‘Southern Charm’: Naomie Olindo Teases Visible Chemistry With Craig Conover for Season 8

Naomie Olindo confirmed that she would be returning to Southern Charm Season 8. The Bravo star quit after season 6 and has claimed she had to “beg” to come back to the show. With Olindo coming back to the show she will inevitably share scenes with her ex-boyfriend Craig Conover. The entrepreneur is now teasing her chemistry with Conover ahead of the new season of the reality series.

Naomie Olindo and Craig Conover sitting at the 'Southern Charm' reunion
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Are Naomie Olindo and Craig Conover getting back together?

Olindo was introduced to Southern Charm viewers after becoming Conover’s girlfriend. The couple showcased the ups and downs of their relationship that unfortunately ended up with a breakup. However, Olindo would soon find love with Metul Shah and fans were able to see this romance blossom during season 6 of the show. Olindo quit the series after the latter season and is now returning after her split from Shah.

Some nostalgic fans have brought up the idea that Olindo and Conover could rekindle their relationship. Fans don’t need to get too excited about this idea as Conover is dating his Winter House co-star Paige DeSorbo.

“Oh, my God, yeah. He’s dating someone who I really like. Paige is great,” Olindo said during an interview with The Skinny Confidential Him & Her podcast.

Olindo shut down the idea of dating Conover again but said that there is chemistry between the former couple adding, “I mean, I don’t know how to answer this. You’ll just have to watch the show, I guess. I aired it all out on there.”

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Naomi Olindo split up from Metul Shah

In the same podcast, Olindo talked about how she found out her fiancé was having an affair. The incident occurred as they were packing up and getting ready to make a move out of Charleston and into New York City. Olindo wanted to see a photo from her phone on a computer and asked Shah for his password. Although he was hesitant at first, he eventually gave Olindo the password. Things took a drastic turn when she unexpectedly came upon text messages Shah had shared with another woman.

“It was like a year’s worth of texts with his ex and explicit pictures and, you know, the whole nine yards. So I read through them for a little bit,” she said on The Skinny Confidential Him & Her podcast. “So I called him back. I could tell he sounded panicky on the phone, but I didn’t understand why, I didn’t realize it’s because he knew I was probably about to see what was on his iMessage ’cause I never looked through his stuff. I would never, I’m just not that way. And I called him, and I was, like, ‘Hey, I just want you to know, I saw the messages with Sophie and this is done.’ And hung up the phone, and he tried to call me, you know, a hundred times.”

Naomie Olindo smiles in her 'Southern Charm' Season 5 portrait
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Naomie Olindo had hinted at the personal drama

Olindo had originally hinted at the drama back in July 2021 talking about a “betrayal” she had experienced. Many had already assumed she was talking about her fiancé. Olindo would update her Instagram Stories to thank all the fans for their support and express how she was feeling after the breakup.

“This is incredibly embarrassing and I feel so lost,” she said in an Instagram Story that Queens of Bravo saved and shared. “I just ask that you please stop sending/saying hateful things to Metul. I have self-respect and I will not be getting back together with him, but he is also in a terrible place dealing with the consequences of his actions. Please don’t be mean, he is human and this situation is punishment enough.”

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