Craig Conover of Southern Charm calls Naomie Olindo Hookup ‘Closure’

Turn the page! Craig Conover He doesn’t regret his relationship with his ex-girlfriend Naomi OlindoSays us weekly She helped him move on.

“I said so [the] Craig, 33, said exclusively on Tuesday, June 21, while promoting the eighth season of Southern charm. “Although it’s hard to say this about some things, I’m glad that happened. It was just so closure that I was able to be, like, ‘You know what?’ I can finally see what I want for my future and my life.”

Craig and Nomi, 29, It’s called quitting in September 2017 After dating three years. While they both moved – Craig with Natalie Hegnauer And Naomi with her Mitul Shah – There seem to be some lingering feelings.

Once the founder of L-Abeye separated from Metul, 31, in July 2021, Amid the allegations of the relationshipNaomi and Craig briefly reconnected in Las Vegas.

Southern Charm Craig Naomie Hookup was a closure I didn't know I needed

Craig Conover and Naomi Olindo. Stephanie Diani / Bravo (2)

fusion event Before the cameras roll for the Bravo series but will be covered for the season premiere on Thursday, June 23. (On the other hand, Craig was casually dating Big Disorbo during the accident, After breaking up with Natalie in early 2021.)

Naomi exclusively said we On Monday, June 20, that the exes meet was “something very convenientwhich was confirmed by Craig.

We had a long history together“You know, we knew we haven’t talked in four years, we’ve been dating for three years,” said the founder of Swing Down South. we Tuesday. “So, I guess she turned her world upside down—I found out [Metul] He was terribly cheating on her. I think temporary relief is a good word for that. It was good for her and the closure I needed.”

Craig recalled why he and Naomie were originally called to quit, noting that things fell apart when they were supposed to.

“It was the relationship most people should have in their twenties. You think you found the person you were looking for and it didn’t work out. Then after that, you live a lot and that’s what we need,” a Delaware native explained. “For the first time in my life, I was with someone who was like, my first love, basically. And I’m like, ‘Oh, this is going to work.'” And then you realize there’s a lot more to the relationship than just [that feeling]. “

costar gray rose Knock in a novel we, “Not all fairy tales are cake.” The 42-year-old reality star also noted that Craig and Naomie had a “fairly combustible” relationship before they parted ways for good.

While Podcast host “Pillows and Beer” Knowing that “everything is happening the way it’s supposed to,” Craig admitted he felt bad that Paige, 29, had to deal with the drama. The summer house The star wasn’t “exclusive” with Craig when he called Naomie, but He still regrets how it all happened.

“It’s a difficult situation for anyone to be in,” said Craig. “I really applaud her for that.” we. “You know, I hate to put her in that position. But she handled it great.”

The lawyer noted that although he and Page had an “open understanding” about it Where they stood at that timeShe didn’t expect that she would have to hang out with Naomie as much as they had over the past year.

“But I think she handled it well. As the season goes on, you’ll see how This situation is really evolving Because there’s a lot out there,” Craig quipped. “So you’ll see this season that I’ve become more combative about it because, you know, going back to one thing in Charleston and we welcome you to it. but [more things happen when] It’s there… as the season goes on.”

Southern charm Season 8 premieres on Bravo Thursday, June 23 at 9 p.m. ET.

With a report by Christina Garibaldi

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