Production for the new season of Southern Charm is finally over and it looks like one unexpected cast member will be making a return. Thomas Ravenel’s former girlfriend, Ashley Jacobs, has reportedly been filming with several Southern Charm stars, including the mother of Ravenel’s children, Kathryn Dennis.
Inside sources spotted Jacobs on set with Dennis, Eliza Limehouse, Craig Conover, Shep Rose, Chelsea Messier and Cameran Eubanks. Limehouse is good friends with Jacobs and reportedly invited her to attend an event along with the other cast members.
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“Ashley is buddies with Eliza Limehouse,” the source shared. “Ashley has been desperate to film again. She didn’t move back to California after she and Thomas broke up. She stayed in Charleston hoping to be back on the show.”
Although fans were introduced to Jacobs last season, the source claims that she is a completely different person now that Ravenel is out of her life. According to All About The Real Housewives, Jacobs will not be up to her usual antics this season and is a lot more reserved than what we are used to seeing.
The insider noted that Jacobs is not coming back as a full-time cast member. In fact, she is only in a limited number of scenes this season, though it is not clear if her role will be expanded at a later date.
Although Jacobs did not stir up a lot of drama in front of the cameras, she has been making headlines outside of the show. The Season 6 finale was reportedly filmed during a party at Patricia Altschul’s mansion in Charleston.
Shortly after the party was over, Altschul took to social media and revealed that she kicked Jacobs out of her house before she could start any drama.
#SouthernCharm word on the street is #ashleyjacobs was kicked out by her roommate.. and has been taken in like a stray by #thomasravenel . Sure would be a shame since he has a custody case approaching.. 🙄
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Altschul posted a pic of herself posing with her head of security, adding that she had taken “out the garbage.” She later told fans that Jacobs’ involvement this season was trivial and that she did not start any drama with the rest of the cast.
Jacobs brought the drama in Season 5 of Southern Charm, but fans assumed since Bravo fired Ravenel after her was arrested or sexual assault, she would not be back either.
The new season of Southern Charm is expected to premiere later this year.