Kathryn Dennis: Status Check

“SOUTHERN CHARM” STAR DISHES …  It’s been a little more than five years since we first introduced our readers to Kathryn Calhoun Dennis, the scion of two of South Carolina’s most famous political families. A lot has happened since then … but we can now say “we knew her when.”…


It’s been a little more than five years since we first introduced our readers to Kathryn Calhoun Dennis, the scion of two of South Carolina’s most famous political families.

A lot has happened since then … but we can now say “we knew her when.” At the time, we predicted it wouldn’t be long before the teenage diva became a superstar … and we were right.

“The 19-year-old – who models in her spare time – describes herself as a ‘small town girl with big-time dreams,’ and based on what we’ve seen those dreams will most assuredly be coming true as soon as people come face-to-face with her breathless beauty,” we wrote in late December 2010.

Yeah, we were crushing … but we still called it.

Dennis, 24, is now about to embark on her third season as a cast member of Bravo’s Southern Charm, the Charleston, S.C.-based reality TV show that experienced a ratings surge last season when her combative relationship with its male lead, former S.C. treasurer Thomas Ravenel, became the show’s central theme.

Ravenel, 53, has been all over the news of late … and usually not for the right reasons.

Since his attempted political comeback flamed out spectacularly, he’s been … well, a mess.

Of course his relentless recklessness and steady stream of shenanigans have done absolutely nothing to diminish viewer interest in the show.  If anything, Ravenel’s antics have driven even more attention toward the saga of Southern Charm and its two leading stars.

We reported exclusively last July that Southern Charm would be renewed for a third season – which has since completed filming.  We were also the first website to report on the rumors surrounding Dennis’ second pregnancy – which were confirmed last fall.  Long before that, we were the first website to report on the show itself, and our founding editor Will Folks – who is alternately credited/ blamed for introducing Ravenel and Dennis – actually had a cameo on Southern Charm’s series premiere in the spring of 2014.

Folks sat down with Dennis in Columbia, S.C. recently for a “FITS’ Founding Editor Interview.”

Here is their conversation …


FITS’ Founding Editor Interview – KATHRYN DENNIS



WILL FOLKS (WF): It’s been a while.


WF: You look stunning.  Better than ever.  Can I snap a few pics?

KD: Ha! Sure.

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WF: Nice.  So hot.  And the shoes?

KD: Hmmmm. Why don’t I show you these (pulls up cell phone) …

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WF: Wow. Very, very nice.  That reminds me.  Before I forget, tell me where people can go online and see the latest on what you’re wearing. Women ask me all the time where you get your stuff from.

KD: Of course! Check out my Instagram page.

WF: So what are you doing in Columbia?

KD: Lawyers.

WF: Whoa … really?

KD: Yeah.

WF: That doesn’t sound good.

KD: It will be.

WF: I know you probably can’t talk about any of it but … can you talk about any of it?

KD: No, I can’t.

WF: Because of the show?

KD: That’s part of it.

WF: Season three of Southern Charm is a wrap.  What should we expect to see when it debuts in the spring?

KD: Ha! We never really know what to expect. Obviously there was a lot of drama last season so people will probably want to know how it goes from there with me and Thomas.

WF: You became a main cast member last year – and you and Thomas really drove the spike in the show’s ratings.

KD: Yes. (Smiles).

WF: You’re not going to give anything away are you …

KD: Never!

WF: Well, we know one plot twist that’s already out there – your new baby. Do you have pictures to share? And also your beautiful little girl!

KD: Of course (pulls out cell phone).

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WF: Wow. They’re beautiful. So that’s St. Julien and Kensington.  Gorgeous.  You make beautiful babies, Kathryn.

KD: Thank you.

WF: I remember we ran that picture of you after People magazine confirmed you were pregnant – you looked amazing. A lot of women were very jealous.  I still have that pic somewhere …

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KD: Ha! Thank you. It’s not easy. It’s the greatest thing in the world but it’s not easy.

WF: I’d imagine it’s probably harder when you have all the pressure of the show – and a relationship that’s fodder for the media.

KD: True. It’s not easy.

WF: So what’s the status with you and Thomas? You’ve been off again, on again … where are we on the metronome.

KD: Off.

WF: Really?

KD: Yes.

WF: You don’t seem happy about that.

KD: It is what it is.  All I know is I love my children and I’m going to do anything and everything I have to do to protect them.

WF: From …?

KD: Anything or anyone that might hurt them.

WF: Thomas has said some pretty nasty things about you publicly. Made some pretty harsh statements and allegations. Do you have anything to say in response?

KD: No, not really. I want the best for all my relationships – with all people – and for the people in those relationships, whether I am with them or not. I really do. So I want the best for him and always want to think the best of him as the father of my children but …

WF: But … what?

KD: But I believe we all have a limit. And we all have a point at which we just can’t keep giving – whether it’s love, or trust, or even our time. All of those things are very precious and shouldn’t be wasted.

WF: Are you at that point? Is that what you are saying?

KD: I don’t know. I really don’t.

WF: But you’re talking to lawyers.

KD: Yes I’m talking to them – but I’m certainly not telling you what I’m saying to them!

WF: (Laughs) Okay. Fair enough. Southern Charm has been in the news a lot. The Dawn Price lawsuit – which my website has covered – and all the shenanigans involving Thomas. How much of that stuff do you read?

KD: Well you know we did an event and Dawn was a big part of that.

WF: I know.  We covered that, too.  But do you read all of that stuff?  Everything that’s written about you?

KD: I read some of it. I try to be a positive person and stay focused on being a good mom and a good friend – so I don’t read a lot of it because sometimes I don’t want to “go there,” if that makes sense. But other times I read things because I’m genuinely curious what people are saying about me and other people on the show or in my life – I have no problem admitting that. Also it’s impossible to ignore it all the time. There’s just so much of it out there. And there’s a lot that goes on that never makes it into the gossip sites – or even onto social media – and a lot that comes out over the course of the show that feeds the blogs and the social feeds.

WF: You are connected to some pretty powerful people. Also, your families have a long political tradition dating back to a former Vice President and leaders at the S.C. State House. You’ve dabbled in politics before – would you ever go into it one day?

KD: I don’t know. Doors should stay open I think but what I have seen of politics hasn’t impressed me very much. I want to make a difference – but I don’t know if that’s where you make a difference anymore.

WF: So where then?

KD: I don’t know. I have a lot of ideas for what I want to do in business – but finding the right people will be very important. I’m very particular about what I want to do and produce and need likeminded people. But …I’m also very eccentric and go against the status quo so some people might be afraid to align themselves with me.

WF: Maybe you’ll launch your own website?

KD: You never know … all I know is I am very hard on myself and expect a lot out of myself so … it will have to be something I believe in, and have confidence in. And again, I have to find the right people to work with – that’s the most important thing.

WF: Sounds like you already have some ideas percolating …

KD: I do. You’ll have to wait and see!

WF: Well you would certainly be a hot mommy blogger …

KD: (Laughs) Thank you. You never know. I just want to do something inspiring – something that lifts people up, helps them feel better about themselves, empowers them in some way that they can then take and pay forward to others.

Thanks, Kathryn. Stay tuned for more “FITS’ Founding Editor Interviews” in the near future …


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idcydm February 17, 2016 at 11:37 am

The Real Housewives of FITSNEWS.

mamatiger92 February 17, 2016 at 12:44 pm

Trump & Kathryn Dennis… this is the place to be for Reality TV news!

prisspot February 17, 2016 at 1:10 pm

I’m sure she’s trying to figure out a way to get knocked up by Trump while he’s in town.

Mom February 17, 2016 at 6:28 pm

Is she ovulating?

prisspot February 17, 2016 at 7:18 pm

Isn’t she always?? I’ve never seen anyone get pregnant so easily. Fertile Myrtle!!

shifty henry February 21, 2016 at 1:24 am

— she’s certainly not anything like Aunt Rose Comfort — or even Baby Doll Meighan (who was hot but not touchable!)

shifty henry February 21, 2016 at 1:33 am

Two kids were fighting because one said, “My father can beat up your father.” The second kid said, “My father IS your father!”

Flip February 17, 2016 at 12:01 pm


Bible Thumper February 17, 2016 at 12:58 pm

Taylor “liked” you. I’m jealous.

Taylor Brown February 17, 2016 at 1:39 pm

And here’s a “like” for you, too!

Bible Thumper February 17, 2016 at 1:41 pm

Stupid grin on my face.

Here's your gimp ball February 17, 2016 at 7:24 pm

Your cuck behavior reinforces my guess that you’re Michael Haley.

Bible Thumper February 17, 2016 at 7:28 pm

I wish…

Tazmaniac February 19, 2016 at 5:16 pm

I was hoping to get some favorite restaurant leads for a trip to Columbia Sunday. Usually go to Fuddruckers, looking for something different maybe BBQ (not Maurice’s) but anything is appreciated casual dining wise.

Posted by me on another thread but not sure if you could see it.
You and CiC are Columbia natives, yes?
Local non-chain would be great.

Taylor Brown February 22, 2016 at 1:37 pm

Rush’s, Little Pigs, Bourbon, Cola’s, Zesto, No Name Deli, etc. All some of my favorites. All definitely worth checking out! (Sorry for the delay in response)

Tazmaniac February 22, 2016 at 2:04 pm

Thanks. When are you going to put your two cents in regarding the primaries?

Taylor Brown February 22, 2016 at 3:41 pm

I voted for Rubio, however, I’ll support the eventual Republican nominee… As long as it isn’t Trump. If it comes down to Trump vs. Democrats, I will simply not vote in that category.

shifty henry February 21, 2016 at 1:38 am

I miss you, Taylor ….. each time you contribute an article I post one of your beach fotos for my PC background. (PS – are ya’ gonna’ give us some new ones this Spring?) [[[ — and NO! I do not post Will’s foto! ]]]

Taylor Brown February 22, 2016 at 1:38 pm

We’ll see. I’m trying to decide what to write about… Besides the sad state of the 2016 election. Any suggestions would be welcomed.

shifty henry February 22, 2016 at 2:17 pm

Well, how about an article (and you could have fun with the research) titled, ” A Woman’s Guide to Gambling, or How to Influence Dice with Tears” …..

Taylor Brown February 22, 2016 at 3:41 pm

I’m on it.

shifty henry February 22, 2016 at 4:21 pm

Just teasing you, Taylor. Prepare an article on something that interests you and hopefully us out here. You have plenty of time ahead of you for the dull, brain-deadening, oppressive, drudgery, etc.

Bible Thumper February 17, 2016 at 12:15 pm

I was waiting with bated breath for a primary endorsement.

shifty henry February 22, 2016 at 9:39 pm

now that hurt ..!!

well-i-am into it February 17, 2016 at 12:29 pm

Life is precious Kathryn, I am with you. Keep moving and stay happy.

mamatiger92 February 17, 2016 at 12:41 pm

WF: So what are you doing in Columbia?

KD: Lawyers.

fill in your own joke here

Mom February 17, 2016 at 6:32 pm

Is she fucking them or paying them?

prisspot February 17, 2016 at 7:17 pm

Maybe that’s how she’s paying them??

Cruz Smith February 17, 2016 at 12:48 pm

And yet she keeps laying down with him. #AddictedToTheDrama

prisspot February 17, 2016 at 1:07 pm

Addicted to money, first & foremost.

Flip February 17, 2016 at 4:42 pm

Not to mention a little nose candy.

prisspot February 17, 2016 at 12:51 pm

I think that Kathryn is now seeing that dumb ole T-Rav isn’t going to part with his fortune as easily as she thought. She saw him as an easy target. She thought she was playing him when he was actually playing her. She didn’t take for granted that he’s got years of experience in this game than she does. He’s not as dumb as he seems and she’s definitely not as clever as she thought.

Mom February 17, 2016 at 6:37 pm

Just like the REAL movie stars, she had babies out of wedlock. Difference is REAL movie stars have lots of money and more to come. She has nothing – no education, no skills, no job.

prisspot February 17, 2016 at 7:16 pm

Exactly!! I’m also sick of hearing about her “rich” family. They’re NOT. Her parents are both working class people. The family well dried up decades ago…which is why she targeted Thomas. She was never going to have to work for a living!! She just never dreamed that he would put up such a fight over money. I think reality is starting to set in because she’s selling her used clothes on Poshmark!! She may have to get a job!!!!

DK39 March 2, 2016 at 5:50 am

She’s broke , her family is broke it’s pretty funny they are parading around some ancestor that was a president.. There are many many people in the U.S. who not only descend from presidents but also royalty.. She is just trailer trash nothing special. Ravenal’s circle can’t be sooo small he can’t find a woman with better manners, kinder, prettier and better pedigree. Branch out Ravenal you can defintely do better. Lord.

erb123 February 18, 2016 at 1:40 pm

haha yep. she should have known better that all the family is in family trusts. even if she got him down the alter there would have been an IRONCLAD prenup. i mean, i will say she probably did well by those kids and even though they have two horrible parents at least they’ll have good names and trust funds? doesnt seem worth it to me though

DK39 March 2, 2016 at 5:57 am

Illegitimate Ravenal name ?? Total trashy . If anything she as well as he has ruined the Ravenal name. Time for damage control Ravenal. She was a mistake. Time to create distance and marry a proper lady and have children in wedlock. All would be forgotten in the public eye if he actually marries someone without public drugs and alcohol fueled problems.

The Colonel (R) February 17, 2016 at 1:04 pm

Get a life already.

Oh, tell Tommy (the thirteen year-old across the street who acts as the “CIO”) the attacks continue on both Chrome and Explorer desktops but my cheapo kindle fire’s silk browser seems impervious to them, as is my chrome browser on my android phone.

Libtard February 17, 2016 at 2:06 pm


Scooter February 17, 2016 at 2:09 pm


Fenchurch February 17, 2016 at 2:13 pm

“Nice. So hot.”

I am embarrassed for you.

southmauldin February 17, 2016 at 4:43 pm

Hell, he’s married with 5 kids. Anything looks hot to him.

shifty henry February 21, 2016 at 1:20 am

1,000 +++

Victorious Secret February 22, 2016 at 8:42 pm

Dang….it’ll only let me give one up vote.

Mom February 17, 2016 at 6:27 pm

Yep. It is inappropriate for a married man to tell a woman, other than his wife, that she is “hot”. It is disrespectful to Mrs. FITS!

E Norma Scok February 17, 2016 at 9:42 pm

Being disrespectful to his wife isn’t anything new. Ask him about Nikki Haley…There’s a tell all book coming out any day!

erb123 February 18, 2016 at 1:38 pm

i know! could this article be sucking up to her any more? gross

Santiago Ledbetter February 17, 2016 at 2:16 pm

Meanwhile, in more “who gives a…” news, Snooki is endorsing Marco.

Violet59 February 17, 2016 at 2:32 pm

That pregnancy hair! WOWSERS! Mine looked like a Brillo pad because of a bad prenatal perm. Anyway, hope they work things out to a civil conclusion for those sweet babies. I would bet the lawsuit is because Thomas isn’t paying child support. Thomas – I am so disappointed in you…

prisspot February 17, 2016 at 4:14 pm

He said that he is paying her $3100 a month rent in lieu of child support and that he has offered her much more but that she refuses it because she’s wanting tens of thousands per month. Those poor kids. I sure would hate to have these to self-absorbed, narcissistic, drunken losers for parents. They will be fighting for the rest of their days and those kids are going to suffer the consequences.

Violet59 February 17, 2016 at 8:07 pm

Well, that makes things even sadder. Why does she insist he pays her nothing then? And yes, a very, very sad thing for those kids. I hope they can work things out before those children are of the age of comprehension…

shifty henry February 22, 2016 at 9:43 pm

rent? whta is he ‘renting’?

kate February 17, 2016 at 2:52 pm

I actually watch this show, but man, what a useless article. So you slobbered all over the girl and got no gossip or information? Uh…impressive “journalism.”

Flip February 17, 2016 at 3:05 pm

My source told me Haley endorsing Rubio.

erneba February 17, 2016 at 3:21 pm

Some people seeking fame and fortune take the “high road,” but then there is the cast of “Southern Charm,” they took the first exit off the “high road.”
She really is a pretty lady.

Tazmaniac February 17, 2016 at 5:45 pm

You wash her off and she would look like she came from area 51.

Hello...it's me February 17, 2016 at 4:05 pm

She’s so hot, looks just like Adele.

Flip February 17, 2016 at 4:44 pm

If Adele were inbred.

Tazmaniac February 17, 2016 at 5:41 pm

I wonder if that is a actual setting on the paint sprayer?

Buzz Martin February 17, 2016 at 6:15 pm

She should be in jail for child abuse, along with the asshole who keeps impregnating her.

ONEMOREHITIPROMISE February 17, 2016 at 6:28 pm

Its like crack. Cant stay away can you Fits.

HD February 17, 2016 at 7:32 pm

This is Folks’ wheelhouse. I didn’t read it, because it’s meaningless drivel about someone about whom I could not possibly care less. Right up Folks’ alley.

Squishy123 February 17, 2016 at 8:55 pm

Now if she could just keep the look after being in the chair with professional make up artists. Without makeup, she’d make a buzzard puke.

emmiekate February 18, 2016 at 2:16 pm

You are right on that!!!

prisspot February 18, 2016 at 9:06 pm

Even though Thomas is 30 years her senior…I think he can do better in the looks department. She’s probably the least attractive woman he’s dated.

shifty henry February 21, 2016 at 1:24 am

yes, and that’s sad…..

Squishy123 February 17, 2016 at 9:02 pm

Has this chain smoking cum dumpster ever held a job?

TontoBubbaGoldstein February 17, 2016 at 9:02 pm

TBG can’t believe he read the whole damn thing. TBG is seriously considering cutting himself, then bingeing, then purging…


shifty henry February 21, 2016 at 1:41 am

Shifty read it, but then I am famous for my “Iron Stomach” …..

Liv February 17, 2016 at 10:30 pm

Can you describe Kathryn as anything else besides a “scion of two powerful families”? You literally say it in EVERY article. We get it, okay!!

prisspot February 18, 2016 at 9:09 pm

And they allude to the fact that her family is wealthy because they were “once” powerful in SC. Not true at all. That well dried up decades ago. They are rich in name only. Her parents are both working class people and Kathryn has no money of her own.

Yelsewh February 18, 2016 at 7:53 am

She was never great looking and boy did she hit the wall HARD after the first baby. Now she’s just another washed up baby momma at only 24 years old. She is like a 2015 car that already has 150k miles. Who the fuck wants that?

T-Rav may be a douche but I am starting to respect his game. He got a woman 30 years his junior to give him 2 children without owing her monogamy or alimony. Good for him.

prisspot February 18, 2016 at 9:02 pm

She thought she was so clever, playing this drunken, old man. He would be an easy target for someone so young and “pretty”. He would willingly hand over all his money just to be with her. But the player got played!! What she doesn’t realize is that Thomas has always had young, pretty women throwing themselves at him. She’s just one of many…each one younger and prettier than the last. But, she had one thing he wanted…lineage and that’s what he wanted for his children. Now that he got what he wanted…he’s done with her. When that reality sets in…it’s not going to be pretty!!

Violet59 February 23, 2016 at 6:49 pm

I think you’ve hit the nail on the head. He couldn’t stop talking about her “lineage.” Well, that and her physicality. Oh, and her fieriness… I’m afraid that “fieriness” has come back to bite that man more than once or twice! He mentioned one time on the show that he would put a ring on her if they could get through one month without some crisis or freak out. I think he meant it at the time and you can’t blame him for sticking to that. As far as playing each other, she blew it with that one. I wish I could take her aside and give her some tips on how to land the man you want. (It doesn’t include screeching all the time and losing your mind over stupid things his friends say, btw…)

DK39 March 2, 2016 at 6:05 am

Her lineage was a joke.. There are far too many others in the US who have better pedigrees. I don’t think it was her pedigree it was the excuse he gave for chasing a 20 something chick. No fool like an old fool as they say. What did he expect? This is her time to screw up she’s in her 20’s all is forgiven he is in his 40’s it’s dragging him down and making him look like a FOOL.

jack's frontal lobotomy February 18, 2016 at 10:11 am

That was words on a page, but there wasn’t anything actually said. Was that a 5 minute conversation? Shocked you didn’t mention the weather.

What a fucking waste.

emmiekate February 18, 2016 at 2:12 pm

No redhead has ever been hot..
.has anyone watched the show and seen her with no make up…she looks like a booger!!

prisspot February 18, 2016 at 8:55 pm

I had nightmares after I saw her without make-up.

Bossa_Nova February 20, 2016 at 8:20 am

Folks, look at all the posters completely infatuated with Dennis. She has them under her spell to garner this much attention. ?


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