Thomas Ravenel is embroiled in a new baby momma drama, four months after settling a longstanding custody dispute with ex Kathryn Dennis. In June, the 57-year-old former South Carolina treasurer will give birth to a child with another woman.
The private life of Ravenel has always been controversial, even by the chaotic standards of reality television. According to a close source who asked not to be named, Heather Mascoe, 38, a registered nurse and mother-of-two, has been in a relationship with Ravenel since last summer. She is now just three months away from giving birth to her child, according to the source.
Apparently, Ravenel is doing everything he can to conceal the pregnancy and the impending arrival of the child. In June, Thomas Ravenel is expecting a child with Heather Mascoe, 38, a registered nurse and mother of two.
According to the source, the Southern Charm star, 57, has been in an on-and-off relationship with Mascoe since last summer. Additionally, he has two children from his ex-wife Kathryn Dennis (pictured together), with whom he finally settled their long-running custody dispute four months ago.
According to the source, Thomas is doing everything possible to keep the matter under wraps. Thomas has instructed Heather not to go out, and even those who know are afraid to speak out because Thomas is so aggressive when he is cross-eyed. Moreover, they informed Kathryn that her attorney had told her that she knew.
A number of media reports have reported Ravenel’s turbulent relationship with Dennis, 28, the mother of two of his children, Saint, 4, and Kenzie, who will turn six this month.
However, in recent months, the pair, who have battled each other in the courts and public opinion alike, have appeared to have put their differences behind them, attending events together and speaking optimistically about co-parenting.
According to the source, Ravenel’s relationship with Mascoe has been drenched in drama from the outset, as with all of his romantic liaisons. She is the mother of two children, a son and a daughter, ages 12 and 13, by a well-known Charleston restaurateur, Leo Chiagkouris, age 60.
There is no doubt that Ravenel may have met his match in the litigious restaurateur whose split from Mascoe was no less acrimonious than Ravenel’s split from Dennis.
A credit card fraud charge was brought against Mascoe by her ex-husband, Leo Chiagkouris, in 2014. As a result, Mascoe was arrested in 2014. In the subsequent course of events, the charges were dropped, and the case was dismissed. In recent months, Chiagkouris has made clear that he disapproves of his ex’s relationship with Ravenel.
The banner was draped from the front of Chiagkouris’ Charleston home in august of last year after he learned that Ravenel had spent the night with his former partner while their children slept under the same roof.
Ravenel’s latest mugshot was featured under the words, ‘Keep This Guy Out Of Your House When Minors Are Sleeping!’
In 2014, Mascoe was arrested after Chiagkouris accused her of running up fraudulent charges on his credit card. Following the dismissal of the case, the charges were dropped. In recent years, Chiagkouris has made clear his disapproval of his ex’s relationship with Ravenel.
A furious Chiagkouris hung a banner in front of his Charleston home last August after learning Ravenel had spent the night with his former partner while their children slept under the same roof.
Under Ravenel’s most recent mugshot were the words, “Keep This Guy Out Of Your House When Minors Are Sleeping!”.
On January 25, 2015, Thomas Ravenel was arrested for 2nd Degree Assault and Battery against a former nanny.
Ravenel was also indicted in June 2007 on federal cocaine charges which led to him spending time in prison and losing his position as South Carolina Treasurer.
Chiagkouris also launched an online petition against Ravenel with the same complaint. In September of last year, Ravenel pleaded guilty to third degree assault and battery of his former nanny Dawn Ledwell.
By paying a $500 penalty, he was able to avoid jail time. The 60-year-old Charleston restaurateur Chiagkouris has two children, a son and a daughter, aged 12 and 13. In December 2015, Ravenel was accused of paying $200,000 in ‘hush money’ to Tinder date Debra Perkins following her claims of being assaulted.
In January 2015, Ledwell initially accused the Southern Charm alumnus of attempting to rape her at his downtown Charleston residence after returning home catastrophically drunk.
It is important to note that the original charge of aggravated rape was never prosecuted, but was quickly dropped to a misdemeanor second degree assault and battery and lowered still further when he admitted in court that he had attempted to ‘kiss her in a rough manner,’ and that he had been wrong in doing so.
Similarly, Ledwell’s civil case was settled when Ravenel agreed to contribute substantial funds to an organization supporting victims of sexual assault in her name, along with other terms.
In the past year, Ravenel has been the subject of two highly publicized allegations of sexual assault. In December 2015, Ravenel was accused of paying Debra Perkins $200,000 to make good on her claims that she had been assaulted by him.