PHOTOS: Southern Charm Filming Starts on Season 7 as Kathryn Dennis Denies Relationship With Thomas, Plus is There a New Cast Member?

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PHOTOS: Southern Charm Filming Starts on Season 7 as Kathryn Dennis Denies Relationship With Thomas, Plus is There a New Cast Member?

Southern Charm season seven filming is finally underway as Kathryn Dennis shuts down rumors of being back together with her ex Thomas Ravenel. Also below, see a possible new cast member!

Rumors swirled late last year that the show was possibly not returning. It was also reported that producers were searching for new blood, but finding fresh cast members who brought good drama proved to be a challenge.

Even so, it looks as though the Southern Charm season regulars are back. Although Bravo has not officially announced the cast for the new season, cast members and show stars have been active on social media, hinting at their return.

Danni Baird shared a photo from a car with cameras set up on Thursday, February 20 via her Instagram story, with the caption, “7th time’s a charm #SouthernCharm.”

Danni also tagged a well-known Charleston socialite, Leva Nowroozyani Bonaparte, in her Instagram post. The socialite also just posted a throwback photo with Craig Conover for his birthday, nothing that she’s “excited about what we have coming down the pipe!” Could she be a brand new cast member ready to stir up drama?

Naomie Olindo and Chelsea Meissner also shared a photo on Wednesday, February 19 via Instagram at an outdoor event with the caption, “Just a couple of socially anxious girls living in a really crowded world.”

Kathryn was also spotted filming with Austen Kroll‘s on-again-off-again girlfriend Madison LeCroy.

Two people unlikely to be included in season 7 are Thomas Ravenel and his ex-girlfriend Ashley Jacobs.

“Ashley’s gone! Gone!” Kathryn told Us Weekly at last year’s BravoCon. “Season 7, I’m looking forward to showing a new side to me, showing my boss babe vibes with Kensie + Saint Furniture.”

While Thomas was reportedly let go after he was accused of sexual assault in 2018, he claimed he was asked to return  and that he turned down the offer. A claim Bravo has denied.

Kathryn also spoke out on Friday February 22 about reports that she and Thomas have reconciled after an Instagram fan account posted a photo of the exes together with the caption, “When you get good news that Southern Charm has finally started filming, but bad news that these two are officially back together.”

“Not true,” Kathryn commented on the pic.

Rumors have swirled around the couple getting back together after the pair were spotted on a night out together in January. But Thomas clarified their dating status, tweeting, “No, we’re doing some things together because it makes the kids very happy to see us getting along. And in this matter, our interests are perfectly aligned.”

Southern Charm will likely return to Bravo later this year.