'Southern Charm' Star Thomas Ravenel Had Private Eye Watch Ex Kathryn Dennis For 109 Days

Home / Exclusive / 'Southern Charm' Star Thomas Ravenel Had Private Eye Watch Ex Kathryn Dennis For 109 Days

By Ryan Naumann on July 10, 2019 at 11:21 AM EDT


“Southern Charm” star Thomas Ravenel hired a private investigator to keep tabs on his ex Kathryn Dennis as part of their nasty custody battle.

According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Ravenel submitted a declaration of the private investigator in support of his attempt to get sole custody.

Ravenel accuses Dennis of failing a recent drug test when it came back positive for marijuana. He is requesting the court to only allow Dennis to have supervised visitation with their two kids Kensie and Saint. Dennis has disputed the test and pointed out her hair test came back clean. A judge has yet to rule.

Article continues below advertisement
Article continues below advertisement

In newly filed docs, it is revealed that Ravenel hired a South Carolina company named Surveillance Technologies to watch Dennis from September 9, 2018 through June, 17, 2019. They conducted an “investigation” to “observe the activities of Kathryn Calhoun Dennis” at her home in Mt. Pleasant.

The private eye says they were hired to specifically watch her interactions with the kids. During their investigation they set up cameras to record Dennis twenty four hours a day. The cameras were at two residences where she stayed.

Article continues below advertisement
Article continues below advertisement

The company says they obtained 40,000 photos and 10,000 videos were recorded and reviewed, showing “Kathryn’s behavior patterns as she cared” for the kids.

They claimed Dennis' mother was observed at the house a lot, and that Kathryn had two different “paramours” spend the night on separate occasions.

Article continues below advertisement

Ravenel is using the declaration in his attempt to back up his demand for sole custody.

Article continues below advertisement

Back in November 2018, Ravenel filed a lawsuit against Bravo and “Southern Charm” producers demanding a judge stop them from broadcasting unaired footage on the show.

Ravenel filed the docs as part of his custody battle with Dennis. She filed for primary custody of the children back in October. Dennis had her custody taken away in 2016 after failing a drug test but was awarded joint custody this year after completing rehab and staying clean.

In his suit against Bravo, Ravenel says the network and “Southern Charm” producers “encouraged” his ex to file for custody against him to create drama on the show.

Article continues below advertisement

He demanded Dennis not be awarded primary custody despite her request. Ravenel, who is about to be on trial for an alleged sexual assault in South Carolina, claimed he learned that Bravo and producers have unaired footage of his kids and ex talking about the legal battle and it was to be aired on the upcoming season. The reality star sued demanding a South Carolina judge prohibit the sensitive footage from airing on the show.

Ravenel would later file docs accusing Dennis of buying drugs from friends and show producers and even accused her of committing a hit-and-run. The case is ongoing.

Dennis has denied all allegations brought by Ravenel.

Article continues below advertisement