The latest season of Southern Charm showed off an entirely new vibe. OGs like Cameran Eubanks, Thomas Ravenel and more were out. The show confronted racism, the pandemic and everything in between. The only thing that stayed the same was Madison LeCroy and Austen Kroll’s turbulent relationship, and it escalated to new heights.
By now we know Madison has a thing for athletes. She’s allegedly FaceTimed with Jennifer Lopez’s fiance Alex Rodriguez and apparently signed an NDA about it. We also know that she has a thing for Jay Cutler, and that thing seems to be making Austen jealous. She was super pissed when Austen started hanging out with Jay’s ex Kristin Cavalleri, and thus began one of the messiest relationship webs in reality TV history.
Shep Rose has been a mainstay on Southern Charm since the beginning. He’s a womanizer, a party animal, and a bit of a late bloomer.
And now Shep can add author to the list, as he just released his book Average Expectations: Lessons in Lowering the Bar, about his life, relationships, and his time on the show. I haven’t gotten my hands on a copy yet. However, I’m not exactly dying for life advice from a 40-year-old frat boy who has family money. But at least he knows what it takes to make good TV, unlike Landon Clements.
Apparently, Braunwyn Windham-Burke isn’t the only one who calls the paparazzi on herself. Southern Charm cast member Madison LeCroy seemingly employs the same attention-seeking habit.
It’s not as if there’s a regular influx of paparazzi photos of any other Southern Charm cast member walking around in Charleston since the show started. It’s not exactly a common occurrence there. Nevertheless, a camera crew for Daily Mail just happened to be following Madison while she was in (an admittedly adorable) activewear look with perfectly-styled hair. What. A. Coincidence.
Season 7 of Southern Charm introduced viewers to a (slightly) more mature Shep Rose. But frankly, his reputation could only go up after Season 6.
Who could forget all of the harsh words he’s shared with Madison Lecroy? Or his never-ending antics to break her and Austen Kroll up, such as inviting the girls from the infamous threesome video to a party the couple was at. And don’t even get us started on the video of him berating a homeless person.
Another day, another bombshell about the Madison Lecroy–Alex Rodriguez–Jennifer Lopez scandal. This time, it was dropped by none other than Southern Charm mainstay Shep Rose.
On the show, Bravo kept a lot of the details vague regarding allegations that Madison was secretly FaceTiming a married baseball player. However, that’s not stopping Shep from spilling what happened — even when the cameras were rolling.
Apparently, there are a lot of reality stars who get off on spite. We all remember Blac Chyna spite-dating Rob Kardashian to get back at Tyga and Kylie Jenner. Now, we have Madison LeCroy spitefully hooking up with Jay Cutler to get back at Kristin Cavallari and Austen Kroll… for being platonic friends. And, for the media attention, obviously.
Unfortunately for Austen, Madison clearly used him to get on Southern Charm, despite Patricia Altschul’s claims to the contrary. Fortunately for Austen, at least this mean he got a storyline too. However, he also got so much more than that, including heartbreak and embarrassment. He was visibly upset at the Southern Charm reunion while Madison smirked in response, thinking about how she secured her spot on the show for another season. Or at least that’s what I assume she was thinking about. She could have had A-Rod on her mind instead.
Oh come on, don’t act like you haven’t done this before! Madison LeCroy must be feeling “tension” aimed at her after this season of Southern Charm. Lots of folks are feeling some type of way about Madison because she was a big ‘ol meany pants to Austen Kroll and she may or may not have a penchant for athletes.
On the bright side, at least Madison’s scandals don’t involve racism (at this point) and people aren’t trying to hold her accountable for being either tone deaf or ignorant. That happened to poor Kathryn Dennis, the victim of systematic bullying after being called out for an incredibly insensitive text exchange with a Black woman. Hopefully Kathryn will somehow make it through these trying times. If Kathryn’s “mistake” was on one end of the spectrum, Madison’s latest guffaw is certainly on another. Sometimes people make separate social media accounts to comment on something and conceal their identity at the same time. And sometimes people forget to switch to their fake account before posting.
Who would have ever thought that Madison LeCroy and Jennifer Lopez would ever be mentioned in the same sentence? Certainly not JLo, that’s for sure. I would love to get a glimpse into Jennifer’s conversations with Alex Rodriguez, following the hookup allegations at the Southern Charm reunion.
Craig Conover and Austen Kroll called out Madison for getting with married men and famous athletes, but the names weren’t included in the reunion episode. After that, Danni Baird confirmed that Madison and A-Rod had a FaceTime relationship. Now, Madison is speaking out.