The first episode of the American reality television program Southern Charm, which debuted on Bravo on March 3, 2014, followed the personal and business lives of numerous socialites who lived in Charleston, South California.
Southern Charm season 8 reunion!
The season 8 reunion, which aired in October 2022, focused on the relationship problems between OG star Shep Rose and ex-Taylor Ann Green after she claimed he had cheated with 300 whores. In January, they reunited to film the season 9 premiere; Shep said he wished Taylor happiness. But Taylor wasn't prepared to forget and forgive.
The ex-couple was one of many ex-couples having problems heading into the new season. Austen Kroll and Olivia Flowers called it quits in the fall of 2022, just before the season 8 reunion. Olivia was certain that she didn't want anything to do with her ex-boyfriend when season 9 began.
Who reconciled after season 8 of Southern Charm, and who was at odds at the start of season 9?
Venita and Madison - Friends!
Madison alleged that Venita Aspen was chatting to the other females and did not have her best interests in mind. In the premiere, Venita expressed her eagerness for them to rekindle their friendship. I did miss my connection with Venita, Madison said. I'm glad the beef was resolved.
Madison provided an exclusive update on her friendship with Venita before the September launch of season 9, stating, 'I never wanted to feel like there was bad blood between us or anything, so I'm happy that we can just move on and get over it.'
'We should spend more time together. We need more time to spend together, Venita said. She travels as frequently as I do. Thus, we have only a few seconds to relax, unwind, sit on the couch, and think about nothing else. Girl time is necessary.
Madison and Leva – Friends again!
Leva Bonaparte and Madison were at odds as they shot the season 8 reunion in the fall of 2022. Madison criticised Leva for messaging Venita about her and said she wasn't over Austen. Leva was present as Madison and her husband Brett celebrated their marriage in Charleston, even though Leva and Madison didn't discuss their relationship during the season 9 premiere episode. The women laughed together while they ate cake.
Austen and Olivia – Not Talking!
After rollerblading together in the season 9 episode, Olivia joked to Taylor that "falling for Austen is like the equivalent of going in a Fun House." You notice it. You enter the room all enthusiastic, but your appearance is warped. There's a f—king clown racing by, and when you get out of the car, you feel queasy and like throwing up.
Olivia was not amused when she ran across her ex at Madison's party. During the season 8 reunion, Olivia revealed that she and Austen split because he found it difficult to commit.
Shep and Taylor – Not Talking!
'I had a crush on Shep. I wanted to exert myself fully. When speaking on the pair's July 2022 breakup, Taylor said, 'After Shep and I broke up, I still truly wanted to make things work. It's challenging for me to comprehend his feelings... He didn't want to do that, but we were always arguing.
Taylor and Shep had a conversation in the episode's closing moments, but it ended with them at odds. She's aggressive. I feel guilty, and it truly breaks my heart, Shep said.
Shep, Austen and Craig – BFFs!
Season 9 began with Craig Conover and his old friends on excellent terms. In one moment, they were seen shopping together for Madison's event. Later, they remained close to the wedding reception. After unpleasant interactions with some of the other cast members during the premiere, the trio supported one another.
Olivia and Taylor – Close Friends!
Taylor and Olivia grew close after divorcing Shep and Austen in 2022. While filming the premiere in January, the couple made jokes about being single and prepared to date. During a confessional, Taylor referred to Olivia as 'a sister to me,' while Olivia said the two were 'glued at the hip.'
Austen and Taylor – Just Friends!
Following her breakup with Shep, Taylor made it apparent that 'the only guy who's had my back is Austen' during Madison's wedding party. The cast made several allusions to Taylor and Austen's friendship throughout the episode, and many people have speculated that they hooked up after each of their breakups. When questioned if she slept with Austen, Taylor advised the cameras, 'Don't believe everything you read on the internet.'
Taylor and Craig – Feuding!
When Craig confessed that he saw Shep attempt to kiss Mia Alario (from Leva's offshoot series, Southern Hospitality) while still dating Taylor, he raised eyebrows during the season 8 reunion. When Taylor and Craig reconciled in season 9, she made it obvious that she was dissatisfied with Craig's apparent decision to support Shep after their breakup despite knowing about his history of infidelity.
Austen and Madison – Cordial!
When Madison defended Austen following his breakup with Olivia, she shocked everyone at the season 8 reunion. Madison welcomed Austen to her and her husband Brett's post-wedding celebration, as shown in the season 9 opener, even though she had previously made fun of her ex-boyfriend.