Shep, Craig Are ‘Tough’ on Me and Madison

first_imgFrom Austen’s point of view, however, his friends “love to deflect” and critique his “toxic” relationship with Madison instead of taking a closer look at what’s going on in their own love lives. Craig recently split from costar Naomie Olindo after three years together, while Shep is currently hot and heavy with girlfriend Taylor Ann Green. When it comes to his history with Madison, Austen isn’t interested in hearing anyone’s negativity — especially from “Tweedledee and Tweedledum.”“If you’re my friends, then you’ll accept this and we’ll move forward,” Austen explained. “You’ve got to make a choice. … They don’t have it together. Like, who the hell are they to judge me?”Southern Charm season 7 airs on Bravo Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET.Listen to Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood as each week the editors of Us break down the hottest entertainment news stories! – Advertisement – “It’s very tough. You know, if you want to consider someone a close friend, it’s like, ‘Look, man, I’m not choosing between you and love,’” Austen explained. “I’m just not. So it’s certainly tough to have friends that aren’t supportive.”Shep Rose and Craig Conover on Southern Charm Austen Kroll Says Its Tough When Shep Rose and Craig Conover Question His Relationship With Madison LeCroyShep Rose and Craig Conover on ‘Southern Charm’ Paul Cheney/BravoAusten and Madison’s complicated relationship has taken a toll on the rest of the Southern Charm cast, as Craig pointed out while speaking with Us exclusively in October.“We all want to not be a part of it anymore, like, you can only lead a horse to water so much, but you can’t force them to drink and that’s just what it got to,” the Sewing Down South creator said at the time. “It’s just not good for anyone. I think it affects his career, his business, his happiness, everything.”- Advertisement – He’s got hurt feelings. Southern Charm‘s Austen Kroll is happy with his relationship with Madison LeCroy — but it isn’t fun to hear pals Shep Rose and Craig Conover express their doubts.“It’s extremely difficult,” Austen, 33, told Us Weekly exclusively of critiques about his romance with Madison, 31. “Those two guys are two of my best friends, you know. … I think that everyone wants their friends to like their significant other.”- Advertisement – Austen and Madison’s on-again, off-again relationship was a focal point during season 6 of the Bravo series, which aired in 2019. The North Carolina native admitted that he and Madison still “have ups and downs,” but now they’re “never not together.” When season 7 premiered in October, Austen was prepared to see some of his and Madison’s challenges play out on screen but was optimistic about their ability to find a “resolution.”Southern Charm Austen Kroll Says Its Tough When Shep Rose and Craig Conover Question His Relationship With Madison LeCroyMadison LeCroy and Austen Kroll Courtesy Madison LeCroy/Instagram“You’re going to kind of see … how we move forward together,” he told Us of the current season. “It’s not our first rodeo. We have hated each other at times and loved each other to the ends of the Earth at times. … There’s so much more to come.”In November 2019, Austen confirmed that he and Madison were giving their romance another try, admitting during a panel at BravoCon that “it’s hard to walk away from someone like that.” Now that they’re back together, Craig, 31, and Shep, 40, haven’t exactly been the duo’s biggest fans.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Rival C.A.R. groups sign peace pact in Nairobi

first_imgRelated Nigeria’s presidential candidates sign peace accord South Sudan Peace Pact Under Threat Photo Courtesy of The Star Warring groups in the Central Africa Republic signed a peace agreement in the Kenyan capital Nairobi to stop hostilities and open a new chapter of political stability in their country. The ceasefire deal comes after months of negotiations mediated by Kenyan officials Mali rebel groups to sign peace dealslast_img

Pardew wants to protect Taylor

first_img In amongst the euphoria of successive Barclays Premier League victories over Aston Villa and Chelsea – and following a busy January transfer window – the 27-year-old central defender’s presence in the team after a two-month lay-off with a hamstring problem has been somewhat overlooked. However, his partnership with captain Fabricio Coloccini at the heart of the Magpies’ defence has been a key feature of their marked improvement, and Pardew said: “I am very, very conscious, with him and with my staff, that we protect him and try to give him a different regime where hopefully we can keep him fit – because when he is fit, there are not many better.” He added: “He’s an outstanding player. The only down-side has been the injuries, that’s where you have to slightly have a disappointment with him, that he’s just not played enough games in his career here.” Taylor’s injury history makes for depressing reading with a ruptured Achilles tendon robbing him of the last five months of last season, while shoulder problems have interrupted his career on several occasions. However, when fit, he has proved a key member of the side and Pardew has on more than one occasion proposed the former England Under-21s captain as a potential full international. Taylor made his return in the 2-1 victory at Villa Park on January 29 and later described his feelings on the final whistle as the best he had ever experienced as a Newcastle player. As one of the few Geordies in Pardew’s squad – the defender was born in Greenwich but raised on Tyneside – he felt the pain of relegation at the same venue in 2009 as acutely as anyone, and his manager knows just how much that connection to the club fuels him. He said: “It was interesting to hear him say that it was probably the best feeling he has ever had in a black and white shirt. “He had the last kick of the Premier League three years ago and he smashed it up the pitch in frustration because the whistle had gone. We showed that before the game as a little bit of extra motivation.” Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is keen to find a way to protect defender Steven Taylor following his latest return from injury.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more