‘Southern Charm’: Did Recent Legal Drama Lead to Kathryn Dennis’ Breakup With Hunter Price?

Southern Charm star Kathryn Dennis never seems to be able to catch a break. The young mother of two has been dealing with her ex-boyfriend, former Southern Charm star Thomas Ravenel, in court since their split in 2016. 

Dennis recently appeared on the reunion episodes of Southern Charm Season 6, at which time she was still dating Hunter Price. However, the couple recently broke up, and while a source claims Dennis is working on herself right now, some are wondering if her legal drama could have driven a wedge between the two. 

How Kathryn Dennis and Hunter Price met

Kathryn Dennis and Hunter Price met around New Year’s Eve in Nashville this year. The couple hit it off right away, according to Dennis. The Southern Charm star told The Daily Dish “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.”

Dennis claims she had been close to giving up when it comes to finding someone worth dating again, especially after he run-ins with Joe Abruzzo and Thomas Ravenel. “He’s really sweet and genuine. To be honest with you, I had lost hope that anyone like that existed ever again in life,” Dennis said.

The grande dame of Southern Charm, Patricia Altschul, even approved of Hunter Price. “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,” said Dennis.

Dennis’ Southern Charm castmates were also fans of Price. Conover cited Price as a good influence on Dennis and her lifestyle. Conover told Us Weekly, “I love Hunter. He’s a great dude. Yeah, we’re big fans.” said Conover. He added, “He’s like a sweetheart guy. He’s very nice and she’s really happy around him. And he’s sober, so it’s a good influence.”

The pair splits up — because of legal woes?

Kathryn Dennis and Hunter Price recently sparked engagement rumors when Dennis posed for Instagram with a diamond ring on her finger. Dennis captioned the photo, “Thank y’all so much for watching us this season. Y’all make it all worth it! stay Gucci and stay tuned.” It seems it was meant to be a thank you post, nothing related to engagement.

This was confirmed when the pair split up just days later. A source told People, “Kathryn is not engaged to anyone but herself. She and Hunter actually split about two weeks ago. Their relationship ran its course. Kathryn is doing well, and staying focused on the kids.”

Some fans have been wondering if the split up was a result of Dennis’ legal drama — surely it could not be easy for Price to step into the maelstrom of legal woes Dennis weathers from Thomas Ravenel. 

This could be the case, as Dennis and Price wound up violating one of Dennis’ court orders. Dennis is prevented by court orders from having overnight company while she has custody of her children. Dennis allowed Price to stay over. She called the violation, “the worst decision that she has made in a long time.”

The bad luck piles up

Unfortunately for Dennis, this was only the latest in a string of unfortunate incidents. The Southern Charm star crashed her car twice during the month of August. The first incident she was not held accountable for anything — she was distracted by her children in the back seat at the time.

However, Dennis was ticketed for being at fault in a multi-car crash later that month. Dennis crashed into a car that stopped in front of her, causing a subsequent chain of impacts. Neither alcohol nor drugs were involved in the incident.