On Tuesday, disgraced former Southern Charm star Thomas Ravenel was arrested for assault and battery.
His ex and baby mama Kathryn Dennis managed to avoid direclty addressing the accusations of sexual assault against him.
But just hours after Thomas’ arrest, she posted a cryptic message to social media.
Kathryn Dennis posted a photo to Instagram on Tuesday afternoon — just a matter of hours after Thomas’ arrest.
The photo doesn’t show her or Thomas, but their two young children, Kensie and Saint.
Kathryn’s caption was simple and succinct.
"Everything in life to me," she writes.
It’s a great photo — but the quote sends a pretty clear message.
As you may recall, when multiple women accused Thomas Ravenel of rape, everyone wanted to hear Kathryn’s thoughts.
Kathryn’s public reaction was a thoughtful line, carefully measured in light of her priorities.
"I’m not going to comment until I guess it’s resolved I think," Kathryn said. "What I am going to focus on is just the children and staying out of it."
She didn’t accuse the women of lying or really say anything one way or the other. Instead, she made it clear ther her foremost priority is her children.
The fact of the matter is that Thomas is their father. One day, they’ll google the truth about him — and Kathryn doesn’t want them to see her quotes when they do.
Kathryn’s reaction this time may be similar, but Thomas’ situation is a little different.
The sexual assault allegations were that he attacked Nanny Dawn who tended to his children and that he attacked another woman after a date.
This time, it’s not a #MeToo story — it’s an arrest. The charges aren’t for sexual assault, but for assault and battery.
A lot of the circumstances of the arrest and the charges remain a mystery, but it seems very likely that most if not all of those details will come to light.
Perhaps then, Kathryn will find a delicate way to more directly speak about the father of her children.
The sexual assault allegations are worrying, and included accusations that he became intoxicated and seemed to have become a different person.
Another woman came forward after the accusations came to light and shared that she had witnessed Thomas seem to transform after a date, saying that it frightened her.
Even his co-stars and "friends" on Southern Charm have been very direct about how Thomas has what they perceive to be a dark side to his personality.
When it was said that Thomas was spotted throwing leftover food at his then-girlfriend Ashley Jacobs, Ashley blamed herself, but the stars — even those who did not particularly like her — were quick to say that she was not at fault.
While we wouldn’t care to speculate on who the victim of Thomas’ alleged battery may have been, we know that a lot of viewers may find it easy to believe these charges after all that they’ve heard.
A number of fans have really come around on Kathryn’s behavior, and even come to blame Thomas for some of her over-the-top reactions in earlier seasons.
Kathryn is, after all, much younger than Thomas. And some have pointed out that Thomas appeared to be "doing the same things" to Ashley Jacobs.
In general, that just means scolding someone or verbally putting them down and shaming them for little things that don’t matter.
Thomas has already shared that he will not return to Southern Charm, and it sounds like that is for the best — whatever comes of this arrest.