Leva didn’t talk to Craig for months after the ‘Southern Charm’ fight

“Southern Charm” star Leva Bonaparte revealed she didn’t talk to Craig Conover for nine months following their heated argument in December.

“As of that night, the nature of my friendship with Craig and a couple of other people on the cast drastically changed,” Bonaparte, 43, tells Page Six.

In fact, the first time they interacted again was during the Season 8 reunion, which was filmed earlier this month.

“With Craig and I, it’s just sort of a culmination,” she says of their blowup.

Bonaparte — who also unfollowed Conover on social media — explained that throughout the season, she didn’t appreciate him going at it with his ex-girlfriend and her close friend, Naomie Olindo.

“You see Craig the entire season basically sort of just having big emotions and expressing them in a very assertive manner,” she continued. “In my world, [that’s] slightly disrespectful, a little bit like crossing my boundaries.”

A selfie of Leva Bonaparte
Leva Bonaparte revealed that she and Craig Conover’s heated final fight resulted in them not speaking for nearly a year.

Their feud began after she told him to stop referring to Olindo as his “crazy f–king ex-girlfriend” before Conover, 34, urged her not to get involved.

“You didn’t catch a lot of it, but he was screaming at one of my best friends like continuously, continuously, continuously, and innately that’s sort of why I left Auldbrass (a cast trip) early,” she explained.

Their friendship came to an end when they got into a screaming match that ended with Conover kicking Bonaparte out of his company Sewing Down South’s holiday party.

The former friends will face off in what Bonaparte dubbed the “rawest” reunion “ever since it started” in 2014.

“We’re no longer close, but we spoke at the reunion and you’ll have to sort of tune in to see the context and where that lands us now,” she teased, adding that “there were so many things unsaid” that got unearthed.

Naomie Olindo, Leva Bonaparte
Bonaparte (middle) explained that her argument with Conover stemmed from his treatment of her best friend and his ex-girlfriend, Naomie Olindo (far left).

Two weeks after the reunion, Bonaparte says she feels “more resolved” with some people — while others have “access denied.”

And one of those people is Madison LeCroy, who Bonaparte had also unfollowed earlier this year, for taking Conover’s side in the fight.

Fortunately, the blonde beauty approached the restaurant owner on her birthday in May and apologized.

“So we’re heading down a road, you know,” Bonaparte previously told us.

The Season 8 finale of “Southern Charm” airs Thursday at 9 pm ET on Bravo followed by a two-part reunion beginning Thursday, Oct. 6.


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