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Get a Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Southern Charm Season 9 Reunion

Find out every detail of what went down at the dramatic two-part Southern Charm reunion.

By Allison Crist

The Southern Charm Season 9 reunion has officially come to a close, but there's still plenty of sweet tea to be spilled, as was on set the day of the taping and can now reveal all the juicy details.

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That's right: We're bringing you in a behind-the-scenes look at what went down when cast members Shep RoseOlivia FlowersCraig ConoverTaylor Ann GreenAusten KrollMadison LeCroyJarrett "JT" ThomasVenita Aspen, and Leva Bonaparte, as well as friends Rod Razavi and Rodrigo Reyes, got together to hash out all the Season 9 drama. 

Keep reading for all the insider details you never knew you needed.

Behind-the-Scenes at the Southern Charm Season 9 Reunion

The Glam and Preparation Process

The Charm-ers' dressing rooms were abuzz from the early morning hours even though filming wasn't scheduled to start until 11 a.m. Several cast members told that they had head-to-toe visions for their reunion looks — from Madison channeling Marilyn Monroe to Shep aiming for a "mountain chic" vibe — and on hand to help them achieve these visions were their respective hair and makeup teams. 

Setting the Stage

Things were equally busy on stage as the crew worked to finalize the set, test lighting, and more. Stand-ins for each cast member eventually arrived as well, and they sat on the reunion couches doing test shots for a while.

Andy Cohen and the cast sitting together during the Southern Charm Season 9 Reunion.

First Arrivals and Impressions

Shep was the first to hit the stage, and much to his surprise, the set was modeled after his family's mountain home in the Appalachians in North Carolina (which was featured on Southern Charm Season 9). Suffice it to say, he was impressed. As he put it, "This is sleek!" 

Once Andy arrived, he happily greeted the entire cast as they began to gradually take the stage: "Hey Charm-ers! Wow, what a beautiful set." 

He also made sure to show off his impressively thick stack of cards. 

Lastly, before the cameras began rolling at 11 a.m., JT took a dramatic, deep breath.

Andy Cohen's Unaired Commentary

The Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen emcee breezed through his questions throughout the day, although he did pause after one in particular because of its bluntness: "Will Taylor and Olivia ever be friends again?" 

Andy Cohen smiling while holding cue cards.
Madison LeCroy and Olivia Flowers looking at each other while sitting on a couch.
Venita Aspen sitting on a couch and looking away.

Conversations In-Between Takes

The group chatted amongst themselves and with Andy in between takes. The latter conversations mostly centered on what the cast's plans were for the evening once filming wrapped — that, and what time lunch was scheduled for. (The answer? 2 p.m.)

A Southern Charm Reunion First

When it came time to break for lunch, Andy patted the Charm-ers on the back for achieving something they'd "never done" before: gotten through multiple hours of filming without taking a break or anyone storming off set.  

Lunch Break

The group headed back to their respective dressing rooms for lunch, though a few cast members — like Craig and Austen — regrouped once they had their food. 

A little over an hour later, people began to trickle back onto the reunion stage. Some were on the receiving end of hair and makeup touches, while others posed for the reunion portraits (which you can check out here). 

By 3:30 p.m., everyone was back in their respective spot on the reunion couches — and this time, they were joined by Rod and Rodrigo.

Taylor Ann Green and Austen Kroll sitting next to each other on a couch.
Shep Rose talking while sitting on a couch.

Final Takeaways

Things picked back up rather quickly, with the only unplanned break in filming coming around 4:40 p.m. when Andy paused to fix one of Shep's loose hairs.

The rest of the day saw JT elicit a few laughs from the crew; Madison and Venita come back from a break without their shoes on; and, as fans watched on the actual reunion, Shep's phone going off mid-filming. 

Production ultimately wrapped at 6 p.m. sharp, as planned. 

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