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Did 'Southern Charm' Star Madison LeCroy Cause J.Lo and A-Rod to Break Up?

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Mar. 12 2021, Updated 7:57 p.m. ET

Even if you've never watched an episode of the Charleston-based Bravo reality series, Southern Charm, then you've likely still heard of Madison LeCroy because of her drama with Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler.

Madison shared text receipts of a brief relationship she allegedly had with Kristin's ex-husband after the Laguna Beach alum seemed to refer to her as a "user" on Instagram. 

The drama went viral online, and Madison is definitely not out of the hot seat on Southern Charm either.

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The hairdresser, who joined the reality series on a full-time basis in Season 7, has had an on-and-off relationship with Austen Kroll for years, but it's her alleged past romance with an ex-MLB player that dominated headlines after the reunion.

During the reunion, fellow Southern Charm star Craig Conover accused Madison of being a "homewrecker" with an ex-professional baseball player. 

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Craig accused Madison LeCroy of cheating on Austen with an "ex-MLB player."

Since Madison's first appearance on Southern Charm, her often-toxic relationship with Austen has been a topic of conversation among viewers and the rest of the cast. Both Austen and Madison have accused one another of infidelity and of lying on and off the show. 

But, many took Madison's side in Season 6 when a video came out of her finding Austen in a compromising position after a potential ménage à trois.

The tables are definitely turning in the reunion special for Season 7. 

Ahead of Part 1 of the reunion, which aired on Jan. 28, a clip of Craig yelling at Madison began circulating online. In it, the Sewing Down South creator accuses Madison of cheating on Austen throughout their relationship.

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"You were flying around the country sleeping with men, married men! Ex-MLB players. That's what you were doing during quarantine," Craig exclaims in the tense clip. "You know why Austen was at my house? 'Cause you weren't talking to him! You flew to Miami to f--k an ex-MLB player."

"Give me a name!" Madison responds. 

To clear up any potential confusion about Craig's words, Austen clarifies to co-star Danni Baird that the man in question is a former "Major League Baseball" player.

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Madison's ex then emphatically says that Craig's words are "exactly the g-----n truth."

However, the mom of one goes on to deny the claims, and she even goes as far as to request a lie detector test. 

"She has been bragging to all of us," Austen says at the same time that Craig confirms that he saw the messages exchanged between Madison and this mystery man MLB player. 

"He's a very famous, married, ex-MLB player," host Andy Cohen adds.

Craig then refers to Madison as a "f-----g homewrecker."

"She's trash, and I hate being on the same stage as her," he concludes. 

While Madison won't say that she visited Miami or had a tryst with the athlete in question, she does confirm that they were in communication. "He contacted me and, yes, we DM'd. Other than that, there was nothing," she shares. "I've never physically seen him, touched him."

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Eventually, it came out that the "ex-MLB player" is actually Alex Rodriguez.

Initially, the identity of the ex-MLB player in question was not revealed, but there was plenty of speculation. Now, rumors have centered on none other than Alex Rodriguez (aka A-Rod, aka Jennifer Lopez's fiancé — until they broke things off in March of 2021). So far, Madison is denying the affair rumors, telling Page Six that she and A-Rod have "spoken on the phone" but "never met up." She went on to say they have "never been physical … never had any kind of anything. Just an acquaintance.”

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Just a few weeks after the reunion aired, J.Lo and A-Rod officially called it quits, according to Page Six. Neither party has issued an official statement, but naturally, people have started to wonder whether the rumors surrounding Madison and A-Rod could have some truth to them. We obviously can't say for sure whether the two things are connected, but we can't deny that the timing is certainly interesting!

Who is Madison LeCroy dating?

Since her breakup with Austen and her drama with Jay Cutler, Madison is now enjoying the single life. 

One ex who Madison appears to be on good terms with is her former husband, Josh Hughes. On Jan. 27, Madison shared a rare photo of her ex-husband on her Instagram stories. 

"When your ex-husband still trust[s] you with their hair," she wrote over a video of Josh at Madison's salon. 

Based on what we've seen from the Southern Charm reunion, it may be a long time before Austen is ready to let Madison cut his hair. 

Southern Charm airs on Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo. 

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