Southern Charm star Kathryn Dennis shared a pic on Instagram to celebrate Thanksgiving, but it caused a fan reaction that she didn’t see coming. In the photo, Dennis posed alongside her co-star Austen Kroll while wearing a high-waisted flowy black skirt and white blouse, and one fan wrote, “Someone looks prego.” Could the mom-of-two be expecting another baby?
The 27-year-old reality star immediately responded to the body-shaming fan by writing one simple line.
“No, I have just gained weight,” wrote Dennis.
Kroll also jumped into the conversation to support his friend and called out the internet troll for making such a foolish comment.
“*Some* of these people are absurd,” Kroll wrote. “Thankful for you! Oh, and my stomach is still recovering!”
The 31-year-old added a shocked face and face-palm emoji to his comment.
Southern Charm fans also came to Dennis’ defense, with many commenting that the reality star was “absolutely beautiful” and it didn’t matter if she had gained weight.
Dennis posted another pic to prove that internet trolls didn’t ruin her Thanksgiving, and she wrote in the caption that it was time to give thanks for the “simple things” in life. She said that she was grateful for her friends and family, and she hoped that everyone enjoyed the holiday. Dennis added that there is so much to be thankful for despite the ups and downs that everyone has in their life.
“I hope everyone realizes how special they are and how unique life is in this sense of who all we inspire, as well as those who inspire us. It’s the simple things,” wrote Dennis.
The popular reality star is still in the middle of a custody battle with her ex and baby daddy, former Southern Charm star Thomas Ravenel. Currently, Dennis and Ravenel share custody of their two children, Kensie, 4, and Saint, 3. But, last month, Dennis filed documents in a Charleston, South Carolina, court requesting primary custody.
According to People Magazine, in her filing, Dennis accused Ravenel of relying on full-time nannies and also referenced the sexual assault allegations against him, plus his recent arrest. Dennis also alleged that Ravenel drinks “alcohol to excess,” and mixes in prescription drugs.
But, Dennis’ claims didn’t stop there. She also pointed out that Ravenel encouraged his ex-girlfriend, Ashley Jacobs, to “verbally assault and attack” her on Southern Charm.
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For all the crap we went through together this past year, the good really does outweigh the bad. You can’t go through stuff like that and just pretend like it never happened, like the person that got you through some of the toughest times of your life now means nothing to you. You were my boyfriend during a time in my life when I needed you and you needed me. I don’t know how much I believe in the idea of fate, but if it exists, I know it brought you and me together for a reason… even if we weren’t made to last forever. We might not be creating new memories anymore, but I still treasure the ones we have, and I’d do it all again knowing how things turned out in the end. Thank you for the memories, the good and the bad, and I’ll forever cherish them till the day I leave this world. I was lucky to have met you, Thomas. I look forward to being good friends for a long, long time….?♥️
Ravenel filed a counterclaim earlier this month and denied all of Dennis’ allegations. He also claimed that Dennis wanted primary custody of the kids to progress her Southern Charm storyline.
Meanwhile, Jacobs recently shared a photo collage of Ravenel and wrote that during her year with Ravenel, the good outweighed the bad, despite all of “the crap” they had gone through.
Kathryn Dennis returns for new episodes of Southern Charm in 2019, however, Thomas Ravenel and Ashley Jacobs will not be returning for Season 6.