We were lucky enough to meet #NewCraig in the Season 3 premiere of Southern Charm. Yes, Craig Conover is like a brand-new man this season, and his new girlfriend Naomie Olindo seems to be a big part of that.
As Craig explained in the season premiere, the two knew each other in college, but they reconnected after Naomie texted him last year, and started dating thereafter. The two have now moved in together, and as this season's supertease showed, it looks like Naomie even has Craig thinking about (gasp!) marriage.
So Naomie must be pretty special to have charmed this former college playboy, right? Get to know more about Naomie below, and you'll fall in love with her, too.
1. The Charmers Love Her
Naomie already has Kathryn C. Dennis' seal of approval. "Naomie is beautiful. She's a great girl. They're totally in love, like middle school love, it seems like," Kathryn told The Daily Dish last week (clip above). "She's from France, so she's super cultured and interesting."
2. She's from France
As Craig mentioned in the season premiere, Naomie is originally from France, and that sounds très magnifique to us!
3. She's a World Traveler
Naomie and Craig have been traveling up a storm since they started dating — visiting Thailand, Monaco, and London — and giving us some serious vacation envy in the process, thank you very much. However, it doesn't look like traveling the world is anything new for Naomie. Just scroll through her Instagram profile, and you'll see that she's been to places like Greece, Italy, and Senegal, too. If you ever need a travel buddy, Naomie, we happily volunteer.
4. She's an Animal Lover
And if you scroll through Naomie's Instagram feed, you'll also find plenty of pics of her cuddling with some critters, from the domestic to the exotic. Naomie is a big supporter of the Charleston Animal Society, and she called her cat Gizmo, who is a rescue, "the best thing that has ever happened" to her in a January 2016 article in Carolina Tails. "When I see [Gizmo] on [Southern Charm], it’s like being proud of your child. When my mom met my dad, he was 36, single with eight cats (laughter) and she married him anyway and so we always had animals and also grew up with horses. I think our pets have just as many feelings as we do. When people say ‘it’s just a dog,’ I completely disagree. It’s not just a dog, it’s like a family member.”
5. She's Adventurous
Not only is Naomie not afraid to explore the world, but she's also not afraid to get her hands dirty or break a sweat. Naomie has been known to partake in activities like skydiving, fishing, and horseback riding. We just hope Craig can keep up.
6. She's Close with Her Family
Craig and Naomie moved into Naomie's parents' house in the season premiere, and we can see why they'd be so generous. Naomie seems to have a great relationship with her parents, and there's plenty of photographic evidence of that. Hopefully, they're fond of Craig, too.
7. She Has Big Plans for the Future
As the above recent tweet shows, Naomie plans on going to grad school. How will Craig fit into those future plans? We'll just have to keep watching Southern Charm to find out.