Shep Rose has been a mainstay on Southern Charm since the beginning. He’s a womanizer, a party animal, and a bit of a late bloomer.
And now Shep can add author to the list, as he just released his book Average Expectations: Lessons in Lowering the Bar, about his life, relationships, and his time on the show. I haven’t gotten my hands on a copy yet. However, I’m not exactly dying for life advice from a 40-year-old frat boy who has family money. But at least he knows what it takes to make good TV, unlike Landon Clements.
The current era of Southern Charm‘s main source of controversy is Madison LeCroy, Austen Kroll and their various relationships A-List celebrities (and athletes). But, true fans will never forget where it all started.
It was really the drama between Thomas Ravenel and Kathryn Dennis that put the show on the map. It remained a central plot for seasons to come (even in his absence). And while there have been many villains in the show’s history (cough cough Ashley Jacobs), Landon Clements is definitely a name that’s hard to forget.
Southern Charm has had a few infamous pets grace our screens. Who could forget the darling relationship between Craig Conover and his beloved Gizmo? Viewers must also remember the little cutie patootie Elvis who spent time with Cameran Eubanks’ family, despite not being their official family pet.
For anyone who dropped interest in Cam’s story after her departure from the show, you may not know that Elvis was eventually gifted to the Eubanks family when his own family moved from Charleston. Elvis was an absolute icon on Cam’s Instagram. Followers went insane when he and baby Palmer dressed as Patricia Altschul and Michael The Butler for Halloween. He was also just a complete sweetie.
Patricia Altschul always functioned as the matriarch of Southern Charm. She offered dating advice to cast members and played matchmaker with her themed dinner parties. Landon Clements and Thomas Ravenel never worked out and both cast members quit the show, but it looks like Patricia has a new protege in Madison LeCroy.
Patricia is not the only cast member that has an opinion about Madison and Austen Kroll’s relationship. But no one throws shade quite like Patricia, sipping a drink in her parlor with the man she really wants to see Madison dating. On last week’s episode, John Pringle made it known that he was interested in Madison, and while Patricia couldn’t be more pleased, Austen was left incredulous.
Many Southern Charm fans miss Cameran Eubanks narrating the show. Some people are hating on her for quitting as soon as Kathryn Dennis brought up rumors about her husband Jason Wimberly cheating.
Even so, for the most part, Cam has been relatively unscathed throughout her reality TV career, which started on MTV’s The Real World. On Southern Charm, she spent most of her time commenting on other people’s lives, keeping hers pretty private. But, perhaps, she was waiting to open up until she could share her story on her own terms.
Last season, Southern Charm fans met Madison LeCroy, Austen Kroll’s on-again-off-again girlfriend who had blowout fights with him, following that failed threesome video.
We also saw her relationship with Southern Charm matriarch, Patricia Altschul. Madison is her hair stylist. Madison’s constant drama with Austen and her feud with Shep Rose helped her go from Austen’s sometimes-girlfriend to an actual Southern Charm cast member. Now, some fans are wondering if that’s a coincidence. Did Madison use Austen to become a reality TV star?
Last week’s announcement of a mass exodus of Southern Charm stars is dredging up a lot. Naomie Olindo, Chelsea Meissner, and Cameran Eubanks all announced that they would not be returning next season. Since then, alums Landon Clements, Ashley Jacobs, and Thomas Ravenel have all made statements denouncing the show. And one name has been coming up a lot in the midst of it all. Kathryn Dennis. The show underdog has come a long way since her first season. She became a social outcast during her time with Thomas; slighted from Patricia Altschul’s fabulous dinner parties. Those kind of invites make or break you in Charleston. This is old news though. Why is Kathryn’s name coming up so much now? And does Kathryn have anything to do with the exiting cast falling out of love with their amazing reality TV gig?
It was Kathryn that was allegedly spreading rumors that Cameran’s husband Jason Wimberly had a mistress. According to the supposed mistress that is. And Naomie and Chelsea. Landon called Kathryn a, “bad apple that can ruin the whole bunch.” While Kathryn has become the Charm darling of late, it does call to question the power of post-production editing when so many cast members put out contradicting statements. Ashley said the cast enabled Kathryn, while Thomas called out the editing process. Was that a dig at Kathryn? Or does Thomas still want to be vindicated for the way he was “portrayed”?
There is a lot of Southern Charm drama this week. Kathryn Dennis got called out for referring to an African American woman with a monkey emoji. Cameran Eubanks announced that she left the show. Rumors swirled that Cameran’s husband Jason Wimberly was having an affair. The accused mistress denied the rumors and maintained that she had never met Cameran and Jason. Cameran even publicly supported her by liking and sharing her post. This woman also claimed that Kathryn started the rumor, a story that Naomie Olindo and Chelsea Meissner corroborated in their Instagram Stories. Oh, and Naomie and Chelsea are gone from the show too.
Thomas Ravenel chimed in to denounce the show. He claimed that they asked him to return, which is doubtful considering the sexual assault of it all. Kathryn’s longtime nemesis Landon Clements shared her two cents. And now, Thomas’ ex Ashley Jacobs is bashing Kathryn and the whole Southern Charm cast.