Beginning off with a bang! The Southern Appeal solid introduced the drama — and the fights — in the course of the season 8 premiere on Thursday, June 23.
The Bravo sequence picked up filming in late summer time 2021 and all eyes had been on Kathryn Dennis, who was celebrating her thirtieth birthday, and Naomie Olindo, who followers final noticed on season 6, which aired in 2019.
Following her exit, Naomie, 29, moved to New York Metropolis in spring 2021 along with her then-boyfriend Metul Shah solely to separate shortly after studying that he was untrue.
“I believe the largest takeaway was simply to maintain a really robust sense of self and to not lose my sense of self in a relationship,” Naomie completely advised Us Weekly forward of the present’s premiere. “I believe with my persona kind and stuff, I are inclined to form of morph into no matter I believe the individual in entrance of me desires and lose my true, like, genuine self within the course of. And I believe lots of people undergo that.”
The L’Abeye founder additional defined how she discovered herself again in Charleston, South Carolina, in the course of the first jiffy of Thursday’s premiere. Naomie jokingly advised pal Venita Aspen, “A few of us peaked in highschool,” when wanting again at her life trajectory.
“The considered coming again was miserable,” she revealed whereas driving to tennis. Naomie famous that she turned “actual humbled, actual fast” after studying that Metul stepped out on her.
Following her break up, Naomie reconnected with ex-boyfriend Craig Conover, whom she’d dated for 3 years earlier than calling it quits in 2017. Regardless of sidestepping the subject throughout Thursday’s present, they each finally confessed to hooking up in Las Vegas, with Naomie seemingly nonetheless having some lingering emotions.
“Two months in the past, I went to Vegas with some pals. Yeah, I imply, we met up,” Naomie advised the cameras, hinting that the exes had been intimate once more.
Craig, for his half, lied to pal Austen Kroll in regards to the hookup after beforehand being burned by Austen, 35, when he spilled a number of previous secrets and techniques. The Stitching Down South founder, 33, was formally boyfriend-girlfriend with Paige DeSorbo when filming season 8, however he was simply casually seeing her on the time of his and Naomie’s hookup.
Naomie and Craig’s drama, nonetheless, wasn’t the one factor making the France native’s return to Charleston a preferred matter of dialog. After telling Kathryn, 30, that she must be ashamed of herself for allegedly beginning a rumor that Cameran Eubanks’ husband, Jason Wimberly, had a mistress in 2020, Naomie was on Kathryn’s unhealthy aspect. (Cameran, who left the present after season 6 has denied the allegations about her husband.)
The 2 women had a confrontation in regards to the incident throughout Kathryn’s Nice Katsby celebration on Thursday’s episode, and it didn’t go nicely.
“I assumed your complete shtick was you guys are well mannered?” Paige, 29, advised Madison LeCroy after witnessing a screaming match between Naomie and Kathryn on the bash. “See in New York, we’re similar to, ‘F—ok you.’ After which we stroll away. However you guys … f—king linger.”
Scroll down for the largest moments from the season 8 premiere: