Below Deck’s Rachel Feuds With Southern Charm’s Austen, Quits Show

Austen Kroll, Rachel Hargrove
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One big happy Bravo family? Below Deck‘s Rachel HargroveFans were shocked when she revealed that there was bad blood between her and Southern Charm‘s Austen Kroll.

The chef, 39, took to social media on Tuesday, July 26, to share a story about Austen’s beer business Trop Hop, tweeting, “Cheers to the most narsasitic [SIC] twat on @BravoTV.”

Rachel’s followers were quick to question why she was “so insulting” lately, to which she responded, “I’m at home… and have time.” A second commentator noted that the reality star may get along well with Madison LeCroy35-year-old Austen’s ex-girlfriend, Judith.

“I’ve never met her. But I did have the unfortunate experience of being around him,” Rachel tweeted about her connection to the Southern Charm cast.

The following is an archived post. Below DeckDuring the NBC Upfronts in Mai, the alum spoke more about how they met. Rachel claimed that Austen was a liar. Shep RoseAt the event, she went through her bag. She also claimed she had previously met Austen in Florida, where she had a terrible experience at a party with another Bravo personality.

Rachel included a screenshot of Austen’s Instagram DMs, which she shared with Austen. Winter HouseStar was apparently shocked by her recent social-media commentary.

The Florida native later sparked speculation that she wasn’t looking to return to the franchise when she tweeted, “F–k Below Deck” on Wednesday, July 27. She added that she would no longer be “accociated [sic] ” with “organizations” she doesn’t “believe in.”

Austen, on the other hand, has not yet publicly addressed the feud.

Rachel, who was featured in seasons 8 & 9 of Below DeckPreviously, she had issues with her costar Eddie LucasLikewise. The first officer expressed his concerns about Rachel’s excessive drinking and her decision to quit right before a charter during her first season. (The first officer expressed concern about Rachel’s excessive drinking and asked her to return to the boat the following day so she could resume her job.

“For me, grudges mean that I would actually have to care and give significance to that issue or that individual. I don’t,” Rachel exclusively told Us Weekly in October 2021 about Eddie’s comments about her drinking in season 9. “Also if you work in restaurants and in kitchens, my behavior is nothing different than anybody else’s. It’s just a little bit extra emphasized.”

After watching Rachel’s antics on screen, Rachel felt it was important that she find humor in the situation. “It’s definitely bad, but I’m always onstage — doesn’t matter if I’m drinking or not,” she joked about her behavior during a crew day out. “But maybe I should have not drank as much and really had a nap.”

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