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EXCLUSIVE: ‘Southern Charm’ Stars Craig Conover and Naomie Olindo Admit Season 4 Tests Their Relationship

by Brice Sander 9:44 AM PDT, April 10, 2017
Playing EXCLUSIVE: ‘Southern Charm’ Stars Craig Conover and Naomie Olindo Admit Season 4 Tests Their Relationship

It’s not always a charmed life for Southern Charm stars Craig Conover and Naomie Olindo.

The couple invited ET into their Charleston, South Carolina, home for an exclusive tour -- and a chat about season four, which they say totally tested their relationship.

“You got to see the honeymoon period last year,” Craig tells ET. “This year, Naomie is such an honest person, which is a good thing. So, if she was mad at me, or if we had something to talk about, there wasn't any holding back. I think viewers will have a good time watching.”

“I think fans might be Team Naomie this year,” he adds.

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Season three ended with Craig coming clean about never finishing law school, having sent in an incomplete application to sit for the bar in order to appease his friends. Between seasons, Craig finally completed school, but had yet to take the bar by the time season four filming started.

“Unfortunately for Naomie, that was always weighing on me,” Craig says. “It probably cut into a lot of my patience in everyday life … she starts to doubt what I really want. And I'm like, 'What do you mean what I really want?' It's not up to me, I've already done everything I could.”

“I think you'll see me put a lot more pressure on him,” Naomie admits. “I was just trying to encourage him, and trying to make him do, you know, what I thought he wanted to do.”

Craig did eventually take the exam, and will get his results before the month is over.

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“At this point, it doesn't matter if he passes or fails,” Naomie shares. “I'm just proud of him for working so hard and taking it.”

“Everyone treats it as a choice,” Craig adds. “That's what drives me nuts. I would've loved to take the bar two years ago. I wasn't allowed.”

Luckily, the couple survived all of season four, and are still happily together. They’re currently working on a big project, remodeling a new house. It turns out Craig has become quite the craftsman, getting into woodwork, gardening and sewing.

“I find a few new hobbies this year,” he jokes.

Southern Charm airs Mondays at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo. While in Charleston, ET also visited Craig and Naomie’s co-star, Patricial Altschul’s, mansion. Check out the video below for an exclusive look inside her party palace.

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