Thomas Ravenel was introduced as a relic of a bygone era. The Southern Charm OG cast member, in theory, embodied what we envision as a “southern gentleman.” He has the money, the established name, and a renovated plantation. Thomas even wears the white dinner jackets. The most eligible bachelor in a cross-section of the Charleston population to whom things like that matter. Society, and the cast of the show, revolved around his events and personal life.
It didn’t take long for the real Thomas to emerge. He blamed it on bad editing. Thomas “quit” the show, calling it the “worst mistake” of his life. One could assume that Thomas would not want to be in front of the cameras again. However, he appeared in the Season 7 premiere alongside his ex and baby momma, Kathryn Dennis. He even allowed cameras in his home to film their two children.
At the time of his firing, Thomas claimed, “in the contract they have the right to fictionalize your story. They took advantage of me. I decided I’ve got too much to lose and informed them I’m not coming back.”
So despite the claims that the show negatively impacted his life, Thomas still decided to go on camera. The question is why?
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Page Six reported that Shep said, “I know it. We all knew it. He loved the notoriety and stuff like that. Shep continued, “so, he can he can bad mouth it all he wants but we know the truth. I mean he loved taking pictures with fans and all that stuff.”
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It’s a likely theory that Thomas plays into the notoriety. He even manages to cause drama off camera and throw a Persian dinner party into a tizzy when Kathryn finds out that Thomas got another girl pregnant.
Thomas will always be a part of Southern Charm, even if he is not appearing on camera.
TELL US- DO YOU THINK THOMAS WAS THE VICTIM OF BAD EDITING? SHOULD HE STILL BE A CAST MEMBER? WHY DO YOU THINK HE CHOSE TO BE FILMED AGAIN?
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