The only thing more difficult than seeing your ex is seeing your ex with his or her new significant other. That's exactly what Craig Conover is going through this season of Southern Charm as his ex-girlfriend Naomie Olindo begins a new relationship with Metul Shah.
But in the Southern Charm Season 6 premiere, Craig said that he had finally gotten over Naomie after spending the summer in the Bahamas. However, he questioned whether Naomie was fully over him during an interview in the episode. "I think Naomie is a lot more upset — very secretly — about our breakup than she puts off," he said. "I just hope that she's not willing to sacrifice her own happiness trying to prove being right about us."
Craig explained what he meant by that statement during a recent interview with ET. "We all go to different points in our life and I just meant that, I hope — and I am not thinking one way or the other — that she really likes this guy," he shared, "and that she isn’t … moving into another relationship just to convince herself she wasn’t wrong about us. I hope she is doing it for the right reasons."
Naomie shared her take on Craig's comments during a separate interview with ET. "You can’t just convince him of anything," she said. "So, I’m at a [point] now where it doesn’t matter. What am I going to do? Tell him, ‘I am happy!’ No, I’m just going to go live my life."
She also said that she hasn't been so happy with how Craig is handling her new relationship. "I went into the season with Metul thinking everything was fine with Craig," Naomie shared. "We’re friends, we saw each other out all summer, he would shake Metul’s hand, everything was fine. And then, some things came out that Craig had said about me and about Metul that just didn’t add up to how he acted in front of us to our faces, and so that was kind of difficult to deal with."
But Naomie told ET that she's doing her best to ensure that this transition is smooth for everyone involved. "There was a time when I was happy [with Craig]," she said. "That time is over and I’m with somebody that makes me feel very balanced and just very good and, you know, everything just feels kind of right right now, and I think it might have been hard for Craig to see that, and I tried not to rub it in his face or anything like that."
Though it may seem otherwise, Craig is actually a fan of Naomie's new boyfriend. "Our problems were always me versus Naomie. He didn't come into the picture until after those fights were over, so I actually like the guy a lot and [have] nothing against him," he said of Metul on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen in May. "He's a cool dude."
In fact, Craig has an interesting connection to Metul. Check it out, below.