Naomie Olindo is grateful to be done with “Southern Charm.”
The reality star, 27, revealed that she is content with her decision to exit the Bravo series, which she first joined in 2016.
“I’m so thankful for what the show gave me because it does open a lot of doors and there are a lot of advantages,” Olindo said on the “Skinny Confidential” podcast. “Then it comes a time when the good doesn’t outweigh the bad anymore where it’s time to walk away.”
Olindo began her time on the show with a part-time role as Craig Conover’s then-girlfriend in Season 3, before joining the cast in 2019 for the sixth season.
Referring to her co-stars Chelsea Meissner and Cameran Eubanks, who also left the series, she added: “Personally I feel like I walked away at a time that was right for me and that’s how Cam and Chelsea feel too and you know other people that aren’t ready to walk away and want to keep doing it, that’s their prerogative and I’m very supportive of that. I still love most of the people on there.”
It does not appear that Olindo and her former co-star Kathryn Dennis will remain in touch now that they are not filming together.
Dennis, 28, had come under fire earlier this year for allegedly starting a rumor that Eubanks’ husband, Jason Wimberly, cheated on her and that was why she was not returning to the series.
Both Wimberly, who never appeared on the show, and Eubanks adamantly denied that he had been unfaithful in their marriage.
“I mean I feel kind of bad saying, but I think I can say I have a strained relationship with Kathryn because I struggle with her filming strategy I guess,” she said, adding, “I have a relationship with pretty much everybody, except for Kathryn I would say.”
She continued, “People will strategize, and once it starts getting to that point, it can get so toxic. When it reaches that level where some people just have nothing to lose and are willing to sing for their supper and do whatever it takes, whether that’s trying to ruin your marriage or your relationship or say something about your children, it’s just too much and, personally for me, I can’t be in that because it makes me depressed.”
It is unclear when “Southern Charm” will return to Bravo or with what cast members, but Olindo teased that she heard that production is ongoing with “a couple new girls,” including her friend Leva Bonaparte.
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