Southern Charm has always been a bit incestual when it comes to co-stars dating and hooking up. In the beginning, it was like every guy wanted a piece of Kathryn Dennis, with Thomas Ravenel coming out on top (for some reason). Shep Rose is the master of keeping his enemies close, but his exes closer and giving them spots on the show. And even when newbie John Pringle joined the cast last year, he had no problem flirting with Madison LeCroy despite her tumultuous relationship with Austen Kroll.
Now that Craig Conover and Austen are as single as Pringle, they’re living their best life. Craigy seems to be getting cozy with Summer House’s Paige DeSorbo. But who knows now that Naomie Olindo is single again. And Austen has been, well, doing his own thing. The Pillows And Beer pair have been partners-in-crime, embarking on the Summer House Winter Charm spinoff and other endeavors. And they’ve gotten real close with Kristin Cavallari following her dramatic divorce from Jay Cutler. Even though Madison thought the only reason for that friendship was to get under her self-obsessed skin.
Summer 2021 has been a lot of things. Hot girl summer. Vaccinated girl summer. Also the summer where Bravo is really trying to make a Summer House and Southern Charm crossover happen, over and over again. It’s only a matter of time before Summer House Winter Charm premiere, in which Austen Kroll and Craig Conover join the good vibe tribe on a snowy vacation. And now that Craig is single as a (John) Pringle, he’s trading in Charleston bar crawls for Hamptons white parties.
Craig has been having a pretty good year. He opened a pillow store in Charleston, signed a book deal and finally seems to have grown up and found his passion in life. But who knows now that his ex Naomie Olindo appears to be single again if Craigy will go crawling back to his first love, or keep living life Shep Rose style with Austen as his wingman. Only time will tell.
Ladies, never let a man (or anyone) tell you what to eat. Despite fans of Southern Charm seemingly rallying around Naomie Olindo’s new relationship with Metul Shah prior to her exit from the show altogether, things were always a bit off in my opinion. Negging is not a love language people!
Following her split from Craig Conover, Naomie found love in a hopeless place. She fell into the arms of a very fine anesthesiology resident. Too bad he never treated her with a shred of respect even with several cameras in his face. Always a great sign!
One of the most underrated characters throughout all seven seasons of Southern Charm is Patricia Altschul’s partner-in-crime, Michael the Butler. Michael and Patricia are the epitome of class and old wealth in Charleston. Michael is always around to photograph Patricia in her dog-covered caftans and make her the perfect martini afterward. He’s seen plenty of characters come and go from Southern Charm, and through Patricia’s mansion, which means you could only imagine the secrets he’s harboring. And he’s more than just an employee — he’s really a part of Patricia and Whitney Sudler-Smith’s little family. Including their sophisticated pups.
Southern Charm fans were heartbroken to hear when Michael Kelcourse suffered a spinal cord stroke at the beginning of this year. Patricia shared a website with updates on his recovery, which she has said is “progressing rapidly” since the stroke. Michael has since been moved into an assisted living facility for rehabilitation. And it looks like Patricia and Whitney have been by his side to wait on him hand and foot for a change.
Southern Charm OG Craig Conover has really been on the up and up throughout the past year or so. He and Naomie Olindo broke up and while he was heartbroken, it was time for the toxicity between them to stop. He FINALLY passed the bar exam and opened his own law firm. And his pillow business, which started as a sewing hobby, blew up with online sales, tours and more.
Craigy finally seems to be getting his act together. And while it took him a while, it’s nice to see him turn his passion for sewing into a career. He’s come a long way from sewing homemade gifts for Cameran Eubanks’ baby to appearing on HSN and selling out his pillows online. He even has a podcast with Austen Kroll called “Pillows And Beer” based on their businesses.
This season, Southern Charm gave viewers lessons on how to handle situations poorly. The show was a hotbed of controversy with people who don’t know how to conduct themselves in polite society. Thank goodness Shep Rose wrote a book to provide guidelines we should all be following to achieve success. And if you believe that, Pat Altschul has a lovely
Ravenel bridge she would like to sell you. Fans went on a whirlwind journey dealing with a multitude of sensitive topics.
At least we were finally introduced to new faces. Successful business owner Leva Bonaparte. Potato chip guy John Pringle and his beard. And Madison LeCroy – hairstylist, Austen Kroll handler, and mom of one came on board full time. ‘Ol Mads has been in the media a lot lately, perhaps you have read about her entanglement with several men of an athletic nature. You might be under the impression Madison thinks very highly of herself, and that might actually be true – but it took some nips and tucks to get there.
The Southern Charm reunion came in so hot on last week’s episode. Craig Conover was gunning for Madison LeCroy from the moment they stepped onto the stage. He came to the reunion with his sights set on wrecking her entire existence. The accusation that she slept with a former MLB player stunned the world. It’s been the hottest gossip since Craig dropped that bomb into everyone’s lap.
When the first part concluded, Kathryn Dennis was back to her old self and ready to spar with Leva Bonaparte. After a season that felt like a never ending crusade against her, Kathryn’s looking for a fight. She believes Leva has twisted her narrative and slandered her name, and she’s out for vengeance. Leva may have bitten off more than she can chew by messing with Kathryn. She’s been a wildcard since Day 1, and Leva’s about to find out why firsthand.
After a jaw dropping season finale, the Southern Charm cast are ready to do battle again at the reunion. In an end of season cliffhanger, Kathryn Dennis was shown taking a pregnancy test. What a shocker! Nobody has a clue this was a possibility prior to the airing of this. Hopefully we get some clarity regarding this during part one of the reunion. Also, what will Kathryn have to say to Leva Bonaparte after a season of being on the receiving end of her crusade?
In addition to all of that, Charleston’s most dysfunctional couple looks to be fighting once again. The never-ending saga of Austen Kroll & Madison LeCroy rubbed many in the group the wrong way. All season, every group event turns to chaos because of these two and their toxic relationship. From the looks of things, Craig Conover in particular has had enough. He’s ready to drag Madison from here to the ends of the Earth.