All About Paige DeSorbo and Craig Conover's Charming Love Story

The Bravo stars met while filming Summer House in 2021.
Paige DeSorbo and Craig Conover
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Sarah Hanlon
Entertainment & Celebrity Editor
  • Sarah is the Entertainment & Celebrity Editor for The Knot, with special focuses on pop culture and celebrity wedding news.
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Updated Feb 20, 2024

For reality TV fans, nothing hits quite like an on-screen friends-to-lovers romance. Such is the case for Paige DeSorbo and Craig Conover, two of the biggest "Bravolebrities" today. Paige, a fashion writer-turned-influencer, stars on Bravo's hit series Summer House, while Craig has been a cast member of Southern Charm since its debut in 2014. The two first crossed paths at a birthday party filmed for season four of Summer House and remained friends for years. Then, after appearing on the spinoff series Winter House in 2021, their friendship turned romantic—and the rest is *almost* history.

Considering Craig Conover and Paige DeSorbo's relationship is documented on multiple series, fans have had a front-row seat to their blossoming romance, including their sweetest moments and their struggles (notably about how to blend their lives in New York City and Charleston).

So, what's the latest on Paige and Craig? We break down everything to know about this reality TV power duo, including their complete relationship timeline and the latest on engagement rumors.

Are Craig Conover and Paige DeSorbo still together?

Paige DeSorbo is still dating Craig Conover. They have been together since the fall of 2021. Paige DeSorbo and Craig Conover met in 2019 at a birthday party for Kyle Cooke, which was filmed for season four of Summer House. They remained friends and even starred together in the 2021 spinoff series Winter House.

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Who Is Craig Conover? All About Paige DeSorbo's Boyfriend

Paige DeSorbo and Craig Conover
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Who is Paige DeSorbo's boyfriend, Craig Conover? Bravo superfans are quite familiar with this reality TV star. Craig stars on the network's series Southern Charm, which explores the lives of socialites as they navigate dating, careers and high society in Charleston, South Carolina.

Born in Delaware, Craig moved to South Carolina to pursue a degree at the College of Charleston. He later graduated from the Charleston School of Law in 2014, and launched The Craig Conover Law Firm in March 2021.

Craig first joined the Bravo universe in 2014, when he was cast as a main character in the series premiere of Southern Charm. He has since gone on to make appearances on Summer House, as well as the crossover series Winter House.

Beyond his law career and his reality TV shows, Craig Conover has an eclectic collection of additional ventures. He founded Sewing Down South, a sewing lifestyle brand, in April 2019—and this side hustle has been heavily documented on his shows. He's the co-owner of several restaurants in Charleston and New York City, and he hosts the Pillows and Beer podcast with his friend and co-star Austen Kroll.

How Paige DeSorbo and Craig Conover Met

Paige DeSorbo and Craig Conover met while filming Summer House in 2019. During one episode in the show's fourth season, Craig and some of his Southern Charm castmates (like Austen Kroll) attended a birthday party for Kyle Cooke. At the time, Paige was in a relationship with someone else, and their friendship was strictly platonic.

Paige DeSorbo and Craig Conover's Relationship Timeline

Paige DeSorbo and Craig Conover on Watch What Happens Live
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Summer 2019: Paige DeSorbo and Craig Conover Meet

Craig Conover and Pagie DeSorbo first met in 2019, when he attended a birthday party for Kyle Cooke, which was documented in season four of Summer House.

February 2021: Paige and Craig Strike Up a Friendship on Winter House

Two years later, Paige and Craig's friendship reached a new level when they appeared as castmates in Winter House, a crossover series featuring stars from Summer House and Southern Charm, as well as a few newcomers.

Despite their close proximity, the relationship remained platonic. At the time, Craig was dating someone else while Paige struck up a fling with their co-star Andrea Denver.

April 2021: Paige Visits Craig in Charleston

After Winter House filming wrapped, Paige traveled to Charleston for a trip with her friends—and fans were quick to assume that she was going to see Craig. The fashion personality shut down the rumors on an episode of the Not Skinny But Not Fat podcast that month, saying, "Craig and I are a thousand percent not dating...Craig and I have known each other for years. We've always gotten along. We've always been friends. We have, like, very similar personalities. We are not romantically involved or anything, but we are very good friends."

But, as it turns out, romance did blossom on that trip. In a 2022 interview with ET, Paige confirmed that she and Craig shared their first kiss while she was in town. "On that trip, I realized that Craig was single—and we were nothing but friends on that trip—and then the last night he kind of kissed me," she recalled. "I actually said, 'It's crazy that you haven't kissed me yet,' and he was like, 'I didn't know where we were at that point.'"

August 2021: Paige and Craig Attend a Golf Event Together

Later that summer, Paige and Craig continued to fuel relationship rumors when they attended the PGA Tour's FedExCup Playoffs together.

October 2021: Craig and Paige Confirm Their Romance

Finally, Paige DeSorbo and Craig Conover confirmed they were dating in October 2021, just one month after they were both seen at Summer House stars Kyle Cooke and Amanda Batula's wedding. (The rumored couple sent fans into a flurry when they posted cute photo booth snaps on their Instagram story.)

Then, in a conversation with People, Craig confirmed fans' speculations and gushed about his girlfriend. "We both had a crush on each other from three years ago when I came to the Hamptons for Kyle [Cooke's] birthday party," he said of his Summer House stint in 2019. "We always had an eye for each other."

He added that their friendship took a romantic turn after spending so much time together for Winter House. "It was done in a healthy way," the entrepreneur continued. "We built a friendship and got to know each other first, and it all happened naturally. You see the foundation of our relationship start to form on the show."

January 2022: Paige and Craig's Relationship is Featured on Summer House Season 6

Summer House's sixth season was one of its highest-anticipated in franchise history, notably because it featured early footage of Craig Conover and Pagie DeSorbo's relationship. Considering it was filmed before these two made things official, viewers watched as Paige grappled with her feelings for Andrea Denver and Craig. They also experienced a roadblock when some castmates insinuated that Craig was having a fling with actress Kristin Cavallari.

Despite the drama, Paige told ET that it actually helped her determine her true feelings for Craig. "I can't pinpoint a certain thing that he did or said, it was kind of just realizing how I felt about myself when I was with him," she told the outlet. "And it was just kind of undeniable. Little things that I would get excited—if I had a text message from him on my phone—and it didn't even compare to when other guys would text me. So I knew that I was very into him a lot more than any other suitors that were around."

March 2022: Paige and Craig Discuss Their Future Plans

In a candid conversation with Page Six, Craig Conover confirmed he and girlfriend Paige DeSorbo were already having conversations about their future. "We have talked about marriage and spending our lives together, which we're happy about," he said. "We talk about kids and a family." He continued, "We're both realists and obviously no one ever plans on breaking up…we hope that doesn't happen, obviously."

Craig also opened up about critiques that he was dating Paige as a publicity stunt. "We've been official for a little over six months now, and we're happy," Conover added. "Hopefully we stand as an example that just because everyone else tells you it won't work, you know, doesn't really mean anything at all."

October 2022: Craig and Paige Discuss an Engagement at BravoCon

Paige DeSorbo and Craig Conover appeared on a panel together at BravoCon in October 2022 where they were asked about a timeline for an engagement—and Craig happily said he would propose to his girlfriend "whenever Paige is ready to say 'yes.'"

"I have a feeling that we're going to end up getting married one day," he continued. "It'll be great. I don't know if she knows that. I think you'll get to see it actually come out on one of the shows."

Even with the excitement for their shared plans, Paige also addressed the struggles they've faced by living long-distance. "The thought of leaving and going to a new state is a lot for me, so I have to do it when I'm ready," she said.

May 2023: Paige and Craig Discuss Their Long-Distance Struggles

On Summer House's seventh season, fans got a deeper look inside Paige DeSorbo and her boyfriend Craig Conover's romance—but the distance between them continued to create challenges. In one episode, Paige cried over the prospect of packing up her life and moving down South, saying, "I would be changing my whole life. I have no friends in Charleston. My whole career is [in New York]."

In another episode, she addressed how her actions could have been affecting her boyfriend. "I think when I say things to Craig like, 'I'm fine being independent and I don't want to move to Charleston and I don't want to get engaged yet,' he gets very insecure, which, valid. Totally get it," she said in a confessional interview. "But that is stressing me out."

Fall 2023: Paige Explores Live in Charleston

During the ninth season of Southern Charm, which aired in the fall of 2023, fans watched as Paige began to integrate more of her life in Charleston. Not only did she help Craig design his house, cameras followed as she established a friend group in his hometown. In one episode, Paige hit it off with Craig's castmate Madison LeCroy at a dinner party, where they discussed what married life could look like in South Carolina.

December 2023: Paige and Craig Tease a Vegas Wedding

During a December 2023 conversation with Elite Daily, Paige teased that she and Craig *almost* got married at BravoCon a month prior, which took place in Las Vegas. "I said, 'Let's go do it in a chapel,'" she recalled, before adding she didn't have support from her boyfriend. "Craig chickened out, though."

Craig chimed in to say that a chapel wedding wasn't his ideal setting for a wedding: "I'm not going to get married in Vegas. I want something more real than that." DeSorbo joked, "What's more real than me, you and Elvis, honey?"

Are Paige DeSorbo and Craig Conover engaged?

Paige DeSorbo and Craig Conover
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If you've watched both Summer House and Southern Charm, you know that one of the biggest challenges this couple has faced revolves around how they plan to blend their lives in New York and Charleston. So, are Paige DeSorbo and Craig Conover engaged? The answer is no. During a conversation with People at BravoCon in November 2023, Craig confirmed that they aren't rushing a proposal.

"It's funny how things evolve and change," he told the outlet. "I think there was so much pressure from the outside world. I love what we have now. My home base is Charleston and hers is New York, but if it was a Venn diagram, we cross over. We're always together, we're just in one place and the other." He continued, "I think I've settled into a more sustainable flow of this is what works for us and let's just enjoy it instead of rushing into the next step."

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