As I searched my Instagram discover page for cookie decorating videos (truly some of the most soothing web content) during a Keeping Up with the Kardashians commercial break on Sunday evening, my scrolling came to an abrupt halt thanks to a picture of Vanderpump Rules star Stassi Schroeder and Southern Charm star Shep Rose. Together in Charleston. Hanging out. Like friends. Like chums. Like buddies. Like Bravolebrity buddies.
Over the weekend, Schroeder and Vanderpump friend Rachael O'Brien returned to Charleston just one month after their first trip to the Holy City and spent some more time with Southern Charm darlings like Craig Conover, Naomie Olindo, and Danni Baird. And at one point during their most recent visit, Schroeds and Rose posed together for a photograph. And said photograph rattled me to my core. In a good way. May I never forget this picture of William Shepard Rose III and Nastassia Bianca Schroeder.
“This is my Christmas card with @stassischroeder,” Rose wrote in the caption. “1st draft. Notice the detachment and indifference. Like an old couple who should have split up years ago. While they were both in their prime.”
Holy dressing drink. What a yarn you’ve spun, Shepard.
Welp, I suppose I ship Shep and Stassi now. Or maybe I shipped them all along but just didn't know it until I saw this pic? Either way, I'm all in on this pairing. Even if it's platonic. I just want them to be a duo of some sort. Because in my heart of hearts, I believe that this...
...seems like a friendship made in reality TV heaven, no? At the very least, it'd make for terrific television.