'Southern Charm' Craig Conover and Naomie Olindo Address Controversial Hookup in Vegas as Shep Rose Hints at Relationship “Stress” on Season 8

The season eight trailer of Southern Attraction teases a controversial hookup with Craig Conover and Naomie Olindo. The encounter happened in the summertime of final yr — when Craig was courting Paige DeSorbo, his now-girlfriend.

Many followers imagine Craig cheated on the Summer time Home star, who appears to be falling for the 33-year-old. In a current interview, nevertheless, Craig revealed it wasn’t technically dishonest.

“It was months earlier than [Paige and I] grew to become unique,” he instructed E! News. “We didn’t reside in the identical metropolis and we have been determining if we actually needed that.”

Apparently, Craig’s encounter with Naomie made him nearer to Paige. “Seeing Naomie in Vegas really was closure I didn’t know I wanted,” he defined. “I used to be lastly was in a position to be like, ‘I do know who my particular person is, and it’s not you, however I want you effectively.’ And it actually put me on a path ahead to realizing that I needed so far Paige.”

Naomie instructed E! Information she’s “on actually good phrases” with Craig, and he or she was stunned their reunion was “such a giant deal” on Southern Attraction.

“It was blown up a bit bit greater than what Craig and I anticipated,” stated Naomie. She’s additionally “tremendous pleased” for Craig and Paige: “I feel [Paige is] great. And I feel that they’re a very good match, or at the least they appear to be.”

Craig was happy to introduce his girlfriend on season eight. “I might have preferred to have her on [the show] extra,” stated the star, “however I’m glad that she acquired to see the world that we come from. She undoubtedly stated that we’re all loopy.”

One other Southern Attraction couple, Shep Rose and Taylor Ann Inexperienced, will even showcase their relationship in season eight. “We’ve come a great distance,” Shep shared with E! Information. “It’s been two and a half years.”

The upcoming season, it appears, wasn’t a cakewalk of their relationship. “We felt like everybody was chirping throughout us—which occurs—however it could actually actually put undue stress on a relationship,” revealed Shep. “After which I didn’t actually assist the scenario a few occasions, however I simply felt actually burdened at sure occasions throughout the season about attempting to ensure that Taylor’s okay, that we’re okay, and that I’m okay. It’s quite a lot of balls to juggle within the air.”

Who would be the first couple to tie the knot? Shep and Taylor — or Craig and Paige? “I’m not going to spoil it!” stated Shep. Craig responded, “It’s up within the air.”

“It could actually go both approach,” Craig continued. “We’re each in pleased locations the place I feel we each do need to get married, which is an superior place to be in.”

Each males, it appears, are trying to mitigate the damages of their former hookups. Craig’s encounter with Naomie is maybe a grey space, however Shep’s current makeout session with one other girl could also be more durable to forgive.

Maybe their girlfriends will give them a move, however will the viewers be so form?

Southern Attraction season eight premieres on Thursday, June 23, at 9/8c on Bravo.

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