What Danni Baird Has Been Up To Since Leaving Southern Charm

The motto of "Southern Charm?" Everything is bigger in the South — including the drama! Whether it's relationships, new cast mates coming in, or OG cast mates leaving, there is no shortage of drama on "Southern Charm." And for cast members who received the boot from the show, it left fans not only saying "bless your heart" to former stars, but left them wondering what they are up to now. 

And for fans of Danni Baird on "Southern Charm," that couldn't be more true as the former Bravo star has become quite a star on social media following her exit from the show. While Baird was a fan favorite for many, she never was a full cast member on "Southern Charm." Instead, she joined the show as a "friend of" from Seasons 1 through 7. But while Baird was slated as a "friend of," that didn't stop her from getting involved in all the drama. Whether it was sticking up for her best friend Kathryn Dennis, or stirring up the pot with her ex-boyfriend Gentry Thomas and the cast mates who slid into his DMs, Baird was more than willing to take one for the team in the name of drama.

But following Season 7, it seems Baird had enough and slowly exited the show and social media as well. Yet, despite never being a full cast member, Baird's absence has been felt by many fans as Season 8 just began — leaving them to wonder what their favorite member is up to if not using her "charm" on TV?

Danni Baird is focusing full-time on her work as an artist

Following seven seasons on Bravo's "Southern Charm," Danni Baird has taken a step back from living in the spotlight and instead has chosen to focus full time on her career as an artist.

When Baird first became a regular on "Southern Charm," it was obvious that art was a huge part of her life and was one of the reasons she never became a full-time cast member. Speaking with Bravo's "The Daily Dish," Baird said that rather than focus on starring in the show, she has always been focused on herself and her artwork. "Unfortunately, with artwork, you can't rush it," she said. "Yeah, I've just been really focused on me."

Her artwork, which is named "DB Designs," features paintings of nature, animals, and architecture — seemingly whatever inspires Baird, and makes her happy. On the Art Mecca of Charleston website, a gallery where Baird's pieces were for sale, Baird explained that art is her "passion" and "heartfelt focus" that allows her to escape from everyday life — and now, even her place on "Southern Charm." "Art has always played a significant role in my life but now it is at the forefront," she said, via Bravo. "Every piece I create is an extension of me and very personal." And while "Southern Charm" fans are happy to continue supporting Baird in her new chapter, it has left fans wondering if her former cast mates are offering her the same support. 

Do the cast mates of Southern Charm support Danni Baird's new career?

Following Danni Baird's exit from "Southern Charm," the artist seems to have started a new chapter of life — one that only focuses on her art, friends, and family, and no longer the drama.

But "Southern Charm" fans, have no fear. While Baird is no longer documenting every moment of her life on TV or social media, it seems she is still friends with her "Southern Charm" cast mates — especially her best friend Kathryn Dennis. When speaking to Bravo, Dennis explained that after Season 7 saw Dennis and Baird's relationship on the rocks, the two are still good friends, despite Baird's exit from the show. "Danni and I have since come out and we've talked through things and we have mended our friendship," Dennis said, per Bravo. "Danni and I are actual real friends — real life, close friends so I'm glad that we worked things out and I knew we would."

And while fans will miss seeing their favorite friend on "Southern Charm" this season, it seems leaving the show was the best thing for Baird. "The world can be a dark and cruel place these day[s]. I would rather channel my energy toward hope than in the certainty of anything or anyone else," Baird told the gallery, Art Mecca of Charleston, via Distractify. "This channeling of hope makes me feel empowered and more in control of what I allow to surround me."