Last week, fans got the chance to see part one of the Southern Charm season five reunion, and the drama mounted as the Charleston, South Carolina cast took the opportunity to talk about their missing cast member – Thomas Ravenel. Producers asked Ravenel to sit out because of sexual assault allegations, and his co-stars shared their opinions about his legal issues.
But even though Ravenel didn’t make the trip to New York City for the reunion, his girlfriend Ashley Jacobs did. And, she made it clear that she believes that police will clear her man, and these “are just allegations.”
In the past few months, two women have come forward claiming Ravenel sexually assaulted them in 2015. Fans know one of the women as “Nanny Dawn,” who took care of Ravenel’s kids when she worked for him and his then-partner Kathryn Dennis.
It infuriates me that the cast of #southerncharm doesn’t want to talk about Thomas Ravenel. They should be roasting him! Once again, he is getting off the hook by their silence. He is never held accountable.
— Newenglandgirl (@Newenglandgir13) July 21, 2018
Ravenel, a former politician, does have a history of legal problems, including a ten-month prison sentence on cocaine charges. During the reunion, his castmates talked about Ravenel’s charm but admitted that he has a dark side. Shep Rose said that Ravenel is 90 percent good guy and 10 percent unpredictable.
Now, ahead of this week’s airing of part two of the reunion, Bravo has released a preview that features an interview with Jacobs. During part one, she sat backstage and indicated that she was there to apologize for her emotional outbursts this season. However, she also made it clear that she doesn’t get mad; instead she “gets even.”
— jamie h. (@vivaeltigre74) July 23, 2018
But in part two, Jacobs will be with the show’s core cast members, and they appear to be showing concern for her health because of her substantial weight loss. Jacobs admits that appearing on Southern Charm has affected her health, and she struggles with depression and anxiety.
The Bravo clip shows Jacobs reacting with jealousy when Ravenel openly flirts with his ex, Dennis. But, she insists it doesn’t bother her, and she is secure in their relationship. Plus, she knows he is coming home with her, so she doesn’t care.
But, we continue to get mixed signals from Jacobs because all throughout season five she complained to Southern Charm cast members about how bad things were in her and Ravenel’s relationship. Now, she claims they are happy.
When host Andy Cohen asks her about the sexual assault allegations against Ravenel, and if authorities will clear his name, Jacobs replied, “Of course, yes. He hasn’t been charged with anything. These are just allegations.”
Then the rumor of Jacobs being a call girl comes up, and when Naomie Olindo calls her a “high-end escort,” Jacobs says the accusation is “disgusting.”
But, as People Magazine points out, what really heats things up is a photo of Jacobs trick-or-treating with Dennis and Ravenel’s two kids. Jacobs says she knew that the pic would hurt Dennis but claims she should have been there to spend time with them.
“You should have jumped through the fire to be there,” said Ashley Jacobs.
Part two of the Season 5 Southern Charm reunion airs Thursday night on Bravo.