Long-distance with Paige DeSorbo ‘getting harder’

Craig Conover is ready for Paige DeSorbo to sew down south with him.

The “Southern Charm” star tells Leak Herald exclusively that not living in the same city as his “Summer House” girlfriend is getting more challenging.

“You know, long-distance is working for us,” Conover, 34, says. “We’re fortunate that we’re on the East Coast, so it’s only an hour flight, but it is getting harder and harder.”

Conover, who has lived in Charleston, SC, since college, and DeSorbo, who resides in New York City, have been officially dating in a long-distance relationship since last fall.

“She was just gone for 10 days in Italy, and that was tough,” he shares.

“But we’re starting to see the amount of time that we’re spending chisel away to only a couple of days. So, you know, we’ll see.”

Craig Conover and Paige DeSorbo sitting on a beach together.
Craig Conover wants him and Paige DeSorbo to live closer to each other.
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Conover’s co-star and close friend Shep Rose chimes in, teasing his buddy for talking about the future so early on in the relationship.

“Well, Craig, every time Craig dates a girl for longer than two weeks, he starts talking about baby names,” Rose, 42, tells us while Conover mentions names he likes including Dash, Exit and Seven.

Paige DeSorbo and Craig Conover posing together on a red carpet.
DeSorbo and Conover have been dating since fall 2021.
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Unfortunately — or fortunately — DeSorbo has nixed her beau’s out-of-the-box names.

“Paige is like, ‘You can name our dogs that,’” Conover says.

Paige DeSorbo and Craig Conover posing at a black-tie event.
The Bravolebrities saw each other non-exclusively for months before becoming girlfriend and boyfriend.
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Conover’s ex-girlfriend and co-star Naomie Olindo makes her return to “Southern Charm” this year after a brief hiatus.

Olindo, 29, tells us she filmed various scenes with DeSorbo, and she approves of her ex’s relationship.

Craig Conover and Naomie Olindo posing outdoors.
Naomie Olindo, who dated Conover for about three years, tells Leak Herald she thinks DeSorbo and her ex are “great together.”
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“I think they’re great together,” she says. “I think it’s really good to see him with someone where he can, like, fully be himself and he’s comfortable. And she seems to totally just see him for who he is.

“And I think that’s really good. He doesn’t have to pretend anything. He doesn’t have to cover anything up. They can be a really good match.”

Naomie Olindo kissing Craig Conover on the cheek.
The “Southern Charm” exes “met up” in Las Vegas prior to Conover becoming exclusive with DeSorbo.
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Olindo made her reality TV debut as Conover’s girlfriend during Season 3, which aired in 2016, and they continued dating until their split in 2017. However, after both went through other breakups last summer, they briefly reconnected following a run-in in Las Vegas.

Olindo teases that fans will have to watch the new season to see exactly what went down when they “met up.”

Season 8 of “Southern Charm” premieres June 23 at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.