Interview with Reagan Charleston
My Interview with Reagan Charleston, Jewelry Designer and Mompreneur
It's a true "pinch me" moment when someone you have a bit of a (giant) mom crush on wears your product—especially when she's the crazy gorgeous and brilliant Reagan Charleston. We all know and love Reagan from "Southern Charm New Orleans," and our adoration for her has only grown since she stepped into her new role as mom to sweet baby girl, Reece Ellis, earlier this year. Today, we chat with Reagan about how life has changed since Reece came into the world and what's in store for her and her beautiful family. One thing is for sure: nothing can stop this bright and talented mama!
We feel like we know you from Southern Charm New Orleans. What is it like sharing your personal life, the ups and the downs, with a national television audience?
"Sharing my personal life in this way has both positive and negative qualities. On the one hand, I have been afforded the opportunity to share the most magical moments of my life with the world -- starting over, starting a family, growing my jewelry business, graduating from law school. I have been able to meet so many amazing people, as well as introduce my brand to people all over the world, which has grown my brand exponentially. However, on the other hand, I have also experienced life changes that brought with them judgment from friends, and then strangers. Over the last few years that we have been filming, I endured marital problems that ultimately led to the end of my first marriage, then I rekindled a romance with my college sweetheart, with whom I decided to marry and start a family. These are the sort of life changes that people, no matter the circumstances, have opinions about, welcomed or not. I really had to learn to develop a thick skin. When you are on a reality show, you have to go through things multiple times... The first when it happens to you, the second time when you are filming and sharing on camera, and then again when it airs and the world gets to see. It has been really difficult at times, but so, so many women have reached out to me to tell me that they have been in my shoes. Without the show, I would have really gone through it all alone. Even though making such enormous changes publicly has been difficult at times, I have felt so supported by the people who have reached out to me and shared their experiences with me. Overall, it has been incredibly rewarding and I wouldn't change a thing.”