Southern Charm star Kathryn Dennis has been dating businessman Chleb Ravenell for some time, a source close to the couple told People. The pair went public with their romance earlier this week when photos from a birthday celebration were posted on Instagram by a friend.
“They’ve been dating a few months now,” the source told the outlet.
Photos of the two surfaced on a friend’s Instagram story on Monday In the slide, Chleb sat behind the reality actress and kissed the side of her head during a night out. An accompanying video showed the two getting silly later that evening during a car ride. The pair were out celebrating Chelb’s birthday with another couple — Jacquelyn Stewart and her husband, Chelsie Ravenell. Chleb and Chelsie are brothers, and despite the very similar last names, they are not related to Kathryn’s ex-boyfriend, Thomas Ravenel, who she broke up with in 2016. Kathryn was most recently linked to America’s Got Talent star, Hunter Price. Their relationship ended in November of last year.
According to the insider, there are serious sparks between Chleb and Kathryn.
“They have good chemistry together,” the insider claimed.
Besides the short social media post, Kathryn has been quiet about her rumored romance, and not too much is known about the businessman. Chleb went to Western Michigan University, where he played football. He later went on to play for a Canadian team, The Calgary Stampeders for a season. Chleb is now based in Charleston, South Carolina, where he is a Product Specialist for Apple. The businessman knows some of Kathryn’s co-stars as there are a few photos in his Instagram feed that include Southern Charm cast members, Craig Conover and Austen Kroll.
The couple seemed to be moving ahead with their romance.
“He’s met the kids and is good with them,” the insider told the outlet.
Kathryn has two children from a previous relationship, daughter, Kensington Calhoun, 5, and son St. Julien Rembert, 4. The reality star shares joint legal and physical custody of the kids with Thomas. As The Inquisitr previously reported, the former politician recently welcomed a child with his ex-girlfriend, Heather Mascoe. Jonathan Jackson Ravenel was born on June 29. Kathryn reportedly found out that Heather was expecting through Thomas’ attorney. The former politician admitted that his friendship with Kathryn is now in a better place.
There has been no word on whether Kathryn’s relationship with Chleb will be featured on the next season of the hit reality show.