The Austen Kroll Bravoverse is about to get a whole lot more dramatic!
The two reportedly hooked up “at the start” of the new season, which is currently filming.
“Taylor has almost gone through the whole cast, minus Craig,” one source tells Page Six. There are also unconfirmed rumblings that Taylor and Whitney Sudler-Smith have also hooked up.
According to the source, Austen and Taylor are going to “try to say they only made out,” but “it gets revealed to be more than that” as the season goes on.
Austen previously dated Taylor’s good friend and co-star, Olivia Flowers, for six months, while Taylor dated Austen’s best friend, Shep, for two years before splitting in 2022.
“[Season 9] is gonna be about her,” the source shares. At one cast party, Taylor was reportedly “screaming and crying and yelling in front of all the guests.”
Turns out Shep “is fine” with Austen and Taylor’s hookup. Sources say he is even “defending” Taylor for being single and living her best life.
Oddly enough, the same can also be said for Olivia, who is “aware [of the situation], but she’s had bigger issues to deal with,” following the passing of her brother, Connor Flowers, in February.
As for the rest of the women in the cast, they are staying out of the drama.
“The girls don’t f–k with her because they know she’s crazy and will do anything to climb the ladder,” a source claims.
Season 9 of Southern Charm is currently in production and stars Taylor, Austen, Shep, and Olivia, as well as Whitney Sudler-Smith, Craig Conover, and Venita Aspen. The cast recently jetted off to Jamaica, although it doesn’t look like Shep attended the trip.