Southern Attraction’s Craig Conover has moved previous ex-girlfriend Naomie Olindo’s jab about his stitching — however watching it again with Us Weekly nonetheless stings.
“It’s simply humorous how I actually was the one one which noticed the imaginative and prescient,” Craig, 34, completely advised Us within the newest episode of “Reliving Actuality” whereas rewatching the now-famous season 5 scene. “Individuals had been so keen about my life that weren’t me. I by no means understood it.”
Craig set free just a little snort and shook his head as he sat within the Us studio and watched the 2018 clip wherein Naomie, 31, claimed all he did was “sit at dwelling and stitch and fake to do issues.” In response, Craig requested, “What’s flawed with my stitching?” The quip has since turn out to be his motto — and part of his Stitching Down South line of pillows.
Wanting again, Craig advised Us “it’s humbling” to see how far he’s come since Naomie took a swing at his ardour. “It makes me glad,” he defined. “I simply image the shop now and all of the folks that get to go to on King Avenue in Charleston, and I’m like, ‘I’m simply glad I did what I stated I used to be going to do.’”
The “Pillows & Beer” podcast cohost joked that he “used to drink lots throughout filming,” so he didn’t bear in mind the dramatic scene. He then clarified that he was nicely conscious of what transpired and remembered “simply being unhappy” at not solely Naomie’s criticism however that of Cameran Eubanks and extra solid members.
“I bear in mind beginning to get unhappy, as a result of they had been actually canine with bones and so they ran with it,” he recalled to Us. “I believe I used to be lonely [at] the time as a result of I felt like I used to be the one one which shared my ideas [about the business]. Fortuitously, I had supportive dad and mom, however quickly after I ended up transferring to The Bahamas and being like, ‘I simply want to search out myself.’ And all the pieces occurs for a purpose.”
That optimistic outlook — and his need to stitch pillows as an alternative of changing into a training legal professional — led to Craig being the go-to pillow man in Charleston, South Carolina. The truth is, he advised Us that followers yell, “What’s flawed with my stitching?” at him “on a regular basis” after they’re on the town.
“I find it irresistible as a result of I believe it’s neat to do one thing just a little completely different,” Craig stated. “And I by no means needed to lean too arduous on a tagline or a saying, however clearly you’ll find ‘what’s flawed with my stitching’ merchandise [in the store].”
In relation to Naomie — from whom Craig break up in 2017 after three years of courting — she acknowledged that she was out of line throughout that 2018 scene. “The supply was harsh, however he was like, ‘It helped encourage me,’” Naomie completely advised Us in July 2022. “Not that precise dialog however a number of the conversations we had, he’s like, ‘It type of helped encourage me typically.’”
Naomie famous that Craig’s enterprise has “given him a lot function” regardless of her early criticism of his ardour. “I simply suppose it’s actually good for him,” she added.
Craig, who’s now courting Paige DeSorbo, advised Us that Naomie continues to be allowed to buy at Stitching Down South — in spire of their dramatic previous.
Watch the unique video above for extra of Craig’s reactions to his cringeworthy scenes on Southern Attraction, and test in usually for extra episodes of Us Weekly’s “Reliving Actuality.”