Last week’s episode showed Kathryn confirming the shocking news that Thomas was expecting a baby with his now-fiancée Heather Mascoe. Kathryn was visibly upset and claimed Thomas surprised her with the news…but Thomas has a different story.
“I didn’t say anything to Kathryn because I didn’t want the entire world to find out within 12 hours, because I knew she would tell everybody,” Thomas told All About the Tea.
Kathryn learned at the party, hosted by newcomer Leva Bonaparte, that Thomas was expecting a third child with Heather and shared the news with the other ladies. The engaged couple has since welcomed their son, Jonathan Jackson Ravenel, who was born in July 2020.
“I didn’t want [Heather] to be stressed by media attention as she’s 40 and didn’t want any. Heather is private and keeps our relationship under wraps,” the developer went on. “I admire Heather as a mom so much.”
Thomas, who was fired from Southern Charm in 2018, also decided to take aim at the show’s cast and producers on November 16 in a since-deleted tweet.
“Is the show THAT BORING WITHOUT ME,” he probed. “Please move on [and] leave me the hell alone. I’m sorry your cast is that weak. I gone. Live with it!!”
As fans know, Thomas actually appeared in the season seven premiere alongside Kathryn, who he shares two children with, Kensie, 6, and Saint, 5. Before the episode aired, he told Us Magazine that he only filmed as a favor to Kathryn and shared that he didn’t believe the network would actually end up using the footage.
“I just let them film a little segment with the kids as a favor to Kathryn,” he explained. “I wasn’t paid. At the time, she was staying at my house in the guest room because her house was being painted and was unsafe for her and the kids.”
Interestingly enough, back in December 2019, one of his Instagram followers inquired about whether or not he would return to Southern Charm. He responded with a “resounding no!”
The former politician added, “My family did an intervention (I’m the youngest of 6 children) and said they’d disown me if I ever did another episode.”
Although he agreed to make a cameo, Thomas’ November 16 Twitter outburst is likely due to that episode where his baby news was brought up.
Later in the episode, Kathryn revealed how hurt she was by the news and how it would ultimately change the dynamic of the family.
“I cannot believe I’ve been living in the house with this man who has been hiding a secret that he has a child on the way,” she shared in a confessional. “Meanwhile I’m like, ‘Oh, maybe if we got back together, this is what it would be like.’ My family, a piece of it was taken away. It’s no longer the Ravenels.”
The disgraced former state treasurer was fired from the show in 2018 after his former nanny accused him of assault; considering this and the number of times he has bashed the show since his firing, it was surprising to many fans, as well as some of the current cast members, that producers allowed him to make an appearance on the show at all.
Southern Charm airs every Thursday at 9/8c on Bravo.