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.
Southern Charm’s last season was … explosive doesn’t even cover it. Madison LeCroy and Austen Kroll’s relationship was like a nightmare rollercoaster ride that you couldn’t help but stay on. It was the first season without Cameran Eubanks and a few other OGs, but that didn’t mean they were low on drama. Plus the show covered issues like the Black Lives Matter movement and confederate statues that were major topics in Charleston last summer. All in the midst of a pandemic. It was a lot.
Craig Conover has been a staple on Southern Charm since the early days. And while he started off the show having a little crush on Kathryn Dennis, his longtime relationship with Naomie Olindo definitely took center stage. While I always rooted for them together, their relationship took a turn for the toxic. His law school lies and love of sewing didn’t mesh with Naomie’s expectations for them as a couple. And their final split (aka when Naomie just WALKED AWAY from Craigy) definitely stung quite a bit.
Naomie then moved on to a new and seemingly perfect relationship with Metul Shah. The two were together for a while, even after Naomie left Southern Charm. She packed her bags and moved to NYC for this man, just to stumble on some “terrible messages” that were the ultimate betrayal. The two split and it’s been hitting Naomie pretty hard, but she headed on back down to Charleston. Because remember, she’s a badass lady who doesn’t need a man who can’t keep it in his pants. Sorry, not sorry.
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!
Craig Conover has grown quite a lot since the early days of Southern Charm. His lies about law school put his cat Gizmo right in the middle of his toxic relationship with Naomie Olindo. After their split, Craig leaned into his sewing game heavily. Now he’s got his own pillow company and brick-and-mortar store. He also finally opened his own law firm to prove to his naysayers that he really was getting around to finishing law school. Just, at his own pace which definitely wasn’t fast enough for a go-getter like Naomie.