‘Southern Charm’: Austen Kroll Reveals If John Pringle Was Truly a Threat to His Relationship

New Southern Charm cast member John Pringle seemed to be interested in Madison LeCroy. So, was Austen Kroll worried he was going to steal his girl?

Shep Rose, John Pringle
Shep Rose and John Pringle from Southern Charm | Paul Cheney/Bravo

“What I will say is Pringle in no way shape or form affected my relationship with Madison,” Kroll told Showbiz Cheat Sheet. “Not one single bit. And just because he thinks she’s hot, I mean so what, she’s hot.”

“If she’s talking to him at a party who am I to walk up there and say, ‘Hey back off dude,'” he said. “I’m just not.” However, that certainly didn’t stop Patricia Altschul from suggesting to Pringle that he consider dating LeCroy. Or the fact that Pringle is seemingly interested in her either.

Is John Pringle a bro or a foe?

Pringle is seen talking to Craig Conover about his interest in LeCroy in previews for the next episode. Conover wonders if Pringle is going to remember the bro code and steer clear or if he’s going to go for it. Pringle responds, “TBD.”

So does Pringle become Kroll’s friend? Kroll says viewers will see Pringle try to make his move. “He doesn’t have any respect for me or other people he’s seen,” Kroll said. “You can’t just level up in some friend group that you don’t know and just like get together with their girlfriends.”

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“I was never worried because I knew it wasn’t a thing,” Kroll remarked. “But I was like, ‘Man, like who the hell do you think you are?’ But I’m not one to just write off someone completely. So I definitely give him a chance at redemption.”

Craig Conover says Austen Kroll probably wishes John Pringle wasn’t on the cast

Conover offered his opinion of Pringle and referred to him as a “bull in a china shop.” he told Decider.

“John, he likes to party,” he said. “He goes from zero to 100 really quick, and you don’t know what’s going to happen. He’s kind of a bull in a china shop, really. I just made sure that I wasn’t in the china shop, but watching from outside. I was egging it on.”

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Conover acknowledged that Pringle was someone he liked. “But he’s great,” he said. “He’s a super nice guy. But he’s got a lot of demons too, just like all of us. He does some stuff that is just utterly absurd and shocking. He definitely is Austen’s [antagonist] this year. I’m sure Austen just wishes he wasn’t around.”

Are Madison LeCroy and Austen Kroll still together?

Southern Charm previews teased that Kroll and LeCroy will go through some twists and turns this season. And while Kroll wouldn’t reveal exactly where he stood with LeCroy, he offered a hint.

Austen Kroll, Madison LeCroy
Austen Kroll and Madison LeCroy | Paul Cheney/Bravo

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“I think there’s still so much going on and you’re gonna have to watch,” he said. “As it is common with us, we go up and down and back and forth and all around. And my friends have their own opinions about what they think is going on. But I will say that I bought her son gifts for his birthday today.”

Southern Charm is on every Thursday at 9/8c on Bravo.