Southern Charm viewers are well aware that hell would have to freeze over before Craig Conover became friends with Madison LeCroy. The two have gone head-to-head since Craigy
inserted himself was in the middle of her toxic relationship with his bestie Austen Kroll. The Pillow King is the one who exposed Madison for FaceTiming Alex Rodriguez during the most recent reunion. If there’s one thing Craig’s going to do, it’s defend his friends, spread gossip and never being embarrassed about his sewing. At least he’s consistent.
But Madison and Craig have come together, albeit over a lawsuit. The two are part of a suit brought against them by Kathryn Dennis’ ex Joe Abruzzo. If you don’t remember him, it’s OK — their relationship lasted about two seconds. He was another older man in politics Kathryn dated, honestly probably to make Thomas Ravenel jealous. But the two called it quits, but Joe is apparently trying to milk the most out of his 15 minutes of fame. Last year, he filed a lawsuit against Madison, Craig, Chelsea Meissner and Bravo producers for intentionally inflicting “emotional distress, fraud, negligence and defamation” on him. He’s going after $10 million from the group. Ironically, viewers probably barely even remember any scenes involving him in the first place.
Series that were filmed during 2020 for Bravo were either a hit or a miss last year. With the coronavirus pandemic totally flipping everything on its head, the cast members from some of the shows just couldn’t bring it like they usually do. For example, something was really off with shows like the Real Housewives of Orange County and the Real Housewives of Dallas. Real Housewives of New Jersey brought it as always. And then some shows, like Summer House and Southern Charm, were a major surprise. They proved that no matter what’s going on in the world, there is always shade to be thrown and drama to be had.
Southern Charm took on the Black Lives Matter movement, several cast members getting COVID-19 and the exposure of Madison LeCroy’s FaceTime dates with Alex Rodriguez while he was still engaged to THE Jennifer Lopez. So there was no shortage of mess to be had or pots for Shep Rose to stir. And as for Summer House, the good vibes tribe tackled working from home from the Hamptons house. And all the extra time definitely proved to increase some tension between the roommates.
Bravo is also giving fans the gift of several new shows, including the Real Housewives All-Stars series and the Southern Charm/Summer House mashup. Dubbed Winter Charm by fans, the show will include the New York crew joined by Austen Kroll and newly single Craig Conover for a winter vacay. It’s unclear if Hannah Berner is involved now that she’s leaving Summer House for a comedy career or whatever. But no matter who’s there, the show is sure to be filled with plenty of Loverboys to go around and even more drama.
Madison LeCroy has worked double-time to get a full-time spot on Southern Charm. Since she busted Austen Kroll cheating on her, Madison has not been afraid to be explosive and polarizing, which at least makes for good TV. Like the SC reunion episodes was really the Madison and Austen show, as they went back and forth with Craig Conover and Shep Rose getting right in the middle.
At the reunion, it was revealed that Madison’s penchant for athletes expands way beyond her rumored “hookup” with Jay Cutler. The FaceTime dates with Alex Rodriguez, the then-fiance of Jennifer Lopez, were heard around the world. There were rumors of NDAs, secret DMs and a whole lot of messiness. Since the news broke, JLo and ARod called of their engagement because obviously, a superstar like JLo doesn’t have time to be with a man chasing after Instagram models.
Season 7 of Southern Charm has long been over, yet Madison LeCroy and Austen Kroll continue to make headlines. The pair “officially” split last December, following the bombshell dropped that Madison allegedly FaceTimed Alex Rodriguez while he was engaged to Jennifer Lopez. And when the A-list couple announced they broke up, all eyes were on Madison, even though we know she’s under an NDA.
Over the past few months, it really seemed like Madison and Austen were done torturing each other for good. Madison recently announced that she has a new man, who isn’t A-Rod or Whitney Sudler-Smith, despite hookup rumors. Austen’s been doing what he always does — hanging out with Craig Conover, drinking TropHop and talking shit about Madison. But despite the officialness of their breakup, they look to be pulling a Thomas Ravenel and Kathryn Dennis back and forth with a recent reunion.
While many of your favorite Bravo shows are on hiatus, a lot of the stars need to compensate for lack of attention. This might be why everyone and their mother now have podcasts. It’s an outlet that provides a platform to openly discuss politics, environmental issues, or in Bravo’s case, what random people are in bed together.
That’s why we’re lucky to have the Pillows and Beer podcast courtesy of Southern Charm stars Craig Conover and Austen Kroll. If you think that sounds too good to be true, prepare for your mind to be blown. Recently Vanderpump Rules new mom, Lala Kent, joined Craigy and Austen to chat. How much star power can one podcast handle? Lala and the boys teamed up to dish on life, love, and the pursuit of Madison LeCroy’s happiness.
Who would have thought that the drama from Madison LeCroy sphere of influence would reverb far beyond the reaches of Southern Charm. That Austen Kroll wouldn’t be the only one affected by her siren song. In the spirit of nautical tales, it never ends well to follow that tune.
Clearly, Madison has further ambitions. That became very clear during the Season 7 reunion, when she revealed her latest target. And now that the full effect of Madison’s “friendship” with A-Rod is front page celebrity news, Cameran Eubanks wanted to share her thoughts about Austen and Madison.
The new (and somewhat improved?) Southern Charm has a mind of its own. Madison LeCroy and Austen Kroll’s messy relationship has brought a ton of new drama into the mix that has us saying Thomas Ravenel who? And while the show started off as being an inside look into Charleston’s elite, now real-life athletes and A-Listers are getting in the mix, making the whole storyline even juicier.
As we know, Madison apparently has a thing for athletes. She allegedly signed an NDA after FaceTiming with Alex Rodriguez, who is engaged to the Jennifer Lopez by the way. She’s also claimed that she and Jay Cutler had a thing, but that might have just been a total dig at Austen. He and Craig Conover become close friends with Kristin Cavallari, so Madison was doing what she does best — fighting with him about it.