What You Don't Know About Madison LeCroy

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She is the blonde bombshell who stirs the pot on Bravo's "Southern Charm," gives us hair for days, and keeps it 100% sassy, 100% of the time. Why of course we are talking about Madison LeCroy. The fiery reality TV star has kept it real ever since she arrived on the show in Season 6, and she shows no signs of stopping anytime soon. She's got no problem throwing shade at ex-boyfriends, calling out her castmates, and being unapologetic about getting what she wants. If past seasons of the show are any indication, you don't want to get on her bad side. Whatever harsh words she might have for her critics, she lays it down in a drawl that makes even the most cutting words sound like they're dripping in honey. Now that's a Southern belle for y'all. 

Yes, LeCroy is quick with a comeback, but that's not to say she seeks conflict. ""I take no s***, but I'm not going to be mean to anyone for no reason," she once told People. "I react to how everyone else reacts to me." While we love her twang and her zesty personality, there's a lot more to know about Madison LeCroy.

She owns her own salon

Who doesn't love a Bravo star with a real job? Madison LeCroy doesn't need to depend on the network for her living, as she has her own boutique salon in the heart of Charleston. LeCroy owns the salon with business partner Meg Workman, and the official Maven Instagram page posted a sneak peek at the space in 2021. "This moment is dedicated to any other woman who in the middle of an absolute nightmare found a way to say 'I can still do it.' This is for you," the post read. "Can't wait to see you soon at MAVEN."

Before LeCroy had her own bustling business, she did hair for her castmates on "Southern Charm." She told the Holy City Sinner, "I worked with the people, and built a relationship, mostly through all the women there. I did some of the men's hair as well. Eventually, I started to date one of the guys from the show, and it all kind of all took off from there."

As for whether LeCroy's clientele list still includes any of the Charleston gang, spots are limited. The entrepreneur only has one costar client, and it's none other than high society fixture Patricia Altschul. LeCroy told Andy Cohen on "Watch What Happens Live" in 2022 that Altschul had been going to her for hair matters for more than 12 years. When asked why the caftan-wearing matriarch of the series doesn't refer more clients to LeCroy, she replied, "She doesn't want anyone else to take her appointment space."

The many Alex Rodriguez rumors

Madison LeCroy went from Bravo star to tabloid star after she was linked to Alex Rodriguez. At the Season 7 "Southern Charm" reunion, Craig Conover mentioned the rumors about LeCroy and A-Rod, the latter of whom was still engaged to Jennifer Lopez. When asked about the nature of their relationship, LeCroy maintained her interactions with Rodriguez never went past text messages. But Conover wasn't so sure. He accused her of not telling the truth and claimed she even FaceTimed the MLB star next to him at a restaurant. There was also a rumor that LeCroy flew to Miami to hook up with him, which she denied.

Conover isn't the only "Southern Charm" star who's suggested LeCroy hasn't been totally honest. In an Instagram Live chat with S'More Date, Leva Bonaparte said she believed they did indeed hook up; Shep Rose said on "Radio Andy" that LeCory had the "Southern Charm" cast sign NDAs while filming Season 7. "My eyes almost popped out of my head," Rose said.

Despite all the he-said, she-said, sources close to A-Rod also deny anything serious happened. "He doesn't know this woman," an insider told Page Six. "Look, does this mean he didn't DM her and liked a photo or two? I guess not, but he doesn't know her — and he definitely didn't hook up with her." Regardless, Lopez and Rodriguez called it quits just weeks later. 

She's been open about getting plastic surgery

If you're a fan of "Southern Charm" you know that Madison LeCroy loves nothing more than her son, Hudson. But the fitness fanatic told Bravo Insider that pregnancy changed her body significantly, and she struggled with getting her body to a point that made her feel good on her own. "And that is because I had a ten-pound baby, and every mother knows that things are very different after that," LeCroy said. And although the hairdresser had never undergone surgery before, she was candid about going under the knife in hopes to lessen the stigma around it. "I wanted to open up the conversation," she said, "because I feel like people think that [plastic surgery] is such an easy way out."

As for whether or not LeCroy will ever get anything done in the future? "I think I'm done," she told Bravo Insider. "Like yes, I do get Botox in my forehead. Do I mess with anything else in my face? I don't." LeCroy even mentioned her asymmetrical lip shape, noting she doesn't want to change something that has always been a part of who she is. 

In 2021, LeCroy took to Instagram to share a black and white topless image of herself and praised Dr. Patrick O'Neill's work. "Women should never be shamed for doing anything that makes themselves more confident or love themselves more," she wrote. We couldn't agree with her more.

She doesn't trust her costars

There's no shade quite like the shade on "Southern Charm." If you dish it, you better be prepared to take it, because Madison LeCroy keeps her receipts handy. During a fan Q&A session on her Instagram, she threw serious social media side-eye at her castmates. As Page Six recapped, after a fan asked her what her biggest lesson has been in filming the show, LeCroy wrote, "Be heartless in this industry because you literally can't trust anyone." The message was written above a clip where costars Naomie Olindo, Venita Aspen, and Taylor Ann Green compliment her dress. "I think we all know you don't want to be on my bad side! Looking forward to the reunion," LeCroy continued.

On the flip side, Season 8 viewers were shocked to see the Maven owner being friendly with her Austen Kroll's new love interest, Olivia Flowers, when they first met. Flowers looked to be getting along just fine with LeCroy, even inviting her to her oyster roast shown in Season 8, Episode 6.

But that bit of Southern hospitality ran its course. LeCroy didn't take too kindly to what Flowers had to say about her and Kroll on the Season 8 premiere. "We shouldn't be going on our first date and talking about homegirl," Flowers said in a confessional. The hairdresser clapped back with an Instagram post, writing, "I'd rather be a homegirl than a homely girl."

The beef with Austen Kroll still lingers

Once upon a time, "Southern Charm" stars Austen Kroll and Madison LeCroy were an item. Alas, their relationship pretty much imploded before our eyes, and now you can cut the tension with a knife every time they happen to be in the same room. The two can't ever seem to hear each other's name without things getting uncomfortable, and after the Maven owner got engaged in 2021, it added fuel to the awkward fire. Evidently, Kroll's reaction to her news was less than savory. On the show, LeCroy shared that her ex wasn't supportive of the relationship. "He said, 'I think you're picking the wrong guy," she recalled in a talking head. "Like, what do you have to offer me? Some Ramen in a trap house?"

In Season 8, Episode 3, Kroll did not mince words when LeCroy announced her engagement on Amazon Live. "What a poor bastard he is to a life of servitude with f***ing Medusa," he told his costars. But LeCroy took the comment in stride, telling Us Weekly, "If I was Medusa, he would be stone by now. And honestly, Medusa has great hair." Touche.

She bought a house

Wedding bells are ringing and house keys are clanging for Madison LeCroy. In May 2022, the blonde beauty announced on Instagram that she and fiancé Brett Randle purchased a house in Charleston. In a series of photos, she poses alongside Randle and son Hudson on the steps of their new abode. "Look at us buying a house and s***," she wrote. LeCroy gave BravoTV.com the inside scoop about her new dream home. After moving away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Charleston to a calmer atmosphere in Pleasantville, LeCroy said, "I could cry every day because it's just bliss."

The four-bedroom, four-bathroom house was recently renovated and doesn't need much fixing. "It's very traditional, Southern, double porch, white. I'm definitely going to keep it classic, but with a touch of modern," said LeCroy. Randle already owns a home in California, but LeCroy told Bravo that this purchase marked a new phase in the couple's lives. "He's never been married, and this is where we plan on raising our family, so this is like a different kind of chapter in both of our lives," she said. According to RealityBlurb, the "Southern Charm" star and her fiance bought the home for $1.5 million.

Why she decided to get veneers

Madison LeCroy can certainly command a room with her bright grin, and she has some dental work to thank for the latest version of her million dollar smile. In 2021, the "Southern Charm" star got a set of veneers. Her dentist, Dr. Tyler Hales, shared a video of her new pearly whites on Instagram and wrote, "When you've achieved total smile confidence." 

LeCroy also posted her own Instagram photo tagging her dentist in a beautiful black and white portrait where she's smiling ear to ear. "For years I've always smirked or smized, at the camera because I never liked my teeth," she wrote "But thanks to @drtylerhales I smile all day everyday." In the spirit of giving, in the same post she teamed up with Dr. Hales to announce a smile giveaway treatment to a lucky fan. 

Alas, as The Sun reported, some trolls decided to criticize her veneers on social media. Taking to Instagram Live, LeCroy fired back at the naysayers and reminded them that she can do whatever she wants with her teeth. "If I'm sharing it with the world, it's because I have insecurities and I've fixed them, clearly," she said.

She wants more kids

Could Madison LeCroy's family continue to grow? Well, now that she's in a serious relationship with Brett Randle, she hasn't ruled it out. She told Us Weekly in 2021, "I may end up having more kids than I originally planned." And no, the post-pregnancy work she had done isn't a deterrent.  "I'm kind of like, 'Man, I just got my body in shape,' but whenever it happens and we get situated and all that, then I'm ready. Whenever," she said. The reality star also noted that Randle's a few years her senior and may be ready to have kids together sooner rather than later. 

Clearly, being a mom is a big part of LeCroy's life. It's no secret how close she is to her son, often sharing snaps of the two on her Instagram. She credits her son to be the driving force behind all her accomplishments. "I want to start by thanking Hudson for making me hustle every day for the last 9.5 years," she wrote in one post. "If it weren't for your kindness and appreciation for me, I don't know where we would be."

She's waiting till marriage to have sex

Madison LeCroy's clearly head over heels for Brett Randle, but she will have to abide by his religious views in preparation for their upcoming nuptials? In Season 8, Episode 5 of "Southern Charm," LeCroy opened up about just how "holy" this matrimony will be. "He's Mormon, so we're definitely not moving in with each other until we are married," she shared. "He said the month before we get married, he's like, 'No sex... And I'm taking your vibrator, too.'"

While some Bravolebrities have had bad luck with dating people who seem like wannabe reality stars, LeCroy's fiancé is the opposite of a fame seeker. For starters, he probably won't ever appear on the reality series. "You know, it's just not his thing," she said on Instagram Live (via Showbiz CheatSheet). What's more, Randle and his family apparently didn't realize she was a reality star at first. As she told Us Weekly, "They didn't know until we were sitting at the table [at a restaurant] and the pepper shaker girl comes over and she's, like, 'Are you Madison LeCroy?' The girl with the fresh ground pepper, she blew my cover!"

So, how does Randle feel about being romantically involved with someone on a debauchery-filled reality show? "I think if he had it his way, I would probably not do it," LeCroy told Us Weekly. But if there's one thing we know about Madison LeCroy, it's that she's going to get her way.

No, Madison LeCroy isn't from Charleston

Charleston is a city seeped in Southern hospitality, generational wealth, and scandal that has heads turning and high society talking. But Madison LeCroy's roots are a little bit farther out, as the blonde beauty is actually from Greenville. According to an interview for Holy City Sinner, she moved to Charleston just before she turned 19 to pursue her career in hairstyling. "I followed my older sisters in the field of cosmetology. It was just something I was naturally good at, so I kind of went with it," LeCroy said.

LeCroy attended the Carolina College of Hair Design, according to her Linkedin. From there the Maven co-owner took to freelancing and working in salons around Charleston before landing her own studio space in 2017 called "Blush & Brushes." Although she was raised upstate, LeCroy feels more than at home further down south. "My favorite thing about Charleston is the water," she said in the aforementioned Holy City Sinner interview. "I can captain my own boat. Love being out on the water. I love the weather here. I prefer the summer. I'm not a winter girl." 

How much is Madison LeCroy worth?

With Bravo cutting her checks and her highly sought-after hair business, Madison LeCroy is certainly not strapped for cash. So just how much is the Southern belle really worth? According to Life&Style, unconfirmed reports suggest she's worth somewhere around $1.5 million. According to Screen Rant, it's been said that each star gets $25,000 an episode. 

But despite what people think about her rise to fame, she is quick to remind fans that she was doing just fine before she got the call from Bravo. "I made my success on my own. Obviously I give credit to the show for helping me along that path, but I was successful before 'Southern Charm'," LeCroy told the Holy City Sinner. As she said in Decider in 2019, she'd established a solid career for herself working in a salon, as well as doing hair and makeup at weddings and for photoshoots.

The Maven co-owner is quick to address her financial independence. "I mean, I have my own money," LeCroy said in Us Weekly. "I'm not a gold digger, don't y'all know that? I dated Austen." Zoinks.

Madison LeCroy has been married before

Madison LeCroy's nuptials won't mark the first time the Southern belle has walked down the aisle. She was previously married to a man named Josh Hughes, who co-parents Hudson with LeCroy. Since her messy breakup with Austen Kroll was front and center when she arrived on the "Southern Charm" scene, her past romantic life was a bit overshadowed. The hairdresser spoke about Hughes in the premiere episode of Season 7, "I was 20 when I got married. And I had Hudson when we were 22. And we divorced when Hudson was three years old."

LeCroy spoke about co-parenting in the episode saying that she and her husband share 50-50 custody. While Hughes keeps his Instagram private, his bio reads that he is a Director of Agent Recruitment and also was a former fitness coach and personal trainer. If he's got anything in common with his ex it's the shared love for their son. The dad posted a tribute to Hudson on Facebook alongside of the two biking together, writing, "Being a father has been, without a doubt, my greatest source of achievement, pride, and inspiration."

She accidentally flashed her Instagram followers

Viewers got more than they bargained for when watching Madison LeCroy drunk on Instagram Live in 2021. The "Southern Charm" star was living her breast, er, best life without a care in the world while enjoying some wine alongside her friend Kat Velasco. As reported by the Daily Mail, the pair popped in and out of IG Live sessions throughout the night, showing off their dance moves and singing along with Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Getting Back Together." In the moment, LeCroy did not realize she was experiencing a bit of a wardrobe malfunction. Well, it was less of a malfunction and more of a losing track of the plunging neckline placement situation. The long and short of it, her breasts were exposed during the livestream.

The morning after was a bit of a blur for LeCroy — and we aren't just talking about the hangover. The reality TV personality addressed the situation in her Instagram Stories the following day. "Yes, I feel awful, embarrassed, drunk still," LeCroy confessed. "But hey, is that the first time you've ever seen some t*ts before? Like give me a break y'all. I got drunk, I got sloppy, like forget about it. Why are you so worried?"

Even so, some fans were quick to cringe at her behavior. As one Redditor wrote, "That hangxiety is next level." Eesh, indeed.