New couple alert! Austen Kroll and girlfriend Olivia Flowers are lastly prepared to indicate off their romance forward of Southern Attraction season 8.
Austen, 34, completely confirmed to Us Weekly on Monday, Might 16, that he and Olivia are courting, hours after Bravo launched the primary have a look at the upcoming season of the Charleston-based sequence.
“Olivia is that this pretty, pretty lady who’s now a solid member, which we will say. I’m simply so excited for individuals to satisfy her,” the North Carolina native informed Us on the NBCUniversal upfront presentation whereas selling the brand new season. “She really, for my part, brings the charming again to our present.”
The Kings Calling Brewing founder gushed over his woman, including, “She is the precise sort of person who we must always have round, like, we need to be round her. So it was so thrilling [to have her on board].”
Austen revealed that the couple had been associates earlier than they romantically bought concerned. “I’ve recognized her now for a 12 months and a half,” he mentioned, teasing that their relationship will play out on the truth sequence. “You’ll definitely see the place it begins, then the way it ends. And it definitely is a few ebb and flows as I’m making an attempt to determine it out.”
The “Pillows and Beer” podcast cohost was beforehand in a relationship with Madison LeCroy, who joined the solid of Southern Attraction throughout season 6. Madison, 31, completely informed Us in December 2020 that the pair had break up for good.
Austen didn’t share an excessive amount of about his standing with Olivia, 30, on Monday, however he did praise her for her optimistic persona.
“[She] comes from place. She’s extraordinarily type, you understand, she has [a] spine,” he informed Us, noting how “thrilling” it was that he may now discuss her overtly after the season 8 trailer dropped earlier that day.
In Bravo’s first glimpse on the drama-filled season, viewers can see that Austen’s budding romance with the photographer might trigger stress with Madison. Despite the fact that the hairstylist is engaged to Brett Randle, she and Olivia seem to get right into a combat throughout one of many solid’s many lavish events.
Austen and Olivia had been first linked in late 2021 after they appeared on castmate Taylor Ann Inexperienced’s social media profile in December. On the time, the group, which additionally included Taylor’s longtime beau, Shep Rose, had been filming season 8 of the truth sequence.
The beermaker and Olivia fueled romance speculation again earlier this month once they joined Shep, 42, and Taylor, 27, for a romantic getaway to Napa, California. “It was simply Napa performed proper,” Austen mentioned of the current journey, which included the boys being judges for Corridor Wines.
Whereas Shep and Austen have had their ups and downs — together with heated arguments over Austen’s previous relationship with Madison — the Common Expectations creator approves of his new girlfriend.
“I find it irresistible. Taylor, my girlfriend, who’s proper over there. She loves Olivia,” Shep informed Us on Monday. “We [got] to go to Napa collectively and we [got] to behave like idiots and [the girls] can commiserate about our stupidity.”
Southern Attraction season 8 premieres on Bravo Thursday, June 23, at 9 p.m. ET.
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