Over the weekend, disgraced Southern Charm star Thomas Ravenel took his Twitter public so that he could basically accuse Ashley Jacobs of cheating on him.
The two of them have broken up, and since then, Ashley has been spotted with multiple men.
But she very firmly insists that she never cheated on Thomas.
In an interview with People, Ashley Jacobs makes clear that she was faithful to Thomas during their relationship.
“I never cheated on Thomas,” Ashley says.
“We had agreed to go our separate ways,” she explains. “And I told him I wanted to see other people.”
Unfortunately, it sounds like he jumped to conclusions: “When he saw that I was out with friends, he got angry and made assumptions that I was dating other guys.”
“And when he confronted me about it,” Ashley says. “I blocked him because it wasn’t worth my energy.”
“It’s toxic and unhealthy,” Ashley says of Thomas’ need to confront her after they’ve both moved on.
However, since Thomas couldn’t talk to her about it, it seems like he felt the need to lash out.
“So,” Ashley explains. “He went on a tweet storm.”
“He’s very impulsive and he’s not thinking,” Ashley summarizes. That sounds about right.
“Thomas is very traditional,” Ashley explains. “He’s all about loyalty and honesty … and he just wanted a reaction.”
In addition to his demands of loyalty, we have heard from multiple people, from his former dates to his fellow reality stars, that Thomas has a nasty streak that comes out at times.
All things considered, the accusations on Twitter aren’t all that bad, but they’re definitely unkind and unbecoming.
Ashley says: “And my reaction was, ‘Typical, standard. Make an ass out of yourself. Keep doing it buddy.'”
Ashley continues explaining her response: “‘At this point, you’re only making it that much easier for me. I’m embarrassed for you that you have to go on Twitter at 56 years old.’”
“I feel betrayed,” Ashley laments. “I’m so disappointed.”
She uprooted her entire life after five dates to come live with Thomas in Charleston. Clearly, that has not worked out.
“To put stories there that [I’ve been unfaithful],” she syas. “Especially with what’s going on right now, that there’s allegations he hasn’t been cleared from, he should know better.”
She is of course referring to Thomas Ravenel being accused of rape by multiple women.
Ashley doesn’t necessarily sound like she’s supporting those women, just pointing out that he is in no position to be doing callouts.
“I’m going to defend my character,” Ashley affirms. “I’m going to defend my reputation.”
Her reputation has come under attack from more than just Thomas Ravenel.
All About The Tea reports that Ashley’s been dating multiple men since her split with the embattled Southern Charm star.
She was spotted having dinner with a married man on Friday night (though, of course, we don’t know the state of his marriage or the nature of the dinner).
Ashley also appeared on Instagram partying alongside Charleston resident Ryan Trout on his boat over the weekend.
She has reportedly been hooking up with Charleston bad boy Conner Flowers, who is said to see her more as a booty call.
But even if she’s truly dating all three of those men … so what? She’s not dating Thomas anymore.
We still remember her vicious behavior on Southern Charm, though given her recent apology to Ashley Jacobs, it does seem like she has a lot of regrets.
Whether or not you feel sorry for her or feel that she made this bed with her impulsive move and now she has to lie in it, we don’t really see a basis for accusing her of cheating.
Maybe Thomas is referring to something that fans haven’t seen? But dating again after a split is part of life.