Southern Charm just kicked into high gear on Season 6. Why? Ashley Jacobs is back on the show. In a return that shocked and alarmed many of her castmates, Jacobs came back to the show this week, and it wasn’t pretty. Basically everything any fan of Southern Charm might have expected to go down went down. That is to say, Jacobs didn’t really apologize for anything, and instead made new accusations.
Now, Jacobs is claiming Patricia Altschul conspired to disparage Kathryn Dennis and used Jacobs as a pawn. It’s not going over well. But, Jacobs seems to have a friend or two in her corner, to the surprise of many. Landon Clements has spoken up in her defense.
How does the cast feel about Jacobs’ return?
Suffice it to say that the Southern Charm cast was not thrilled to see Ashley Jacobs back amongst them. The last they saw of Jacobs, she was still dating Thomas Ravenel, and was directing verbal attacks towards Kathryn Dennis and Patricia Altschul, infamously calling Dennis an “egg donor,” as opposed to a real mother.
Kathryn Dennis told Entertainment Tonight, “I think that nature takes its course with humans like her. I mean, she self-destructs and that’s what nature does. It’s hard to come up with words to talk about her because she doesn’t make sense herself.”
Cameran Eubanks agreed, adding, “I was shocked when I saw Ashley. But then, I wasn’t. I was hoping that if she had any sense, she would go back to California, which is her home, which is where she’s from, where all her family and friends are. I cannot believe she stuck around.”
The feud with Altschul, claiming conspiracy
The last we saw of Ashley Jacobs on Southern Charm, she’d been feuding with Patricia Altschul. According to Altschul, this is because Jacobs was attacking and harassing a friend of hers. Some fans speculate this may have been Luzanne Otte, who had a brief romance with Thomas Ravenel, and that Jacobs was attacking her out of jealousy.
Altschul explained her issues with Ravenel and Jacobs on Twitter. “Why people ask? Because of his and Ashley’s smear campaign, character assassination, lies and purposeful defamation.”
“And let’s add to that list an innocent friend of mine who was viciously cyberbullied by Ashley because of her obsessiveness and insecurity,” tweeted Altschul.
However, Jacobs is now claiming that Altschul tried to turn her against Kathryn Dennis, which is where all her poor behavior came from. “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.”
Jacobs added, “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.”
Landon Clements defends her friend
The Southern Charm star does have friends in her corner though — Landon Clements came out in defense of the star. “I wish everyone got to meet the girl I know,” she captioned an image of the two of them on Instagram.
In May, Jacobs posted a picture of the two of them spending time together in California, captioning the image, “I love this woman! Although we were never on the show together, she’s the only person from the show who has been there for me. We have been put through the wringer and we came out stronger. I feel so fortunate to have found such a great support system and true friend in @alandonclements. Onwards and upwards!”