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.
Well, last night we finally got to see the two minutes of cocktail chaos that Southern Charm has been teasing us with all season! While the party crash was anti-climatic, the real drama was the demise of a bromance and the rise to fame of those elusive ladies from the cell phone footage…let’s dig in, shall we?
Kathryn Dennis and Patricia Altschul are shopping at Gwynn’s and exploring fifty shades of Gucci. As they try on shoes for Pat’s upcoming cocktail party, the pair gossip about Shep Rose’s horrible attitude towards Austen Kroll’s relationship with Madison LeCroy. Patricia reveals what we’ve all known–Shep despises Madison because she once rebuffed his advances. Color me shocked by that news!
There are many perks that come with being a reality TV star. You get fame, money, sponsored Instagram posts, podcasts, and an ongoing list of benefits. However, there are also plenty of drawbacks. A lot of reality stars bleed out for their shows, sacrificing any semblance of privacy.
Somehow, Cameran Eubanks managed to work out the ideal situation. We see pretty much nothing about her personal life on Southern Charm. Usually, her storyline is providing commentary about other people’s drama. this makes sense since she is the show’s narrator. Here and there, she discusses the difficulties of balancing her new life as a mother. Nevertheless, her life is never on display. The same can’t be said for Shep Rose. We see the good, the bad, and the ugly when it comes to his life. He’s even the victim of some shady editing. During one recent episode, the subtitle “Shep’s girlfriend of the week” actually appeared on the screen. We see a lot of Shep Rose.
Cameran Eubanks might be the most even-keeled person on reality TV. She rarely causes any drama and she gets to sit back and narrate Southern Charm. She’s basically been the voice of reason since Season 1 in a cast that is made up of wildly unpredictable people (ahem Thomas Ravenel, Shep Rose, Kathryn Dennis). For someone who has worked in the reality TV world since she was nineteen, I’d say this is a feat!
I’ve always wondered if Cameran is truly a gem or a producer’s pet (probably both). She doesn’t have to bleed for her spot on Southern Charm the way other cast members do. I’m looking at you Kathryn and Craig Conover. Everyone on the show is so open about the messy parts of their lives, (i.e., business failures, relation-Shep failures, and their overall reality). Meanwhile, Cameran talks about “finding balance” and gets to keep a major of her life private – on a very public reality show. We know she has an adorable baby, Palmer, because we always get to see her, but haven’t you wondered what her husband looks like? Cameran got married in between Season 1 and Season Two. However, we’ve only ever heard her husband on speaker phone! Mmmm Hmmm.
Cameran Eubanks is one of the less-controversial subjects on Southern Charm. Fans of the show have watched Cam become a successful real estate broker. She found the love of her life. And after a lot of soul searching, decided to have a baby. Palmer Corrine was born in November 2017, and Cameran has no regrets. Viewers did watch her internal struggle with getting pregnant in the first place. Believe it or not, not every female grows up yearning to birth a baby.
After marrying husband, Jason Wimberly, Cameran found herself on the receiving end of “the” question. It is the plight of most couples after they tie the knot. But Cameran was never shy about her reluctance to have children. Ultimately she sought counseling and after weighing the pros and cons, had a disgustingly cute kid. Now Cameran is speaking up about potential siblings for baby Palmer. She says she is “one and done”, and that is totally okay.