Finally some good news regarding Shep Rose. And boy does he need it. Last year, fans of Southern Charm saw a more sinister side of Shep. He engaged in a one-man battle with Austen Kroll’s latest paramour because she
rejected him wouldn’t take his crap. He further maligned his buddy’s life by bringing two escorts women Austen had previously not hooked up with to a party. If that wasn’t enough, Shep may or may not have passed an STD along to Danni Baird back in the day. Of course he felt the need to share this with loose-lipped Austen. Danni, who literally does nothing to anyone, suffered in the fallout of that alleged medical mishap.
After filming wrapped Shep’s reputation didn’t improve. He received a great deal of valid backlash after shaming a homeless woman on social media. That stupid stunt caused Shep to delete his Twitter and crawl into a cocoon of shame. Thankfully, Shep’s off-camera life now seems to be in an upswing. After the Bahamas was basically leveled in the wake of Hurricane Dorian, Shep actually stepped in to help. Let’s hope this positive move is the first step on his redemption tour.
Well, well, what do we have here? Have we lost another Bravo show? This is the time of year Southern Charm is in production, yet word on the street is no one is filming. The Charleston show was knee-deep in the swamps last season. We had Austen Kroll thinking he was Lady Chatterley’s Lover. Then there was the STD scandal, courtesy of Austen’s then-girlfriend, Madison LeCroy. And of course, Kathryn Dennis did not disappoint in her continued struggle to navigate motherhood and sobriety.
So what gives? We haven’t heard any rumblings about the show being axed and there is seemingly no reason why cameras shouldn’t be rolling. Unless Bravo and Haymaker are too involved with active lawsuits brought on by former cast members. Is it possible we have seen the end of Craig Conover’s pillow making empire? Will viewers be left hanging on the threads of Shep Rose’s non-existent love life? In a new interview, Shep gives an update on the future of Southern Charm. If there is a future.
Can you believe it has been over a month since the finale of Southern Charm? Although it might not have been the most exciting season, it was still enjoyable spending time with the Charleston gang. We watched Cameran Eubanks grow into motherhood. Kathryn Dennis mostly laid low, in the midst of an ugly custody battle with ex Thomas Ravenel. Austen Kroll spent the season in relationship drama with Madison Lecroy. And Shep Rose, well, he somehow morphed into the world’s oldest, angriest frat boy.
Craig Conover had his share of ups and downs during Season 6. He began to move on from ex Naomie Olindo, but later revealed during the reunion that he had been battling a problem with Adderall. Despite Craig’s issues, he finally started to move forward with his pillow business, Sewing Down South. It was great to see him start to come into his own. Craig also just announced another venture into business, Mesu, a Mexican-sushi fusion restaurant in Charleston.
Southern Charm’s Craig Conover has always been a little slow to follow up with his goals. Viewers watched for several seasons while Craig procrastinated about taking the bar exam. His girlfriend at the time, Naomie Olindo, frequently expressed frustration with his easy-going approach to life. Co-star Shep Rose made fun of Craig for his lack of direction. When Craig had an opportunity to partner with Patricia Altschul on a pillow project, he failed to follow through with deadlines and she was forced to put the project on hold.
This year, however, Craig seems to be more ambitious. He has started an online pillow business, Sewing Down South, even selling out in an hour at his first in-store appearance. Now, Craig is expending his horizons even further, with his announcement that he has ventured into the restaurant business.
Naomie Olindo joined Southern Charm as Craig Conover’s girlfriend and a part-time cast member. Now, she’s in a new relationship and she’s a full-time cast member. It’s funny how things change sometimes.
However, it wasn’t actually Craig who initially approached Naomie about joining the cast. It was actually Southern Charm creator (and occasional Kathryn Dennis hookup) Whitney Sudler-Smith. And she claims that he wanted her on board from the very beginning. So, why did it take so long for her to join the cast?
Labor Day means a long weekend, which usually translates to some fun times with family and friends. Some of the Vanderpump Rules cast members headed down to Cabo to celebrate Lala Kent’s twenty-ninth birthday. Lala posted a photo in her birthday suit. Stassi Schroeder posed with a sombrero on. Katie Maloney showed off her assets for the camera as well.
Meanwhile, Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright went out of the way to make sure that their social media followers knew that they missed their flights to Cabo just in case anyone wondered if they weren’t invited. And I can’t blame them given Jax’s other cast feuds.
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.