Former ‘Southern Charm’ Star Thomas Ravenel Says His Son Suffers From Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Due to Kathryn Dennis Allegedly Drinking While Pregnant

“Don’t be expecting any ‘World’s Best Mother’ mugs for Christmas, Kathryn!”

The custody battle between Thomas Ravenel and Kathryn Dennis rages on, following a brief period of cooperative co-parenting.

Earlier this week, The Sun reported that the latest court documents filed by Thomas make some scathing claims against Kathryn, with whom he shares daughter Kensie and son Saint. In the court docs, Thomas accused the Southern Charm star of drinking and using drugs so heavily during her pregnancy with Saint that it caused the five-year-old to be diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS).

Thomas claims that, although he has taken Saint to speech and occupational therapy “for years to help combat his delays,” the boy is still falling behind his classmates at school.  In additional, Thomas stated that Kathryn has done little to help their son catch up.

“Saint’s teachers gave them separate folders with extra work for their son to do at each parent’s house but apparently the ‘mom folder’ has ‘never been touched,'” The Sun reports, citing the documents filed by Thomas. 

In October, Thomas filed for full custody of both children, requesting that Kathryn only have supervised visits with the kids. According to Thomas, this is due to Kathryn allegedly using drugs and neglecting the kids during her time with them.

While Kathryn and Thomas were able to reach a joint custody agreement in 2019, the court documents filed in October state that Thomas is claiming there have been some “changes” affecting the “health, safety and welfare” of the children, and he believes Kathryn has “relapsed and is no longer sober from illegal drugs.” 

“We have a witness who observed Ms. Dennis do cocaine while having custody of the children; a witness who observed Ms. Dennis leave cocaine on an open dresser within reach of the children,” the document reads. 

Kathryn denied those claims, stating in the court documents, “I do not use cocaine so naturally I have not left any out for our children to access.”

She also agreed to take a drug test as long as Thomas “pays for it and takes one as well.”

The court documents also accuses Kathryn of leaving Saint unattended, resulting in the child running “multiple times into a busy street” and sneaking out of the house more than once, at which point a bystander allegedly called the police.

In addition, Thomas claimed the kids come back smelly and tired from Kat’s house, and that they are often late for school while in Kathryn’s care. (Kathryn admitted to bringing Kensie to school late several times.) 

“[Kathryn’s house is] filthy and unkempt,” Thomas wrote in the court docs. “When the children are picked up after their week with Kathryn, they are filthy, their hair is matted, they smell and they are unusually tired and irritable.”

(Kathryn responded to that claim as well, writing in court docs, “This is untrue. My children are always well dressed and clean when in my care and I am often complimented on how cute they look.”)

Still, Thomas believes Kathryn places the children in danger.

“Kathryn cannot be allowed to play Russian Roulette with our children’s lives,” he stated in the documents. “Unless the Court intervenes to protect Kensie and Saint, it is not a matter of ‘if,’ it is a matter of ‘when’ until something devastating happens to them while under Kathryn’s care.” 

Kathryn did not respond to The Sun‘s request for comment on the latest claims Thomas made in court.

RELATED STORY: Thomas Ravenel Accuses Baby Mama Kathryn Dennis of Abusing Cocaine, Neglecting Their Kids & More; Thomas Files for Full Custody

14 Responses

  1. It’s hard to believe anything Thomas says. I hope it’s not it true but if it is F off Thomas for telling the world about saint, and f the court for allowing these papers to be public when a minor is involved, they are setting him up to get bullied. You don’t go to court with a what if scenario or a this may happen. This comes from a man who plead guilty to some kind of sexual offense! At what point doesn’t the court system say enough is enough.The fact he knew this when she was given 50/50 custody wasn’t a big deal until he wanted to move the kids hours away from their mother. SMh nobody wins here.

  2. This is so sad any way you look at it. If he does have FAS it is horrible that his mom didn’t care enough to get help to stay off alcohol while she was pregnant. If he doesn’t and his dad is just throwing something that will follow him around for life out there to get custody it is just as sad. It shows the shocking difference money can make. If these two were poor their kids would be in CPS custody by now.

  3. It is obvious Saint has FAS and is now going to suffer for life, all while T&K argue over custody over children who deserve better parents and a social services intervention.

    1. He doesn’t have FAS. He does have a developmental delay most likely because of TRav. Old sperm is the leading cause of developmental disability. Add in that both parents have substance abuse issues, then you have a delay. FAS you would see terrible impulse control, severe tantrums and mobility issues.

  4. I believe Thomas for once, but he obviously didn’t have anything to say or try to stop her from drinking when she was pregnant with Saint, and I honestly wouldn’t put it past her to have been drinking while pregnant with Kenzie. Thomas is trash, Kathryn is trash, and neither one of them should have custody of those kids IMO.

    1. They were not together when she was pregnant with Saint. She primarily lived with her parents during that pregnancy. He rented that house in Mt Pleasant for her right before Saint was born. By then the damage to Saint was done.

  5. I hate to say it, but you could tell from his early appearances that something was off. I remember thinking he might be autistic or something, so this revelation makes sense. This is absolutely horrible, the poor thing never stood aa chance with these two lunatics as parents.

  6. I’ve thought since Saint was a baby that he had FAS, he’s got most of the telltale features/signs. Poor kid. All this could’ve been avoided if this negligent piece of shit could put down the bottle for NINE WHOLE MONTBS!! ?

  7. Never watched this show, but that poor child will be impeded by fetal alcohol syndrome for the rest of his life. He does have the telltale eyes. I know an adult with FAS and he’s a total train wreck even though he was adopted at birth by wonderful parents and raised well.

    Children born addicted to heroin have a better shot than children with FAS at overcoming what their POS mothers did to them while they were in the womb. Now those idiot parents will have to care for their son for the rest of their lives. The guy I know with FAS is a belligerent 12 year old in the body of a man in his 40’s.

  8. Weren’t the kids supposed to be in the care of a nanny when they were with Kathryn? What happened with that? Those poor children though omg!

  9. Poor Saint. Life was already going to be tough because of who his parents were.

    It’s really a shame that there are no other family members capable of raising these two kids in a safe and nurturing environment. At this point, whomever Thomas hires to take care of the kids is probably a better parent.

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