Kathryn Dennis and Thomas Ravenelhave been one of the most fascinating couples on reality television. The Southern Charmduo began a turbulent romance on Season 1 of the show that quickly resulted in two children. And LOTS of drama. Viewers know that the love affair didn’t last for long, however. And that Kathryn and Thomas have been engaged in a custody battle since 2016. She initially lost custody after a failed drug test.
Last October, Kathryn, who now has 50/50 custody, filed for primary custody of their children. Since then, both sides have made allegations of unfit parenting, substance abuse and more against each other. Now, Kathryn has gone back to court asking that the case records for their current custody battle be sealed.
It felt like there were Real Housewives meetups happening all over the country this week. Or at least that’s what it seemed like when I scroll through my Instagram feed. Kandi Burruss supported Beverly Hills Housewife Erika Jayne at her Atlanta concert. Potomac Housewives Gizelle Bryant hung out with Real Housewives of Atlanta OG NeNe Leakes. Warning: they applied way too much airbrush to their IG photo. Cynthia Bailey left the ATL to hang out with Dorinda Medley in New York City.
Real Housewives of Dallas stars Stephanie Hollman and Brandi Redmond shared photos hanging with their kids. Meanwhile, their costar Cary Deuber shared a photo of her face all marked up and ready for a cosmetic procedure. Orange County Housewife Shannon Beadorfollowed her lead. Shannon posted a photo of herself getting some cosmetic enhancements. This is a social media trend that I just don’t understand.
To say I’ve been waiting with bated breath for the Southern Charm reunion would be a gigantic understatement. I’m even more excited to be watching it in Charleston with my trusty college roommates, Kristen and Haze. They are just as die-hard fans as I am!
The Charmers are getting ready for what is sure to be a draining day. Austen Kroll and Shep Rose are having a sausage fest as Cameran Eubanks preps to watch the smackdown between Kathryn Dennis and the absent Thomas Ravenel’s money spender. As usual, the cast is more casual than other reunions, with the exception of Kathryn who is highlighting her new boobs in a bedazzled gown. Chelsea Meissner looks stunning. Andy Cohen welcomes the crew, hitting on Craig Conover and Shep while highlighting Naomie Olindo sitting on an opposite couch from her ex. He is excited that Austen has brought him beer and Craig may have a few pillows for the clubhouse. Andy reads a statement from T-Rav’s attorneys which asserts he is cooperating with authorities during his ongoing investigation. Thomas believes he will be vindicated, although I’m not sure he knows the meaning of the word.
Say what you want about Ashley Jacobs, but she sure has a way of bringing people together. Sure, people have come together against her, but she still has a significant effect on the viewers- a negative effect, but a significant one nonetheless. She has united the Southern Charmfandom and it could even be argued that her antics helped bring former enemies Kathryn Dennisand Patricia Altschulto the same side.
Ashley has provided us with many tweet-worthy moments, but at what cost? Her rant against Kathryn during the Season 5 finale definitely went too far. She had the nerve to tell Kathryn “You’re nothing, but an egg donor.” Needless to say, pretty much every Southern Charm viewer is on Kathryn’s side.
Were you suffering from Southern Charm withdrawals last week? I know I was. While the last episode gave us friendship and butt crack, last night was all about drama and formality. It certainly delivered, although Bravo sure knows how to gloss over current events, doesn’t it?
Craig Conover is still living like a college student (and that statement is an insult to college students), and he welcomes Cameran Eubanks into his halfway house. She’s critical of the space, which is well-deserved, but she puts on airs when she sniffs the box wine he offers. She grills him about practicing law, but he counters that he’s yet to be sworn into the bar. He’s still working on the Character and Fitness portion of the application. As someone who went through this a while ago, the bar is basically making sure he doesn’t have an errant DUI (a regular one is fine…I don’t know that first hand, but I have some friends…) and isn’t an ax murderer. Clearly, Bravo reality whore ranks up there as a reason one wouldn’t be fit to practice law–in South Carolina. That’s a hard feat given the lawyers I know! Craig claims his pillow business is thriving, so attorney ethics benchmarks be damned! He presents Cameran with a bunch of pillowcases that he just needs to stuff before fulfilling his orders. She, like the rest of America, wonders what he’s waiting for with his sham empire. Was sham empire a pun? I didn’t think so until I typed it! She poo-poos his pillow situation as a distraction. Craig needs to focus on one thing. Isn’t he seeing a life coach? Craig admits that he stopped returning his life coach’s calls. Why can’t he take accountability? Craig reveals that Naomie Olindo may not have been wrong in labeling him a drifter.
Even with all of the Kathryn Dennis vs. Ashley Jacobsdrama this season on Southern Charm, one of the most shocking moments of the season was when Kathryn revealed that she and Shep Rose have hooked up several times since her daughter was born. Somehow this never made it onto the show, but I cannot help wondering about it.
I have so many questions and thankfully Andy Cohen did as well. He asked Shep all about his behind-the-scenes hookups with Kathryn during last night’s episode of Watch What Happens Live.