‘Southern Charm’: Shep Rose Says Austen Kroll Doesn’t Want to Hear About the Madison LeCroy Drama – ‘He’s a Sensitive Guy’

Austen Kroll from Southern Charm is not interested in discussing the rumors about Madison LeCroy’s involvement with Alex Rodriguez, according to Shep Rose.

Rose appeared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen and was asked about the reunion, but also the rumors that dogged LeCroy, Rodriguez, and his fiancé Jennifer Lopez. Rumors sparked that Lopez and Rodriguez split due to his involvement with LeCroy. The couple refuted the rumor and said they were still together. Nonetheless, Kroll but also LeCroy are not addressing the drama.

Craig Conover, Shep Rose and Austen Kroll at BravoCon
Craig Conover, Shep Rose, and Austen Kroll at BravoCon | Dia Dipasupil/Bravo

He’s a sensitive guy, Shep Rose says about Austen Kroll

WWHL host Andy Cohen asked Rose if he had spoken to Kroll and Craig Conover about the fallout. “Austen does not wanna hear about it,” Rose said. “He really doesn’t. He … I don’t know, he’s a sensitive guy. And he’d rather just block it out and act like that’s the past. And keep it in the past.”

“Although I told him, uh buddy, that’s gonna be difficult to do if we continue doing the show,” Rose continued. Rose also said he is surprised that his remark about how Rodriguez made LeCroy sign an NDA blew up too.

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Kroll and Conover weren’t in Charleston during the LeCroy drama. They were rumored to be filming Bravo’s new show Winter House in Vermont. He and Conover then shared a number of videos and photos on their Instagram stories hanging out in New York City. Rose’s remark about how Kroll feels about the LeCroy drama seems pretty accurate as Kroll probably wasn’t watching WWHL.

“I’m finally back home in Charleston after 31 days and put on the happiest thing I could find because I’m kinda depressed,” he said in an Instagram story. Kroll showed his television and was apparently watching a wildlife program. “And here I am. Back at it with the blanket around the neck.” Showbiz Cheat Sheet reached out to Bravo for comment from Kroll about Rose’s remark.

Will ‘Southern Charm’ return?

Rose said Kroll will need to get used to dealing with the rumors if Southern Charm returns. Considering the rise in ratings last season and how the show continues to have a life of its own off-season, it’s pretty likely the series will return for another season.

However, Rose shared that the cast has not been given the green light just yet. “I’m waiting to hear from the powers that be about that,” he recently told Decider about whether the show will be picked up for another season. “With COVID, who knows, but maybe in a month or two potentially, we would start.”

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“But I haven’t decided if I’m going to do it yet,” he continued. “I mean, it’s a decision every year and it should be treated as such. I think I had a really nice season last year with my little relationship with Taylor. It has crossed my mind that I should ride into the sunset while I’ve still got a horse underneath me.”