Whitney Sudler-Smith is no stranger to cast hookups, whether he is denying being involved in one or just watching the carnage unfold around him. He has an uncanny way of side-stepping the drama on Southern Charm season after season. Whitney just seems to have the long-game in mind and doesn’t sully his name with any reality show tart.
Whitney’s one weak spot was Kathryn Dennis. He denied hooking up with her in Season 6, claiming a southern gentleman doesn’t kiss and tell. Clearly he learned his lesson after she chose Thomas Ravenel over their brief hook-up during the premiere season and his ego now suggests he act otherwise. But maintaining good decisions can’t be easy.
Listen, someone’s gotta bring some charm to Southern Charm. It all just happens to come from one secondary character, Michael The Butler. He sure does bring enough to make up for everyone else’s shit. We have Patricia Altschul to thank for bringing this man into our lives and onto our screens. Though I find the ringing bell to be a bit 17th century, I can appreciate the camp she’s trying to bring. Get yours, Pat.
Michael has been a fan favorite since his first appearance on screen. He’s just a total peach. He is always mixing up a drink, primping some floofy dog, or casually rubbing Cameran Eubanks‘ feet to induce labor. Of course, he and Cam have a special bond. She famously dressed her dog as Michael for Halloween a few years back. A true sign you’ve made it. There’s also the infamous scene of Michael driving through McDonald’s in a Bently. The man, the butler, the legend. Loving this guy is probably the one thing all Bravo fans can agree on.
The one time Cameran Eubanks had a storyline on Southern Charm was the season she never actually appeared on. In her absence, the cast talked about the rumors that Cameran’s husband Jason Wimberly cheated on her.
There was also speculation that she left the show because of the cheating rumors. Now that Cameran has a book to promote,
she has been exploiting the show that she contributed nothing to she’s been doing a lot of interviews.
PILLOW FIGHT! No really. This is a pillow fight. In the midst of the blatant racism, grown men debating the merits of the bro-code, and a pandemic taking place on Southern Charm, this story has really stolen my heart. What? You didn’t think the only ridiculous thing to come out of this season was Shep Rose’s book, did you?
Fan’s of the show will remember the home decor mudslinging from Patricia Altschul in Craig Conover’s direction this year. As soon as Craig made it onto HSN, the gloves came off. Who doesn’t love a fight between an elderly woman with a butler and a 30-something binge drinker???
What’s the natural progression these days when a reality star has established themselves as a household name? Create a product to capitalize on your name and recognition of course. It started with the Kardashians, but now Bravolebrities have taken the helm on this trade.
No idea is too mundane, though you may not be taken seriously until your product takes off. Take Craig Conover. The Southern Charm star was mocked when he bought a sewing machine and started creating pillows. It’s a different story now that Sewing Down South proved successful. It may have inspired Patricia Altschul to create her own line. And while competition may be friendly, it’s still competition.
Everything has changed this season for the Southern Charm cast. For the first time, they’re being forced to tackle the biggest issues in America. Whether it’s the pandemic or the issue of systemic racism, we’re going there this season. In a city like Charleston these are important conversations that are long overdue. It’s almost as if people like Kathryn Dennis are entirely unaware of the white privilege they have.
There are also many issues currently brewing among the cast that threaten to change everything. The friendship between Kathryn and Danni Baird is barely hanging on by a threat. Unless Kathryn starts making an effort to reciprocate what Danni gives her, it’s going to crumble. Another big issue is the never-ending relationship trouble between Madison LeCroy & Austen Kroll. Now that he has COVID-19 and put her son in danger, they might be on the verge of calling it quits.
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.