'Southern Charm': Austen Kroll ‘Puts a Middle Finger Up’ to Friends Who Give Him Heat About Madison LeCroy (Exclusive)

Despite knowing that his friends are only looking out for his well-being, Austen Kroll from Southern Charm says he’s not taking any more negativity about his relationship with Madison LeCroy from Shep Rose and Craig Conover.

Rose and Conover have complained about Kroll’s romance with LeCroy, expressing exhaustion with their drama. “We’re all sort of sick of the whole, what are you guys? What the hell?” Rose dished with ET about Kroll and LeCroy’s relationship.

“Can you define yourselves? Can you define your relationship?” he continued. “At a certain point, is it Madison or is it Austen? It takes two to tango. So, yeah, she might have him wrapped around his finger, but he’s the idiot that’s wrapped around the finger, and he allows himself to be whatever it is that he is to her.”

Kroll had some very specific remarks to make about Rose and Conover’s criticisms and didn’t hold back when he dished with Showbiz Cheat Sheet.

Austen Kroll hints at upcoming reunion drama with Craig Conover

Although he’s let some of the comments roll off his back, Kroll admits hearing negative remarks from his friends is frustrating. “At first it bothered me because everyone wants their friends to like their significant other,” Kroll said. “But then you kind of take a step back, and you have to ask yourself why do you give a sh*t what Shep or Craig have to say about anything?”

“Like Craig is still crying in his sheets every night about Naomie [Olindo],” Kroll said referring to Conover and his ex-girlfriend. “I don’t wanna hear it. Every one of Craig’s stories begins with, ‘Well when Naomie and I dated …’ That was three years ago. I don’t want to hear what you have to say!”

He acknowledged that Conover was alone and wanted company. “So he has a lot to say,” Kroll said, adding this tease: “But let me tell you when the reunion comes around, it’s not pertinent now, but … Craig brings it on himself.”

He is ready to give his friends the ‘middle finger’

“For Shep too — like who are you?” Kroll said. “You’ve never been in love. Never been heartbroken before because you’ve never opened up yourself enough. And have you dated someone other than Taylor? You slept with someone for two and a half weeks. That’s not dating someone.”

He said Rose has no true idea about what it’s like to be in a relationship, so he doesn’t understand how he can provide credible relationship advice.

Kroll may have been patient with unsolicited advice from his friends in the past, but he’s done with being tolerant. “At a certain point, you have to kind of like go with your gut,” he said. “And just do what you want to do. And put a middle finger up and be like, ‘Look get on board, or get out.’”

He thinks the couple Shep invited to his Dumb and Dumber party were definitely brought there on purpose. One of Rose’s friends apparently hooked up with LeCroy in the past. The revelation caused drama, but Rose shrugged it off.

“If you go back and look at the episodes, there’s like 20 total people there,” Kroll said. “Ten of them are cast. I invited a few people, and [the couple] just happens to be one of them?”

The season looks rocky for Kroll and LeCroy. But are they still together? While he says viewers should stay tuned, he dropped one hint. “I will say that I bought her son gifts for his birthday today,” he said.

Southern Charm is on every Thursday at 9 p.m./8 p.m. Central on Bravo.

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