Kathryn Dennis Loses Custody in Bitter Court Battle with Thomas Ravenel

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Disgraced former Southern Charm star Thomas Ravenel claimed that Kathryn Dennis gave their son fetal alcohol syndrome.

That was just a fraction of what he had to say about his (first) baby mama in their custody war, which has been nothing but ugly.

And the latest development, which we learned about this week, is undoubtedly going to be a hard pill for Kathryn to swallow.

Kathryn Dennis and Thomas Ravenel in 2020

According to The Sun, Kathryn Dennis has temporarily lost custody of both of her children to Ravenel. You read that correctly.

For now, Kathryn is only allowed supervised visitation with Kensie and Saint, every other weekend. You read that correctly.

The rest of the time, both children are with their father.

Kathryn Dennis and Thomas Ravenel, Kensie Preschool Graduation

Specifically, an insider shares: "She has supervised visitation during the day Saturday and Sunday every other weekend."

That visitation may become even more complicated for Kathryn, 29, and Thomas, 58, who were never married.

Thomas plans to move to Aiken, South Carolina.

Kathryn Dennis and Thomas Ravenel Kiss in 2014

Thomas proposed this plan to the judge (as was widely reported at the time) while requesting full custody.

The hearing at which this matter was decided took place on February 9.

The temporary custody order was filed by the court on Februay 25.

Kathryn Dennis and Kensie Ravenel at Preschool Graduation

While no one truly knows what goes on behind closed doors, many details of the custody battle were widely reported.

As such, on December 18, Kathryn filed a motion to seal the custody battle from the eyes of the celebrity gossip media.

The request was approved.

Thomas Ravenel Mug Shot

This means that the temporary custody order is under seal, and we're left guessing as to how this outcome was reached.

In other words, the reasons behind Kathryn's loss of custody to Thomas freaking Ravenel are not publicly available.

Additionally, Kathryn's attorney has thus far declined to comment.

Kathryn Dennis and Kids Smile on Christmas

As we reported at the beginning of their latest custody battle, it was Thomas who requested this change.

Their joint custody, he claimed, no longer worked.

He wanted primary custody, and he accused Kathryn of drug abuse and of neglecting the children.

Kathryn Dennis Smiles with Chleb Ravenell

Reportedly, it was on a trip to North Carolina with Kathryn and her boyfriend Chleb Ravenell that Thomas observed alleged cocaine use.

Apparently, Thomas told friends of his that not only was there a lot of coke being done, but Kathryn left some within reach of the children.

Kathryn's response in court was: "I do not use cocaine, so naturally I have not left any out for our children to access."

Kathryn Dennis with Kensie and Saint

Kathryn also agreed in court to the request that she take a drug test - conditionally.

The first condition of this, though, was that Thomas pay for it.

The second condition was that Thomas take one himself.

Those are very fair terms, or at least it seemed like it.

Thomas Ravenel Snapshot

Thomas told the court that he hired a man to conduct surveillance on the mother of his (first two) children.

Allegedly, this mercenary observed Kathryn leaving her children home alone unsupervised on multiple occassions.

While these allegedly took place last summer after midnight, it is difficult to imagine a parent doing such a thing.

Kensie Ravenel and Saint Ravenel on Instagram

In court, Thomas claimed that Kensie and Saint were seen alone in front of the house during one alleged absence.

Elsewhere, he claimed that a neighbor called the police after finding Saint wandering around without supervision.

Kathryn replied in court that she had not left her children alone.

Thomas Ravenel on Southern Charm

Instead, Kathryn said that her father had been watching her children and fallen asleep -- once.

After that incident in which Saint ended up outside on his own, Kathryn said, her father was no longer entrusted to babysitting duties.

Thomas also laid into Kathryn's record when it came to getting the children to school on time and keeping them dressed in clean, well-fitting clothing.

Kensie and Saint Ravenel

Obviously, these are extremely serious allegations that cannot and should not be taken lightly, to say the least.

Because the case is sealed, we cannot know what other arguments were made (or refuted) in this custody battle.

We can hope that the court made the right call.

Thomas Ravenel Snapshot

At the same time, there's no denying this:

Many fans will likely hear "full custody to Thomas Ravenel" and have serious doubts as to how that could be the right best decision under any circumstance.

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