Southern Allure star Austen Kroll mentioned the dying of former girlfriend Olivia Flowers’ brother, Conner, truly introduced the exes “nearer collectively.”
“It’s such a tragedy. Nobody is aware of how you can deal with this,” Austen, 36, instructed a bunch of reporters at BravoCon on Saturday, November 4. “Olivia and I weren’t in an excellent place when this all occurred. Happily, it introduced us nearer collectively, however then we form of flash ahead to when the episodes start to air, and it’s very robust to compartmentalize like, ‘OK, this occurred six months in the past.’”
The Trophop Beer founder admitted it’s been “robust” for Olivia, 31, to look at season 9 because it airs, particularly seeing the small print of his hookup along with her buddy Taylor Ann Inexperienced.
“We’re attempting to work via it, and I can’t assist however need to proceed to be her buddy,” Austen continued of his ex, whom he dated for a number of months in 2022. “Even when she yells at me and says issues. I need to be in her life.”
Olivia’s brother, Conner, died from an unintentional fentanyl overdose on January 30, per a coroner’s report obtained by Page Six, one week earlier than his thirty third birthday. He had struggled with substance abuse for years and had gotten out of rehab simply two days earlier than overdosing.
Austen has been very open together with his need to be by Olivia’s aspect following Conner’s dying.
“It was very robust for me as a result of I felt like … I needs to be the one who’s there for her, however I’ve clearly chosen to not be that particular person,” the truth star instructed Andy Cohen on Watch What Occurs Reside on November 2.
Regardless of the awkwardness between them, he nonetheless “flew out the door” the minute he was capable of see Olivia after Conner’s dying.
“I ran right down to see her, and we simply had this rom-com film second of identical to assembly within the driveway and collapsing into one another and it was only a second you may’t actually describe,” he recalled.
Whereas Austen is leaning in to assist Olivia, he admitted that he needs to remain single in the mean time whereas the drama settles down amid the Charleston group, telling BravoTV in September, “I’ve made a acutely aware determination to not date anyone in the mean time.”