I always wonder who pays for reality TV stars to make personalized videos. Shockingly, I never have, even with my reality TV obsession. However, one guy asked Ashley Jacobs to record a birthday video for his girlfriend and she was truly unhinged. Were the actual Southern Charm cast members unavailable?
Did they come with a much higher rate? Why Ashley? Well, she certainly delivered. Ashley did more than just wish a stranger “happy birthday.” She made fun of Craig Conover for sewing. She also mentioned Kathryn Dennis and Patricia Altschul like she always does.
It’s safe to say that the Charmers Colorado trip has been filled with highs
and highs and highs and lows, and last night’s episode of Southern Charm was just as hot and cold…and not just in the natural springs! After a night with the wicked weed, the group munches on a hearty breakfast before heading to the hot springs. Austen Kroll and Madison LeCroy conveniently found their way into the same bed, and Shep Rose can’t handle their early morning PDA. You know what I can’t handle, flashbacks of a grown man unable to function because he can’t handle his marijuana mashed potatoes!
Cameran Eubanks and an even more awkward than normal Whitney Sudler-Smith are taking the next plane back to Charleston. After her trip with the ganja gang, Cameran misses daughter Palmer more than ever, and Whitney…? Well, Whitney must feel embarrassed after what when down at dinner with Kathryn Dennis, right?
Cameran Eubanks and Whitney Sudler-Smith leave the Southern Charm cast behind on the Colorado trip, but the drama really turns up in their absence.
Madison LeCroy claims that _________ gave ______ a sexually transmitte disease! How surprising/not. And, of course, she claims that Austen Kroll is the one who told her that. So it must be true? Yikes. So much for getting back together.
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.