Another season of Southern Charm has wrapped up. The show was more subdued without the drama of Thomas Ravenel, but it was still fun to spend time with the Charleston gang each week.
Charmer Naomie Olindo has been on the show for three seasons, first as the girlfriend of Craig Conover. This year, we saw Naomie working on growing her new business. We also met her new boyfriend, Metul Shah. Naomie is not one to stir up lots of drama with her castmates, but you have to wonder, what does she really think of her Southern Charm co-stars?
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.
Am I the only one who forgot that Naomie Olindo is a full-time cast member? I feel like I have been in more episodes this season than she has. However, the few times that we did see her, she was telling us how she didn’t think she was good enough for her “perfect” boyfriend Metul Shah. During tonight’s reunion episode, she defends her man from accusations that he is controlling.
Meanwhile, Shep Rose wonders if Metul’s demeanor is a result of cultural differences, prompting Naomie to remind him that Metul is from Washington, D.C. not India. Oh, Shep.
We all know that reality TV stars get (and probably send) more racy DM’s than the rest of us. Southern Charm viewers saw Craig Conover and Shep Rose flip out when Madison LeCroy DM’ed Danni Baird’s then-boyfriend, but at least she didn’t send any photos… that we know of.
However, it’s actually a different Southern Charm lady that gets the most direct messages. And, no, it’s not Cameran Eubanks, Kathryn Dennis, Naomie Olindo, or Chelsea Meissner. It’s actually Pat Altschul who’s getting the most notifications out of the Southern Charm ladies.
It seems like Craig Conover is over the split with Naomie Olindo. It may have taken way too long in a very public manner, but he finally got that last bit of closure during their only one-on-one coversation during this season of Southern Charm.
We never really got to see if their relationship progressed since Naomie skipped out on pretty much every event Craig went to. She didn’t go to the pillow party at his house. She also ditched the cast trip to Colorado and was forced to film with Ashley Jacobs instead. However, Naomie and Craig were both at the season finale party, where Craig was miffed that she and her new man Metul Shah wouldn’t take shots with him. Well, Naomie can’t ditch the Southern Charm reunion. Should we expect the exes to argue about their previous relationship and throw shade? Apparently not.
There’s nothing to “dislike” about Southern Charm star Cameran Eubanks, but also don’t know much about her. She does not share much with the cameras. Meanwhile, Austen Kroll has been going through it with on-again-off-again girlfriend Madison LeCroy. Craig Conover after his breakup with Naomie Olindo on his quest to make pillows.
Basically, there are some people on this show who share their realities and then there are others who share teeny, tiny edited slivers of their lives. We’ve all known this for a while, but now Craig is actually calling Cameran out for skating by.
Craig Conover has been pretty open this season. Southern Charm has taken him from party-boy with no work ethic to finding his way after a rough break up. Viewers have noticed the obvious over the years, Craig consistently never seems to stay on task. He tends to lose focus on a whim. Craig has come clean on challenges his faced while finishing (or not finishing) law school. When his own lack of structure caused concern, he hired a life coach. After his relationship with Naomie Olindo ended, he admitted suffering from depression.
Craig is not a bad guy. He hasn’t been arrested for sexual assault. He hasn’t publicly humiliated a person for his own amusement. He’s never been the subject of media taunting after definitely not having sex with two random women. Much like everyone else in the world, Craig has his own issues to deal with. Because he spends a great deal of time on camera, some of his actions have been called into question. He can’t seem to hold a full-time job. He takes on different projects with no conclusion. While some might label Craig as “flakey,” there is a medical term for characteristics displayed by his behavior. Attention Deficit Disorder is a common, chronic condition. People are often prescribed medication to control the impulsive or hyperactive temperaments upon diagnosis. Now Craig is sharing his experience in finding out, sometimes the medication can become part of the problem.