The Southern Charm star, 33, exclusively told Us Weekly on Wednesday, November 4, that he is friends with Ravenell and recently worked with him.
“He literally was just, like, a model for me in my beer shoot,” Kroll told Us while promoting season 7 of the Bravo series. “I had a buddy come in town, like, to take pictures, you know, for Trop Hop and called him up. I was like, you know, come do this [with me].”
“Does this come at like the perfect timing for Kathryn? You know? Yes, yes it does,” he explained. “But you know, I haven’t really been around them much together. But we all know the same people and we all know his, like, close friends who are close friends with her and close friends with him and hear things.”
Kroll added: “So we’ll see on — you know — the verdict is out on that one as well.”
The North Carolina native did not set up the pair, noting they were friends prior to dating.
“Then the pandemic, probably, pushed them together, because [Kathryn] was hanging out with a mutual friend of all of ours, Jackie [Stewart],” Kroll said, adding that Stewart is dating Ravenell’s brother, Chelsie Ravenell.
Dennis was “hanging out with Jackie a lot, you know, during quarantine, and then that’s where the romance sparked,” according to Kroll.
The pair were spotted getting cozy at the former college football player’s birthday party in a photo shared by Stewart at the time.
Dennis confirmed the romance on October 23 by posting a photo on social media with her new beau. “YOU,” she captioned the cuddly snap.
The couple spent Halloween together, dressing up as a cowboy and Poison Ivy to go to a haunted house. “BOO’d up ,” Dennis wrote via Instagram last month.
Southern Charm airs on Bravo Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET.
With reporting by Christina Garibaldi