Southern Charm’s Kathryn Dennis has had a rough few years. She has suffered from depression and anxiety, addiction, and a toxic relationship with her ex-boyfriend and baby-daddy, Thomas Ravenel. She had two small children at a young age. She lost custody of those children. Even with all that, the thing that upsets me the most for her is that she slept with Thomas. Gross.
Kathryn does seem to be trying to get her life together. Following her trip to rehab, she appears to have gained perspective and is living a healthier lifestyle. She regained custody of her children. She even has a hunky new boyfriend, a country singer named Hunter Price.
Kathryn Dennis hasn’t been talking much smack about former boyfriend Thomas Ravenel. But that hasn’t stopped the ex Southern Charm star from constantly running his mouth about her. Thomas is on a mission to discredit the mother of his children so he can
avoid paying child support win sole custody of their two children. He accused Kathryn of substance abuse during her pregnancy. He implied Kathryn had an abortion, though it has nothing to do with how she parents her kids. Thomas has also suggested Kathryn did drugs with Bravo producers.
Amid each of Thomas’ claims against her, Kathryn has had limited response. Her attorney has not had a day off in months, thanks to T-Rav. At this point, Thomas is liable to call Kathryn into court for properly dressing herself or eating three meals a day. Now Kathryn is ready to end speculation that Thomas is the more “appropriate” parent. Looks like T-Rav needs to have his denials on stand-by because now that he’s poked the bear, he has to watch out for Kathryn’s claws.
The ongoing custody battle between ex Southern Charm star Thomas Ravenel and Kathryn Dennis has been playing out in the courts for what seems like an eternity. The two have been in and out of court over custody of their children Kensie and Saint almost since they were born. Accusations have flown back and forth between Kathryn and Thomas regarding parenting issues, substance abuse and more.
The past year has been especially volatile between the former couple in their custody dispute. Although the two have occasionally been able to be civil and co-parent peacefully, the ongoing legal proceedings have escalated to a new level. Thomas has accused Kathryn of continued drug use, requested access to her medical records and even accused her of filing for custody for a Southern Charm storyline. Now, new drug use allegations against Kathryn have resulted in the custody battle taking an unexpected turn.
Without deep-diving into the psychology of it all (which, btw, I’m completely unqualified to do – I took, like, one psychology class in college), Thomas Ravenel, formerly of Southern Charm, is basically the poster child for “what happens when your child grows up in a wealthy and influential family in a town that is built on wealth and influence.”
First of all, Thomas was sentenced for federal cocaine distribution charges while he was the state treasurer of South Carolina. Let that sink in – dude was a government official having cocaine parties in his home. And thought he could get away with it. That’s a special kind of narcissism. He knocked up Kathryn Dennis, a woman 30 years his junior. Twice. He has been accused of sexual deviance and assault by multiple women. Again: the guy had babies with a woman who is an entire Jonas brother younger than him. I believe that my one psychology class 10 years ago (OK, 20) qualifies me to diagnose him with some major sexual control issues.
Thomas Ravenel is the Energizer Bunny of litigation. The ex Southern Charm star is gone from the show, but he still brings drama. Thomas and previous girlfriend, Kathryn Dennis, have been in a custody battle for YEARS. Their saga is a regular Bret Easton Ellis novel of drugs, alcohol, psycho paramours, and rehab. Oh, and sexual assault allegations.
Thomas and Kathryn have shown an ability to co-parent. But it seems co-parenting isn’t on their agenda. The former couple had joint custody, but Thomas’ arrest motivated Kathryn to make a change. In 2018 she filed for sole custody and that’s when the battle really began. Since then Thomas has been on a dragging fest. Dragging anyone involved with Kathryn into court. In true Energizer Bunny fashion, now Thomas has new allegations. He just keeps going, and going, and going…
Ashley Jacobs might be nuttier than a squirrel’s nest, but we need her. Southern Charm was in danger of getting stale. There’s only so many times Shep Rose can be drunk. Who wants to watch Craig Conover not sew his pillows? Or listen to Austen Kroll pontificate about beer and his lack of
personality employment. While an ensemble cast is great, occasionally someone needs to come in and ruffle some feathers.
Heeere’s Ashley! She used to date Thomas Ravenel and she’s still stirring things up. While Thomas gaslit his new
victim love and manipulated encounters with Kathryn Dennis, Ashley eventually turned down a dark road. She hurled disparaging remarks at Kathryn in a liberal fashion. But should Kathryn thank Ashley? She managed to turn one of reality television’s most hated, into Mother of the Freaking Year. Ashley had a role and she committed to it full throttle. Now she’s dealing with the aftermath of her actions, and what it means to be a villain.
If last week’s episode Southern Charm was the introduction of Mary Jane into the cast (with cameras involved, obviously), last night’s show was a sky-high debacle. It’s the first day on the mountain for the Charmers, minus Shep Rose who is still nursing a drunken knee injury and Whitney Sudler-Smith who is still crying over a ski accident from childhood. Chelsea Meissner is channeling Putin’s mistress, Austen Kroll is pretending he’s not trying to hook up with ex Madison LeCroy, and the majority of the girls are headed to ski and snowboarding lessons.
Over a pre-slope breakfast, Austen denies any smooching with Madison, but he’s not going to lie and say he doesn’t want to rekindle that flame. Cameran Eubanks recognizes that this trip will not be rejuvenating her mojo as she FaceTimes with baby Palmer. The group is quick to motivate, waiting on Kathryn Dennis to don her Tellatubbie/Charlie’s Angels (original, not the reboot) ski look. It’s a lot, but it is magnificent.
Reality TV stars face financial hardships all the time. At this point, it’s a rite of passage. That and vagueness surrounding the sources of their income, aside from the show that is. For the most part, it is so unclear how most of the Southern Charm cast members fund their lifestyles. Again, other than being on the show. Yeah, a lot of them have family money, but isn’t it going to run out at some point?
When Shep Rose posted on his Instagram Story asking fans to send him money, I’m not gonna lie, my mind went to the worst-case scenario. Did he make some bad investments? Did he lose access to his family trust fund? It turns out that he was (probably) hacked. Or at least that’s what Craig Conover suspects.