[image-2]All is not well in the world of Southern Charm, but when is it ever?
Monday night, reality show star Kathryn Dennis took to Twitter to launch a series of not-so-subtle jabs at co-star and father of her children Thomas Ravenel. Among her complaints was criticism of Ravenel’s job as a parent, which was summed up in the statement, “Where are u now that I need ya? And your kids need ya? Oh wait. With some hoe traveling the country.”
According to Ravenel, the backlash from Dennis was brought on by a single photo that he posted on his Instagram account on Valentine’s Day.
“It all started because someone sent her a picture of me and some girl in D.C. So I’m just not going to post any pictures,” Ravenel says, but he argues that Dennis’ claims about him not supporting his one-year-old daughter Kensie and three-month-old son St. Julien are way off-base.
“I don’t have to pay anything, but I’m paying $3,100 a month,” Ravenel says. “I can only see my kids four days per month, and she makes all this fuss just because I put up a picture on Instagram.”
Suggesting that he is at a disadvantage due to South Carolina’s laws regarding his custody rights as an unwed father, Ravenel says, “You have to mention the state law. If you’re not married, the woman could be Godzilla; I could be Jesus Christ. Godzilla calls all the shots. That’s the way it is. If we were married, I’d have control.”
Regardless of where you stand on the legal matters surrounding raising kids on reality TV, this latest back-and-forth seems to be showing no signs of dying down anytime soon.
“Here are the facts: I don’t have the right to see the kids. She won’t let me see them,” Ravenel adds. “I’m paying child support, even though I don’t have to. I’m not using the power of the purse. She’s using the power of the kids by not letting me see them, ruthlessly and to their detriment.”
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