Southern Charm is back for Season 6 tonight. Thomas Ravenel is not on the show. This also means that his on-again-off-again girlfriend Ashley Jacobs will not be making regular appearances. Although she does pop up at some point.
Nevertheless, the cast does have Thomas on their minds and his name in their mouths. Even though he’s no longer a cast member, Thomas is still a conversation topic. So much for suing Bravo to prevent that.
Craig Conover of Southern Charm is often the target of teasing and harsh judgements by his co-stars. Shep Rose, Cameran Eubanks, Whitney Sudler-Smith and other cast members love to give Craig a hard time over almost everything, including his stylish clothing, fondness for pot-stirring and continuing inability to decide on a career.
Maybe the part of Craig’s life that takes the most hits, however, is his love of sewing. Craig has not been shy about his enjoyment of the creative process of sewing and his fellow Charmers often don’t seem to understand it. Especially regarding his lack of follow through with taking his hobby to the next level and turning it into a business, which Craig has claimed he has wanted to do. Now, Craig is proving his detractors wrong as he has taken some real steps to make his artistic passion a part of his livelihood.
Do you ever watch reality TV and feel like the cast members are friends in your head? How about the parents? Do you ever watch and wonder what it would be like to have them as a mom? Just me? Alright, then.
I cannot help being fascinated by the relationships between reality TV stars and their mothers. Not all moms are created equal and not everyone is meant to be a reality TV star. Some of them are just hilarious. They steal every scene and deserve to star in shows of their own. It gets to a point with some of these cast members that it seems like their moms are the reason they’re still on TV. I don’t want to call anyone out, but when your mom gets her own on-camera interviews on your show, she’s definitely stealing your shine. Whether she’s trying to or not.
The only bridge Thomas Ravenel has not burned in Charleston is the Ravenel Bridge. The disgraced Southern Charm alum says being on the show was the worst mistake of his life. This seems surprising given how many mistakes there are to choose from.
Thomas’s “mistakes” include a sexual assault case. He also sued Bravoto stop them from broadcasting unaired footage. There is also his long term custody battle with Kathryn Dennis. Thomas tried to drag Patricia Altschul into court to question her. However, Patricia legally declined the
They’re baaaaaacck…Head’s up, Southern Charm fans! The crew from Charleston has returned for Season 6. We will see new faces, old faces, and faces you had hoped you would never see again. Returning to your television screens will be newish mom, Cameran Eubanks. Shep Rose is still hanging around, because what else does he do? Captain Beer himself, Austen Kroll, has a new girlfriend and is hopefully making money this year. Then there’s Craig Conover. Our Craigy passed the bar (not the one that serves alcohol, no one on this show passes a bar). He is presently fulfilling his current life’s dream of being a sewing master. I do not hate on this. I love a man who has actual domestic skills. Also returning is Kathryn Dennis. Kathryn has stayed out of trouble and has been keeping busy. She even has a new man in her life, but you can only go up after the father of her children.
Gone from the fold is
convicted felon, Thomas Ravenel. Thomas basically unraveled (see what I did there) and got himself a one way ticket off the show. Thanks to a sexual assault charge and an extremely psychotic interesting girlfriend. These days, he spends a lot of time in court. Speaking of the psychotic girlfriend, whatever happened to Ashley Jacobs? She was a real Snickers bar with extra nuts. Ashley took being Thomas’ girlfriend VERY serious and essentially turned herself into the show’s resident pariah. She basically begged Thomas to marry her on a regular basis. She had no concern that he financially funded her escort lifestyle way of living. Ashley also backed herself into a passive-aggressive corner with the rest of the cast. Now, I ain’t sayin’ she a gold digger – no wait, I am saying she’s a gold digger. If she were a smart woman, she would have packed her bags and returned to her family in California. Like I said, IF she were a smart woman…
Last season on Southern Charm, Austen Kroll‘s female costars thought he might be turning into the new Shep Rose, otherwise known as “Shep 2.0.” Those are very big shoes to fill. But once Austen seemed to settle into long-term unemployment and mess things up with costar Chelsea Meissner, who often picked up the tab on their dates, it looked like a good fit.
In his defense, Austen was trying to create his own line of beer. At least it seemed like a more viable business than Craig Conover’s pillow line. At the Season 5 reunion, Austen told host Andy Cohen that he was still in “stages” with his beer, which meant trying out names, networking and branding.
Being Thomas Ravenel’s lawyer seems like a lifetime commitment. He has too many legal cases to keep track of these days. He is currently embroiled in a nasty custody battle with his ex Kathryn Dennis. Aside from that, he is facing sexual assault allegations.
His lawyer has to be very busy these days. Now Thomas and his lawyer are requesting some very personal information in an attempt to build a case against her in their ongoing custody dispute.
Shouldn’t Thomas focus on staying out of jail before he tries to get custody of his two kids?
It seemed like there might be a delay with Southern Charm Season 6 because of Thomas Ravenel’s many legal issues. He even sued Bravo with the hope of getting his name and custody issues with Kathryn Dennis wiped from the show. It’s unclear how much Thomas will be mentioned or alluded to, but Kathryn does mention her fear of becoming a single mom in a scene from the Southern Charm trailer.
Aside from that, Shep Rose has drama with Craig Conover, Austen Kroll, and seemingly with Kathryn too. Naomie Olindo, Austen Kroll, and Chelsea Meissner are in new relationships. And then there’s Cameran Eubanks: the luckiest woman in reality TV. She gets to narrate this show from her point of view without sharing any aspects of her private life. Ever.