Is Kathryn Dennis from ‘Southern Charm’ Still Dating a Former Senator?

Jaw dropped on Southern Charm when Kathryn Dennis lowered the boom that she was dating a new man. A former senator nonetheless.

When she broke the news to the ladies, they wondered if she’d fallen back into her old (Thomas Ravenel) ways. But when Dennis showed the ladies a picture of her new man, Joseph Abruzzo, they seemed somewhat relieved.

Kathryn Dennis |Photo by Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

He was younger than Ravenel, but he still had a decent amount of drama following him around. The cast also whispered about the jet set lifestyle Dennis was living too–the high rent, the new Rolls Royce. Is this high powered man still her main squeeze?

Who is Joseph Abruzzo?

Abruzzo is a former Florida politician who met Dennis at a Miami Dolphin football game. He is also a Democrat, which seemed to make the ladies giggle. The majority of voters in the state of South Carolina go for a Republican, according to The State.

The giggles also likely came because Dennis’ former love, Ravenel is a Republican and backed President Donald Trump,” People reports. Abruzzo was a Democratic member of the Florida House of Representatives from 2008 to 2012, according to Bravo’s The Daily Dish. He served again in the House from 2016 until 2018. Abruzzo was also a member of the Florida Senate from 2012 to 2016.

Kathryn Dennis, Thomas Ravenel |Photo by Paul Cheney/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

The 38-year old politician became a private citizen in 2018 and did not seek re-election. He currently serves as the Director of Government Relations for a law firm in Florida. He also resides in Boca Raton, Florida.

Controversy surrounds Dennis’ new man

Although Dennis has moved away from her relationship with Ravenel, her new man has his own set of drama.

The former politician was accused of assault by his ex-wife, Brandy the Tampa Bay Times reports. She reported the assault. But then realized Abruzzo would not be arrested. Brandy then asserted the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office was guilty of “corruption” for not arresting him.

Craig Conover and Chelsea Meissner worried about the controversy. But Dennis told Naomie Olindo in a separate conversation she really connected with Abruzzo.

Are they still together?

Southern Charm filmed several months ago so are Dennis and Abruzzo still together? Bravo’s The Daily Dish reports that Dennis and Abruzzo parted ways. Today she is with country singer Hunter Price.

Price and Dennis made their relationship Instagram official in January. Price was a contestant on Season 13 of America’s Got Talent. He credits his mom for inspiring him to perform.  “My mom when I was 18 years old entered me into a karaoke contest and I keep doing it. It makes me happy.”

The couple has been together since their Instagram reveal. Most recently Dennis shared she could see herself marrying Price someday. “After we met, I met up with [my co-stars] Austen [Kroll] and Craig [Conover]and we had dinner, and I was, I had hearts in my eyes,” Dennis told ET. “I was like, ‘Oh, my God, I am going to marry this guy.’ So I would say, that I’m… I guess we’re pretty serious.”