In an attempt to clear up her relationship with Southern Charm star Thomas Ravenel, Ashley Jacobs has ended up confusing fans even more. Earlier this month, comedian Kate Casey said on her podcast Reality Life with Kate Casey that Jacobs told her over the phone that the couple had broken up. However, Jacobs is telling fans on Instagram that news of the split was “just gossip.”
“She’s told me that she broke up with him [Ravenel] and that she blocked his number, but she’s in this weird position because she changed her licensing or she got licensing to be a nurse in South Carolina, and really had come to the conclusion that she was going to set up a new life, away from Santa Barbara, in another state across the country,” Casey explained on her podcast last week.
— All About The Tea ☕ (@AllAboutDaTea) August 7, 2018
Casey went on to say that Jacobs did claim she and Ravenel have broken up with no intention of getting back together, and the comedian hopes that is true.
Ravenel and Jacobs started dating immediately after they met in May of 2017, and within a few weeks, she moved across the country — from Santa Barbara, California, to Charleston, South Carolina — to be with him.
She ended up appearing on season five of Southern Charm and caused some serious drama with Ravenel’s ex and the mother of his two children, Kathryn Dennis.
During the last few months, multiple women have come forward accusing Ravenel of sexual assault, and that led to producers asking him not to participate in last month’s season five reunion episodes. But, Jacobs did show up to the taping, and she said that she and Ravenel were still together. However, they taped the reunion in June, and a lot has happened since then.
#ashleyjacobs #bravo #andycohen #SouthernCharm the source stated that Ashley Jacobs had NDAs signed prior to appearing on southern charm and it's a bit coincidental that news of their relationship ending just broke after the reunion was broadcast! Shame on BRAVO and haymaker!!
— HospiceCA (@IraTroubles) July 30, 2018
Last week, a fan on Instagram asked Jacobs if it was “just gossip” that she had split with Ravenel and moved back to California, and she replied, “Yes. I’ll be back in Charleston tomorrow.” But then she backtracked and apologized for causing confusion. She wrote that right now she isn’t planning on addressing rumors or talking about her relationship status.
It is still unclear if Thomas Ravenel and Jacobs will be returning to Southern Charm for season six. The Good Tea Time has reported that Bravo has fired Ravenel, and Dennis recently said on social media that Ashley Jacobs wasn’t coming back. However, the network has yet to make an official statement.
New episodes of Southern Charm will return to Bravo later this year.