8 Reasons Why Thomas Ravenel Makes #SouthernCharm Fantastic Reality TV!

Posted on Mar 14 2017 - 2:51pm by BeachSpin

A new spin with reality hit, Southern Charm, is right around the corner — the show that invites viewers to *sit a spell* in Charleston, South Carolina!

Fans have their favorites within the cast — but most would agree that Thomas Ravenel anchors the group. Love him or not — Thomas defines that special something that draws viewers into a formula that makes this show unique. What does a weekly dose of T-Rav bring to the picture?   

1. Thomas Owns His Imperfections

Thomas is not afraid to be perfectly imperfect. He has a tarnished past — and owns it — while striving to create chapters that point to evolution and growth. His personality draws people into his journey — and makes viewers interested in his story. Thomas defines the Bravo slogan, “Watch What Happens” better than anyone.

2. He’s An Amazing Father!

Enjoying Sunday Polo 🏇🏼

A post shared by Thomas Ravenel (@thomasravenel) on

Thomas has tackled the challenge of being a full-time single father with gusto. He delights and marvels in the day-to-day, and is fiercely committed to the well-being of his two children. There is no doubt that Thomas has made fatherhood his top priority.

Enjoying dinner out with my darling daughter!

A post shared by Thomas Ravenel (@thomasravenel) on

Thomas became a father later in life — and allowed the dramatic shift to sway his desires to those of a doting daddy. He is head-over-heels in love with his kiddos — and it shows. 

3. Thomas is Brutally Honest

Thomas spills the sweet tea like no other cast member. Sometimes on camera — sometimes on social media — but always to the point, and speaking to what viewers are dying to know.

4. He’s A Comedian

Thomas is a load of fun and has a biting wit. He regularly mixes tongue-in-cheek sarcasm with plain old silliness — and is always willing to shake things up.

5. He’s a Charmer

Thomas adds dashing charisma to the cast. He speaks boldly and from the heart, and he stands by his words — whether you like them or not.

6. The Ravenel Name is Charleston Legacy

Thomas offers a rich family background, steeped in southern tradition. He is a former politician, and the son of a former Congressman. The bridge that connects Charleston and Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, is named after his father, Arthur Ravenel Jr. His roots run deep into the landscape, offering a unique heart connection to the setting.   

Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge

The Ravenels

7. Works Hard & Plays Hard

Thomas has upscale taste,and appreciates the finer things in life. He lives large — and invites viewers along for the luxury ride.

8. Thomas is a Champion Polo Player!

The southern charmer is a champion polo player. He has a playful side — and a competitive edge that points to a spirit that strives to win.

Just won my first tournament in Cali. Undefeated thus far here.

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Don’t miss the premiere of Southern Charm season 4 — Monday night, April 3rd, on Bravo at 9:00 p.m. ET.

 

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  • RealitytvJunkie

    Beautiful stated BeachSpin. Thomas is the main reason I watch Southern Charm. He’s the highlight of the show for me.

  • RHONJ Fan

    Lovely blog, Beach Spin. Thomas should be commended for his tremendous role as a single dad. He has really stepped up for those kids, meanwhile drug addict Katherine carries on as the self-righteous and negligent parent.

  • Chloe

    Love this! Great article Beach. It’s about time a blog portrays Thomas in the positive light he deserves.

  • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

    I’ve tried to get into this one, I truly have, but between M2M, RHOA, and Mama June: From Not to Hot, I just can’t take another show that requires subtitles.

    • Pittsburgh Housewife

      You should give it a try again. Amazing show.

    • Hey Bravo Mike! Excellent show. Highly recommended.

      • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

        You’ve convinced me … I’m gonna give it a shot!

    • aemish

      hahahah @ subtitles… :p

  • Bryan

    here are the real 8 reasons

    1, Gin

    2, Bourbon

    3, Vodka

    4, Rum

    5.Tequila

    6, Ale

    7,Beer

    8,Wine

    • ALegWithWings

      9. Cocaine

      • Bryan

        I think he has moved on from leisure drugs since becoming a daddy LOL, at least I hope

        • ALegWithWings

          I don’t know, Bryan. I hope you’re right. My only concern is that cocaine doesn’t stay in your system very long, so it’d be hard to know either way, even if the court did drug test him. I mean, Leah from Teen Mom 2 passed hers.

          • disqus_wRoANwnn3T

            There is no evidence that Thomas Ravenel hasn’t put the drug days behind him. He’s paid his debt to society & he passed court mandated drug tests. I don’t always like him when he’s drinking, but he’s quite charming when he’s sober.

            It tells me a lot about which members of the cast are persona non grata at Casa Altschul, & it pretty well fits with who I like & who I don’t of the Southern Charm cast.

            I obviously don’t know any of them personally, but I dislike the behavior I’ve seen from Kathryn & former cast & champion backstabbing toady Kevin Cooper Pooper Ray. I have more faith KD is having a rough patch in her life & will continue to get well (she looks much healthier now), but Pooper Ray seems to have an organic ahole gene.

          • Pittsburgh Housewife

            This comment sums up my feelings accurately. Well said.

          • disqus_wRoANwnn3T

            Thanks.

            I hope K continues to do better, but he’s had custody since June or July. I’m not saying she doesn’t love her kids, but what is she doing to regain their primary custody? Maybe it’s a relief that he has primary, IDK, but it seems like a lot of talk & not much action to get them back. Or, maybe she’s trying & they’re prohibited by the court to discuss it.

            I will say both kids look very healthy & happy with Thomas. He certainly seems to have stepped up as he rightfully should’ve & Im sure it’s not easy with two very young children when you’re over 50, even with nannies.

          • Pittsburgh Housewife

            Thomas is routinely drug tested by the court — he’s clean. Meanwhile Kathryn is a crack whore. Addicted to coke, weed and opiates (heroine). The court gave Thomas full custody because he’s not on drugs. Btw, the cocaine scandal was 11 years ago.

          • ALegWithWings

            He’s drug tested every week? 😂 There are plenty of people who beat the system.

          • disqus_wRoANwnn3T

            I’m sure he’s randomly tested as deemed appropriate by the court. The kids look like they’re thriving. I hope their mother gets her life together. I dislike her behavior but certainly don’t wish her ill will.

          • ALegWithWings

            They are both scammers.

          • RealitytvJunkie

            Stop hating on Thomas. He’s there for kids which is more than worthless Kathryn has done. The man has literally stepped up to the plate.

          • ALegWithWings

            I’m not hating on him. Maybe I’m just not as easily convinced as the rest of you. That’s all. Only time will tell.

          • justanothermary

            I am totally with you ALWW. Just because someone says something in a blog does not make it fact.

          • justanothermary

            And you know this because? . . . .

          • And you know different because…..? All evidence presented leads to those kids as happy and striving under Thomas’ care. Do you have evidence otherwise to condemn a father, who has stepped up to the plate? All we see is a crackkhead loser mother but I’m sure your praise is reserved for her.

          • justanothermary

            No I do not. I am simply asking why we are so sure that Thomas is a wonderful father. We don’t anything about him except what he wants us to see. He may be a regular Ward Cleaver, but the fact is we don’t know.

          • justanothermary

            It was rumored that he completely shaved his body so that he would not have to comply with the follicle test that Kathryn took. How do you know that he is tested weekly? How do we know that Kathryn is addicted to coke, weed and heroine? The fact is we don’t. We read different things here and there but those court documents are not open to the public so we don’t know. We also cannot believe what comes out of the mouths of Thomas or Kathryn.

          • Rumored? Don’t you mean in the imagine of the confessed psycho drunk blogger. 😂

          • justanothermary

            Actually, Kathryn confronted Thomas with it on camera. I believe it was a reunion or something. In front of everyone she was talking about it.

          • And Kathryn’s credibility is on par with the drunk blogger. Not to mention, her behavior at the reunion was cringe-worthy. Kathryn was geeking and downright frightening to watch with her erratic outbursts.

          • justanothermary

            I totally agree and I’m glad she doesn’t have custody of those kids. At the very least we know Thomas has the money to hire good help. I am not “team Kathryn” at all, I’m simply not sure Thomas is as wonderful as people claim he is.

          • I completely understand your point and you’re right….no one really knows 100% what goes on behind closed doors. But the kids seem to be thriving. Patricia tweeted this a few days ago about Thomas, which solidifies my impression of Thomas’ parenting (*Refresh* to see the tweet below:

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7e58ddcf9fa68f8f8a389acdc08570ea8d8733e4134ccbfd4f1c861149fd9741.png

          • aemish

            Kathryn has posted on twitter before that he uses “molly”…

          • ALegWithWings

            Kathryn is unreliable, but Molly is another drug that is out of your system quickly. Even if the court ordered saliva/urine drug tests are random, I’d wager he’d still be safe doing Molly (1-3 days) and Coke (1-5 days). I doubt the courts are randomly follicle testing him, which is the only sure way to know whether someone is using or not.

          • aemish

            And plus they sell those pass-a-drug-test kits… he is definitely a doting daddy but let’s face it, it’s the nannies doing all the heavy lifting

          • ALegWithWings

            I’ve known plenty of people who passed their drug test and they weren’t clean. The only drug that’s easy to detect is weed because it stays in your system so long. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/acd8186b321c44d79a43848482e290fe72bc7b840dfb9fd6048cad92648a15e0.gif

          • aemish

            ~eggZactly~

            that gif is priceless! lol

    • Pittsburgh Housewife

      Love this list lol.

      • Bryan

        thank you =)

    • Amy Miller

      You are forgetting cocaine!

      • Aren’t you the writer from that “other” site that hates Thomas and constantly bashes him? If so, it’s pretty pathetic that you came to this site to continue your hate-fest of Thomas. Your behavior is obsessive and borderline stalking. Get a grip, Amy….you’re embarrassing yourself.

        • Birdie

          LOL–does anyone even read those aimless ramblings? That’s like trying to navigate a confused maze that goes nowhere.

          • Good morning Birdie!

            Lmao…..IKR. Amy’s aimless ramblings are the worst. I get nothing but illegible hate-filled rants.

          • Birdie

            Heavy on the illegible. 😬

          • 😛😜😝

        • aemish

          lol awww come on, Siouxsie Suess! I almost spit out my frappucino when I read that! I mean lovable as the man is he did serve hard time for distributing a lot of coke! It wasn’t like a lil gram here or an eight-ball there.. lol…

    • aemish

      LOL hilarious!!

  • Sunflower

    Kensie has Ravenel wrapped around her fi

    • RealitytvJunkie

      How in the world can anyone be Team Kathryn after what she’s done to herself and kids. That’s so bizarre.

      • Sunflower

        I try to live as much as I can by the teachings of the Bible – most of the time….
        1 John Verse 3:17…
        My faith in Katherine is strong that she will be able to overcome whatever demons she is battling.
        Woman to Woman… that is my wish for her..!

        • RealitytvJunkie

          You’re a kind woman but I hope Kathryn doesn’t disappoint you.

      • justanothermary

        The same way people are still Team Giudice or Team Vicki. In my mind Tre and Vicki are much worse than Kathryn, Kathryn still suffers from youth and makes immature choices. Tre and Vicki don’t have an excuse.

        • JMMW

          Same way people are Team T-Rav I guess. To each his own.

  • sideof Sour Cream

    I hope this season includes Kathrine. She is a unique individual .

  • Violet~Princess Pumpernickel

    The best thing about Thomas is little Kensie. She seems like such a little sweetheart.

  • justanothermary

    How do we know that Thomas is such a wonderful father? All we see what he chooses to post on social media and a little bit that we see on TV. For all we know he barely sees his children and is still all skirt chasing every night of the week. Just because we would like it be true, does not make it so.

  • Thomas is an amazing man and most importantly an excellent father. Any woman that lands him is would be a lucky gal.

  • aemish

    Wooo! Can’t wait for this show to come back!

    • Aemish!! How the heck are you???

      • aemish

        (乂ღ˘⌣˘)ノ♥ヽ(ˆ⌣ˆ)ヾ

        Hey Suessie!!! Took me a lil unplanned hiatus from the internet, feels good to be back :o)

  • sideof Sour Cream

    Only one reason: he ran as a Republican and Republicans are winning right now. Everyone loves a winner.