While the world of Bravo is no stranger to sparks flying between its stars, it’s always a delightful surprise when two personalities from different shows exchange flirtatious banter. The latest pairing? Shep Rose of “Southern Charm” and the dazzling Brynn Whitfield from “Real Housewives of New York City.”
A Mutual Admiration?
The charismatic Shep Rose, known for his affable nature, was pleasantly taken aback when Whitfield confessed her crush on him. Describing his feelings, Rose revealed, “When I saw that, I thought it was very flattering.” Not one to hold back, Rose took the initiative to reach out, leading to a casual Instagram exchange between the two. Recalling the conversation, Rose shared, “I sent her a nice message — a very benign nice message — ‘Thank you, look forward to meeting you,’ and she’s like, ‘Yeah, me too.’”
Their chat, peppered with references to their locations and the possibility of a meet-up, led to a candid mention of the famed BravoCon, the annual convention that gathers a galaxy of Bravolebrities, scheduled this year in Las Vegas from Nov. 3 to 5.
A Potential Romance at BravoCon?
As the whispers about a potential romance between Rose and Whitfield grew louder, some, like “Southern Charm” newcomer Rodrigo Reyes, teased the idea. “Take her to a buffet in Vegas!” Reyes jested, eliciting chuckles from Rose.
Despite the playful nudges, Rose, with a hint of jest, contemplated the potential reaction from his family. “Oh my God, I wonder what my mom would say if I dated a ‘Real Housewife!’” The light-hearted musings were a window into his mind, revealing his hesitation to venture into a relationship with another fellow Bravolebrity, especially after his stint with Taylor Ann Green.
A Walk Down Flirtation Lane
The romance rumors started when Whitfield, during a July episode of “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen,” openly admitted her fondness for the Shep Gear owner, calling him “cute.” This wasn’t a one-time affair. Later, Whitfield reiterated her sentiments about Rose on another “WWHL” episode, where she said, “He’s very sweet. He’s very smart. Very sweet, yeah,” adding, “And it’s all PG. It’s, like, about philosophy and dogs — our favorite subjects.”
The Road Ahead
With Season 9 of “Southern Charm” gearing up to premiere, fans are undoubtedly excited about the upcoming episodes. However, many will be keeping a close watch on the possible romantic rendezvous between Shep and Brynn. As always, time will tell if this budding friendship will flourish into something more substantial or remain a fleeting flirtation.
Brace yourselves, as the new season promises more drama, laughter, and of course, charm! Catch the supersized premiere of “Southern Charm” on Thursday, Sept. 14, at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo. And if you happen to miss it, worry not! Episodes will be available for streaming the next day on Peacock.