Southern Charm New Orleans’ Reagan Charleston Defends Quick Engagement After Divorce, Plus Jeff Reacts to Reece’s Proposal and Reagan Shares Postpartum Photo

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Southern Charm New Orleans' Reagan Charleston Defends Quick Engagement After Divorce, Plus Jeff Charleston Reacts to Reece's Proposal

Reagan Charleston addressed the controversy surrounding her engagement on Twitter amid Sunday’s new episode of Southern Charm: New Orleans.

After she was seen saying “yes” to now-husband Reece Thomas‘ proposal, Reece was later seen complaining about having to take a back seat to her ex-husband Jeff Charleston, as he also revealed they had “been dating for a year.”

“I’ve been patient with all this. I’ve let the separation play itself out,” said Reece. “I’ve sat around while this divorce was postponed and postponed while y’all figured out what you were going to do, and that didn’t stop me from pursuing you.”

Following the episode, Reagan explained her decision to move on so quickly after her marriage to co-star Jeff came to an end in 2018.

“I spent (wasted) a lot of time rehashing the breakdown of a toxic and emotionally unhealthy marriage throughout my early preg to appease others. I’m in the hosp recovering from pre-eclampsia and want to keep my blood pressure down, so I will make this brief,” she began.

“I made major life changes and [Jeff Charleston] knows exactly why,” Reagan explained. “It had been awful for years. Could I have been a better wife? Absolutely! Could Jeff have been a better husband? Absolutely! Do I harbor any illwill? Absolutely not.”

Reagan and Jeff confirmed their split last June after just under six years of marriage. Then, just months later, it was confirmed that Reagan was not only married to Reece, but also pregnant with her first child.

“Will I get blamed for the breakdown and chastised for moving on and daring to be happy? Absolutely!! Do I care? Absolutely not!” Reagan added of her decision to move on quickly with Reece.

Jeff, who admitted to suffering from extreme depression during his marriage to Reagan, also weighed in on her fast-paced rebound. He posted a meme that asked, “All I’m thinking is… …why?”

“My only response when you have to watch your Ex get proposed to on [Southern Charm: New Orleans],” he tweeted.

Days before the new episode aired, Reagan gave birth to her first child, daughter Reece Ellis Thomas. And on June 18, Reagan took to her Instagram page to share a postpartum photo of herself at home.

“This is reality: I’m battered, bruised, and one hell of a hot mess… Me & my kid are both in diapers (a postpartum bleeding tip I have to thank the Instagram moms for), and I’m the proud new owner of an at home blood pressure monitor. I’ve been THROUGH IT this past week, but I’ve never been happier,” wrote Reagan.

Southern Charm: New Orleans season two airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on Bravo TV.

Photos Credit: Instagram