Southern Charm star, Kathryn Dennis, recently filed to modify her custody arrangement with Thomas Ravenel, regarding their two children. Kathryn did this just days before a South Carolina judge found probable cause for second-degree assault and battery charges against Thomas in his preliminary hearing, and the case is heading to trial. Now Thomas is speaking out about Kathryn seeking to modify their arrangement. In fact, Thomas is saying that Kathryn is only doing this for a Southern Charm storyline!
Kathryn is seeking primary custody of their two children; daughter Kensie, 4, and son Saint, who is almost 3. According to People, Kathryn accused Thomas of relying “upon the use of full-time nannies” plus she mentioned the sexual assault allegations against him and his recent arrest. She also alleged that he “has drunk alcohol to excess, mixed with prescription drugs, that has caused him to be impaired during periods of time in which he had custody of the children.”
Kathryn also said he has, “periods of impulsive and uncontrollable bouts of anger” and “extreme narcissism and anger management problems.” Kathryn even mentioned his most recent girlfriend Ashley Jacobs, who she got into it with on the show, and alleged that he encouraged her to “verbally assault and attack” her during the show!
This week Thomas filed a counterclaim, and denied all of her allegations and he said she filed this, “in bad faith, for the purpose of garnering media attention, creating material for her storyline on Southern Charm and ensuring her marketability as a ‘reality TV star.'”
According to People, Thomas alleged that Kathryn is doing this only “for the sole and/or primary purpose” of securing her role on the show and “progressing her storyline as the ‘rehabilitated mother who regains possession of her minor children.'” She previously lost custody of the kids and entered rehab in 2016 after she failed a drug test. However; had earned back 50/50 custody and that’s what it is now.
Additionally, Thomas alleged that Kathryn initiated her suit “with the encouragement, condonation and/or express or implied permission of the producers of Southern Charm, for the purpose of providing dramatic material for the next season.” Wow!
He says Kathryn “has been diagnosed with multiple mental health conditions, including but not limited to Bi-Polar Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, attention deficit disorder, kelptomania, self-mutilation, and cluster B Personality Traits.” According to People, he was citing a report from a clinical psychologist citing in the documents, says he believes Kathryn “is capable of being a fit parent so long as she is properly medicated and receives appropriate therapy.”
Lastly, Thomas is requesting that the court issue a restraint prohibiting her from discussing their litigation on the show, on social media and with the press. He is also asking the court to prohibit their children from being filmed or featured on the show at all!
Kathryn is also onto new business ventures. On the positive side, she announced in late September that she had started a furniture line for children named after her own kids called ‘Kensie + Saint.’ She shared on Instagram, “Y’all, the day has finally come! I am so excited to announce Kensie + Saint furniture for kids! I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to pour myself and my passions into something the same way I have poured myself into my children. I have paired up with an amazing woman @donnaosteele with [home goods store] @opulencebysteele to create one of a kind, functional furniture, that your children will enjoy for years and years. The launch will be soon!”
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Y’all, the day has finally come! I am so excited to announce …. Kensie + Saint furniture for kids! I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to pour myself and my passions into something the same way I have poured myself into my children. I have paired up with an amazing woman @donnaosteele with @opulencebysteele to create one of a kind, functional furniture, that your children will enjoy for years and years. The launch will be soon! Couldn’t hold my excitement any longer from y’all! Love y’all for all the love and support! #girlboss #femalepower #whoruntheworldgirls
This is all so crazy! This situation has a lot of drama. I wonder what is going to happen with Kathryn and Thomas, in terms of their custody arrangement and whether their children will be filmed on the show or not. They both went all in when they filed their documents, that’s for sure. I hope they can amicably figure everything out and I hope they do what is best for their children. On the bright side, I’m sure the children’s furniture will be beautiful!
Thoughts on Thomas claiming that Kathryn is only doing this for a storyline? Do you think the children will be prohibited from being on the show? What do you think is going to happen with the custody arrangement? Thoughts on Kathryn’s new children’s furniture line? Sound off below!
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