Southern Charm star Kathryn Dennis has temporarily lost custody of the two children she shares with her ex Thomas Ravenel.
Ravenel’s attorney confirmed to People that the former reality personality had temporarily reacquired primary custody of their children Kensie, 6, and Saint, 4, and that Dennis will now be having supervised, daytime weekend visits with them.
Details around Kathryn Dennis and Thomas Ravenel’s custody battle still largely remain a mystery to their fans and the public.
Ravenel will be moving to Aiken, South Carolina with the children. However, the reason behind their custody arrangement change remains a mystery due to nature of the sealed court documents.
Ravenel, who was also on Southern Charm, filed a request for his ex to have supervised visitation on October 23, 2020. On February 25, 2021, the temporary custody order was filled, Page Six reported.
In a statement to People, Ravenel’s attorney confirmed the new custody arrangement but declined to reveal the circumstances that precipitated the change.
“I can confirm the information released last week that Ms. Dennis currently has weekend, daytime supervised visitation with the parties’ minor children and that Mr. Ravenel plans to relocate with the children to Aiken, South Carolina this summer,” said Ravenel’s lawyer.
“Due to the sensitive nature of the issues involved, all documents in this case have been sealed, meaning the public cannot access them, and neither Mr. Ravenel, Ms. Dennis, nor their respective attorneys are permitted to release them to third parties,” the attorney’s statement continued.
“As such, and in keeping with the spirit of the protective order, I will not go into detail regarding the circumstances that necessitated the changes to the parties’ custodial arrangement.”
Dennis and Ravenel previously had a shared custody agreement, which she once had positive things to say about.
“We actually have a great co-parenting relationship,” Dennis told Us Weekly in November 2019. “It’s good for him, it’s good for me. We’re moving forward, which is the first time I’ve said that in a long time and it feels good.”
In 2016, Dennis lost full custody of her children and entered rehab, which People reported at the time. The move was made following testing positive for marijuana. Ravenel, who no longer appears on Southern Charm, was awarded full custody at the time.
In 2018, Dennis filed documents seeking to obtain primary custody of the kids following Ravenel’s arrest. He was charged with assault and battery, four months after his children’s former nanny accused him of rape.
Ravenel pled guilty and received a 30-day sentence that was suspended to a mere $500 fine and probation in lieu of jail time. In October 2019, Ravenel and the nanny reached a $125,000 settlement, with Ravenel agreeing to pay $45,000 in her legal fees and an additional $80,000 to a local nonprofit working with adult survivors of sexual assault.
There have been a lot of highs and lows surrounding the co-parenting of these two children and we were surprised of this newest development after Dennis had initially told the public that the joint custody arrangement had been working out.
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