The show follows Bonaparte as she takes the lead at one of her and her husband’s four restaurants: Republic Garden & Lounge. Taking on a role that rivals the likes of Lisa Vanderpump, Bonaparte is forced to keep her party-loving staff under control. But who, exactly, are these drama-ridden staff members at the Republic?
Get ready to meet the cast of Southern Hospitality based on the first episode, information from Bravo and some other insider info below.
Bonaparte, who was born in India and raised in Canada, moved to Charleston where she established an extremely successful career through her high-end restaurants, according to Sportskeeda. With a reported net worth of $3.6 million, Bonaparte is used to living in luxury. Throughout the show she channels her inner Lisa Vanderpump, running a tight ship and directing her chaotic staff as they navigate their own personal drama.
Throughout Southern Hospitality, Reese will be pursued by two guys, as she’s forced to choose between dating a close friend and coworker or getting back together with an ex that cheated on her, according to E News.
As an openly gay cast member, Simmons works through processing his emotions, as he details in a preview that he has not yet come out to his friends and the community at his church. “Imagine living two lives, both living in one body,” he says in the clip. “My family has no idea that I like men.” It looks like Simmons will bring balance of heartwarming moments and chaotic scenes (cut to the trailer when he throws a drink).
Even in the trailer, Grace stands out, excusing herself for being late because of the “Scorpio full moon, lunar eclipse, Friday the 13th” and more. Bonaparte explained to us in an exclusive interview that, “At the end of the day, Grace, for example, who didn’t show up for one of our openings because it was like a red moon or something, got in trouble for showing up to a managers’ Zoom meeting in a bikini top. These things happen all the time, but at the end of the day, I didn’t hire her necessarily for anything except for that. The girl’s like magic at the door. I mean, she really is warm and creates an atmosphere. It’s just non-transferable.”
In the show, Bradley is quick to reveal that he believes to have felt a “glimmer of something” between him and Reese, but he “never told” her about his feelings. As Bravo points out, in a separate interview Reese believes that Joe “never made a move” but it would have been “easy and convenient” to date him.
Her intense drive has been with her throughout her life, but in her role at the Republic, it rubs some staff the wrong way.
From the first episode, Sharrett offers up a lovable, funny personality who is self-aware of the interesting dynamics of reality TV despite being on the show.
After pursuing modeling in New York, Kulp returned home and has been struggling with career uncertainty ever since. While he has a lot of untapped potential at the Republic, as Bonaparte notes, he seems to believe he’s above the role – preventing his own growth.
Dinch reportedly is an adventure-seeker, posting about his travels to locations like South Carolina, Yosemite National Park and more on social media.
In terms of his social media, Carter reportedly posts about his friends, travels, workouts and pet on his personal account.
Tune in to Southern Hospitality on Wednesdays at 10EP on Slice, the Global TV app or STACKTV with Amazon Prime Video Channels, fuboTV, Rogers Ignite TV and Ignite SmartStream.