According to a new report, the Southern Charm star and Summer House cast member, who will be seen alongside one another in Bravo’s newest reality show Winter House later this month, have been making their relationship no secret to those around them.
“Craig and Paige have been telling close friends they are officially together,” an insider told Page Six on October 4.
As fans have surely seen, Craig and Paige have been facing rumors of a potential romance for the past several months — but denying them all the while.
Back in April, Craig and Paige faced claims of being caught getting cozy and holding hands. However, because Craig was still dating his now-ex-girlfriend Natalie Hegnauer at the time, no one thought much about the report. Still, even when Craig was in a relationship with Natalie, Paige spoke fondly of him.
“Craig is adorable. I think he’s so cute,” Paige said on the April 16 episode of the Comments By Bravo podcast, via Showbiz Cheat Sheet. “We have very similar personalities… I texted Craig and I was like, ‘We’re gonna be in Charleston if you wanna get a dinner’ and he was like, ‘Absolutely! I’ll plan the whole weekend.’”
After Craig and Natalie confirmed their romance was over in May, the romance reports amped up as Craig was photographed with his arm around Paige’s waist in July. Then, in August, a source told Radar Online that the reality stars were refusing to put a label on their relationship.
“Craig and Paige are taking the adult approach,” an insider explained. “[They] don’t care what anyone thinks when it comes to their hangout sessions. They will see each other regardless of whether they are in Charleston or New York City if they want to.”
Now, months later, the Page Six source claims Craig and Paige’s friendship “has grown into more as they’ve spent more time together.”
Although Craig is living full-time in South Carolina and Paige is located in New York at the moment, the couple has been spending plenty of time in one another’s cities in recent weeks, with Paige being spotted with Craig at his flagship Sewing Down South store in Charleston this past weekend.
During an April episode of Dear Media’s Not Skinny But Not Fat podcast, Paige mentioned her relationship with Craig.
“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,” she said at the time.
Winter House season one premieres on Wednesday, October 20, at 9/8c on Bravo.