‘Southern Charm’: Ashley Jacobs Says She’s On Kathryn Dennis’ Side
Southern Charm star Ashley Jacobs doesn’t want to be a villain anymore. At least, that’s what she’s lead us to believe through her words — but her actions still seem to speak differently. After an explosive return to Season 6 that saw a refreshed and updated version of Jacobs’ feud with Patricia Altschul taking center stage, Jacobs is now coming forward to say that she doesn’t think she’s a villain — and that she supports Kathryn Dennis.
This could be due to Jacobs’ time with Thomas Ravenel, which she has described as “dark,” or it could be a result of her recent claims that Altschul turned her against Dennis. Either way, she’s claiming to be on Dennis’ side.
The feud with Altschul, and an alleged conspiracy
Southern Charm grande dame Patricia Altschul has made it clear that she has no love for Ashley Jacobs. According to Altschul, Jacobs has consistently harassed one of her friends online. There’s been speculation that the friend in question is Luzanne Otte, who Altschul previously introduced to Thomas Ravenel.
Altschul clarified her dislike for Jacobs and Ravenel on Twitter. “Why people ask? Because of his and Ashley’s smear campaign, character assassination, lies and purposeful defamation,” she tweeted.
She followed up with another tweet, “And let’s add to that list an innocent friend of mine who was viciously cyberbullied by Ashley because of her obsessiveness and insecurity.”
However, Altschul isn’t the only Southern Charm party with a grievance in this feud. Ashley Jacobs has been claiming that Altschul conspired to turn her against Kathryn Dennis.
“I took the bait,” said Jacobs. “I was a pawn in this whole thing. Everyone says it’s Thomas, it’s Thomas. You want to know who is the one talking s*** about Kathryn constantly? Patricia.”
“She got me worked up. And she’d be like, ‘Don’t tell anyone I told you.’ I believed Patricia. I mean, I respect her, she can’t be lying to me. The reason Kathryn’s my enemy is because Patricia made her my enemy. She wanted to destroy her. The best way she could think of to do that was befriending me,” she added.
Dark times with Thomas Ravenel
Ashley Jacobs has since revealed that her time with former Southern Charm star Thomas Ravenel was unhappy and troubling, something she shares in common with Kathryn Dennis. In a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, she opened up about her troubles during that time.
“It was dark, and it was really lonely. I lost a lot of weight. I wasn’t taking care of myself mentally, and I felt that I had so much more that I wanted to say and to do,” the Southern Charm star told ET.
Jacobs added, “There was a lot of regrets, and a lot of things I wanted to do over. The more I tried to control that, or wish things were different, the worst — the more of a toll it took on me. I suffered from depression, situational depression.”
A kinship with Kathryn Dennis?
In some ways, there are opportunities here for the Southern Charm “villain” to build new bridges with Kathryn Dennis. Both of them have suffered with Thomas Ravenel, and if nothing else they could share a bond over this — if Ashley Jacobs would ever give Dennis and her friends a real apology.
Jacobs told ET, “My No. 1 regret is saying those things to Kathryn. My regret is not keeping my mouth shut. My regret is letting my feelings get the best of me, and reacting without thinking. Sitting on those feelings. My regret is saying those things in front of a large group, not pulling her aside and talking to her, and explaining my feelings.”
When Naomie Olindo met up with Ashley Jacobs to try and clear the air, Jacobs told Olindo, “There were some people who put things in my head about Kathryn. They were my actions, and I own them. But, when I realized, I wish I could go back in time and fix it with Kathryn, it’s too late. But I’m actually on Kathryn’s side!”