“Are they or aren’t they” seems to be the question we’ve all been asking when it comes to Southern Charm’sThomas Ravenel and Kathryn Dennis. The couple has had quite the tumultuous relationship since they met on season one of the Bravo hit. The former politician and his much younger lady got together after a booze fueled hook-up, and their early start was plagued with mistrust when he learned she’d also had a fling with his best friend Whitney Sudler-Smith.
However, after a televised drunken pregnancy test, the wrap of the first season, and a beautiful baby girl, the duo seemed committed to making it work…until that crazy pool incident. When the sophomore season began, the premiere featured T-Rav and Kathryn living together at his Edisto Island plantation. Of course, rumors were already circulating that they had called it quits (yet again) before filming ended. This speculation seemed to be proven wrong when she appeared in the audience of Watch What Happens Live two weeks ago when Thomas was a guest in the clubhouse. Now, it appears their reconciliation was short lived…perhaps this latest break-up will be too!
Y’all there’s a lot going on with the reality elite of Charleston. After last week’s episode, we were treated to a Thomas Ravenel debacle of single malt proportions on Watch What Happens Live, and then the political (once) hopeful took to social media to passive aggressively snark on co-star Cameran Eubanks while sharing his disdain for his involvement with the show. Don’t be so blue, T-Rav…you’re only two episodes in at this point! You’ve got this, buddy.
Last night’s Southern Charm begins with Cameran moving into her new office…in her mom Bonnie’s office space. Bonnie is still as poised and beautiful as she was twenty-five years ago when my mom signed me up for Millie Lewis so I’d know which fork to use at a dinner party. You know, what twelve-year-olds desire to learn! My mother is probably looking down on me and shaking her head as I pull out the Chinette and plastic ware for my guests (when I can convince people to come over!), and I hope Bonnie never learns of my disposable faux pas. Despite the fact that her new husband is a doctor, Cameran is determined to establish her own career. Across town, newbie Landon Clements greets Shepard “Shep” Rose who is helping her move to her new home on a sailboat. Landon reminds us again that despite her refined Georgia upbringing, she’s not your typical Southern belle. Her new abode, the “Miss Adventure,” is docked at the Charleston marina. She loves her friendship with Shep because it’s easy compared to the who’s who/what club is hot tonight scene of Los Angeles.
It’s here y’all! Oh, how I’ve been waiting with bated breath for the return of Southern Charm. I’m auditing a class, and I kid you not, the professor reminded us to watch the premiere tonight. Of course, he then said he was joking and hoped that none of us would watch something that portrayed the Holy City in such an unholy manner, but I only heard the first part! It’s been far too long since I’ve gotten my T-Rav fix. Thomas Ravenel, he loves the taste of the finest bourbon and the smell of the best cocaine. The former politician is raising his infant daughter Kensington Calhoun with his much, much, MUCH younger girlfriend Kathryn Dennis. Despite Facebook break-ups and pool snafus, the couple is trying to make it work. Thankfully motherhood has tamed young Kathryn’s eyelashes.
Cameran Eubanks is married to a doctor (surprise!), but she still wants to grow her business as a realtor. Shepard “Shep” Rose has enlisted her to find his palace (and not his Palace Hotel…but more on that in a second!), and the duo has found the perfect home for him to renovate (read: rebuild) on Charleston’s east side…where I live and work. Just a coincidence though, I swear! Although she once made a prediction that Shep would be married in two years, she’s come to the conclusion that his house won’t see a goldfish, much less a wife! Shep is proud of his restaurant/bar endeavor. Remember that investor who warned Whitney Sudler-Smith that opening so much as a hot dog stand with Shep would be a bad idea? Well, he can suck it. And speaking of hot dogs, the Palace Hotel serves up gourmet versions, as well as a mouth-watering watermelon ricotta salad and amazing cauliflower tacos. Ignore the barred windows and doors, they are just part of the neighborhood’s charm.
Our favorite reality TV stars cannot get enough of the spotlight during their regularly scheduled time slots, so they take to social media to share even more of their daily lives with us. And we love them for it! Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite family holiday photos. Enjoy!
Our favorite reality TV stars cannot get enough of the spotlight during their regularly scheduled time slots, so they take to social media to share even more of their daily lives with us. And we love them for it! Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite photos from this week. Enjoy!
Above: LeAnn & Eddie star LeAnn Rimes shared, “Kisses. #OneChristmas #OneLove #hothubby #goodtimes #Rockefeller #RockMyFella.”
On a serious note, I am so thankful to you, dear readers…thankful for your loyalty to this site, for your comments, and yes, even for your critiques! I feel very grateful for a gig where I am able to watch awesomely bad reality television and share my snark, shock, opinions, and life with all of you. That said, I’m also thankful for the Charleston police for releasing what may be the most amazing cell phone video footage…ever. I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again–I am so glad that I didn’t grow up in a time where technology was the norm. Unfortunately, Southern Charm’sThomas Ravenel didn’t either, yet it’s not working out for him at the moment!
By now, y’all know that my Bravo guilty pleasure is returning with T-Rav front and center (I never believed him when he said he was done!). You’ve also heard about his recent incident where ex-girlfriend/baby mama Kathryn Dennis’ stylist/baby-sitter accused Thomas of assault and claimed to have iPhone video footage to prove it. Well, Merry Christmas, y’all! The Post & Courier (my local paper) has said footage, and it’s every bit as fabulous as you’d hoped. There is yelling. T-Rav accuses Kathryn and her friend of smoking weed in his house. Kathryn reminds him multiple times that he fell into the pool with their baby (baby is fine!), and someone is fishing for a new designer bag. Did I mention that T-Rav is naked the entire time? Yes, Christmas certainly came early! I still have a weird affinity for Thomas, and I kind of wish that his business wasn’t blurred in the video. #sorrynotsorry Happy Thanksgiving and blessings to you and yours!
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So, I received a text last night from my dear friend Will (not Folks–ew–a.k.a. T-Rav’s consultant turned nemesis) asking if I’d seen Thomas Ravenel’s latest campaign commercial. As many of you know, the Southern Charm Lothario and par for the course embarrassing South Carolina politician is running for United States Senate. He wrote, “PLEASE tell me you’ve seen T-Rav’s political ad. He’s holding his baby, talking about how he doesn’t ‘run away from his responsibilities.’ YouTube it. Totally worth it.” (Un)fortunately, I didn’t have to YouTube anything, as the seems to run on a constant loop on any given channel…and he was right–totally worth it.
In the ad, T-Rav goes on to say he’s done things he’s proud of as well as things he’s not proud of (I wonder in which category Southern Charm falls). Well, yesterday news erupted that made this campaign ad particularly hilarious…and it involved Thomas likely doing something he’s not proud of while holding his daughter…allegedly. According to a recent accusation, T-Rav drunkenly fell in his pool while holding his baby (she’s fine!) before assaulting girlfriend Kathryn Dennis’ stylist. Good times!