Who is Shep Rose?
He came into the spotlight as a cast member of the reality TV show “Southern Charm”, which chronicles the narrative of Charleston, South Carolina’s Notorious Gated Society, which opens the gates of its centuries-old plantation estates for a real-life look at how modern southern aristocracy lives. Through a group of the most fascinating gentlemen in town and their Southern belles, the objective was to fascinate viewers with a social scene united by tradition and swagger, unlike any other culture in America.
One of those gentlemen was Shep Rose, who was known for his entrepreneurial spirit but also his womanizing and parties.
Early life, family, and education
Born William Shepherd Rose III under the zodiac sign of Libra on 27 September 1980, Shep is today aged 43 (as of May 2023). He’s a native of Hilton Head Island, Southern Carolina USA, holds American nationality, and comes from a family of White descent. Shep was raised by his parents William Shephard Junior, who worked at the Department of Justice, and Frances, a housewife, and has two siblings; his brother Whitaker, dedicated his life to construction litigation, and their sister, Katherine, is an expert in foreclosure and bankruptcy law.
When it comes to Shep’s educational background, he attended Episcopal High School, and upon matriculating in 1998, enrolled at the University of Georgia but later transferred to Vanderbilt University, from which he graduated with a BA degree, in 2002.
From party boy to successful entrepreneur
After graduating, Shep worked in commercial real estate with one of his father’s friends. When the show “Southern Charm” premiered in 2013, Shep almost immediately caught the eye of the audience as a fun-loving ladies’ man, who gets along with everyone on the show. His big success as a TV reality star brought him numerous opportunities, and it seems that Shep was one of those people who know how to recognize a real opportunity when they see it.
When the first season of the show ended, Shep moved to Charlton, Massachusetts where he opened a restaurant called Palace Hotel. He used his popularity and his ‘southern charm’ and soon, his restaurant became one of the favorite local places.
— Shep Rose (@ShepRose) March 4, 2014
Shep was the star of the 2017 short-lived show “Relationshep”, which followed him as a businessman who looks for his soulmate. In 2018, Shep launched his line of merchandise, called ShepGear. His T-Shirts included some of his recognizable lines, such as ‘hot mess express’. Three years later, Shep published his debut book “Average Expectations: Lessons in Lowering the Bar”.
As mentioned, the show “Southern Charm” started in 2013 and Shep was part of the cast until 2022, making an appearance in 115 episodes, alongside Craig Conover, Kathryn Dennis, Whitney Smith and Cameran Eubanks, among others.
When he left the show, he focused on his business ventures, and is currently the co-owner of Palace Hotel and The Commodore Bar, and has a stake in The Alley, a company that distributes tea all over the world. Shep also owns stakes in other hotels, bars and restaurants around the Charleston area.
Is he married? Love life
Shep’s romantic life has been the subject of numerous rumors, with many ladies claiming to be one of his girlfriends; he was a womanizer who valued one-night stands over long-term relationships.
However, when the newest cast member joined the show “Southern Charms” in 2020, viewers learned that Shep was prepared to commit. Taylor Ann Green, a clinical assistant, appeared in the eighth season of the show, although it was later revealed that the two had begun dating a few months before her debut on the show, but the producers wanted them to keep their relationship private for a while.
Their fellow cast member, Craig Conover said that he thinks that if Shep was going to have a ‘forever relationship’, the one he had with Taylor was it. Craig added that Taylor loves Shep for who he really is, and she’s not trying to change him.
The two seemed in love and happy, and they often shared their love story with their Instagram followers. However, Shep admitted that he cheated on Taylor – as he said, he kissed one of his ex-girlfriends, adding that he was drunk and that that was a moment of weakness. Taylor has forgiven him, although she hated what happened and was hurt. However, as she said, she loved Shep and wanted to stay with him.
In March 2022, the two went on a vacation together, and most of their trip around Europe they shared through their Instagram posts. However, in July 2022, Shep and Taylor broke up – during her appearance on the show “Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen”, Taylor confirmed that they are no longer together.
When Shep and Taylor appeared on the season eight reunion special, allegedly, Taylor slammed Shep for hooking up with women shortly after their break-up. She’s claimed that Shep’s allegedly slept with over 300 women, and Taylor was mad because she felt that she is also ‘just a number’. She said that she was just the whore that lasted the longest , to which Shep replied that he was sorry she felt that way.
Although there have been some rumors about them getting back together, the two haven’t commented on these assumptions.
As of May 2023, it seems that Shep is single, he hasn’t been married or engaged, and doesn’t have children…. That he knows about.
How rich is Shep Rose?
Shep was born into a rich family. His grandfather was the owner of a steel company, and according to reports, he made enough money to set the family up for generations. However, Shep is a successful entrepreneur, restaurateur and businessman who invests in various economic branches. Thanks to his hard work, and perhaps with a little bit of luck and his new-found fame, he’s earned a hefty sum of money.
According to authoritative sources, as of May 2023, Shep’s net worth has been estimated at over $5 million.