While we wait for an official announcement about Southern Charm’s return, viewers are still recovering from
Shep Rose the multitude of drama the stars gave us in Season 6. Not only were we tortured by the reappearance of Ashley Jacobs, fans were also introduced to recent college graduate, Eliza Limehouse. We can blame Eliza for bringing Ashley back, but it’s safe to say Thomas Ravenel’s ex wasn’t the one who brought class and sophistication to the show.
We can save that honor for Madison LeCroy. As Patricia Altschul’s hair stylist, Madison could also call herself Austen Kroll’s girlfriend. Because unemployed men with zero ambition and friends like Shep are a hot commodity in Charleston! Austen tested Madison’s boundaries when he was busted having a threesome. Madison tested Austen’s nerves when she wouldn’t take any of Shep’s misogynist garbage. By the time the cast reunited for the reunion, Austen and Madison were sadly no more. Well, now that
filming is about to start the holidays are approaching, we might have been given an early gift. Love is in the air! Sorry single gals and guys, it looks like Austen might be off the market again.
I just want to begin by saying even for the most jaded reality television drama lovers, this one is sketchy. Southern Charm star, Kathryn Dennis has been accused of many things. She had a problem with substance abuse and went to rehab. She has been accused of being an unfit mother by Thomas Ravenel. The courts disagreed and she was awarded 50/50 custody of her kids after a lengthy battle. The father of her children also accused Kathryn of conspiring against him with the victim of a now-settled sexual assault charge. Thomas admitted guilt and was forced to pay a fine.
Throughout all of these accusations, Kathryn has remained relatively low key. She lost her mother to cancer over the summer and ended her relationship with former boyfriend, Hunter Price. Aside from a couple of car accidents, which didn’t exactly help her reformed image, Kathryn generally stays under the radar. Until now, that is. In a very twisted turn of events, new allegations were lodged against Kathryn. But by all accounts, it has no chance of sticking.
In July, I was innocently scrolling through Instagram and then I was blindsided by a photo of Kameron Westcott and Ashley Jacobs. Why was a Real Housewives of Dallas star hanging with a wannabe Southern Charm cast member? Have they been friends this whole time?
When Kameron posted that photo, she received a lot of backlash from her followers that watch Southern Charm. She really had no idea what she was getting into when she shared that picture.
Another season of Southern Charm has wrapped up. The show was more subdued without the drama of Thomas Ravenel, but it was still fun to spend time with the Charleston gang each week.
Charmer Naomie Olindo has been on the show for three seasons, first as the girlfriend of Craig Conover. This year, we saw Naomie working on growing her new business. We also met her new boyfriend, Metul Shah. Naomie is not one to stir up lots of drama with her castmates, but you have to wonder, what does she really think of her Southern Charm co-stars?
Our summer with the folks of Southern Charm has come to a bittersweet end. Sweet because it’s over, and bitter because the story line centered around a withering bromance and toxic romance of an Austen Kroll triangle. The wayward beer enthusiast spent the season entangled in a twisted web, pulled between his snobby, elitist wing man and shrill, roid-raging girlfriend. It wasn’t the stuff of Bravo dreams…that’s for sure!
Andy Cohen welcomes Danni Baird to the sofa before Austen continues to lecture Kathryn Dennis about her admittedly odd Watch What Happens Live appearance. Naomie Olindo interjects to state that a friend of hers witnessed Kathryn drinking before her evening in the clubhouse. Cameran Eubanks had the same snitch friend texting her this intel as well. Kathryn maintains that she didn’t have a sip of alcohol before WWHL, and she’d admit it if she did.
In fact, Kathryn has already shared that she is back to drinking in moderation…whatever that means. Craig Conover reveals that often times the cast has lied about seeing Kathryn drink because they didn’t think she was allowed to drink. Shep Rose agrees that they have all defended Kathryn’s reputation more than she knows.
Geez Louise. There is a lot to unpack from last night’s Southern Charm reunion, the least of which was the spectrum of outfits…but seriously, can we talk about that for a quick second? Cameran Eubanks keeps it chic and simple with her gorgeous dress and amazing shoes, but the rest of the ladies are all over the map! While Naomie Olindo looks cute repping her line, she could be at a dance club or hanging out at the mall in the 80’s with her look. And while we’re on the subject of the 80’s, Chelsea Meissner stole her dress from the Dynasty costume archives. Of course, no one’s ensemble is more confusing than Kathryn Dennis’ bridesmaid’s dress and matching eye shadow. It’s just…a lot.
Cameran is under fire from some viewers who thought she whined too much about motherhood. Instead of being defensive, Cameran admits that she cringed a bit watching some of her complaints this season. While she misses her career and the adult time it afforded her, she knows she is incredibly lucky to be able to afford to be a stay-at-home mom. Motherhood has certainly changed Cameran, and she loves that she can watch Palmer grow and change each day. Cam apologizes if she came across spoiled or privileged as she is very aware of her good fortune. Kathryn comes to Cameran’s defense, asserting that every mother struggles with the same feelings of guilt and the inability to balance.
It seems like Craig Conover is over the split with Naomie Olindo. It may have taken way too long in a very public manner, but he finally got that last bit of closure during their only one-on-one coversation during this season of Southern Charm.
We never really got to see if their relationship progressed since Naomie skipped out on pretty much every event Craig went to. She didn’t go to the pillow party at his house. She also ditched the cast trip to Colorado and was forced to film with Ashley Jacobs instead. However, Naomie and Craig were both at the season finale party, where Craig was miffed that she and her new man Metul Shah wouldn’t take shots with him. Well, Naomie can’t ditch the Southern Charm reunion. Should we expect the exes to argue about their previous relationship and throw shade? Apparently not.
Eliza Limehouse has just completed her first year as a full-time cast member of Southern Charm. Somehow, she has mostly managed to avoid drama with her co-stars, other than a bizarre run-in with Kathryn Dennis early in the season. Eliza’s main purpose has seemed to be to issue event invites to fame wh*re Ashley Jacobs to annoy the rest of the cast. A thankless job, to be sure.
Although Eliza has not been the lightening rod that newcomer Madison Lecroy has been, she is not without opinions. That includes her thoughts about the recent social media debacle of pal Shep Rose, who posted an ill-advised video of a woman collecting cans on the street. Shep made crude comments making fun of the woman. Plus, she was filmed, despite asking not to be on camera.