"Yeah, I bought a beach house; it’s being renovated right now. I’m gonna learn how to kite board, I already surf. I’m looking forward to having a lot of fun out there," he recently shared with The Daily Dish. "And I know that it’ll be a good thing for me."
The move means that Shep may find himself frequenting the Charleston party scene a little less. "Every time someone has a good idea downtown, if I’m downtown, I’m like, 'Oh this a good idea.' [Like,] 'Hey got a bunch of girls, we’re going to this bar,' and if I’m out at the beach I’m like, 'Have fun. Unless there’s, like, some good band playing or some really cool party, I’m not gonna go down there 'cause it’s not right around the corner," he said. "So I know that, and I like that. Now, I’m not so naive as to think that geography changes a person. But it’s a step in the right direction."
Shep came under fire this season from his pals who worried that he may be partying a little too hard. But, he doesn't exactly see it that way. "My life’s pretty f***ing good. There’s not many people I would change places with. Maybe a few professional athletes or something like that. But that’s about it. I’m pretty happy," he said. "I’d venture to say that I’m as happy as I can be. I’m not an idiot, I am self-introspective, but sort of the fatalistic, 'you need to change' thing. I’m never gonna change, ever. I will be swimming up to a pool bar somewhere in the Caribbean, crushing Mai Tais until I am 90 years old. And you can book that."
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