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'You're Welcome': Southern Charm's Madison LeCroy Jokes About Bennifer Reunion Following Alex Rodriguez Scandal

Jun. 16 2021, Published 6:17 a.m. ET

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Should Jennifer Lopez thank Madison LeCroy, now that the 51-year-old has rekindled things with Ben Affleck? The Southern Charm star — who was previously involved in a scandal with Lopez's ex-fiancé Alex Rodriquez — weighed in on Bennifer 2.0.

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"I say you’re welcome," the 30-year-old recently joked. "I mean, I will be honest with you. I had nothing to do with why they split, and I think everybody knows that. And if you don’t know that, then that’s just ridiculous, like, let’s be honest."

When asked if she would share more details about the scandal, LeCroy said she would — if Southern Charm is picked up for an eighth season. "I’m happy to tell my story," she explained to Us Weekly. "If I’m asked the questions, yes, I will tell the truth. I will say this — the reason why I’m not bothered is because I’m innocent in that sense."

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Earlier this year, LeCroy was at the epicenter of drama surrounding Rodriguez, 45, and Lopez's relationship. In February, Craig Conover claimed on the Southern Charm reunion that the hairstylist "flew down to Miami" to meet up with a former MLB player. Rodriguez was later reportedly name-dropped by Danni Baird, who claimed on the "Reality Life With Kate Casey" podcast that he was the athlete LeCroy had been DM'ing.

"All this stuff was a year ago [but] it’s being aired now. I don’t know what to do," LeCroy lamented at the time. "I have tried to be as quiet as possible. I don’t want anything bad for his family, or for mine."

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The blonde beauty also maintained that their conversations were "innocent" and that Rodriguez never "physically" cheated on his then-fiancée with her.

Although the reason behind their split was never confirmed, the former Yankee slugger and Lopez called off their engagement in April. LeCroy told Page Six she wished them "the best."

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The reality star has since gone public with her own relationship.

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LeCroy confirmed that she was taken days after the Hustlers star and Rodriguez announced they were going their separate ways. "I have a boyfriend!" she shot back at an Instagram user who commented, "Mmmm Arod on his way girl get bags pack he coming for you," on a photo the TV personality posted.

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"A little over two months ago, I was visiting Scottsdale, Arizona, with a bunch of my girlfriends for a Bachelorette party. He was there for a friend’s birthday party, which I did not know him at this time, but I go into this bar, and we immediately lock eyes from across the room. It was like instant," LeCroy gushed about her new mystery man after the pair became Instagram official. "And I mean you really can’t miss him. … He’s absolutely stunning."

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"I haven’t had anyone not approve so far. And this goes with all my friends and everything. Let’s be honest, since Austen [Kroll], I don’t ever really claim [anyone] to be my 'boyfriend,'" she said of her new beau — who has even met her son Hudson, whom she shares with ex-husband Josh Hughes.

"If it’s a fling, it’s a fling," she added, "but yeah I consider him that person."

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