The current era of Southern Charm‘s main source of controversy is Madison LeCroy, Austen Kroll and their various relationships A-List celebrities (and athletes). But, true fans will never forget where it all started.
It was really the drama between Thomas Ravenel and Kathryn Dennis that put the show on the map. It remained a central plot for seasons to come (even in his absence). And while there have been many villains in the show’s history (cough cough Ashley Jacobs), Landon Clements is definitely a name that’s hard to forget.
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?
Cameran Eubanks has long been a Bravo TV darling. She jumped onto the Southern Charm scene as the narrator and breakout star of the show. Fans loved her for her wit, honesty and take not BS attitude.
So fans were shocked when Cameran made a hasty exit from the show, deciding not to come back for another season. It was in the wake of castmate Kathryn Dennis’ racist emoji scandal. So some speculated that’s why Cameran, along with Naomie Olindo and Chelsea Meissner, decided they had enough. There were also cheating scandal rumors around Cam’s husband, Jason Wimberly. Which seem like the more likely cause of her sudden departure.
Austen Kroll has not had much luck in the romance department. Perhaps it’s because he still clings to the teet of a craft IPA instead of embracing adulthood. On this season of Southern Charm, Austen reignited the flames of
desperation love with Madison LeCroy. But it was probably less about their shared interests and more about the production crew following them around. Hey, if Madison wanted to take back a guy who was literally busted on television having an equally busted threesome, have at it honey.
Even after Madison and Austen got back together for the 95th time, it was a rocky road. Austen appeared unable to accept basic concepts like Madison having relationships with men prior to him. While Southern Charm explores sensitive topics like white privilege and dealing with a pandemic, Austen continued to try and make his beer and his bond with Madison stick. Unfortunately, neither of those things happened. Now Austen reflects on his tumultuous time with Mads and how it compares to his other ex, Chelsea Meissner.
Breaking: Southern Charm continues the “boys among men” vibe. Recently Craig Conover has had to defend his pillows against the elderly likes of Patricia Altshul. I’m actually giggling. If Naomie Olindo could see him now!! Then there’s Shep Rose who’s writing a book inspired by his first serious relationship ever. At age 40. Lol, okay.
That brings us to John Pringle and Austen Kroll. Two grown men who are still discovering concepts like bed-times and bro-codes. All while fighting over Madison LeCroy’s heart. Did I forget to mention Austen has previously hooked up with Craig’s girlfriend before they got together? How’s that territorial thing working out, dude?
Southern Charm has had a fair amount of recasting this season. The show lost Naomie Olindo, Chelsea Meissner, and Cameran Eubanks. They added new cast members, Leva Bonaparte and John Pringle. While Leva is carrying on Cameran’s tradition of beefing with Kathryn Dennis, John is just being another grown-ass man-child chasing unavailable women. Don’t we already have enough of those on the show?
Shep Rose really is the only one we need to get our healthy dose of deadbeat with this franchise. He’s finally old enough, at 40, to use the world girlfriend for goodness sake. He’s really going for the good guy edit this year. Maybe he’s finally taking feedback from his previous years seriously.
Many Southern Charm fans miss Cameran Eubanks narrating the show. Some people are hating on her for quitting as soon as Kathryn Dennis brought up rumors about her husband Jason Wimberly cheating.
Even so, for the most part, Cam has been relatively unscathed throughout her reality TV career, which started on MTV’s The Real World. On Southern Charm, she spent most of her time commenting on other people’s lives, keeping hers pretty private. But, perhaps, she was waiting to open up until she could share her story on her own terms.
After what seems like the longest hiatus ever, Southern Charm is FINALLY back. Kathryn Dennis, Craig Conover, Shep Rose, Madison LeCroy, and Austen Kroll are all returning. However, Cameran Eubanks, Naomie Olindo, and Chelsea Meissner will NOT be featured this season. It’s sad to see them go, but it’s an exciting new direction for the series. Leva Bonaparte & John Pringle are joining as series regulars!
It’s going to be so interesting to see the extent that the pandemic impacts the season. From the looks of things, it affects everyone on the cast in some capacity. This is going to be good! The way all of these shows have been forced to change things because of the virus has been fascinating. Seeing why Cameran exited the show right as it began filming the new season. Something nasty went down, and we need to get to the bottom of it!