After briefly dating the 38-year-old registered nurse last year, the former politician and ex-Southern Charm cast member announced that Heather gave birth to his third child on June 29 before explaining their current relationship and revealing how his older children, who he shares with ex-girlfriend Kathryn Dennis, reacted to the news.
“We are both very happy. Heather is a phenomenal mom and they’re both doing well,” Thomas, 57, told the Daily Mail of himself and Heather in an interview on July 13. “We’ve named him Jonathan Jackson Ravenel and he was born by C-section on June 29, 7 lbs 4 oz and 20.25 inches long.”
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According to Thomas, he attempted to keep Heather’s pregnancy under wraps and instructed his former flame to stay inside during the final months of her pregnancy. Now, as Charleston experiences a resurgence of COVID-19 cases, the two of them are once again spending a lot of time indoors and being “real careful” with the health of their son. In fact, Heather is currently living outside of the city as she remains determined to avoid any contact with the deadly virus.
As for where the two of them stand today, Thomas said he and Heather, who also has two older children from a previous relationship, are “really good friends.”
“That’s how I’d put our relationship, really good friends. She’s happy and I’m happy,” he explained.
Thomas went on to say that when it comes to the thoughts of the two kids he shares with Kathryn, six-year-old daughter Kensington and four-year-old son Saint, it wasn’t easy explaining the concept of a “half-brother” to them.
“It’s kind of difficult to explain to them, you know, ‘This is your half-brother – different mothers, same father.’ They were a little confused. In the end I just told them, ‘You’ll understand when you’re older!’ But they’ve Face Timed with the baby and they’re very excited to meet him. They’re getting ready to spend the week with their mother so we’re hoping they’ll meet him after that.”
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