After Southern Charm star Thomas Ravenel was accused of sexual assault by two different women, many fans of the show wondered if girlfriend Ashley Jacobs would soon dump him.
Instead, Ashley has seemed to double down on their relationship.
But a new report says that Thomas is gearing up to dump the woman who remained by his side. Wow.
A source tells RadarOnline that Thomas Ravenel and Ashley Jacobs are ready to split.
The source reports."The romance between Ashley and Thomas is over."
The alleged final straw? Ashley appearing at the Southern Charm reunion without Thomas after Bravo disinvited Thomas from attending.
(Odd, because she went there to defend him, but so little about romance and the ensuing breakups is fully rational)
It sounds, however, like this source is reporting that they haven't actually, officially, broken up just yet.
But it sounds like it's just a matter of time.
"Thomas is ready to breakup with Ashley," the source reveals.
Gosh. Does she know yet?
The source simply adds: "The relationship has run its course."
Well, that sure sounds final.
Reportedly, it was seeing their romance on Southern Charm as it aired that helped him to make up his mind.
Whenever this alleged breakup goes down, it doesn't sound like it's going to be very public.
"Thomas is a gentleman," the source says, though some would say that this characterization has, well, run its course.
"So he’s not going to humiliate her when they break up," the source explains.
Wait, is not humiliating your significant other the standard for gentlemanly behavior, now? Because most people who aren't Arie Luyendyk Jr. would qualify.
"But he is at his breaking point," the source continues. "And ready to end things."
Hey, that happens sometimes.
And the signs have been there, some argue, for a while.
Arie used to post a lot more photos of Ashley. He'd upload one after the other to his Instagram.
Now? Well, see for yourself in that gif above how many photos you have to slide through to find that one of the two looking cozy.
You see his ex, his kids, his mom, and even Snoopy the fictional dog before you get to Ashley. In a photo from May 18.
But that might not be a sign that the end of their relationship is nigh, exactly.
It may be that Thomas is simply trying to soften his public image after the accusations of sexual assault.
Fewer photos of him drinking with his girlfriend, more photos of him as a father and family man.
Not a terrible strategy, all things considered.
Now, this whole situation gets a little weirder.
According to RadarOnline's insider, Thomas Ravenel has already "told Kathryn that he wants out of the relationship."
Kathryn Dennis is not just Thomas' costar and she's not even merely his ex.
She is the mother of his children.
We've all seen Ashley Jacobs' insane verbal attack on Kathryn on Southern Charm. The cast was appalled at Ashley and at Thomas for not saying anything.
(They did praise Kathryn for keeping cool)
But RadarOnline says that one of the factors that got Thomas to decide to end things with Ashley was watching the season as it aired. Sometimes, seeing yourself in the third person can help make things clear.
Isn't it kind of weird that he's doing the dumping, though?
Thomas Ravenel is accused of raping two different women, one of whom was Nanny Dawn, who used to take care of his children.
Charleston police are investigating and so is Bravo, but plenty of women would have distanced themselves from an alleged sexual predator.
Instead, he's reportedly aiming to break things off.