Coping with public strain. Chleb Ravenell mentioned filming Southern Appeal “sped up” his cut up from Kathryn Dennis by highlighting the entire points they had been having of their relationship.
“It began off good,” the previous school athlete, 32, tells Us Weekly completely concerning the finish of his romance with Dennis, 30, earlier than explaining that they hit a pace bump when he realized that she wasn’t being sincere with him. “She wasn’t telling me what she was going via. She was telling me she was going via like courtroom circumstances and stuff the place her children and custody battles [were involved] … She wasn’t telling me about her relationships [with the cast].” Dennis shares Kensie, 8, and Saint, 6, with former costar Thomas Ravenel.
Ravanell continues: “I used to be simply coming in blind, serving to her. After which it sort of simply all fell on me. And after I would categorical my emotions to her, [her reaction] was extra like, ‘Oh, you’re a grown-ass man. You need to have the ability to deal with it.’”
The South Carolina native provides that he was naive concerning the impression being on a actuality present would have on their relationship. “I used to be like, perhaps this can convey us collectively,” he tells Us. “As a result of I’ve by no means been on a present earlier than. And he or she’s telling me, ‘It’s gonna break us up.’ I used to be like, ‘Nah, nah, we’re gonna develop nearer.’ [But] it broke us aside.”
Whereas the duo was rumored to have cut up on account of her children, Ravenell reveals that the “breaking level” got here when he started feeling unappreciated by his then-girlfriend. “I didn’t really feel like no matter I needed to do mattered an excessive amount of to her due to what all she was going via,” he explains. “She didn’t have the top house to actually take into consideration what the hell I used to be going via, and I can’t actually fault her for that, however I imply … it simply got here to a degree the place we simply needed to simply break it off.”
He continues “Each time we might movie, it’d simply be an argument. … It was getting petty. So we had been identical to, ‘ what? We must always simply break this off.”
Whereas Ravenell and the truth TV persona are now not on talking phrases, he doesn’t maintain any grudges. “It’s for one of the best, however I’m unhappy as a result of I’ve been via rather a lot together with her. So I all the time want her one of the best. I’m all the time gonna love her, simply from a distance,” he says, including that he hopes she “and the youngsters do nicely.”
After every little thing he and Dennis went via, Ravenell is just serious about sharing any of his future relationships on actuality TV on one situation. “I might, if I used to be married,” he provides. “I really feel like [with] actuality reveals and the producers, should you’re not married, then any little factor they’ll attempt to [break you up]. However should you’re married then … you could have such a powerful bond. I don’t assume the producers or any of that will really come after that.”
With reporting by Christina Garibaldi