Austen Kroll's rookie Southern Charm season wasn't always smooth sailing -- and most of his issues happened after both he and Shep Rose set their sights on Cameran Eubanks' pal, Chelsea Meissner. Romance ended up blossoming between Austen and Chelsea, which led to some drama with Shep. Now that Shep and Austen have put that all in the past, some folks might be wondering what the status between the two lovebirds is. Well, we know all.
Austen confirmed to The Daily Dish that the couple are no longer together, but remain on very good terms. "I talk to her all the time, great friends and the one thing that she said was, you know, we're at different aspects of our life. She kind of lives her life more like Cam does [like a homebody] and I like to go out. I like to go get a beer at 3 o'clock in the afternoon if I can," he said. "It's a part of my job. It's not really her MO."
In looking back at their relationship, Austen admits that it was crazy that their courtship was captured on camera for all the world to see. "Chelsea and I are phenomenal friends. I love that girl to death, I really do. We became so so close during this whole thing. We were both the new guys on the block. And, so we definitely bonded over that. And the number one and two questions that I get are, “'Where’s Chelsea?' and, "Is it real?'. And I’m like, look -- I don’t know how to act. I’m as real as possibly can be. And that time when I met Chelsea and they showed it on camera and we’re play flirting -- I mean that was like the first time that her and I had ever met. I literally cultivated a relationship in front of all the fans," he recalled. "I mean it’s tough cause you start thinking and you’re like I’m so cheesy and then like your first kiss is on camera. And I mean, it’s nerve-wracking."
He shared that he's currently single following their breakup and back on the market. "I'm dating," he said. "My eyes are always open. I've had a couple girls that have caught my eye but nothing has stuck and that's that."
Another change in Austen's life includes the fact that he parted ways with the beer company he was working for during the season. But he's already plotting his next career chapter.
"So what’s next for me? I really would like to not work for somebody. [I'd] like to work for myself and, I’d like to open up something is really what I’d like to do. Like open up my own business," he said. "I’ve been talking to lots of people about lots of different concepts and ideas. And one can be like a beer bar and that would definitely be nightlife [industry related]. And another could be like a, 'Hey come in and pick out your beer and you can hang out for a while but we’re closing at 10,' kind of place, you know? Or, we’re closing at eight. So, there are a few different concepts that I’m toying around with now. I’d really like to get the ball moving because YOLO right?"
Check out some throwback Austen photos, below.