Kathryn Dennis of Southern Charm fame has been through a lot of ups and downs over the last several years — and let’s face it, the woman deserves some love. After her less-than-amicable split with Thomas Ravenel in 2016, Dennis has been embroiled in a bitter custody dispute that’s seen her in rehab. On top of that, Thomas Ravenel is now possibly facing jail time for second-degree assault and battery charges, for which he’s been fired from the show by Bravo. Naturally, the stress of possibly being a single mother has gotten to Dennis recently.
However, Dennis has managed to find love again in singer Hunter Price. Since then, she’s seemed happier — so how do the rest of her Southern Charm castmates feel about her new flame?
A bitter battle with Thomas Ravenel
The Southern Charm couple split in 2016 and immediately entered into a court dispute to determine custody of their two children, Kensie and Saint. Kathryn Dennis failed a court-ordered drug test, and went to rehab in California, returning sober. She and Thomas Ravenel received 50/50 custody of their children.
However, Thomas Ravenel was soon accused of sexual assault for the second time in his life, this time by former family nanny Dawn Ledwell. As a result of this accusation, Ravenel was fired from Southern Charm by Bravo. Since then, Ravenel has been accusing Bravo, Andy Cohen, and Kathryn Dennis of conspiring against him. He’s also dragged Kathryn Dennis’ nude photos into court, accused her falsely of a hit-and-run, and claimed she looks as though she’s intoxicated on WWHL with Andy Cohen.
Unsurprisingly, all of this has had a major mental and emotional toll on Kathryn Dennis, who has had breakdowns both on and off the camera during Season 6.
How the Dennis met Price
Amidst all of this emotional turmoil, there have been some happy circumstances. Kathryn Dennis is officially dating singer Hunter Price. The two met in Nashville around New Year’s Eve. “I was having dinner with some friends that lived there, and he came, and we clicked. And we’re weird, and he gets my weird, and that’s really weird,” the Southern Charm star told The Daily Dish.
Dennis claims she met Price right when she was starting to give up hope of ever meeting a good man again. ““He’s really sweet and genuine. To be honest with you, I had lost hope that anyone like that existed ever again in life,” said Dennis.
Do the other cast members like Price?
So how do the other Southern Charm castmates feel about Price? Well, firstly, it’s important to know that Hunter Price has managed to secure the highly-sought-after approval of none other than Patricia Altschul — a feat in itself.
“I will say Patricia [Altschul] immediately approved. That’s wild. And I think that speaks highly, right, of him. I don’t know. Everyone likes him a lot. It’s just nice to have everyone be kind and open to someone that I care about, too,” Dennis told The Daily Dish.
On top of that, Shep Rose also approves, telling Us Weekly, “I approve. Super nice guy, southern guy, sort of ‘Aw, shucks,’ sort of guy. He’s nondescript. He’s almost like, ‘Is this okay?’ I’m like, ‘Yeah, dude. Do whatever you want to do.’ So, I like that he’s sort of genteel almost.
When Kathryn Dennis posted a photo of herself and Price on Instagram, it received likes from many of her Southern Charm castmates, including Austen Kroll, Chelsea Meissner, Cameran Eubanks, and Naomie Olindo. Sounds like a ringing endorsement so far.