Olivia Flowers didn’t count on to have drama with Madison LeCroy when she joined the forged of Southern Allure for season eight, regardless of her relationship with Madison’s ex-boyfriend, Austen Kroll.
Whereas showing on a current podcast, Olivia expressed shock at Madison’s imply feedback about her earlier than sharing the place the 2 of them stand at present, reacting to Austen Kroll‘s hookup with Summer season Home‘s Ciara Miller, and sharing her ideas on Craig Conover‘s “blended alerts.”
“I assumed the whole lot was comparatively superb. It wasn’t till Madison went and did her press tour and whatnot after [Watch What Happens Live] that I noticed issues that have been mentioned about me and Austen that took me again. I didn’t assume she and I knew one another properly sufficient to have already got these issues,” Olivia defined on the September 7 episode of the Aspect Piece With Melissa Pfeister podcast.
And additional surprising to Olivia has been Madison’s continuation of her trash-talking.
“Months later, she was nonetheless speaking about him on like Instagram, or within the press, after which determined to say imply stuff about me, I used to be identical to, ‘Wait.’ She known as me homeless, she known as me homely, after which she known as me belief fund trash, all in the identical week,” Olivia recalled. “In order that was sort of the place I used to be identical to, ‘Why is that this nonetheless a factor? You’re engaged. Austen and I are superb.’”
Though Olivia and Madison are each residing in Charleston, Olivia mentioned they by no means run into one another and haven’t seen each other since Leva Bonaparte’s party in Might, at which level they’d a “comparatively pleasant interplay.”
“So once more, one more reason I used to be confused as to why there was something [said]… It was simply sort of complicated. I’m like, ‘I don’t assume we have to have these issues, truthfully,’” Olivia famous.
Whereas some have suspected there could also be lingering emotions between Madison and Austen, Olivia by no means went down that path.
“There actually wasn’t ever a time that I questioned that. I simply assume they’re having to navigate being exes in such an odd manner,” she defined. “Like, usually, once you’re an ex with somebody, that’s it. Go your separate methods. So I knew it was a whole lot of that. I don’t really feel like there’s lingering emotions, and I by no means actually did, however it’s bizarre. I imply, the interplay between exes and the way usually you must be round one another and the way a lot commentary they each have on one another, it’s identical to, it’s new for me.”
Additionally new for her was having to relive troublesome moments, together with Austen’s hookup with Ciara.
“That half is hard. You by no means get used to listening to your self being talked about, whether or not it’s good or dangerous, so to do it on a present and actually see folks’s conversations, like, ‘Oh, that’s what happening,’ you understand, he talks about, ‘Nicely I went out with Ciara as a result of she took a date,’ I didn’t know these conversations have been occurring,” Olivia admitted. “So, in fact, like, ‘Dude, you simply advised on your self that you simply’re doing tit for tat.’ So it’s kinda bizarre. It like bums me out in actual time, however I additionally know that was early on, and we have been in a grey space.”
As for the drama between Craig and Naomie Olindo, Olivia mentioned she and different members of the present usually discovered themselves “confused.”
“As a result of as you see, one second Craig’s like, ‘I’m superb. We’re superb. I’m pleased over right here. She’s pleased over there. I don’t care what she’s doing.’ After which the subsequent scene, you see his response. So we’re all simply [confused]. There’s a whole lot of blended messages with Craig all through the season, I assumed, personally, and that was one in every of them,” she mentioned of Craig’s response to Naomie’s hookup with Whitney Sudler-Smith.
As for her personal response, Olivia mentioned, “I had no thought. My mouth fell to the bottom. Coming in new, I believe Leva mentioned it finest: ‘I really feel like I simply discovered two cousins are hooking up.’ I really feel like that kinda resonated with everybody. However it’s not something towards Whitney or Naomie. It was identical to, ‘What?’”
Southern Allure season eight airs Thursdays at 9/8c on Bravo.