Southern Charm star Kathryn Dennis claims her ex Thomas Ravenel ‘removed’ her from her circle of family and friends when she became pregnant with their daughter Kensington, and kept the news under wraps.
‘He moved me immediately to a different state, kept my pregnancy a secret until the day I gave birth,’ Dennis, 27, told People Wednesday ahead of her show’s sixth season premiere.
Dennis shares two kids – daughter Kensington, five, and son Saint Julien, three – with Ravenel, 56. She said she was still unaware how many people knew she was expecting Kensington until she began receiving inquiries from media outlets about her newborn.
The latest: Southern Charm star Kathryn Dennis, 27, claims her ex Thomas Ravenel, 56, ‘removed’ her from her circle of family and friends when she became pregnant with their daughter Kensington, and kept the news under wraps
‘It was just very, very odd circumstances,’ the reality star said. ‘I received a call in the hospital bed. And then it was, “Okay, now people know.”‘
Dennis said Ravenel ‘was not necessarily present, even mentally’ for her during the time-frame, leaving her feeling ‘sad and scared and lonely and confused and quarantined and isolated.’
Said Dennis: ‘I was just trying to understand what was going on with the other person… I’d cry a lot, it was all new. I didn’t have anyone.’
Dennis and Ravenel have been embroiled in a bitter custody battle over the past three years, with Ravenel receiving full custody of the two children in 2016 after Dennis had tested positive for marijuana use.
At odds: Dennis and Ravenel currently have joint custody of two kids, daughter Kensington, five, and son Saint Julien, three
Better times: Ravenel and Dennis embraced at an event in March of 2015
Dennis subsequently finished rehab and a court has subsequently granted her joint custody; last fall, she asked a Charleston, South Carolina court for full custody of the children in the wake of Ravenel’s arrest in connection with assault and battery charges; via his attorney, Ravenel has denied the allegations against him.
DailyMail.com this week obtained a deposition his children’s former nanny Dawn Ledwell gave in the custody clash, which included a series of jarring claims against Ravenel. They included allegations of him abusing cocaine and alcohol, and perpetrating acts of domestic violence against Dennis.
Southern Charm airs Wednesday on Bravo at 8/7c.