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Get the Details on Olivia Flowers and Rod Razavi's Season 9 Romance

The Southern Charm cast members open up about their situationship and spill where they stand today.

By Allison Crist & Jamontae Hickman

Olivia Flowers is officially moving on from Austen Kroll

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Following the pair's romance on Southern Charm Season 8, a sneak peek for Sept. 21's Season 9, Episode 2 shows that Olivia is dipping her toes back into the dating pool with none other than new cast member Rod Razavi.

Go inside Olivia and Rod's date above, and read on for details about their romance as well as Olivia's love life in general.

Olivia Flowers and Rod Razavi's Romance

Olivia and Rod's Date

As the clip shows, Olivia and Rod are enjoying their first date in a park. He came prepared with a bag full of sandwiches and Capri Suns, telling her, "Yeah, we're doing, like, full-on high school vibes." 

There's just one problem, though — Rod reveals he's been told he's "a really bad eater," so he typically tries "to not eat on first and second dates." 

Olivia, for her part, promises not to watch him eat his sandwich.

Olivia Flowers and Rod Razavi laughing together while on a date in a park.

She does break said promise, but Rod ends up laughing about it. He also goes on to share that he "had to go to two spots" to get gluten-free bread for Olivia.

"You're lying. Are you serious?" she replies. "That's very thoughtful."

Continuing in a confessional interview, Olivia adds, "Rod is so sweet. He's just got such a chivalrous spirit about him. It's really refreshing. It makes me want to give him a fair shot."

At the same time, Olivia admits she "can't help but compare him to Austen."

"It's like I was in Neverland," Olivia concludes, "and now I'm on earth."

How Austen Kroll Reacted to Olivia and Rod's Date

Eventually, Rod and Austen come face to face and it's at that sit-down that Rod reveals the "awkward" news that he went out with Olivia. The revelation more or less left Austen speechless.

What to Expect on Season 9 with Olivia and Rod

The Southern Charm sneak peek clip may not have shown it, but the Season 9 trailer did — and by "it," we mean the kiss that Olivia and Rod exchange on their date.

Olivia Flowers and Rod Razavi share a kiss on Southern Charm Season 9

The trailer also teased that later this season, Rod will have a conversation with Austen in which he confesses, "I've been out with Olivia." 

Suffice to say, things get pretty awkward. 

For more insight on what's to come for Olivia and Rod on Southern Charm Season 9, check out their official bios below.

Olivia Flowers' Season 9 Bio

Olivia in a blue, one-shoulder, dress on a porch.

Now a mainstay in Charleston since her parents moved out of their palatial waterfront pad, Olivia is placing Austen “in the rearview” and is instead eager to explore “the dating scene” as well as focus on “cultivating new female friendships.”

Rod Razavi's Season 9 Bio

Rod in a blue, patterned, blazer and beige pants on a porch.

Rod is a computer programmer who has resided in Charleston for more than 18 years. He considers himself to be a “true Southern gentleman and social butterfly,” making friends everywhere he goes. As for his love life, Rod has his sights on Olivia.

Are Olivia Flowers and Rod Razavi dating?

Ultimately, love didn’t exactly work out between Olivia and Rod. During a recent interview with ET, Olivia and Rod shared where things stand with them today and gave an update on their current status with Austen.

"Timing was not out our side," Olivia admitted about her romance with Rod, which viewers have seen blossom on Season 9. "But we both appreciate each other's friendship.”

Rod Razavi gives an update on his friendship with Austen Kroll

Despite being caught off-guard by Olivia and Rod's romance, Austen and the Southern Charm newcomer are cordial with each other.  "We're on good terms... now," Rod told ET. When it comes to Olivia and Austen’s dynamics, she admitted the two are “friendly.”

You can see more of Olivia, Rod, Austen, and the rest of the Charleston crew by tuning in to new episodes of Southern Charm Season 9 on Thursdays at 9/8c on Bravo.

Originally published Sep 20, 2023.

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