‘Southern Charm’: Has Kathryn Dennis Started Drinking Again after Years of Sobriety?
Is it just us or is Kathryn Dennis always having to defend herself for something? The Southern Charm star certainly hasn’t had an easy run on the show. From her time as the party girl outcast to her tumultuous relationship with former castmate Thomas Ravenel, audiences haven’t exactly seen the best side of Dennis throughout her years on the show.
But the mother of two has tried to clean up her act. After some trouble with the law and a stint in rehab in 2016, Dennis claimed to have gotten sober. But on the first part of the Southern Charm season six reunion, her sobriety was called into question.
Why does the cast of ‘Southern Charm’ think that Dennis isn’t sober?
The rest of the Southern Charm cast began to question Dennis’ sobriety after she seemed a little out of it in her May appearance on Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live.
“You looked uncomfortable or a little spaced out or something,” her castmate Craig Conover said of the show.
“It was very uncomfortable to watch,” Cameran Eubanks chimed in. “She looked like something was the matter.”
Dennis claimed that she looked so awkward because she was anxious during filming.
“There is so much going on with my legal stuff with Thomas, and having to edit and tailor everything you say 24/7 just to protect yourself is really, really stressful,” she said.
But her castmate Austen Kroll wasn’t about to let her off that easy. He said that she was “deflecting” and accused her of not even remembering the taping of the show.
“I haven’t rewatched the episode because I’m too embarrassed to watch it but don’t ever think for a f**king second you’re going to come after me and my sobriety,” she said to him. “You better back the f**k up.”
Is Dennis drinking again?
During the reunion, Cohen asked about Dennis’ sobriety.
“I don’t smoke weed,” Dennis told him. “I don’t do anything illegal like that.”
However, when he asked her if she had started drinking again, her answer had a different tune.
She responded that she does drink but claimed to have it under control.
“It’s not like I’m drinking, though, going out and partying by any means,” she said.
Dennis’ legal battles
As mentioned, Dennis doesn’t exactly have a clean record when it comes to drugs.
In 2016, she lost full custody of her children, Kensie and Saint, and entered rehab after testing positive for marijuana. Her ex, Ravenel was granted full custody of the kids.
In October, Dennis began seeking primary custody of her children after Ravenel was charged with assault and battery in the second degree.
The former couple’s legal battle over their children may be coming to a pause, though, as they were just awarded joint temporary custody of the kids. Ravenel will retain primary legal custody.
“[Dennis] now has every other long weekend with a midweek overnight,” Ravenel’s attorney, Kelley Andrews-Edwards, told People.
It is unclear whether Dennis’ admission of breaking her sobriety will play a factor in future custody hearings.
The Southern Charm reunion will continue next Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.