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.
Southern Charm has been pretty low key this season, which is fine by me. Shep Rose has adopted an adorable puppy. A new pillow business venture has been occupying Craig Conover’s time. Cameran Eubanks talks–a lot–about how difficult being a new mother is. Usually dramatic Kathryn Dennis has a potentially fascinating storyline–but for legal reasons, isn’t able to share much of it.
So, by default, Austen Kroll’s post-threesome relationship with Madison Lacroy has received a lot of screen time. Viewers will forever have a video image of a boxer-briefed Austen yelling at Madison–and seemingly blaming her–when she literally catches him with his pants down. Austen hasn’t been all fun and games this season, however. He is trying to launch a new beer business and has struggled to make it happen. Earlier in the season, Austen admitted that his new business had hit some road blocks on the way to the marketplace.
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…