After Cameran Eubanks confirmed that she will not be on Southern Charm when the season returns, rumors swirled about what really happened. Did Cameran leave the show on her own? Did she get fired for a lack of storyline?
Then, rumors started to swirl that Cam’s husband Jason Wimberly, an anesthesiologist. who prefers to stay out of the spotlight (and off the show) was having an affair. Some people even claimed that she left the show because she didn’t want that storyline on the show.
Southern Charm’s Cameran Eubanks has made a career of being a reality TV star without exhibiting any of the behaviors of one. She is rational, polite, mature, and supportive of her friends. Cameran is great at giving advice too and that extends offscreen as well.
In early April, just before stay-at-home orders were issued in her home state of South Carolina, Cameran made a public plea for officials to issue social distancing measures. She addressed South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster directly about his lackadasical approach to the coronavirus pandemic. Now, only two week later, McMaster is already reversing the lockdown.
Southern Charm star Cameran Eubanks has a unique place on the show. She has been Southern Charm’s narrator since its debut in 2014. Through six seasons, Cameran has offered up her take on the behavior of her castmates in a way few other reality stars have been able to do. Of course, Cameran is also a star of the series, but she has largely kept her personal life private, a rare feat in reality television.
Cameran’s doctor husband Jason Wimberly has been almost completely MIA from the show, although he did show up in last season’s finale. Unfortunately, he popped up while Cameran was fawning over Naomie Olindo’s boyfriend Metul Shah! We have gotten to know a little bit more about Cameran in the last few seasons as she has shared her fears about becoming a mother, as well as her worries about being a good parent to daughter Palmer. And her ambivalence about having a second child. Another thing we know about Cameran is that she and alcohol don’t always mix. Recently, Cameran revealed why she gets a little crazy sometimes when she drinks.
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.