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.
Throughout the seven seasons of Southern Charm, there have been so many controversies, arguments and scandals that it’s hard to remember them all.
However, there is one villain who may be gone for the show but will never be forgotten — Ashley Jacobs, Thomas Ravenel‘s ex. And Shep Rose is apparently still a little scarred by Ashley’s time on the show, but aren’t we all?
Well, well, what do we have here? A person who followed through on their career goals? Someone with ambition? Someone who is mentally saying, “IN YOUR FACE!” to Naomie Olindo? Believe it or not, Southern Charm star Craig Conover might be the one. Fans of the show could very easily say they never thought this day would come. Historically, Craig has fallen victim to procrastination, which is just a nice way of saying partying got in the way of becoming a full adult with responsibilities or income.
While Craig may or may not have lied about finishing law school, eventually he completed the necessary credits to receive his degree. He even managed to pass the bar, which was great because Craig had never previously passed a bar in his life. Craig’s journey took a turn when he battled an addiction to Adderall and a bad relationship break-up. He gave the bourbon business a try, then developed a line of pillows and wanted to be the next Martha Stewart. Now we’ve come full circle and it’s back to being a lawyer. Folks in the greater South Carolina region facing legal peril can breathe a sigh of relief because they have a new mantra…”Don’t get run over, call Conover”.
Cameran Eubanks has long been a Bravo TV darling. She jumped onto the Southern Charm scene as the narrator and breakout star of the show. Fans loved her for her wit, honesty and take not BS attitude.
So fans were shocked when Cameran made a hasty exit from the show, deciding not to come back for another season. It was in the wake of castmate Kathryn Dennis’ racist emoji scandal. So some speculated that’s why Cameran, along with Naomie Olindo and Chelsea Meissner, decided they had enough. There were also cheating scandal rumors around Cam’s husband, Jason Wimberly. Which seem like the more likely cause of her sudden departure.
Breaking: Southern Charm continues the “boys among men” vibe. Recently Craig Conover has had to defend his pillows against the elderly likes of Patricia Altshul. I’m actually giggling. If Naomie Olindo could see him now!! Then there’s Shep Rose who’s writing a book inspired by his first serious relationship ever. At age 40. Lol, okay.
That brings us to John Pringle and Austen Kroll. Two grown men who are still discovering concepts like bed-times and bro-codes. All while fighting over Madison LeCroy’s heart. Did I forget to mention Austen has previously hooked up with Craig’s girlfriend before they got together? How’s that territorial thing working out, dude?
The last time Craig Conover dated on camera, he was clearly mismatched with Southern Charm alum Naomie Olindo. They were polar opposites. She was driven and focused, while Craig struggled to find motivation. He cycled through different endeavors, but never committed to anything. Naomie lost patience and often belittled him on camera. They split up, and she eventually left the show.
Craig seemed pretty affected by the breakup, and did not pursue any relationships. At least not publicly. Craig did find success in his professional life after founding the company Sewing Down South. Maybe that success boosted his confidence to start dating again, and wouldn’t that be nice to see, especially since one of Craig’s costars has high expectations for his new lady.
This season of Southern Charm seems to have a very new vibe. There’s a new cast, but there’s also a new energy. Maybe it’s because three of our main ladies have exited stage left. In their place, we’ve added Leva Bonaparte and John Pringle. John has almost immediately started trying to swoop in on cast-mate Austen Kroll’s girlfriend, Madison LeCroy.
Unsurprisingly, Austen is starting to get pissy with John and seemingly the other guys. He’s also been majorly dishing his true thoughts on his other cast members recently.