Southern Charm Star Arrested

Kathryn Dennis of reality show ‘Southern Charm’ has found herself in legal trouble again. She was arrested in Berkeley, South Carolina around 10pm on May 20, according to a story in People magazine.

Per Goose Creek Police, first she was charged with a DUI for transporting open liquor. Next, one of the officers noticed she appeared to be impaired when he stopped her, a second officer noted in a report that her eyes were glossy and she smelled of alcohol.

Due to the arrest, a court date of June 4 has been set.


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Kathryn Dennis rose to fame in a prominent role on Bravo’s reality TV show “Southern Charm,” which premiered in 2014. The show, set in Charleston, South Carolina, follows  the lives of the Southern elite, including Dennis, who quickly became a central figure due to her dramatic personal life and tumultuous relationships.

Dennis joined the cast in the first season and remained a regular until her departure after the eighth season. Her storylines often revolved around her rocky relationship with former state treasurer Thomas Ravenel, with whom she has two children. The couple’s relationship and subsequent custody battles over their children were major plot points on the show. Their highly publicized disputes included accusations of substance abuse and cheating

Apart from her relationship with Ravenel, Dennis’s personal challenges have also been a focal point. She faced many legal and custody battles, with her issues with substance abuse frequently highlighted. In January 2023, Dennis lost custody of her children to Ravenel, a decision that was influenced by various factors, including allegations of drug use and mental health concerns​.

Dennis’s life off-screen has been equally dramatic. In October 2023, she was involved in a hit-and-run incident in Moncks Corner, South Carolina, where she allegedly struck a sheriff’s deputy with her vehicle and fled the scene. The deputy, who was performing traffic duties, sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to a hospital for treatment. This is part of an ongoing investigation.

To learn more about Kathryn Dennis, take a look at the two videos below. One features a dramatic scene from ‘Southern Charm’ featuring  Kathryn and her ex-husband. The other is a summary of her DUI trouble.