‘Southern Charm’ star Ashley Jacobs is engaged!!
According to reports, the reality star just said “I do” to boyfriend, Mike Appel, after the couple spent a few days snowmobiling in Park City, Utah.
Ashley’s new fiance is the owner of Related Garments — a clothing apparel company — and creative agency Nnovate. The 35-year-old reality star met the 40-year-old entrepreneur at a summer rooftop party in his hometown of Santa Barbara, California.
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“After a year and half of dating, we can both agree that this adventure we’re on together is just getting started,” Jacobs told People.
Adding, “We’re a great team and we can’t wait for what’s ahead! Buckle up!”
As for how the couple met, Ashley described the impromptu introduction, saying, “I was taking a picture of the ocean sunset when Mike kindly interrupted and asked, ‘Would you like me to get a picture with you in it?'”
She continued, “We sparked up a conversation after that. Mike is from Los Angeles and he asked, ‘Do you ever come to L.A.?’ I thought to myself, ‘No,’ but responded with, ‘Not that often.’
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She continued, “Mike invited me to Los Angeles the following week,” adding “The rest is history!”
As we reported, Jacobs previously dated co-star Thomas Ravenel. During the relationship, the couple was engulfed in a ton of major drama which included her openly feeding with Kathryn Dennis, the mother of his two children.
“It was dark, and it was really lonely and, yeah, I was really lonely,” Jacobs told ET. Adding, “I lost a lot of weight. I wasn’t taking care of myself mentally … I suffered from depression, situational depression.”
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“I didn’t have the support of my family,” Ashley said.
She continued, “They were very disappointed in my decision, and so the only person I had was Thomas. He was my support system, we were really in the trenches together … I stayed by his side because I needed his support because I wasn’t getting support from anyone else, not even my family.”
“I don’t ever wanna go back to that place,” she said. Adding, “Like I said, it was the worst year of my life. I don’t think I could make it any better. I tried. It didn’t work.”
But, it appears Ashley is starting a new life with her new fiance!