Austen Kroll has not had much luck in the romance department. Perhaps it’s because he still clings to the teet of a craft IPA instead of embracing adulthood. On this season of Southern Charm, Austen reignited the flames of
desperation love with Madison LeCroy. But it was probably less about their shared interests and more about the production crew following them around. Hey, if Madison wanted to take back a guy who was literally busted on television having an equally busted threesome, have at it honey.
Even after Madison and Austen got back together for the 95th time, it was a rocky road. Austen appeared unable to accept basic concepts like Madison having relationships with men prior to him. While Southern Charm explores sensitive topics like white privilege and dealing with a pandemic, Austen continued to try and make his beer and his bond with Madison stick. Unfortunately, neither of those things happened. Now Austen reflects on his tumultuous time with Mads and how it compares to his other ex, Chelsea Meissner.
Southern Charm is currently giving viewers a season shrouded in controversy. The cast is tackling the beginnings of the Coronavirus pandemic and the height of the Black Lives Matter movement that had a massive impact on society in general. And if you’re weary of either the disease of bacteria or the disease of racism, you’re out of luck because this is what was happening in Southern towns across the US.
The spotlight is on Kathryn Dennis – again. Because she has a knack for stirring things up. In the midst of the BLM wave, Kathryn engaged in a heated exchange with a Black DJ. While attempting to emphasize a point, Kathryn chose to use a monkey emoji in a comment. We all know how that turned out. Now Kathryn’s ride-or-die friend, Danni Baird, is speaking out on Kathryn’s behalf. I guess someone has to do it.
Thomas Ravenel was an essential part of Southern Charm. Without Thomas, we wouldn’t have seen Kathryn Dennis’ life go down the drain as a result of REALLY bad choices and a broken boyfriend picker. Yes, Thomas brought the drama and scandal but he eventually brought the sexual assault charges, so he got fired as a result.
While some fans are disgusted at the mere mention of Thomas’ name, others felt the show took a nosedive when he departed. Kathryn went on to receive a redemption edit that warmed your cockles, that she has since all but blown out of the water. Fast forward to Season 7. After declaring Southern Charm basically ruined his life, T-Rav showed up on the premier episode. Turns out his surprise cameo didn’t cause the internet to shut down with demands from people wanting him back. Naturally Thomas shared his disillusion with the public – before deleting his own words.
Thomas Ravenel was introduced as a relic of a bygone era. The Southern Charm OG cast member, in theory, embodied what we envision as a “southern gentleman.” He has the money, the established name, and a renovated plantation. Thomas even wears the white dinner jackets. The most eligible bachelor in a cross-section of the Charleston population to whom things like that matter. Society, and the cast of the show, revolved around his events and personal life.
It didn’t take long for the real Thomas to emerge. He blamed it on bad editing. Thomas “quit” the show, calling it the “worst mistake” of his life. One could assume that Thomas would not want to be in front of the cameras again. However, he appeared in the Season 7 premiere alongside his ex and baby momma, Kathryn Dennis. He even allowed cameras in his home to film their two children.
Many Southern Charm fans miss Cameran Eubanks narrating the show. Some people are hating on her for quitting as soon as Kathryn Dennis brought up rumors about her husband Jason Wimberly cheating.
Even so, for the most part, Cam has been relatively unscathed throughout her reality TV career, which started on MTV’s The Real World. On Southern Charm, she spent most of her time commenting on other people’s lives, keeping hers pretty private. But, perhaps, she was waiting to open up until she could share her story on her own terms.
It certainly seems like Southern Charm star, Austen Kroll is this season’s Chatty Cathy. Austen has had a lot to say about his co-stars in the media as of late. He’s feeling some type of way about Patricia Altschul’s canine-themed caftan line. He’s relieved to no longer carry the burden of Kathryn Dennis throwing herself off the wagon. And his messy storyline with Madison LeCroy kicked off a new batch of relationship issues for him to
whine about contend with.
Speaking of relationship issues, Kathryn has a new man in her life. Her followers got their first look at Chleb Ravenell in July after a pic was posted to Instagram.’Ol Chlebster has been hanging in there and we will surely be hearing more about him. Austen had a chance to work with Chleb and shares his opinion on whether or not the couple are going to set the standard for being
stunt queens a model romance.
During the first episode of Southern Charm Season 7, Craig Conover was shocked when Kathryn Dennis ordered a rum and coke. She hasn’t had an alcoholic beverage (on camera) for a few seasons.
In the trailer for this season, Kathryn even mockingly jokes about people saying “She’s off the wagon” in regard to her own behavior. However, Austen Kroll says Kathryn has been drinking for a while and she just didn’t let people know.
Southern Charm is back, and it might be one of the best season’s yet. New cast members Leva Bonaparte and John Pringle are already bringing a fresher vibe that the show really needed. They’re on the path to make up for the slew of cast members we lost prior to the season. One thing that hasn’t changed however is how shady Shep Rose can be. It’s definitely looking like he purposely set up Madison LeCroy at his party.
Another source of tension in the group right now is Kathryn Dennis starting a rumor about Cameran Eubanks and her husband Jason Whimberly. Whether the cheating allegations are true or not remain to be seen, but she definitely did this with malicious intent. It’s wild that this was enough to send Cameran packing from the show. That kind of exit makes you wonder if the rumors were in fact true. We’re in for a crazy season.