On the preview for Bravos’ Southern Charm, new parents Thomas Ravenel (51,) and Kathryn Dennis (22) are still together, but it turns out that their relationship ended this past fall over an assault allegation. Ravenel, who is running for the State Senate despite finding political a joke, gave his side of the story via social media after a police report was filed.
“When the allegations surfaced that I had assaulted Kathryn Dennis’ hairdresser [Lauren Moser], I pleaded with Kathryn to leave the Bravo shoot in Jekyll Island,” Ravenel wrote on his Facebook page about events that happened October 17, 2014. “They had even packed her bags and had lined up a driver. She told me she was coming to clear my name but then she backed out at the last second and delayed telling the truth by 1 an 1/2 days. $900k of my campaign money down the drain. The investigators even told me that if she would have come and corroborated the accuser’s story I would be cleared. The temptation of missing film time was a more a important value to her. So telling. Our relationship is over.”
I’m doing what’s best for my daughter, and presently that is not being with Thomas,’ Kathryn Dennis tweeted in the response.
Later, Ravenel apologized for his actions. “While I was shocked and stunned at the situation I was in, no father should EVER speak negatively of the mother of his child. I was wrong,” he tweeted.
The drama has its roots in the alleged October 17 event now being investigated by Charleston police.
No charges were filed, but according to the police report, Dennis and Moser were sitting outside when Ravenel showed up and began lecturing Dennis about the way she was caring for the baby. Moser reportedly got bruised after Ravenel swung a door on her twice, which made her fall down some steps. She alleged that he later got naked and fell into a pool while holding his then 7-month-old daughter.
In a recent interview with The Daily Mail, Ravenel blames their early 30-year age gap for the split. “I still love her to bits, but we are no longer together. We share a child we both adore and still get along. Our focus is bringing up Kensington.
“In the end I think the age gap was just too much,” he added. “Twenty nine years is a big gap and in ten years time I will be in my sixties but Kathryn would just be out of her twenties.”
Southern Charm airs Mondays on Bravo starting March 16 at 10/9c