Part one of the season five Southern Charm reunion aired this week, and even though producers banned Thomas Ravenel from filming due to the sexual assault allegations against him, fans still got a chance to find out more about the investigation and how the rest of the cast felt about the situation – including his baby momma Kathryn Dennis.
The Charleston, South Carolina, cast gathered in New York City with host Andy Cohen to talk about this season’s drama, and the reunion began with Cohen reading a statement from Ravenel’s lawyers in front of a stunned audience.
“Along with Bravo, our client made the mutual decision not to attend today’s reunion taping as there is a pending investigation,” read the statement. “Our client is fully cooperating with authorities on that investigation. He expects to be completely vindicated once the investigation is concluded. He sends his best regards to his fans and his fellow castmates.”
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When Cohen asked Dennis about the accusation that Ravenel raped the nanny, she confirmed that it was her children’s nanny of two years who made the allegation and she did know her. Dennis said that she didn’t want to comment until the situation is resolved, and instead she wanted to focus on her children and staying out of it.
Dennis added that she and Ravenel had made peace, and they have been trying to spend more time together with their two kids, Kensie and Saint. She says that things are moving in the right direction.
Later, Cohen asked the 25-year-old about how it felt to have a voice this season, and Dennis replied that it was wonderful since Ravenel’s “good old boys system” affected her negatively for years. She explained that her ex and his system would sometimes put things out there to paint women as crazy, so they could discredit their actions.
The rest of the cast also chimed in about Ravenel, with Cameran Eubanks saying that the #MeToo movement definitely had an influence on the women coming forward against him. But, she added that he has always been lovely to her, even though he can sometimes be volatile.
Naomie Olindo wanted to stay out of it but then said that Ravenel is funny, eccentric, and jovial 90 percent of the time. But then, there is a side of him that she doesn’t love and it’s not really him.
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Cohen continued digging on Dennis’ relationship with Ravenel, and she explained that the two of them have joint custody of their kids, and it took them a long time to get to that arrangement. She also revealed that he made her take a drug test recently – which she passed – and she doesn’t resent the tests because she knows she will never fail them.
Kathryn Dennis also said that it wasn’t the drug tests that helped her stay sober, it was her children. And when it comes to Thomas Ravenel, she has become “numb.”
Part two of the Southern Charm season five reunion airs Thursday, July 26th on Bravo.