Created by Whitney Sudler-Smith, ‘Southern Charm’ is a reality television series that follows the lives of a group of socialites and professionals living in Charleston, South Carolina. The show offers viewers a glimpse into the world of Southern high society, blending traditional Southern culture with modern-day drama and intrigue. As the show unfolds, viewers are treated to the drama, romance, and occasional clashes that arise among this eclectic group of friends and acquaintances.
The cast includes a mix of entrepreneurs, artists, socialites, and other charismatic individuals, and the individuals whose pairing caught a lot of attention are Madison LeCroy and Austen Kroll. Despite experiencing various highs and lows in their relationship on the show, the two individuals consistently managed to reconnect with each other. However, the question remains: did their connection possess the resilience to endure the trials of time? Let’s discover the present state of Madison and Austen’s relationship!
Austen Kroll and Madison LeCroy’s Southern Charm Journey
Madison and Austen had initiated their romantic involvement before it was featured on the show. Madison made a solitary appearance during the show’s second season in 2015 but later became a recurring character starting from the sixth season. Hailing from South Carolina, Madison gained fame primarily for her personality and turbulent relationship with Austen, who, on the other hand, is a prominent entrepreneur who grew up in an affluent family in Washington, DC.
Madison and Austen crossed paths in January 2018 when the latter was dining with another ‘Southern Charm’ cast member Naomie Olindo. One thing led to another, and they got together. However, there was soon trouble in paradise and the two faced several ups and downs in their relationship, leading to them having split in October of the same year, with allegations of love affair and hookups being thrown around. But towards the conclusion of the sixth season of the show, they rekindled their relationship during a trip to Colorado.
After the conclusion of the sixth season, Madison opened up to US Weekly, characterizing their relationship as “complicated.” Austen, speaking to the same magazine, added to the ambiguity, stating, “Madison and I have certainly tried to go our own ways, and we just find ourselves back with each other … She’s just my person. And I’m telling myself to quit fighting it.” During this time, their relationship seemed to be marked by uncertainty and an ongoing cycle of breaking up and reconciling.
When the global COVID-19 pandemic made its presence felt in the midst of the filming of season 7 in early 2020, it introduced a new set of challenges for Madison and Austen, who found themselves at odds with their approaches to dealing with the onset of the deadly virus. Madison chose to prioritize safety and responsibility by staying at home with her son, Hudson, while Austen took a different path, continuing to party and hang out with his friends in South Carolina. His decision to attend gatherings and parties during this time led to him contracting the virus. This divergence in their responses to the pandemic further underscored the complexities of their relationship during this period.
Are Austen Kroll and Madison LeCroy Still Together?
No, Austen Kroll and Madison LeCroy finally broke up for good in December 2020. After dating on-and-off for nearly three years, the two officially announced their separation, breaking the news to their fans. In an interview with Us Weekly, Madison said, “We are not together right now. I am 1,000 percent single, and so is he … I definitely think that quarantine was either gonna make it or break [our] relationship, and unfortunately, we did not come out stronger.” Madison found love again and she began sharing pictures of memories she made with her mystery man on her social media platform in July 2021.
In just a few months, in October 2021, Madison surprised everyone by announcing her engagement to Brett Randle, revealing that he was the mystery man she had been dating for seven months at the time. The two met in Arizona and felt an instant connection to each other. Madison and Brett’s whirlwind romance culminated in their wedding in November 2022. Meanwhile, Austen also embarked upon a series of purported romances and produced some drama with Kristin Cavallari but none of it resulted in a lasting one. As of writing, from what we can tell, it seems that Madison and Austen have found stability and are currently on good terms following their on-again, off-again relationship.
In a notable turn of events, the two of them made a joint appearance on Austen’s podcast, aptly named ‘Pillows and Beer,’ in May 2023, where they exhibited a cordial and friendly demeanor. Austen expressed his happiness for her, stating, “Madison’s married, and I’m happy for you. And your husband is wonderful.” Madison, on the other hand, shared that she was enjoying a comfortable and content relationship with her partner, and leading a happy life. Reflecting on her past relationship with Austen, she acknowledged that while it started off fun, it eventually became too dramatic for her liking. It seems like both Austen and Madison are doing great in their respective lives and we wish them all the best!