Following the news that Raquel allegedly engaged in an affair with Tom Sandoval amid production on Vanderpump Rules season 10, following her flings with both Oliver Saunders and Tom Schwartz on the same season, a new report claims Taylor hooked up with Austen Kroll “at the start” of the new season — and also allegedly hooked up with Whitney Sudler-Smith.
“[They’re going to] try to say they only made out,” the source continued. But, as the season plays out, “it gets revealed to be more than that … [Season 9] is gonna be about [Taylor].”
In fact, in addition to her reported hookups with Austen and Whitney, Taylor was said to have been “screaming and crying and yelling in front of all the guests” during a cast party.
As for how Olivia and Shep have taken the reported news, Olivia is said to be “aware [of the situation], but she’s had bigger issues to deal with” (her brother, Conner Flowers, died suddenly last month), and Shep is described as being “fine” with the situation, even defending his single ex.
While the status of Taylor and Olivia’s friendship wasn’t revealed, the insider shared that the other ladies of the show don’t want to get involved — and don’t particularly enjoy Taylor.
“The girls don’t f-ck with her because they know she’s crazy and will do anything to climb the ladder,” a source stated.
Although it is unclear where Taylor and Olivia stand, they are currently in Jamaica together, along with many other cast members of Southern Charm, including Austen, Whitney, Craig, and Venita Aspen.
Back in October, while speaking to Us Weekly, Austen was asked if he’d ever consider dating his longtime friend Shep’s ex.
“I mean, I love Taylor to pieces, and I cherish her friendship, and we’ve gotten very close,” he said at the time. “She’s an important person in my life, and I wanna keep it that way.”
“I just think that would be crossing a whole bunch of lines, and a bunch of friendships would really be affected by that. I’m telling you that would be a fricking [sic] bomb to drop, that is for sure,” he added.
Southern Charm season nine is expected to premiere on Bravo sometime later this year.
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