It seemed touch and go there for a minute, but Southern Charm is returning. The show faced some hardships prior to it’s comeback. Kathryn Dennis decided to imply Cameran Eubanks’ husband was playing doctor with a side-piece, so Cam quit the program. Naomie Olindo and Chelsea Meissner also jumped ship, rather than face another 13 episodes of Kathryn’s high drama. Eliza Limehouse also opted to not come back, but if I hadn’t mentioned it, would you have noticed?
While Thomas Ravenel has been gone for eons, his spirit lingers on. He doesn’t show up, but he is certainly talked about. Madison LeCroy has a new set of extensions and she isn’t afraid to use them. Mads is now a full cast member and appears to be well-versed in the formula of reality television. We also meet newbies John Pringle and Cameran’s buddy Leva Bonaparte. Under the haze of a summer filled with a pandemic, battles over race relations, and questions about sobriety, it looks like we might actually have a season.
Previously, disgraced Southern Charm alum Thomas Ravenel blamed his son’s developmental struggles on Kathryn Dennis (allegedly) drinking and doing drugs while she was pregnant.
Now, Thomas is a father of three, recently having a child with another ex-girlfriend of his, Heather Mascoe. The two are not currently together, but he has nothing but praise for her, (seemingly) served up with a side of shade aimed at Kathryn.
We all know that Southern Charm is a problematic show, especially thanks to (but not limited to) Thomas Ravenel and the many sexual assault allegations between them. Recently, Kathryn Dennis came under fire for using the monkey emoji to refer to a Black woman in a DM conversation.
Last year, Shep Rose mocked a homeless woman and doubled down on his “jokes” before he eventually caved with a half-ass apology. We all know that “good people” don’t necessarily make for the best TV content, but do we really want to watch awful people saying and doing awful things? Well, recently, Bravo has decided to re-examine shows that have already aired, on the look out for racial insensitivities and outright racist behaviors.
“I haven’t even seen tonight’s episode and I’m already angry about it.” That was the tweet that popped up on my timeline before I sat down to watch the latest Below Deck Mediterranean. Or something like that. After having now sat through a grueling 75 minutes, I can confirm that viewer’s harbinger of things to come was accurate. Remember when this season was supposed to be about girl power? Women supporting women? How cool it is to have the first all-female leadership team in franchise history? Yeah, that’s officially a pipe dream.
Tonight was the episode every Below Deck Med fan has been waiting all season to see. We knew going into the premiere that Hannah Ferrier didn’t make it through the charter season. That she left sometime in the middle of filming. Did she quit? Was she fired? All fans knew was that the chief stew was now glowing and pregnant. And that she’d given up her career in yachting (and on Bravo) to give a life on land a try with her boyfriend and daughter-to-be.
I’m not gonna lie, I forgot that Eliza Limehouse was a cast member on Southern Charm last season. She came on strong at the very beginning with her ratty extensions and her drunken digs at Kathryn Dennis. Then, she pretty much just disappeared.
I, mean she was there, at the cast member parties and on cast trips, but she got pretty much no screen time (other than being in the background) and she basically had no storyline.
As we patiently wait for Southern Charm to return to our screens I guess we can at least be thankful that this crew just keeps bringing the drama off-camera as well. Thomas Ravenel has a fresh ex-girlfriend he made a whole new baby with. Please don’t forget his history of arrests and sexual harassment claims! Meanwhile, his ex-ex-ex-(?) Kathryn Dennis has a new man. Word on the street is Kathryn is also being sued by her former image consultant. You know, after she was under-fire for her use of the monkey emoji when DMing with a black radio host.
Wow, for a show built on old money and family names this sure is a day-time court TV show waiting to happen. Let’s not forget that Craig Conover and Austen Kroll have been seen out several times maskless. Who wouldn’t want to stick around and hang out with these guys? Maybe like, Naomie Olindo and her hot new doctor boyfriend?
Well Kathryn Dennis is never at a loss for stirring things up, I’ll give her that. The Southern Charm star has been embroiled in drama from the gate. It made for some Dynasty-level dramatics. Of course she couldn’t have done it without the aid of, Thomas Ravenel. Drugs? Duh. Rehab? Of course! Arrested baby daddy with a sexual harassment charge? Naturally! The only thing we were missing was a rogue kidnapping to a tropical island by a jilted lover. But there’s always next season. Ultimately Kathryn addressed her issues and began her journey to kind-of sobriety, along with being a more responsible parent.
But Kathryn is gonna Kathryn. In May of this year, she got involved in a racist scandal. Her tone deaf and irresponsible actions put even more of a damper on her already shaky reputation. Kathryn has since apologized and promised to “work on herself”. Which sounds vaguely familiar for some reason… Recently, T-Rav’s ex-
one night stand girlfriend gave birth to a bouncing baby boy. Obviously, this seems like an ideal time to tease the public with a possible new man. In the absence of scandal, Kathryn is still stirring it up.
Disgraced Southern Charm alum Thomas Ravenel just welcomed his third child, but this time it’s not with Kathryn Dennis, the mother of his other children.
While there were rumors that his ex-girlfriend Heather Mascoe, a 38-year-old registered nurse, was pregnant with his child a couple of months ago and now that speculation has been confirmed by Thomas himself.