Southern Charm star Kathryn Dennis told her co-star Naomie Olindo during a recent episode that she had a new man in her life – former Florida politician Joseph Abruzzo. And, after admitting that she was dating Abruzzo, Dennis insulted his ex-wife, Brandy, who wasted no time firing back at Dennis on social media.
“I’m actually dating someone,” said Dennis. “Apparently, I have a type – he’s a senator.”
— Decider (@decider) June 5, 2019
Abruzzo is a former Florida state senator who found himself in the middle of a nasty divorce in 2017. Brandy called him a “scam artist and a narcissist” on Twitter. She also leaked nude photos of him online and said that he was abusive and had a porn addiction. However, six years earlier police arrested her on a domestic battery charge.
Even though prosecutors eventually dropped that charge, Brandy did end up with us a less-than-flattering mugshot from the arrest, and Dennis told Olindo that her boyfriend’s ex “had a mugshot like Thomas [Ravenel].”
Brandy didn’t appreciate her ex’s new girlfriend making fun of her on national television, so she fought back by posting Dennis’ own mugshot. In the caption, Brandy wrote that she finds it ironic that Dennis cries abuse and wants everyone to feel sorry for her and “the sob story of poor choices” she has made in her life, but at the same time she is passing judgment on another woman because of a picture.
“You should probably do some actual legal research before sounding so dumb,” wrote Brandy.
Fans immediately supported Brandy, and many couldn’t believe Dennis’ hypocrisy, considering her own tumultuous relationship with Ravanel, the former South Carolina state treasurer. Dennis has been doing everything she can to get her life together after failing a court-ordered drug test and losing custody of her kids, so fans didn’t appreciate her calling out another woman publicly for being in a similar situation.
Ultimately, this is all pretty pointless because Dennis broke up with Abruzzo not long after they started dating. She admitted during an interview with The Daily Dish that she ghosted the politician.
“Whenever I noticed Danni [Baird] being upset with me because she didn’t agree with the way he talked to me or things he did, that’s when I started to think, hm, if my friends are turning on me, I do not need this man in my life. Girls are more important than any kind of dude,” said Kathryn Dennis, who is now dating singer Hunter Price.
New episodes of Southern Charm air Wednesday nights on Bravo.