SOUTHERN Charm star Kathryn Dennis has temporarily lost custody of her two children to her ex-boyfriend Thomas Ravenel after their nasty custody war.
Thomas, 58, filed for sole custody of Kensington, 6, and Saint, 4, and requested Kathryn, 29, have supervised visitation with the kids on October 23, 2020.
The Sun can exclusively reveal the Southern Charm star has temporarily lost custody of their two children, as she now has supervised visitation every other weekend.
A source claimed to The Sun: “She has supervised visitation during the day Saturday and Sunday every other weekend."
The insider continued Thomas plans to move to Aiken, South Carolina with the children this summer, as he proposed his plan to the judge when requesting full custody.
The Sun can confirm the temporary order was filed by the court on February 25 after a hearing took place on February 9.
Kathryn filed a motion to seal the custody battle on December 18. Her request was approved, a clerk for the South Carolina courthouse previously confirmed to The Sun.
With the temporary order under seal, reasons for the custody loss are not available.
A rep and lawyer for Kathryn declined to respond to The Sun's request for comment.
The Sun broke Thomas’ request to change their custody agreement from joint to primary custody, as he cited Kathryn’s alleged drug abuse and neglect.
In South Carolina court records obtained by The Sun, Thomas claimed a mutual friend told him about a recent trip he took to North Carolina with Kathryn, her boyfriend Chleb Ravenell, Kensie, Saint and others.
Thomas claimed the friend said: “He informed me that he witnessed a lot of cocaine use during this trip and that Kathryn had left cocaine within grasp of the children, which he thought was dangerous.”
Kathryn alleged in her court response: “I do not use cocaine so naturally I have not left any out for our children to access.”
She also agreed to take a drug test as long as Thomas “pays for it and takes one as well.”
Thomas went on to claim that he hired a man to conduct surveillance on her.
The man allegedly witnessed the Southern Charm star leaving the children home alone unsupervised “on multiple occasions,” noting one time in July at 1:48am, in August at 3:17am and others, according to court papers.
Thomas wrote in the court papers of one alleged instance: “During the time Kathryn was gone, Kensie and Saint are seen alone in front of the house. THIS IS TERRIFYING.”
He also mentioned how a neighbor called police after allegedly finding Saint wandering around a busy road unsupervised.
Kathryn responded in her court filing that it is “untrue” she left the children in the home alone.
She admitted her father fell asleep while watching the children and Saint wandered outside. The reality star said her father has not watched their children since.
Thomas continued that Kathryn has failed to get the children to school on time.
Kathryn admitted in her filing that her daughter has been late to school four times this year and three of those tardies were during her visitation period.
He said the children come to him from their mother's home allegedly “filthy and unkempt," according to the court documents.
He claimed: “When the children are picked up after their week with Kathryn, they are filthy, their hair is matted, they smell and they are unusually tired and irritable.
“During the summer they were routinely returned without shoes. Saint is regularly returned wearing clothes that are so small on him, they leave marks on his skin.”
Kathryn responded to the claim: “This is untrue. My children are always well dressed and clean when in my care and I am often complimented on how cute they look.”
Also in the court papers, Thomas claimed Saint was “formerly diagnosed with [Fetal Alcohol Syndrome] due to Kathryn’s excessive drug and alcohol consumption while he was in utero.”
Thomas claimed their son took “speech and occupational therapy for years to help combat his delays, but he is still falling behind at school.”
In an effort to help Saint catch up to his peers, his teacher created two folders labeled “Mom” and “Dad” containing worksheets for him to complete daily, Thomas’ court filing alleges.
Thomas claimed the folder labeled “Mom” has “never been touched.”
Kathryn did not address Thomas’ claims that their son was formally diagnosed with FAS or that she did not help him complete the school worksheets in her court response.
Kathryn did not respond to The Sun’s previous request for comment regarding the FAS claims. However, she has generally denied Thomas’ claims of substance abuse in the past.
Thomas also claimed Kathryn is “broke ”despite making “hundreds of thousands of dollars” on hit reality show Southern Charm, in the court papers obtained by The Sun.
Thomas said he found a private school in Aiken, South Carolina willing to take both students beginning with the 2021-2022 academic school year.
He believes it is in the children’s best interests to move with the minor children to Aiken, South Carolina, as he can maintain a “safe, stable and secure environment” for them.
He explained how he has “never wanted to deprive Kensie and Saint ample time with their mother” and that Kathryn “loves” their children.
He continued: “But I have been terrified for years that they continue to be put in harm’s way every time they are in her care.”
Thomas noted how at one point in 2020, they got along and he let her stay in his guest home, which was featured on Southern Charm.
He added: “However, I could not and cannot ignore the accumulation of evidence that Kathryn continues to put our children in harm’s way.”
Thomas continued in the court documents: “Kathryn cannot be allowed to play Russian Roulette with our children’s lives.
"Unless the Court intervenes to protect Kensie and Saint, it is not a matter of ‘if,’ it is a matter of ‘when’ until something devastating happens to them while under Kathryn’s care.”
A source previously told The Sun of how Kathryn is doing amid the court war: "Kathryn is adamant she's going to get through this like she has in the past, and she will do whatever she has to to keep her kids.
"People can say whatever they want about her, she doesn't care anymore, she's just focused on Kensie and Saint.”
Kathryn lost full custody of the children in 2016 and entered rehab after she tested positive for marijuana.
In 2018, she filed for primary custody of the kids after Thomas was arrested and charged with assault and battery in the second degree.
The couple’s former nanny, Dawn, accused him of sexual assault in 2018.
Thomas pleaded guilty to third-degree assault and battery charges. He received a 30-day suspended sentence and was ordered to pay a $500 fine.
Thomas said at the time: “While I reiterate that I have never intentionally sexually assaulted anyone, I also acknowledge that by making an unwelcome advance to Dawn in my home, while she was babysitting my daughter, I behaved improperly and caused her immediate and lasting emotional distress.
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"I unqualifiedly apologize for having done so.”
Thomas was fired from Southern Charm before season six.
In 2019, the exes agreed to share joint legal and physical custody of their children with Thomas “being the primary custodian.”