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Southern Charm’s Craig Conover Wrote A Book Called “Pillow Talk”

Craig Conover has grown quite a lot since the early days of Southern Charm. His lies about law school put his cat Gizmo right in the middle of his toxic relationship with Naomie Olindo. After their split, Craig leaned into his sewing game heavily. Now he’s got his own pillow company and brick-and-mortar store. He also finally opened his own law firm to prove to his naysayers that he really was getting around to finishing law school. Just, at his own pace which definitely wasn’t fast enough for a go-getter like Naomie.

Even his feud with Austen Kroll’s ex Madison LeCroy cooled down a bit. Well, after Craig exposed Madison for her FaceTime dates with Alex Rodriguez that may or may not be responsible for the reunion of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez. Needless to say, there have been plenty of surprises throughout the seven seasons of the show. The only thing that remains the same these days is Patricia Altschul’s afternoon martini habit.

Craig finally seems to be on the up-and-up after suffering a bit from Peter Pan syndrome. But that seems to be part of the deal when you’re friends with Shep Rose. Now that Shep has grown up a bit, totally credited to his girlfriend Taylor Ann Green, Craig has too. He’s got a podcast with Austen among his new business endeavors and the two will be making an appearance in the Summer House/Southern Charm spinoff, Summer House Winter Charm (that NAME). Craigy’s been living the single life, hanging out with Paige DeSorbo and begging Kristin Cavallari to appear on Southern Charm. And I have to root for him – he can be immature at times but seems to have a good heart. And I only want good things to come for Craig and his pillows.

Madison LeCroy

If there is one Southern Charm cast member who has put in the work to earn their Bravo paycheck, it’s Madison LeCroy. She swindled her way on the show thanks to her relationship with Austen Kroll. Or rather, a clip she captured of him allegedly cheating on her with two women that blew up on the internet. Their relationship only got more toxic by the episode on both sides. And while Austen went high, Madison went higher. To get specific, she went after A-list athletes like Jay Cutler and Alex Rodriguez to get under his skin. She’s even taking credit for the Bennifer reunion because why not? Jennifer Lopez and ARod did end their engagement after rumors about the MLB star having FaceTime dates (complete with NDAs) with Madison emerged during the SC reunion.

Madison and Austen truly brought out the absolute worst in each other. And side comments from Craig Conover, Shep Rose and nearly every other cast member just added fuel to the fire. Last season got nasty, particularly on Madison’s side. But frankly, after some of the stuff Austen put her through, I couldn’t totally fault her. Like Patricia Altschul says, he’s just not her Budweiser. But maybe he’ll be someone’s Trop-Hop someday, but it’s clear it’s not Madison.

Madison LeCroy Southern Charm

Madison LeCroy really brought her own individual brand of messy to Southern Charm. Her tumultuous (and thankfully former) relationship with Austen Kroll was hard to watch from the beginning. All the way back to the world’s most hilarious video of her catching Austen having an alleged threesome. Madison has a special way of pushing Shep Rose’s buttons. And she has a thing for flirting with A-list athletes to piss of Austen, Craig Conover and anyone else who has a problem with her.

Last season of Southern Charm, particularly the reunion, was full of bombs like no other. Craigy was done playing nice with Madison, and revealed she was FaceTiming Alex Rodriguez while he was engaged to Jennifer Lopez. The tea only got hotter from there — with rumors of NDAs, deleted scenes and a whole lot of Madison acting like her hands were totally clean in the situation. ARod’s strategy has been deny, deny, deny, which is probably why his engagement to THE Jennifer Lopez fell apart. JLo doesn’t have time for foolishness.

Madison LeCroy

Madison Lecroy has definitely brought her own brand of something to the most recent seasons of Southern Charm. Her toxic relationship with Austen Kroll was like watching a train go off-the-rails in real-time. She made her co-stars visibly uncomfortable with her treatment of Austen, and this is before the news broke she was secretly FaceTiming Jennifer Lopez’s FORMER fiance Alex Rodriguez. Austen wasn’t off the hook either, playing into this nasty back and forth dynamic.

But Austen and Madison are FINALLY done for good, aside from getting buddy-buddy at a mutual friend’s wedding recently. And now that Bennifer is taking over the A-list celebrity news feed, Madison apparently felt comfortable enough to debut her new boyfriend to the world. And Southern Charm fans, don’t get your hopes of. It’s definitely not Whitney Sudler-Smith. But can you imagine how messy that storyline would be? However, her new beau could be a dead ringer for Craig Conover, minus the pillows.

Madison LeCroy Craig Conover Southern Charm

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.

Madison LeCroy Southern Charm

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.

Austen Kroll Madison LeCroy Southern Charm

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.

Lala Kent

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.