Southern Charm no more: How the pandemic destroyed Madison LeCroy and Austen Kroll's love story

LeCroy said, 'We are not together right now. I am 1,000 percent single, and so is he. So, ladies, if you want him, you can have him'


                            Southern Charm no more: How the pandemic destroyed Madison LeCroy and Austen Kroll's love story
Austen Kroll, Madison LeCroy (Bravo)

'Southern Charm' star Madison LeCroy has spilled the tea about her relationship with Austen Kroll. She spoke to Us Weekly exclusively about it and confirmed, “We are not together right now. I am 1,000 percent single, and so is he. So, ladies, if you want him, you can have him.” The reality show cast member shared the probable reason for their split as well.

She acknowledged that the coronavirus pandemic contributed to their relationship’s end. “I definitely think that quarantine was either gonna make it or break (our) relationship and unfortunately, we did not come out stronger,” she explained. “We weren’t even in quarantine together. We did for a short period of time, and then I think we both realized that maybe there were just too many things that had happened in the past for us to actually play house for 14 days or whatever it was.”

She added, “Austin took his quarantine a little differently than I did — or, a lot different. I had a lot more time on my hands to kind of see what he does in a day versus what I’m trying to do. So, I think we’re just on two different wavelengths.”

Madison LeCroy and Austen Kroll's relationship

Their relationship has been a bumpy one. They have had an on-again-off-again love story. Kroll and Madison’s relationship started in Season 6 of the show. Shortly after that, the couple split after infidelity allegations against him surfaced. Allegedly, Madison walked in on Austen sleeping with two other women and even confronted them about it. They took a break before giving themselves another shot at love.

As reported by MEAWW, most of the previous year, the couple was trying to figure things out and understand what the future of their relationship is. They took some time off and in that time, Madison allegedly hooked up with another man, which Austen got to know of during the 'Southern Charm' Season 7 premiere in October 2020. Things heated up when Austen took the issue up with Madison, who admitted to the hook-up with another man but that was when she was single. This affected their relationship but they were able to recover from it in a matter of hours by having clear communication. They promised they would not let anyone and any situation come in the way of their happily ever after narrative.

However, the couple seemed to have second thoughts. In a November episode, Austen was seen sharing his concerns about Madison with his family, which was readily accepted by his mother who thought that they weren't compatible. But his sister wanted Austen to get serious about his relationship with Madison given her single mom status. In October, their castmate Craig Conover told Us Weekly that their dynamic was still complicated, noting that their status “depends on the day of the week.”

Even though LeCroy is not dating right now, she admits that she is “ready” to get back out there. “I don’t know how that’s going to go with the world the way it is, and dating and things like that. So, we will see if I get out of the house,” she said. “But for the rest of the year, I think I’m OK. I don’t know, maybe something good happens. I’m not going to rush it. I think when you look for it, it’s when you don’t find it.” Speaking about Kroll moving on with someone else, she said, “I don’t think I will like it, but I know that it’s going to happen. I mean, he’s got to move on and be happy, and I hope the best for him.”

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