E! : Will you show part of your new relationship on Southern charm next season?
ML: I showed my relationship a lot during my first two years of filming. It was a toxic relationship, and the relationship I’m in now is so good and pure and I’m going to protect her as much as I can. Therefore, I will not show any of this. He has no interest in it. And, you know, it’s going to be hard for people to understand and see my life, but I think a lot of people who have been in this industry understand that it’s worth keeping this to yourself.
This is not my first rodeo. People will try to tear up anything that people are happy or positive about so I have no doubt things will be said or something like that but the connection I have with my fiance and this love is so obvious .
E! : How long have you and Brett been together?
ML: We’re going for seven months. You know when you know. When I saw him, I immediately knew. And, I hadn’t been scared either. There were no red flags. He has been a complete angel to me, and not only that, but also my son.
E! : Have you ever told Patricia Altschul about your engagement?
ML: I want to see her in person and you know I don’t want FaceTime or anything. I want to go there after all that is said and done and share the news and I think she will be happy for me. I’m dying to tell him. We’ve been close since I was 18 or 19. I am 31 years old now. His son Whitney [Sudler-Smith] isn’t married yet or anything, so I think I’m like filling the void for a stepdaughter, or if she ever wanted a girl.
E! : What does Brett think about you being in the public eye?
ML: She’s a shy, more relaxed person who is incredibly supportive. He says to me “Oh, these people want to take a picture with you, you should do that, he is a big fan. He really supports me and he encourages me. He is not jealous of me or of my success or anything like that. He’s got my back and is my teammate.
It’s not every day that you work with your ex [Austen Kroll], but he is not at all anxious and has no reason to be. He knows Austen and I have water under the bridge and are friends now.