Craig Conover is providing updates on his Southern Attraction costars, particularly Olivia Flowers, who’s doing “nice” after a 12 months stuffed with ups and downs.
Craig, 34, advised Us Weekly completely on Wednesday, September 20, that he’s “praying” for Olivia, 31, as he watches the occasions of final 12 months unfold onscreen throughout Southern Attraction season 9 — together with the change in her and Taylor Ann Inexperienced’s friendship dynamic.
“Each [Olivia] and Taylor had some fairly terrible issues occur of their households this 12 months. And I used to be really pondering that watching this episode, I used to be like, ‘Oh my gosh, that is going to be so onerous,’” Craig shared. “Each of their households are doing in addition to they will. I believe it places plenty of stuff in perspective. So, there’s so much. It’s a really deep dynamic. There’s plenty of layers this 12 months.”
Not solely do Olivia and Taylor seemingly have a falling out that unfolds on display screen, however they each skilled deaths within the household this 12 months.
Olivia’s household confirmed on February 3 that her brother Conner had died at 32. The Flowers household remembered him as a “exceptional younger man, with the reward of compassion and love for others,” in an announcement to Us Weekly on the time.
Months later, Taylor’s household confirmed on June 12 that her brother Richard Worthington Inexperienced (a.ok.a. Price) had died days prior at age 36. In a social media assertion, Taylor, 28, remembered his “goofiness,” “bear hugs and that infectious chortle.”
Information broke in March that Taylor allegedly attached with Austen Kroll. The latter of whom beforehand dated Olivia. When the Southern Attraction season 9 trailer was launched, Austen teased that “one thing occurred” between himself and Olivia, which Taylor denied to Olivia. Nonetheless, Taylor later admitted there was a “kiss” between herself and Austen.
Because the present’s ninth season continues to air, followers will watch because the friendship between Austen and Shep Rose — who dated Taylor for 2 years — is examined. The downfall of Olivia and Taylor’s friendship may even be proven on the truth collection.
At one level within the trailer, Venita Aspen hugged a sobbing Olivia whereas saying, “That isn’t your finest good friend,” referring to Taylor.
From Craig’s viewpoint, he thinks viewers will solely be fearful about “how is Shep and Austen’s relationship going to alter,” he advised Us.
“Folks neglect that Taylor and Olivia have been finest associates,” Craig added. “So, that’s one factor that we’ll ultimately — somebody should discover this 12 months.”
Total, Craig teases that the remainder of this Southern Attraction season is stuffed with “plenty of unhappiness” by way of friendships and his costars “making an attempt to see in the event you’re ever capable of transfer previous them.”
Southern Attraction airs on Bravo Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET.
With reporting by Christina Garibaldi