Over the weekend, Thomas and Kathryn were spotted together at an event in Charleston looking closer than ever. The two posed for several photos together and posted them on Instagram. They even referred to themselves at the “The Ravs.” Fans quickly wondered if the former couple was back together.
Ashley admits that she reached out to Thomas to “kind of poke fun” at the speculation he was back with Kathryn.
“I took a screenshot of [the news] and I sent it to him,” Ashley told Us Weekly. “I said, ‘Congratulations.’ And he has not responded.”
Ashley and Thomas dated from May 2017 to August 2018. During that time, Ashley butted heads with Kathryn as documented on Southern Charm and even publicly disparaged her parenting.
She later apologized to Kathryn and now says she wishes Kathryn nothing but the best.
In fact, Ashley says that if Thomas and Kathryn are being friendly for the sake of their children she’s all for it. Thomas and Kathryn share two children together daughter Kensie, 5, and son Saint, 4.
“My only thought is, if it’s for the children, then great, you know,” she admitted.
However, if they are back together romantically she doesn’t believe it will work out in the long run.
“I will never understand,” she said. “I think, you know, you never realize how toxic something is until you walk away from it — or meet someone who’s emotionally stable — and I’m all about healthy relationships from here on out.”
She added: “I guess toxic attracts toxic.”
Ashley believes that Kathryn and Thomas have a “lot of baggage.”
“I think that they’re the only ones that are ever going to be able to see … I think that’s the best they’re ever going to get,” Ashley explained. “I hate to say that because I think everyone deserves happiness, but you know, if that makes them happy, again, to each their own, but that is not a way to live.”
Meanwhile, Thomas has shut down rumors he and Kathryn are back together.
“No, we’re doing some things together because it makes the kids very happy to see us getting along,” Thomas wrote via Twitter on Monday, January 13. “And in this matter, our interests are perfectly aligned.”
Southern Charm is expected to return to Bravo in 2020.