In real life, Kathryn Dennis is caught up in a brutal custody war with Thomas Ravenel, her disgraced ex and the father of her children.
But before this season of Southern Charm began filming, she had some free time ... and hooked up with castmate Witney Sudler-Smith.
Now, Kathryn is sharing the details of that encounter. It sounds like the hookup itself was ... well, maybe not terrible!
On Wednesday night's episode of Southern Charm, there was a gathering of friends at Chelsea Meissner's housewarming party.
Kathryn asks the group for any "gossip" that they may have heard.
The question backfires spectacularly.
"Our little darling Kathryn and our friend Whitney had a little rendezvous," Cameran Eubanks reveals.
Kathryn doesn't deny it, instead saying: "I swore to him [I wouldn’t tell]."
This is not their first tryst. The last one was years ago, before she got with her disgraced ex, Thomas Ravenel.
"The first time Whitney and I hooked up," Kathryn recalls. "He said ‘Don’t tell anyone.’"
"And I was really intimidated by him at the time," she explains. "So I was like, ‘Okay, I really, really won’t."
"But at the end of the day," Kathryn describes. "He’s the one that ended up telling everyone."
We've probably all been in that situation. You take somebody's insistence that a thing stay secret seriously, but they're the one who blabs.
It doesn't have to be a hookup ... but it's often a hookup.
"I even lied to Thomas," Kathryn announces.
After she started dating him, she continued to keep Whitney's "secret," which led to drama when Thomas found out.
Kathryn explains why that was a problem, saying: "and at that point I was idiotically in love with him."
"Now," Kathryn assures her friends. "I don’t give a s--t.”
“If I [were] him," Kathryn says. "I’d be like, ‘Yeah man, I sure did.‘"
It's nice to hear Kathryn Dennis speaking so confidently.
It wasn't too long ago that she was was a constant nervous wreck under the toxic thumb of Thomas.
No longer. When asked about the hookup itself, Kathryn replies: "It wasn't bad!"
Meanwhile, Austen Kroll and Craig Conover cornered Whitney to ask him if he'd really been laying pipe with Kathryn.
"F--k you," Whitney replies.
In a recent appearance on Watch What Happens Live, Kathryn was asked if she viewed Shep Rose as the "one that got away."
"I don't think I have a one-that-got-away," Kathryn admitted. "I think I have a one-that-won't-go-away."
Even with Whitney's mother, Patricia Altschul, beside her, Kathryn gets asked who is better in bed, Thomas or Whitney.
Wisely, Kathryn replies: "me!"
That's a good answer and, let's be real, probably true.
Patricia advises Kathryn to simply "plead the fifth" rather than discuss her son's sexual prowess or lack thereof.
"Fives," Kathryn says dismissively to the question. "Fives for everyone."
In the mean time, don't get excited about shipping Kathryn with any of her castmates.
She's involved in what looks like a very serious relationship with country singer Hunter Price, pictured in this last photo.
Whitney will have to look elsewhere to get his jollies. That's probably for the best.