We all know that social distancing is the go-to move during this Coronavirus outbreak. That’s why lots of Instagram users chastised Austen Kroll when he posted a photo with Craig Conover, Kathryn Dennis, and Madison LeCroy at a crowded bar.
Commenters ripped into Austen for the decision during this chaotic time. But, some of them went way too far, actually sending death threats to the Southern Charm cast members.
The world is in a panic right now thanks to the Coronavirus outbreak. Many people are preaching social distancing, self-quarantining, and staying on top of the handwashing. In contrast, there are some people who hung out in big crowds at bars and restaurants. Zero social distancing and a lot of germ sharing.
Southern Charm star Austen Kroll caused an uproar on Instagram last night when he posted a photo of himself, (on-again, off-again girlfriend) Madison LeCroy, Craig Conover, and Kathryn Dennis eating crab legs at a bar in Charleston.
Kathryn Dennis has been through a lot. Her first season on Southern Charm made her out to be a boy crazy villain who couldn’t get along with anyone on the show but then-boyfriend Thomas Ravenel. She fought with anyone who would dare to come between them or really, even talk about them. It seemed like she was the one constantly thriving in the fighting and the dysfunction of her relationship. Then she got unexpectedly pregnant (twice). She went to rehab and lost custody of her kids. When she came back to Charleston and the show, she was a social pariah to all but castmate Craig Conover (and who doesn’t love Craig?). Things were not looking good for Kathryn and many fans wondered why she was even on the show.
Since then, Kathryn has bounced back and had a very strong redemption story. She stopped being in denial about how Thomas was actually a good person and came clean about what a crappy partner he was. She worked hard to make friends again and gain back time with her kids. When Thomas’ new girlfriend Ashley Jacobs (who let’s face it, made Kathryn look like a saint) came for her about her role as a mother, the cast rallied around Kathryn hard. And it made sense. Gone was the over-dramatic brat who couldn’t get out of her way and out came the young woman who was more insightful and focused on making her life better. Sure, she had some blips of bad judgment, but she was able to steer clear of the relationships, drugs, and alcohol that had gotten her into so much trouble.
As you might know, Southern Charm is FINALLY filming again after a long delay. And we all know what that means! Time to play another round of, “Are They Banging?”, courtesy of Kathryn Dennis and her baby daddy, Thomas Ravenel.
On this week’s episode of ATB?, we once again reflect on a curious Instagram photo posted by Miss Kathryn. Back on January 12, Kathryn shared a glam shot from a party. Also pictured, T-Rav,in very close proximity to Kathryn’s body. It certainly raised eyebrows that the two were more on again than off again. After brief speculation the couple had reunited like Ashford & Simpson, the streets are talking once more. Is this just clever subterfuge and trickery to get people talking or have the venomous twosome decided to give love another shot?
Let’s face it. Season 6 of Southern Charm was not the greatest. There seemed to be a spark missing from the series. It is almost as if some of the charm of the show disappeared. Thomas Ravenel departed after Season 5 in a cloud of ugly legal issues. Kathryn Dennis was more private, possibly due to her legal wrangling with Thomas over custody of their children. Shep Rose appeared to have turned into that angry old man who lives on the corner.
Rumors about whether or not the show would return started cropping up in the fall, as Southern Charm has traditionally filmed during that time of year. Austen Kroll confirmed last November that the show had not yet started filming. In the same month, Craig Conover hinted Southern Charm would be returning, but offered little in the way of details. Now, there is some dish to share about the future of our charmers.
Southern Charm’s Shep Rose is someone who lives life on his own terms. Shep generally does and says whatever he pleases, which sometimes can get him into trouble. Last year, he made fun of a homeless woman in an Instagram post, resulting in him apologizing and shutting down his Twitter account for a time. Shep has also had dust-ups with co-stars, including Craig Conover and Madison LeCroy, and even got into a Twitter feud with The Rock.
Vanderpump Rules stars Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright called out Shep on Watch What Happens Live last week for his behavior at their wedding. When asked which one of their guests’ behavior was the most annoying at their summer nuptials, the couple bestowed the honor on Shep. He had posted pictures of their wedding online, including Brittany walking down the aisle. Understandably, neither Jax nor Brittany were happy about it. As usual, Shep had something to say about the matter and took to social media to defend himself.
Bravo viewers have seen many businesses (and business ideas) come and go throughout the years. For most of the drama-filled launch parties we have witnessed on these shows, the actual business doesn’t go anywhere. It seemed like that might have been Craig Conover’s fate when he first started sewing. However, the Southern Charm star has proven the haters wrong.
He finally got that pillow line off the ground. He’s been on tour to promote the product. Even Cameran Eubanks admitted that she was eating crow in the wake of Craig’s pillow empire. Now, he has taken a major step forward. Craig’s line, Sewing Down South has made its debut on the Home Shopping Newtwork. She By Sheree and Alexis Couture could never.
Naomie Olindo has been on Southern Charm for four seasons, first as a recurring cast member who was introduced as the girlfriend of Craig Conover. After their split, Naomie continued on the show and became a full-time cast member last season. Although Southern Charm fans initially got to know Naomie through her relationship and difficult breakup with Craig, she has taken on more of a role in the show over time.
We have seen Naomie complete her education and eventually open up her own clothing business. Last season, she shared her new romance with boyfriend Metul Shah. Another thing we have learned about Naomie is the strong connection she has with her parents. Her mother and father appeared on Southern Charm several times, including when they were opening up a restaurant in the Charleston area, which Naomie was involved in. Sadly, Naomie just shared some heartbreaking news about her father.