SOUTHERN Charm fans think that Austen Kroll is still "obsessed" with his ex Madison LeCroy after he "hyperventilated" during an awkward reunion.
The old flames met again as Kathryn Dennis celebrated her 30th birthday on the season premiere of Southern Charm.
For Kathryn's Gatsby-themed bash, 35-year-old Austen bought along Olivia Flowers, 30, as his date.
However, the TV personality was left red-faced when his ex Madison LeCroy, 31, made a surprise appearance.
Austen and the blonde bombshell spent three years in a fiery relationship together before splitting for good in 2020.
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Upon seeing hearing that his ex had arrived at the party, Austen pulled a shocked face and exclaimed: "Oh s**t!"
"He's blushing," remarked Naomie Olindo as she watched on.
Austen and Madison then hugged awkwardly as he asked her: "How are ya?"
Breaking away from his ex, Austen asked his date Olivia: "Am I sweating?"
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Naomie had to tell Austen to breathe calmly: "In through your nose, out through your mouth," while he tried to play it cool.
"I don't care, I don't care if she's here," the beer brewer said.
However, fans couldn't help but notice how uncomfortable Austen was, with one on Twitter asking: "Is Austen seriously on a date with one girl and hyperventilating in front of her about another girl?"
"Austen still obsessed with Madison," proposed another.
A third shared: "Austin I know you don't like Madison but you can be nice to her and she can be nice to you too."
Another wrote: "Of course Madison still affects Austen."
Meanwhile, viewers were in love with Madison's 1920s-inspired look, which featuring a revealing black blazer and her signature blonde curls.
"There is my girl Maddison, looking gorgeous as ever," wrote one on Twitter.
Another agreed: "Madison LeCroy is the most beautiful woman in the world."
However, Olivia was not so impressed, and revealed that she was frustrated Austen had bought her along when he still had unresolved emotions for his ex.
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"It's so evident that there are unprocessed things there," she said in a confessional.
"We shouldn't be going on our first date and talking about 'home girl'. We shouldn't."
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