‘Southern Charm’: Craig Conover Gets the Last Laugh With Sewing Down South

by Jeremy Spirogis
Craig Conover and Austen Kroll

Craig Conover from Southern Charm was dragged by his associates and castmates when he shelved his regulation books in change for a stitching machine. But he’s definitely getting the final snicker after launching a partnership with textile big Thomasville together with being acknowledged by different international manufacturers.

Craig Conover and Austen Kroll
Craig Conover and Austen Kroll |Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank

Conover’s firm Sewing Down South introduced an unique line of pillows provided by Thomasville as a part of its fall 2020 assortment. Conover informed Showbiz Cheat Sheet demand for his merchandise solely grows. He additionally dished about upcoming pillow events the place followers can have a possibility to talk one-on-one with Conover by way of Zoom.

With all this success, are his associates consuming crow? Fans are filling his Instagram feed questioning what ex-girlfriend Naomie Olindo has to say. Conover spilled about his relationship with Olindo and shared how Shep Rose views his success.

Craig Conover and Naomie Olindo are lastly in a very good place

Olindo and Conover broke up partially due to Conover’s insistence on dabbling in a profession in textiles. He appeared to meander at house whereas she pursued a grasp’s diploma. They lastly parted methods as Olindo cited that Conover had no drive.

Conover admits he and Olindo have had a rocky previous with stitching being a sore topic. “But she has been incredibly nice and supportive,” he mentioned. “We actually ran into each other at a gathering two weeks ago and talked for a while. And kind of [felt like] old friends, which was neat. Because we were together for three years and you’re best friends and you know each other so well.”

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Craig Conover | Photo courtesy of Sewing Down South

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“So we got to talk about relationships and what we’ve taken out of ours,” he mentioned. “And it was just funny. It was nice. Was one of the first times that we’ve talked, as, you know, completely as friends. And she was super nice about that. I thought she [talked about out friendship] in interviews. She said she always be grateful for the world that I brought her into it. She was happy for [Sewing Down South] and everything is all very positive now.”

Shep Rose additionally dogged Conover about his stitching

In the start, Rose additionally gave Conover a tough time about transferring away from regulation and dipping into stitching. “Shep finally had to accept the fact that I’m never going to be the type of person he wanted me to be,” Conover remarked. “But he loves it now. What he said is ‘All I ever wanted was for Craig to be honest with himself.’”

“But it’s funny,” Conover continued. “Our message is of positivity so it’s fun to get the last laugh.” He added that he plans to carry a number of on-line pillow events within the coming months the place individuals who buy a pillow from his Thomasville line can be entered right into a drawing to win one-on-one time with Conover on-line. He mentioned he misses the in-person pillow events and hopes to renew them when it’s protected.

Shep Rose and Craig Conover | Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank

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As for the brand new season, he thinks followers are in for fairly a trip. “It’s going to be a different year,” he shared. “I think it’s going to be really good. I kind of love the trailer and I was in the airport and I was like eating a pizza, watching it, and kept smiling from ear to ear. I thought the cinematography was great. But it’s always funny to see how it comes out.”

Southern Charm premieres on Thursday, Oct. 28 at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.

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