William Shepard “Shep” Rose III was born and raised in South Carolina to a well-to-do family who is still known in the south for working in the steel industry. The state’s official dog, The Boykin Spaniel, is even named after his ancestor.
After graduating from the University of Georgia and the Vanderbilt University School of Management, Rose grew to fame as a reality star on Bravo’s Southern Charm.
The southern gentleman is one of the original cast members of the series, which premiered in 2013. Four years later, he starred on RelationShep, which was a short-lived show that followed the businessman on his journey to find love.
The TV personality wrote Average Expectations: Lessons in Lowering the Bar in March 2021 and is the founder of Shep Gear. He is also the co-owner of The Commodore and has stake in The Alley and the Palace Hotel in Charleston.
Rose was first linked to Taylor Ann Green in March 2020. Us confirmed in July 2022 that the duo split after more than two years together.