Reality TV Star Has Pregnancy Scare with an Older Man and Then Gives Birth on the Same Day (We’ll Explain!)

Reality TV Star Has Pregnancy Scare Older Man Gives Birth on the Same DayOn the new Bravo real­ity series, South­ern Charm, one of the biggest arches in the plot was when 22-year-old Kathryn Den­nis hooked up with her mil­lion­aire co-star, 51-year-old Thomas Ravenel. Den­nis even had a preg­nancy scare on the show, but the test turned out to be neg­a­tive, much to the relief of Ravenel.

In real life, how­ever, Kathryn Den­nis actu­ally did have a baby, and the rich older man is the father. In fact, the younger woman gave birth to their daugh­ter on the same day that the episode with the preg­nancy test aired—talk about foreshadowing.

After film­ing of South­ern Charm ended, Kathryn Den­nis and Thomas Ravenel con­tin­ued dat­ing and even shacked up together in Florida. That’s when the younger woman got preg­nant again and it was just a coin­ci­dence that the celebrity couple’s daugh­ter was born on the same day as that par­tic­u­lar preg­nancy episode aired.

This time, Thomas Ravenel was thrilled to hear he was going to be a father. “It’s really a bless­ing. It’s one of the great­est cre­ations one could ever hope to be a part of,” he said, adding that it was always part of their plan to start hav­ing kids for real after the show wrapped. “I’m get­ting on in my age and I wanted a child,” admit­ted Ravenel, adding that they both “love each other and care about each other.”

Although both Ravenel and his new younger woman come from very con­ser­v­a­tive homes, their fam­i­lies are just as excited about the new baby. And despite their 29-year age dif­fer­ence, the celebrity cou­ple is still very much together and is rais­ing their daugh­ter as a family.

Thomas Ravenel and Kathryn Den­nis really are an ideal match. He’s a rich older man who has a back­ground in pol­i­tics and real estate, but who still knows how to party, as evi­denced by his 2008 con­vic­tion for cocaine dis­tri­b­u­tion. Mean­while, Den­nis is a party girl who seems to have a thing for older men, espe­cially dis­graced politicians—she once dated a for­mer state rep who resigned after get­ting arrested for harass­ing another younger woman.

We can only hope that hav­ing a kid together will help reform this celebrity couple.

What do you think: What would you do if you were hook­ing up with a rich older man and then unex­pect­edly got pregnant?


Gard­ner, J., “South­ern Charm’s dis­graced South Car­olina politi­cian, 51, and younger girl­friend, 22, secretly wel­come baby girl 10 months after ‘preg­nancy scare,’” Daily Mail web site, April 15, 2014;

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