While Southern Charm star Kathryn Dennis celebrated Christmas morning with her kids, their father was nowhere in sight.
But her disgraced baby daddy shared a photo of his own on New Year's Eve, featuring a familiar face.
Thomas Ravenel shared a pic featuring a reunion with none other than Ashley Jacobs. Oh no.
Disgraced former Southern Charm star Thomas Ravenel has made his Instagram private.
However, in a now-deleted image from his Instagram stories, he shared a chilling image.
"Reconnected briefly with an old friend on auld Lang syne!" Thomas captioned this photo.
In the image, he is seen sitting so close beside a woman that they appear to be joined at the hip.
That woman is none other than his ex, Ashley Jacobs.
Most of us normally see exes, and especially reality show stars who are exes, getting along and applaud it.
After all, not every breakup needs to be contentious. Not all exes need to become enemies.
To see Ashley sitting beside Thomas like this, however, comes across as a red flag to those familiar with their history.
Because Ashley and Thomas had a very messy and all-too-public breakup.
Fans remember how, just last November, Thomas blasted Ashley for criticizing his other ex, Kathryn Dennis.
At the time, Thomas said that totally disavowed "this horrendous behavior" and insisted that he would have nothing further to do with her.
His furious post alarmed a lot of people and was ultimately deleted.
People are more concerned about Ashley, however.
She did not make a good impression with Southern Charm viewers, as her behavior seemed to grow worse and worse as the season went on.
It was only after she broke up with Thomas and ended her nascent reality career that she seemed to mellow out.
Plenty of fans were relieved each and every time that she broke up with Thomas.
His behavior towards her, from belittling her in public to deliberately baiting her with comparisons to Kathryn, was very unhealthy.
On the Southern Charm reunion, even his castmates were shocked and saddened by what they had seen and heard.
When Ashley took the blame for Thomas hurling leftover food, saying that it was her fault, the cast's response really said it all.
Despite the ups and downs of their volatile relationship, Ashley recently reflected on the positive aspects of her time with Thomas.
"For all the crap we went through together this past year, the good really does outweigh the bad," Ashley claimed on Instagram.
"You can’t go through stuff like that and just pretend like it never happened," she wrote.
Ashley couldn't pretend "like the person that got you through some of the toughest times of your life now means nothing to you."
"You were my boyfriend during a time in my life when I needed you and you needed me," Ashley said.
"I don’t know how much I believe in the idea of fate," she admited. "But if it exists, I know it brought you and me together for a reason."
Ashley concluded: "Even if we weren’t made to last forever."
Does this New Year's Eve reunion photo mean that they're getting back together?
No. ... Well, probably not. ... We sure as f--k hope not.
Hopefully, they just found themselves at the same party and decided to snap and share a quick photo for some reason.
Thomas himself insists that the reunion was brief.
But we hope that this will not reawaken any lingering feelings between the two.
Ashley deserves better. And Thomas is facing both prosecution and a lawsuit for sexual battery.
That creep has his hands full.