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

Surprise result as mega mansion goes under the hammer

first_imgThe grand mansion at 1525 Riverdale Dr, Hope Island.PRIVATE negotiations will begin this week on the sale of Harbour Point, the grand Hope Island mansion which was passed in at auction on Saturday.The sun was shining down on 1525 Riverdale Drive where more than 200 people turned out to see the fate of the largest land holding in the exclusive enclave.Spectators and bidders gathered around the pool. Photo: Jason O’BrienA strong local contingent gathered around the resort-style pool where auctioneer Colin Banks listed the virtues of the iconic estate.“This is the largest block in the area,” he said.“There are 11 entitlements, subject to council approval; it’s a whopping 4982 sqm property. The house is master built and has a 1815 sqm footprint.”One of four registered bidders – all local – got the ball rolling at $4 million, with the auctioneer bidding $4.25m when no further offers were forthcoming.“People have travelled over the border to be here — I can’t do anything to help you unless that hand goes up,” he beckoned.MORE: Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate onsells bargain buyUntouched time capsules prove irresistible for buyersChance to buy your own Gold Coast chapel Auctioneer Colin Banks passed the property in at $4.5 million. Photo: Jason O’BrienThe same bidder upped his original offer to $4.5m, still well short of the $9 million paid by the Chinese owners during the GFC in 2009.“I know you’re going to test me here, but $4.5m isn’t going to buy it,” Mr Banks told the crowd.“We’re not selling cattle or horses, we’re selling a mansion of a house.”When the third and final call produced no further interest, the property was passed in and the auction wrapped up less than 10 minutes after it began.The doors were open to the public for the first time in 18 years. Photo: Jason O’BrienProfessionals Vertullo Real Estate agent Mark Carew, who led the marketing campaign alongside Nikki Dunlop, said the result was a surprise given the level of interest.“It’s been very positive,” he said.“There are a number of interested parties who we will be speaking with this week.”More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoMr Carew said the border closure and lockdowns prevented a serious Melbourne contender from attending the auction, which was conducted onsite only.The campaign pivots to private treaty this week, with an anticipated price guide of $6.5m-$7.5m.Gilt columns, decorative domes and ornate ballustrading dominate the interior.The Mediterranean-style mansion was built by national car-warranty business owner Gary and Suzanne Chuck, who purchased the prime plot in 2001 for $2.1 million.Long-time Riverdale Drive residents Daryl and Pam Sutherland, who attended the auction, recall dinner parties at the house during the Chuck’s tenure.“There were chefs, waiters and sorbet between courses,” Mr Sutherland said.“It was like being in a five-star hotel. Gary was a real character, it was always a lot of fun.”Mr Sutherland said he was surprised to see the property passed in.“I really thought the bidding would have started at $5m or $6m,” he said.“I thought a wealthy celebrity might have bought it, like maybe Russell Crowe and his football team.”last_img read more