Here is a little secret. Sometimes entertainment writers discuss their sources and information with each other. Especially when we are told two very different versions of events. Recently, I posted two pieces where Thomas had been ranting about Kathryn not being clean on social media.
In this one, he sort of plaintively wondered why Kathryn could not get over her addiction to be with her kids. Perhaps, I was reading into it, but it seemed like Thomas was having a few glasses of bourbon and getting all in his feelings. It felt like after then end of a relationship when you are on the couch with a box of wine, crying your way through a Lifetime movie marathon telling yourself if only he was not so unreliable and would have picked up his socks off the floor and kept his dick in his pants he would have been so great.
Then the other night, a more aggressive post was made and removed where he said basically he has full custody and she has nothing. This was new information because we have seen Kathryn with her kids on what appears to be every other weekend. These posts from Thomas often come late at night and are removed soon after they are posted. Perhaps so they can’t be documented for the court?
Can I just say for a couple who wanted their custody battle sealed, there is a whole lot of back and forth with these two on social media. And we always seem to get a flurry when the trailer is released, just before the first episode and a huge flurry of fighting words just before a reunion. They seem very carefully timed. But would anyone really spar with their children’s co-parent for ratings on a TV show? Don’t answer that.
So back to the reason for this post. I was talking to my friend Amy Feinsten at Inquistr about the situation and we compared notes. Her sources say that Kathryn has passed her drug tests and she has not lost her visitation. Click here to read her post.
Amy says that Thomas is at Eldorado Polo Club in Indio, California for a planned polo match with his team. The kids are there for that.
We compared notes on our sources and her sources are saying very different things that what I am hearing. I’m not at liberty to discuss everything we talked about. I can say that Amy’s sources give me a much more hopeful view of Kathryn’s situation.
The new information on Thomas was less positive. The word cruel comes to mind. Some of that will play out on the upcoming season. Again.
The sad part is no matter which version of the stories floating around are closest to the truth, none of the versions are ideal for the babies. Despite the fact that these public squabbles tend to happen more frequently around the time the show is publicized the hostility between Kathryn and Thomas is real.
So, the good news is that all of the information about Kathryn’s recovery issues could be started by Thomas and simply believed by my sources. I would like to believe that. I did hear about missteps with her recovery very quickly after she returned to Charleston. My sources are in no way related to Thomas other than when he says things on social media. I’ve had numerous reports of Kathryn drinking. I’ve also had numerous reports of Thomas drinking and seeming just as keyed up as he appears on the show. These were from people unrelated to Southern Charm.
Given the wildly different information floating around, I’m back to believing that Kathryn is off drugs at least. Let’s just hope for the best, as that is all we can do.