Kathryn Dennis moved on with a new man, but her Southern Charm castmates were less than thrilled when they learned about his past. Naomie Olindo, Craig Conover, and Chelsea Meissner all warned her about dating another “disgraced politician” on the May 29 episode. Scroll through for more details.
Kathryn, 26, grabbed lunch with Naomie, 26, and told her, “I’m actually dating someone. Apparently, I have a type — he’s a senator.” She gushed, “I really like him a lot. He’s kind, he’s got a 3-year-old son and he wears sunless tanner like me.”
It was later revealed that her new man was Florida politician Joseph Abruzzo. Craig, 31, slammed the former senator after he did a quick online search about his background. “He’s a disgraced politician. He’s not running for re-election because of his divorce. His wife is accusing him of being physically abusive,” he told Chelsea, 33.
In since-deleted tweets from 2017, Joseph’s ex-wife Brandy accused the politician of being a “scam artist and a narcissist.” She also claimed police tried to cover up her abuse allegation. A spokesperson for Joseph told the Tampa Bay Times, “It’s all being used for public intimidation, if you will. It’s baseless and it’s not based on fact.”
Kathryn stated that she knew about his past and the women had a mug shot “just like Thomas Ravenel.” Naomie told cameras, “I want to be happy for Kathryn, but this kind of sounds like exactly what Thomas would say to a new girlfriend about Kathryn. That’s a red flag.”
Craig added, “Everything that we know about Kathryn and Thomas’ relationship is everything this guy’s ex-wife is saying about him.”
Chelsea, 33, told Craig, “I would just hate more than anything for her to fall back into something like that. She’s come so far.”
As fans of Kathryn know, she is no longer dating the politician and has gone public with country singer Hunter Price. The two revealed they were dating in January.
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