Austin Kroll emotionally recalls the first time he met his ex-boyfriend Olivia Flowers after her brother died earlier this year.
“It’s kind of like a moment that I’ll never forget,” the “Southern Charm” star told Andy Cohen on Thursday night’s “Watch What Happens Live.”
Kroll explained that he tried to contact Flowers several times after her brother died but was unable to do so.
When she finally called him back, he “flew out the door” and made a beeline for her.
“I ran over to see her and we had that moment out of a romantic comedy movie, like meeting in the driveway and falling on top of each other, and it was a moment you can’t really describe.”
Flowers’ brother Connor, 32, Death from accidental fentanyl overdose Jan. 30, after years of battling substance abuse.
Kroll and Flowers split in mid-to-late 2022, just months before her tragic death, but the Pillows & Beer host thought he should be there for her since he also lost a sibling .
“It was very hard for me because I felt like… I should be the one to support her, but I obviously chose not to be that person,” he explained to Cohen of his conflicted feelings after their breakup and Connor’s death. Feel. .
“Then tragedy happened and everyone knew I was a person who overthought things.”
Kroll, 36, continued, “I was like, ‘This is not the time to be overthinking like you are,’ so I [told myself]”Shut up, do what you gotta do, go see her, hug her.”
Bravolebrity went on to explain that his sister died when he was 7 years old, and the pain of this loss never subsided.
Page Six Exclusive Get the coroner’s report On Thursday, Connor was found near a syringe containing “red liquid” and a “clear plastic bag containing green powder residue.”
The report also revealed that he had exited rehab two days before his death.
Flowers, 31, revealed this week that Connor suffers from Debilitating pain from Lyme disease He uses opioids to help relieve the discomfort.
“He began relying on this prescription medication at a very young age to stay on track,” she told People. “As a family, we started to see the toll this was taking on his body.”
“He always insisted there was something wrong with him,” she added.
“It was never a struggle getting him to go to rehab; any time my parents offered him help, it was because he asked for it.”
On an October episode of Southern Charm , Flowers revealed The heartbreaking final conversation she had with her brother.
“The last thing he said to me was, ‘You’re doing everything right. You’re exactly where you’re supposed to be. And… I want you to look at me and be proud of me, just like I am. ‘”I’m so proud of you,” she recalled tearfully in her confessional.
Flowers and Kroll aren’t the only “Southern Charm” stars to lose a sibling. Taylor Ann Green loses her brotherRichard Worthington Green, June, aged 36.
“There are not enough words to sum up who Voss was and the impact he left behind,” the 28-year-old reality star said. wrote in an Instagram post on June 19.
“On June 8, 2023, the Lord called you home. We will miss your silliness, your bear hugs, and your infectious laughter.”