Whereas Inexperienced, 28, and Kroll, 36, determined in opposition to it, the reveal got here as a shock to Flowers.
Flowers, 30, tells PEOPLE she needed to navigate this season with Kroll “as pals,” however “it was difficult.”
“Numerous various things occurred that shifted the dynamic of the group and altered a number of friendships,” she says.
Flowers straight-up requested Inexperienced on final week’s episode whether or not something occurred between her and Kroll to make them rethink their relationship. “[We] by no means connected, by no means something,” Inexperienced claimed. “Swear on my life.”
Ultimately, Inexperienced discovered that Flowers and Kroll did get bodily, and he or she says she discovered herself in “onerous disbelief.”
“After which the increasingly more it made its approach into our internal circle of pals, the extra it needed to be addressed,” Flowers continues. “It was positively a sequence hyperlink of occasions that came about.”
Inexperienced acknowledges how relationship with Kroll escalated. “I believe after the breakup, we each simply actually leaned on one another much more,” she tells PEOPLE, referring to her cut up from Shep Rose. “We simply actually leaned on one another and we grew our friendship to be tighter. I actually worth him as a older brother to me. It simply was comfy.”
The Day Chaser model consultant is aware of she harm Flowers within the technique of rising nearer to Kroll to the purpose the place they ended up getting bodily.
“I take full blame for every thing that transpired and the way I dealt with the state of affairs and the issues I mentioned and the way I acted,” Inexperienced tells PEOPLE. “That was actually powerful. I believe that there is a number of forgiveness that may be had. That is an enormous factor this 12 months — there’s a number of forgiveness and hard love.”
Inexperienced and Flowers haven’t been in a position to absolutely restore their friendship since Inexperienced and Kroll connected.
“We’re definitely not within the place we had been this time final 12 months,” Flowers acknowledges. “I do not essentially know if we’ll ever get again to that place. She lately went via one thing very tragic and tough, and I reached out then as a result of that is actually all that issues — not one of the different drama. However there’s much more distance there with us.”
Southern Appeal airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.