Exclusive BravoCon Interview: Austen Kroll Opens Up About His Struggle To Please Shep Rose & Girlfriend Madison LeCroy

Austen Kroll was in the strangest love/friendship triangle last season on Southern Charm. And, no, I’m not referring to that video they played with Austen and two women during every single episode.

Austen’s biggest struggle last season was trying to please his girlfriend Madison LeCroy and his close friend Shep Rose. In an exclusive interview with Reality Tea during BravoCon, Austen talked on how difficult it is for him to balance both of those relationships.

At first, Austen talked about why he thinks Shep is such an asset on Southern Charm. Austen explained, “I think that people don’t realize to be successful on a reality show, you need to have an opinion. And he certainly gives his. It’s like, what do you want me to do? Do you want me to be agreeable? That’s not what you want to watch. You want to watch him being like ‘I don’t agree with what you’re saying.’ And that’s the kind of guy he is.” Yes. He. Is. It’s been pretty difficult to agree with Shep these days.

Austen remarked, “Since we’re close, I find it tough because I’m a people pleaser. How do I make [Shep] happy and make Madison happy? It’s damn near impossible, you know?”

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Austen gave us status updates on his relationships with both Shep and Madison. In regard to Madison, Austen said, “Look, this week, it’s great. And that’s what I want to focus on and hope that the next week is great and that the following week is great. And we’ll go from there.”

Talking about Shep, Austen said, “Our relationship has certainly changed a bit. We used to talk to each other every single day. We used to do more fun things together. Now, I’m trying to focus on some other things that are important in my life. It’s just way different. I don’t let him shit on Madison.” That’s a great place to start: not condoning your best friend to hate on your girlfriend.

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Will Austen’s struggle to find balance continue on Southern Charm next season? Most likely, this will be a main storyline.


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