While on stage for a panel, a fan inquired why Flowers was with Sandoval at the convention. Flowers replied that she had a brief interaction with Sandoval, who has received criticism from Bravo fans after he cheated on his now ex-girlfriend, Ariana Madix, with former “Vanderpump Rules” star, Rachel “Raquel” Leviss. The “Southern Charm” personality also stated she was aware fans would be curious about her encounter with Tom Sandoval & The Most Extras singer. She explained that she and Sandoval ran into each other because they were guests at “Summer House” star Paige DeSorbo‘s 31st birthday celebration in Las Vegas.
“I knew that question was going to come around. I left — we went to Paige’s birthday party and just happened to leave at the same time. And I remember walking through the casino. I heard like, ‘It’s Olivia and Sandoval.’ And I was like, ‘S***,'” recalled Flowers.
She clarified that nothing happened between her and Sandoval.
“It’s not Olivia and Sandoval. But we just left at the same time. But yeah, I mean, I’m a big Ariana fan, big fan of the [‘Vanderpump Rules’] cast,” said Flowers.
Olivia Flowers Spoke About Her Relationship With Austen Kroll
While speaking to Us Weekly at the 2023 BravoCon, Flowers briefly discussed her relationship with her ex-boyfriend and “Southern Charm” castmate, Austen Kroll. As fans are aware, Flowers felt betrayed when she discovered Kroll and her friend, Taylor Ann Green kissed and proceeded to lie about the romantic encounter. She explained that watching Kroll in “Southern Charm” season 9 has been “eye-opening.”
“I just can’t help but to get frustrated when I hear conversations that are had when I am not around. So I would be lying if I said it didn’t have an effect on our friendship now. But it just depends on the day with him. He gets on my every last nerves. But I also enjoy his company so it’s weird,” said Flowers.
Despite their issues, Kroll became a source of support for Flowers after she discovered her brother, Conner Flowers, died. During season 9, episode 8, it was revealed that Flowers spent time inside Kroll’s home, where she took off her bra. During her November 2023 Us Weekly interview, Flowers explained she decided to take her undergarment off because she “was just getting comfortable.” She also stated that she had not rekindled a romantic relationship with Kroll.
“The wrong place to get comfortable at, because the whole next day the entire town of Charleston knew about it. So, just won’t be doing that anymore,” said Flowers.
Kroll made similar comments about the situation during a November 2 appearance on “Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen.”
“She decided she wanted to come over to me for comfort, and of course, I was there for her. And we were just watching a movie. And she just kind of took [the bra] off and flung it,” said Kroll.
He suggested, however, that they did cuddle during their movie night.
Austen Kroll Commented on Taylor Ann Green & Olivia Flowers’ Falling Out
During the November 2023 Us Weekly interview, Flowers confirmed she is no longer close to Green. Kroll commented on his castmates’ falling out in a separate November 2023 Us Weekly interview, alongside his castmate Craig Conover. He suggested he felt guilty about the situation, as he was directly involved with Green and Flowers’ friendship ending.
“It upsets me because I knew how close they were. And let me just it’s not because the act [of kissing], it’s because of the fallout and choosing not to be truthful in the moment and things like that. But it upsets me because of how inseparable that they were in between filming season 8 and season 9. They were like besties,” said Kroll.
Conover chimed in that he believed Flowers and Green could work out their issues, as he and Kroll have also had their fair share of problems.
“That’s what’s beautiful about our show is you’re going to see the ups and downs and then, if and when they work it out, like we’re going to see it,” added the Sewing Down South co-founder.