To say that it’s been a tough year for Kathryn Dennis would not be descriptive enough. The Southern Charm star has really gone through it. This past year has been dominated by her very public custody issues with her ex Thomas Ravenel, who also spent a majority of the year facing sexual assault charges. I feel like that man basically lived at the courthouse.
Kathryn and Thomas co-parent their kids Kenzie and Saint. It hasn’t been smooth sailing though. They have been battling it out for custody and accusing each other of some nasty things in a super public forum. However, things have finally turned around for our favorite redhead, which she discussed in an exclusive interview with Reality Tea during BravoCon.
Wait. Did hell freeze over? Are pigs flying? There’s actually some positive news in Kathryn Dennis and Thomas Ravenel’s highly-documented custody issues. Yes, the Southern Charm star and former cast member (sorry, Thomas) are finally on the same page when it comes to their kids Kensie and Saint.
There has been a lot of drama between these two. Kathryn allegedly didn’t tell Thomas that she got in a car accident while their kids were present. A friend of his accused Kathryn of burglary. A video surfaced of Thomas allegedly doing drugs. Kathryn claimed that Thomas launched a fully-decorated Christmas tree at her and drunkenly fell in a pool while he was holding their daughter. Thomas accused Kathryn of going to rehab to cover up getting an abortion. And those are just the very recent stories. There’s a lot more drama in their history. There’s no word of what it took for them to put all the madness behind them, but they seem to be in a truly better place these days.
While we wait for an official announcement about Southern Charm’s return, viewers are still recovering from
Shep Rose the multitude of drama the stars gave us in Season 6. Not only were we tortured by the reappearance of Ashley Jacobs, fans were also introduced to recent college graduate, Eliza Limehouse. We can blame Eliza for bringing Ashley back, but it’s safe to say Thomas Ravenel’s ex wasn’t the one who brought class and sophistication to the show.
We can save that honor for Madison LeCroy. As Patricia Altschul’s hair stylist, Madison could also call herself Austen Kroll’s girlfriend. Because unemployed men with zero ambition and friends like Shep are a hot commodity in Charleston! Austen tested Madison’s boundaries when he was busted having a threesome. Madison tested Austen’s nerves when she wouldn’t take any of Shep’s misogynist garbage. By the time the cast reunited for the reunion, Austen and Madison were sadly no more. Well, now that
filming is about to start the holidays are approaching, we might have been given an early gift. Love is in the air! Sorry single gals and guys, it looks like Austen might be off the market again.
Craig Conover had a mostly good season on Southern Charm this year, despite some hiccups along the way. He finally kicked it into gear to take steps to get his online pillow business started, which he later called Sewing Down South. Craig moved on from pining over his ex Naomie Olindo. He also revealed at the cast reunion that some of his erratic behavior during the season was due to his problem with Adderall, which he seems to have conquered.
It was exciting to see the positive changes in Craig after years of stagnation. Of course, we all want updates on what he has been up to since last season. Southern Charm fans know that the show usually films in the fall and it appears the cast is not currently filming. Shep Rose even stated on a recent podcast that he didn’t know if there was going to be another season. Say it ain’t so! But, what is the real truth about a possible season 7 of the show?
Well, well, what do we have here? Have we lost another Bravo show? This is the time of year Southern Charm is in production, yet word on the street is no one is filming. The Charleston show was knee-deep in the swamps last season. We had Austen Kroll thinking he was Lady Chatterley’s Lover. Then there was the STD scandal, courtesy of Austen’s then-girlfriend, Madison LeCroy. And of course, Kathryn Dennis did not disappoint in her continued struggle to navigate motherhood and sobriety.
So what gives? We haven’t heard any rumblings about the show being axed and there is seemingly no reason why cameras shouldn’t be rolling. Unless Bravo and Haymaker are too involved with active lawsuits brought on by former cast members. Is it possible we have seen the end of Craig Conover’s pillow making empire? Will viewers be left hanging on the threads of Shep Rose’s non-existent love life? In a new interview, Shep gives an update on the future of Southern Charm. If there is a future.
Let’s hope this about does it regarding
anything court cases involving Thomas Ravenel. Since his departure from Southern Charm, Thomas has been keeping it busy with his lawyers. On one side he had the exhausting, long term custody battle with former flame, Kathryn Dennis. But on the other side, he had a nasty little sexual assault charge.
After Thomas was arrested on allegations of rape, he waited many months for the case to go to trial. The person who alleged the crime against Thomas was the nanny of the children he shares with Kathryn. Recently Thomas plead guilty to the charges against him. He received a 30-day sentence that was suspended to a $500 fine. He also had to pay the victim’s legal fees and make a charitable donation to an organization specializing in surviving sexual assault. But that wasn’t all he had to do. New details about the settlement have been released, and some things might surprise you.
Former Southern Charm star Thomas Ravenel recently avoided serious consequences for a sexual assault charge. He has also engaged in a long-term custody battle with Kathryn Dennis over their two children. We never hear too many positive things about T-Rav. Viewers remember his subtle gaslighting techniques and fondness for bourbon. While fans were once fond of the ex State Treasurer, reports about his alleged volatile personality and litigious nature have plagued him following his departure from the show that made him infamous.
Thomas ultimately plead guilty to the charges he faced, brought on by a former nanny. And although he avoided
jail severe penalties in that case, there is hope that it humbled him. Perhaps he learned a lesson. Maybe it released a gentler side of T-Rav? Well, don’t hold your breath. Thomas might be misunderstood, but he certainly isn’t being pleasant about explaining himself.
I just want to begin by saying even for the most jaded reality television drama lovers, this one is sketchy. Southern Charm star, Kathryn Dennis has been accused of many things. She had a problem with substance abuse and went to rehab. She has been accused of being an unfit mother by Thomas Ravenel. The courts disagreed and she was awarded 50/50 custody of her kids after a lengthy battle. The father of her children also accused Kathryn of conspiring against him with the victim of a now-settled sexual assault charge. Thomas admitted guilt and was forced to pay a fine.
Throughout all of these accusations, Kathryn has remained relatively low key. She lost her mother to cancer over the summer and ended her relationship with former boyfriend, Hunter Price. Aside from a couple of car accidents, which didn’t exactly help her reformed image, Kathryn generally stays under the radar. Until now, that is. In a very twisted turn of events, new allegations were lodged against Kathryn. But by all accounts, it has no chance of sticking.