The season eight trailer of Southern Appeal teases a controversial hookup with Craig Conover and Naomie Olindo. The encounter passed off in the summertime of final yr — when Craig was courting Paige DeSorbo, his now-girlfriend.
Many followers consider Craig cheated on the Summer time Home star, who appears to be falling for the 33-year-old. In a latest interview, nonetheless, Craig revealed it wasn’t technically dishonest.
“It was months earlier than [Paige and I] grew to become unique,” he informed E! Information. “We didn’t stay in the identical metropolis and we had 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 capable of be like, ‘I do know who my individual is, and it’s not you, however I want you properly.’ And it actually put me on a path ahead to figuring out that I needed up to now Paige.”
Naomie informed E! Information she’s “on actually good phrases” with Craig, and he or she was stunned their reunion was “such an enormous deal” on Southern Appeal.
“It was blown up just a little bit greater than what Craig and I anticipated,” stated Naomie. She’s additionally “tremendous blissful” for Craig and Paige: “I feel [Paige is] great. And I feel that they’re a very good match, or at the very least they appear to be.”
Craig was happy to introduce his girlfriend on season eight. “I might have favored 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 positively stated that we’re all loopy.”
One other Southern Appeal couple, Shep Rose and Taylor Ann Inexperienced, will even showcase their relationship in season eight. “We’ve come a good 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 state of affairs a few occasions, however I simply felt actually pressured at sure occasions throughout the season about making an attempt to make it possible for Taylor’s okay, that we’re okay, and that I’m okay. It’s plenty 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 may go both approach,” Craig continued. “We’re each in blissful locations the place I feel we each do need to get married, which is an superior place to be in.”
Each males, it appears, try to mitigate the damages of their former hookups. Craig’s encounter with Naomie is maybe a grey space, however Shep’s latest makeout session with one other lady could also be tougher to forgive.
Maybe their girlfriends will give them a move, however will the viewers be so sort?
Southern Appeal season eight premieres on Thursday, June 23, at 9/8c on Bravo.