathryn Dennis since her involvement with Thomas Ravenel to the current season. Kathryn was also behind the rumor that Cameran’s husband Jason Wimberly was having an affair. This vicious gossip is the reason that Cameron left the show. Now, Cameran’s friend and cast successor Leva Bonaparte is sharing her opinion regarding her departure.
The Southern Charm series sure has it’s share of love triangles and failed relationships. Currently we have Thomas Ravenel, his newest baby’s mother, and Kathryn Dennis. Then there’s Austen Kroll, Madison LeCroy, and John Pringle. Honestly, none of these combinations of relationships are going to work out. But that’s not why we watch, is it?
This show has also kept viewers on their toes for the birth of three Southern Charm babies in 7 seasons. Thomas and Kathryn had their two. Shortly after they entered into an intense custody battle, and there was yet another love triangle. This time it involved the infamous Ashley Jacobs. There was also Cameran Eubanks who previously claimed she would never be ready for parenthood. Instead, she has taken motherhood by the ovaries. It’s almost impossible to say what will happen next, but that didn’t stop the current cast from placing their bets anyways!
Austen Kroll, after years of puppy-dogging behind Shep Rose and Craig Conover, may finally be coming into his own. He’s one by one starting to call out his cast-mates for being shitty. It’s sort of impressive. He’s even come for Patricia Altshul’s caftans. Look out now!
While some seem to think Austen’s whining is limitless and played out, others are finding it refreshing. He’s certainly shooting his shot on this season of Southern Charm. On camera, and off.
The last time Craig Conover dated on camera, he was clearly mismatched with Southern Charm alum Naomie Olindo. They were polar opposites. She was driven and focused, while Craig struggled to find motivation. He cycled through different endeavors, but never committed to anything. Naomie lost patience and often belittled him on camera. They split up, and she eventually left the show.
Craig seemed pretty affected by the breakup, and did not pursue any relationships. At least not publicly. Craig did find success in his professional life after founding the company Sewing Down South. Maybe that success boosted his confidence to start dating again, and wouldn’t that be nice to see, especially since one of Craig’s costars has high expectations for his new lady.
The off camera Southern Charm drama has been absolutely flowing during and prior to this latest season. But let’s go back a little bit. This show, though loved for years, has also been touted as one of the most problematic Bravo has ever seen. They literally had episodes scrubbed from existence they were so disgusting. We’ve had empty couch seats at reunions due to sexual assault allegations. Yet somehow this season we have an entire racist monkey emoji fiasco. Not to mention a super lackluster rich guy acting entitled to his friends girlfriend?
I would ask if these people will ever learn, but I think the proof is in the pudding. Using words like “sanctimonious” then silently allowing slut shaming of a single mother. Ringing bells to alert the help and then purposely appropriating and selling entire outfits to contribute to your already massive wealth. The hypocrisy is THICK. At best, these seem more like morbid compulsions and not conscious choices. At worst, well….you know.
The relationships of Southern Charm are all pretty depressing. Not to mention archaic. The love triangle between John Pringle, Austen Kroll and Madison LeCroy is a good example of both. Who can forget Austen getting caught in a threesome off season. Yet Madison stayed. Now John is trying to win her affection simply by….being rich? I’m not even sure what exactly this guy is offering. Yet everyone seems convinced he’s deserving of Madison’s affection.
I love watching two borderline unemployed men fight for the attention of a woman who owns her own business while raising a child and co-parenting. Not. Why did Madison stay with this jabroni?!?