‘Southern Charm’: Craig Conover Reveals Why He Looks So Healthy This Season

Craig Conover from Southern Charm embarked upon season 7 with almost a glow, appearing to be the picture of health and vitality.

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During the season finale, he finally revealed what he’s been doing to get healthy. Whitney Sudler-Smith arrived at the group’s pool party and he observed that Conover looked fit. “I like the tank top, man,” Sudler-Smith said, remarking on Conover’s swim party look. “Shows off the progress in the gym.”

“I told him it’s the healthiest he’s ever looked,” Leva Bonaparte, who was sitting nearby commented.

Conover thanked Sudler-Smith. But then added, “I took all the amphetamines out of my life. It was so easy to be skinny.” Indeed, last year Conover admitted he took Adderall.

Craig Conover realized taking Adderall wasn’t healthy

During the season 6 reunion, Conover revealed he took Adderall. Reunion host Andy Cohen asked Conover if he had ADHD. “That’s what the doctor says,” Conover said admitting he knew taking the medication probably wasn’t very healthy.

Conover’s ex-girlfriend Naomie Olindo then disclosed that Conover would be awake for days and drive himself to the point of exhaustion. He’d then completely crash. Conover stopped taking the medication when he moved to the Bahamas. However, he started taking it again when he returned to Charleston. Why? “Because it was there,” he admitted.

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Cameran Eubanks said that although the medication was prescribed by a doctor, it still doesn’t mean it was safe for Conover to continue taking. “I think Adderall, yes it is prescribed,” she said during the reunion. “But when you abuse it, you mix it with alcohol. And then you mix it with having no sleep, that is a recipe for f**king disaster.”

Eubanks believed that Conover would experience a shift in his personality when he took the medication. During the reunion, he said he had once again stopped taking Adderall. “But I haven’t taken any in two months … eight weeks,” he said.

Craig Conover believes he should have stopped taking the medication after law school

Conover was glad he finally opened up about taking the medication. “I actually choose to be honest about something that I wasn’t sure if I was going to be honest about, which is just kind of something that I took in law school and was prescribed to and everything,” he told People in 2019. “And then should have stopped taking it after law school.”

“Andy [Cohen] was asking me why I was so much healthier in The Bahamas and I stopped in The Bahamas,” he added. “And now, I’ve stopped again and just this ADD medicine or whatever and I talk about that on the reunion.”

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“That was kind of a moment where I was like, ‘You know what, I’ve been honest the past few years and been completely transparent'” he said. “And I kind of just went with it. So once that was over, I got to kind of sit back and have fun and laugh at everyone else.”