The worst stored secret in actuality TV is not a secret.
Following months of hypothesis, an insider instructed Page Six that “Southern Charm” star Craig Conover is “formally” courting “Summer House” star Paige DeSorbo.
“Craig and Paige have been telling shut mates they’re formally collectively,” the supply instructed the outlet on Monday, October 4, 2021. “Their friendship has grown into extra as they’ve spent extra time collectively.”
The Bravo Stars Long Denied They Were a Couple
Earlier this 12 months, DeSorbo, 28, shot down rumors that she was courting Conover, 32. She instructed the”Not Skinny But Not Fat” podcast that she and Conover had been “1,000 p.c not courting” and had been simply longtime “mates.”
In July 2021, Radar Online reported that the “mates” had been photographed cuddling collectively in public, however famous that sources within the know mentioned they had been each nonetheless “single” and never excited by “placing a label” on their relationship.
And in August, one other supply instructed Us Weekly that Conover and DeSorbo had been “not courting” regardless of trying chummy on the PGA Tour’s FedExCup Playoffs in Jersey City, New Jersey. At the time, the insider described the 2 as “good mates who get pleasure from one another’s firm.”
Earlier this 12 months, Conover and DeSorbo filmed the Bravo spinoff, “Winter House,” collectively. They additionally posed for images collectively on the September 25, 2021 marriage ceremony of their “Winter House” co-stars Kyle Cooke and Amanda Batula.
Conover & DeSorbo Both Recently Ended Long-Term Relationships
The new relationship buzz comes only a few months after Conover cut up from his girlfriend, Natalie Hegnauer. Conover and Hegnauer had been courting for a couple of 12 months earlier than confirming their cut up in May, 2021—and she or he even made a number of cameos on “Southern Charm,” per Reality Blurb.
In May, Conover spoke out in regards to the cut up from Hegnauer throughout an episode of his “Pillows and Beer” podcast with pal Austen Kroll. He admitted that he was “going by a breakup” and that it was “simply really easy to drink to keep away from coping with something.” He even described that interval of his life as “a darkish place to be in.” Conover additionally hinted that filming “Winter House” in Vermont did not assist his South Carolina-based relationship.
But DeSorbo has reiterated that nothing occurred between her and Conover when he had a girlfriend.
“I’d by no means like disrespect a girlfriend or something,” she mentioned on “Not Skinny however Not Fat” in April. “Craig could be very respectful. He would by no means cheat on a girlfriend, and like, he definitely would by no means cheat on a girlfriend with me. And, and so none of that occurred.”
“Summer House” followers additionally witnessed DeSorbo’s prior relationship sink. She broke issues off along with her longtime boyfriend, Perry Rahbar, in October 2020, shortly after filming the pandemic-era version of her Bravo actuality show whereas in a Hamptons bubble. DeSorbo instructed People that the previous couple’s age hole – Rahbar is 10 years her senior – had quite a bit to do with their relationship woes.
“I did not really feel able to tackle sure issues that I do know that he’s so prepared for,” she admitted to People. “He’s 10 years older than me, a lot smarter, a lot extra completed, simply extra mature. …I really feel like, at 28, that is the final time I’ll ever have the ability to be tremendous, tremendous egocentric. And I do not need to miss out on that.”