While attending BravoCon over the weekend, Taylor, 28, dished on her current relationships with her ex-boyfriend and her friend, as she also reacted to Shep, 43, calling her a “dangerous woman,” shared her new boyfriend Gaston’s thoughts on the drama, and revealed if he’ll appear on future episodes of Southern Charm.
“I’ve been semi-watching. I’ve had people watching it for me and giving me the Cliffnotes. I’m still breathing. I’m still surviving. [But] I’m learning my lesson, big time,” Taylor told Entertainment Tonight of the currently airing ninth season of the Bravo series.
Looking ahead to the reunion, Taylor acknowledged that she’ll “have the most to answer to.”
Luckily, she has the support of her new man.
“He’s been such a rock-solid human being for me. Honestly, a God send,” she gushed. “He’s like ‘I want nothing to do with that world … I want to be a sounding board. If you want to cry, cry. If you need to vent, vent. But I’m not gonna try to hype you up.’ He’s my calming human being and I’m like, ‘I need this.”
Although Taylor confirmed Gaston will be making an appearance on the upcoming second season of Southern Hospitality alongside roommate TJ Dinch, she confirmed he “generally doesn’t want anything to do with” reality television.
“He was like ‘TJ, is this gonna help you? If it helps you, I’ll do it. Otherwise, I want nothing to do with TV,’” she explained. “I don’t want him to have anything to do with it. I’ve seen what it’s done to relationships. I’m like, ‘This one’s a keeper. I don’t want to ruin that.’”
As for Shep’s claims that she’s “dangerous” when she’s single, Taylor agreed.
“I wasn’t able to process the breakup and everything that I was going through and I made a lot of mistakes along the way,” she confessed. “I was a dangerous person to myself, along with other people. So it’s unfortunate that it all got caught on camera.”
Also during the interview, after noting that it’s been “weird having to relive all the stuff that happened eight months ago,” the drama between herself and Shep, and herself and Olivia, has been “tabled.”
“Shep and I are great and I’ll always value our friendship, and Austen and I are fine. Olivia and I have been able to put everything aside for the time being, and we’ll revisit at reunion,” she teased.
Southern Charm season nine airs Thursdays at 9/8c on Bravo.