‘Southern Charm’ Reunion: Fireworks Amid Thomas Ravenel’s Sexual Allegations

The Southern Charm reunion for season 5 just happens to coincide with new attention to Thomas Ravenel’s sexual allegations scandal. And the result means a reunion that’s set to be lit up with fireworks! But first, let’s take a look back at the recent season, including the finale.

Season 5 of Southern Charm achieved two important milestones in the reality show’s history. First, it completed Kathryn Dennis’ transformation. This red-haired beauty once was seen as a wild child who was treated as an outcast. Remember Landon Clements and Kathryn’s fights every time they had a Close Encounter Of The Southern Belle kind? But this season, viewers saw Kathryn mature into a loving mom who earned praise and pals.

Southern Charm producers also gave us a new Cruella-type cast member, Ashley Jacobs. Ashley clawed onto her role of Thomas Ravenel’s girlfriend like a drowning cat. She succeeded in alienating all of the women and some of the men. (Oh, the South, where pretty women, at least initially, can do no wrong.)

And with the arrival of Ashley came the second milestone. Season 5 of Southern Charm completed Thomas’ reversal from hero to villain. Keep reading to learn why Thomas won’t be at the reunion!

Season 5 Finale Clues To Southern Charm Reunion Switch-A-Roo

During the season 5 finale of Southern Charm, an elegant ball given by the always proper Patricia Altschul turned into the battleground for Ashley and Kathryn. Patricia herself came full circle. This queen of southern society went from slamming Dennis to defending her.

Ashley’s stunningly rude remarks to Kathryn, such as calling her “egg donor” and baby mama,” infuriated Patricia.  Altschul turned to Twitter to call Ashley’s remarks “unspeakably cruel.”

The finale included the news that Kathryn now has 50/50 custody of the children (4-year-old Kensie and 2 and ½ year old Saint) with Ravenel.  Viewers have seen Dennis’ love for her children, as well as her warm friendship with many cast members. We’re predicting that the reunion, in part, will turn into a show of support for Kathryn. And based on her tweet, we’re hoping Patricia will be among those at the reunion cheering for Dennis.

Southern Charm Reunion Preview

The proverbial elephant in the room at the Southern Charm reunion will be Thomas. People reports that the police are looking into the sexual assault allegations that a nanny brought against Ravenel. A real estate agent, Ashley Perkins, issued allegations that Thomas assaulted her mother Debbie Holloway Perkins after a Tinder meeting.

Through his lawyer, Ravenel denied the allegations. He will not appear on the Southern Charm reunion. An insider told the magazine that it hasn’t been determined as yet whether he will be booted from the reality TV show.

That situation leaves reunion host Andy Cohen to figure out a way to spotlight Ashley’s insistence that she’s there to stay.

“I’m not going anywhere so get used to this, okay? I am the best thing that has happened to him and he is the best thing to have happened to me,” Jacobs announced on Southern Charm.

Southern Charm Reunion Predictions

Bravo TV is whetting our appetite for the reunion by inviting two of our favorite cast members to dish on Southern Charm.

We also predict:

  • The Charmers will look fabulous, based on these stylish comments from Kathryn C. Dennis, Cameran Eubanks, and other Southern Charm cast members in this Bravo video.
  • The reunion will include a showdown between Naomie Olindo and Craig Conover. Please, Craig, bring a pillowcase for show-and-tell.
  • Shep Rose will find a way to joke about his inability to have a relationship that lasts longer than two weeks. And Shep, your mom was right. You’re not mature enough for a dog just yet.
  • Chelsea will be the most relaxed.
  • Whitney Sudler-Smith will have yet another new hairstyle.
  • Cameran will share baby photos.

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