‘Southern Charm’: Shep Rose Gets Shady Toward Whitney Sudler-Smith Over Comment About His Relationship Being a ‘Showmance’

Shep Rose from Southern Charm laughed off Patricia Altschul and Whitney Sudler-Smith’s remark that his relationship with Taylor Ann Green is a “showmance.”

Shep Rose, Patricia Altschul
Shep Rose, Patricia Altschul|Paul Cheney/Bravo

Altschul made the comment about Rose’s relationship when she appeared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. “She’s an awfully nice girl,” Altschul remarked about Rose’s girlfriend on the Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen After Show. “I mean, Whitney refers to it as a showmance.” Altschul’s son, Whitney Sudler-Smith is the creator and producer of Southern Charm.

 “I think if they last through the reunion, then we have to see,” Altschul added. “That’ll be the determining factor.” Ouch.

Rose actually laughed when he was asked about the comment during his appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. In fact he managed to turn the shade around to compliment (maybe in a shady way) Sudler-Smith.

Whitney Sudler-Smith has a nice life being single in his 50s

Cohen asked Rose what he thought of Altschul and Sudler-Smith’s comment. “No,” Rose laughed during the After Show. “Whitney just wants me to be like him. He wants me to go into my 50s without a marriage. Without family that sort of thing.”

“Honestly, it’s not a bad life,” Rose continued. “He just got back from Tulum with all this sh*t. He has a lot of fun.” Cohen tries to wrap up the segment, but then co-guest Leva Bonaparte admits she too wasn’t sure about the romance.

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“Can I add something,” she said raising her hand. “I was a doubter. But now that I’ve seen them together, I think they’re gonna make it. They’re quite cute.” Rose joked back, “No pressure.”

Shep Rose went from his most to least controversial season

Rose admits he was a trainwreck last season, which culminated in his Instagram video share where he mocked a homeless woman. This season, he told Altschul he did a considerable amount of soul searching, therapy and his relationship with Green has changed his life.

While half of the cast battled during the season finale, Rose hung out with Green for the most part. Bonaparte and some of the other women on the cast confronted Rose for coddling Kathryn Dennis, but he was frank and open, sharing that people make mistakes and they need to talk. He knows from first-hand experience.

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But his mood and disposition were undoubtedly a lot lighter this season. While some of the crew argued, he and Green paddled around in a canoe. Craig Conover, who was ready to give up on Rose last season, commented that Rose is different now that he’s with Green.

Unlike Sudler-Smith and Altschul, Conover celebrated Rose’s relationship with Green. “Shep is such a better version of himself with her. You know, towards the end of last year I had stopped talking to Shep. We just weren’t on the same page,” he told US Weekly. “I was moving forward with my business and there wasn’t anything there for me. It was toxic. And he wasn’t in a great place and he started dating Taylor.”