All is not well in Charleston.
Southern Charm's Sept. 22 episode saw longtime friends Naomie Olindo and Venita Aspen get into what might be season eight's most shocking fight yet. The source of said fight is less shocking, though: Craig Conover.
He and Naomie—who dated for three years, broke up in 2017 and had a short-lived reunion in 2021—have been at odds all season long, and their latest disagreement was centered on another fight they had the night before while out to dinner with Venita, Shep Rose, Taylor Ann Green, Austen Kroll, Olivia Flowers and Whitney Sudler-Smith.
The first time around, Craig drunkenly berated Naomie after she brought up derogatory comments he had recently made about her to Leva Bonaparte. He apologized the next night at dinner, claiming he'd "work on being kinder," and everything seemed fine from there—that was, until Venita spoke up.
The way she saw it, Naomie was trying to "pick a fight" with Craig," Venita said in a confessional. "Keep your s--t together and enjoy the steak and have a good time."
And while she didn't say that to Naomie at the table, she did ask her to "acknowledge" Craig's feelings.
Naomie's response? "Shut up, Venita."
Meanwhile, the rest of the table seemed to be just as surprised as Naomie that Venita stuck up for Craig. As Olivia put it in a confessional, "You're coming in on Craig's side when you've been friends with Naomie for a decade? What are you doing?"
Venita was naturally upset with Naomie's harsh words—insisting in a confessional that she would "never talk to anybody like that, ever"—but the L'ABEYE founder continued to dish them out. "What you did was fake as f--k," Naomie said. "You were taking Craig's side. Really didn't appreciate that."
Trying to explain her point of view, Venita told the group, "I wasn't trying to say that Naomie's wrong and Craig's right, none of that. We needed to calm down the table. I did not attack you or come after you. His feelings were hurt and there's nothing wrong with that."
An awkward, tense silence ensued when Taylor said what we were all thinking, "Y'all are friends I thought...I hope?"
Southern Charm airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. on Bravo.
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