The most likeable, and dare I say, charming man on Southern Charm in my opinion is Shep Rose. Despite his uncharacteristically uncouth behavior on the Jekyll Island episode, Shep appears to be the only one on the show with any sense.
Have you ever wondered what his family thinks of his appearance on the show? His parents live on Hilton Head in Sea Pines. Sea Pines is “the heart of Hilton Head and anchors the southern most tip of this 14-mile long barrier island. Comprised of 5,200 private acres and 5-miles of Atlantic oceanfront shoreline, tidal creeks, saltwater marshes, woodlands and a 605-acre Forest Preserve, Sea Pines is the original and largest of the Hilton Head developments.
This secure, gated residential and resort community is home to 4 championship golf courses including a private country club, one of the nation’s premier tennis facilities, 15 miles of scenic bike paths, two marinas and numerous shops, restaurants and cafes. Sea Pines is also home to the RBC Heritage Golf Tournament, a favorite stop on the PGA TOUR.” [Source Sea Pines Realty] Click the link to buy me a beach house! 🙂
His mother’s name is Fran and his father goes by Rip. There are a lot of lawyers in the family. Shep seems to be charting his own course despite all the fancy education. So what do he is parts think about his current job?
Well, in another of my “I seem to know someone everywhere” moments, one of my commenters tipped me off to this story. I will let her identify herself if she would like.
Columnist David Lauderdale of IslandPacket,Com recently interviewed Fran and his article is fantastic! She explains what life is like with her son being on a TV show. With all sorts of information that Southern Charm fans will be interested in reading.
Here is a brief excerpt from the interview. You really must check out the whole thing. The quote below is from Shep’s mother, Fran.
“I’m not going to sit there and tell him what he needs to do with his life. And he’s had some interesting jobs, and he’s got a million friends, and he’s a happy guy.”
He’s got an MBA from Vanderbilt, and has invested in businesses and bought a rental condominium on Hilton Head at the bottom of the recession market. And besides, most people think he’s charming.
There was the Spanish teacher who sent home a terse note that still makes Fran laugh.
“Shepard thinks he can get by on charm alone,” the note read. “He doesn’t have that much.”