“Southern Charm” star Craig Conover talks about his new book “Pillow Talk: What’s Wrong with My Sewing?”
“Extra’s” Katie Krause sat down with Craig, who revealed how his girlfriend Paige DeSorbo felt reading the memoir, explaining it was hard to get through his ex Naomie Olindo’s parts.
DeSorbo became emotional while reading the book. He said: “She needed the name and address of the bullies, obviously, because it made her cry.”
While it may have taken Paige “a little longer” to go through the chapters on Naomie, she “enjoyed” reading the book, according to Craig.
He added: “What I told him is that it’s going to help people because you really want an honest dissection of a relationship… It also explains, like, who I am and why, you know, how I got to where I am now.”
Craig described the writing process as a “giant therapy session” that forced him to “look in the mirror” and come to terms with things that happened in his life, such as his addiction to Adderall.
Craig said he’s in a “great place” now, pointing out that he hasn’t taken Adderall in three years.
He has also “reduced his alcohol consumption” and only drinks it when he is filming. He admitted, “You can’t do a show like ‘Winter House’ that we just filmed without drinking every day, which is, you know, crazy and pretty hard.”
Craig said he wrote the book with help from Naomie. He noted, “I didn’t think it was right for me to tell our story without his input…I think it’s crazy that people write books and yeah, it’s crazy because there’s obviously two sides to any story, especially when it comes to relationships and breakups.
Despite the split, they remained “friends” and she returns to “Southern Charm”.
As for Paige’s reaction to Naomie’s return to the show, he said, “I don’t think she cares.”
Paige and Craig have been dating for “six months” and aren’t rushing to get engaged anytime soon. He commented, “I obviously think we’re going to be dating for at least a year before, you know, I can propose or do something fun like that, but we talked about, you know, our marriage or, you know, what it might look like and marriage and kids and all that.
Craig teased Season 8 of the show saying, “This is definitely going to be one of our craziest years.”
He added: “Something always seems to happen and there are some really huge things that have happened this year.”