“Southern Charm” star Kathryn Dennis is getting support from her doctors who praise the reality star for making substantial progress in her two years of treatment.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Dennis’ psychiatrist signed an affidavit in support of her in the custody battle with Thomas Ravenel over their kids Saint and Kensie.
In the declaration submitted to the court, Dr. Magro M.D., explained he saw and treated Dennis beginning in 2016 and until May of 2018.
He says, “Kathryn has continued to be under the care of another psychiatrist/nurse practitioner” since he left that practice.
He claims while treating Dennis she “had significant success and improvement during my treatment of her over approximately two years.”
Magro adds he diagnosed Dennis with depression disorder, ADHD and PTSD. He says that these are all treatable with “proper medication management.”
The psychiatrist claims that Dennis “followed my recommendations and made significant progress while she was my patient in stabilizing her health and mental outlook. She also saw a counselor for a period of time to help with the process as well.”
He states in his medical opinion Dennis is “in good health and is a fully fit and capable parent. I have no concerns whatsoever from a mental health basis as to her ability to be a capable and loving parent.”
Magro wrote, “it is my additional opinion that her prior use of any illegal drugs such as marijuana was not as a result of addiction issues, but rather, a result of her prior lack of medical treatment for her underlying condition.”
The nurse practitioner who took over for Magro also signed a declaration praising Dennis’ progress. At the time she said Dennis had passed every drug test and was compliant with her treatment.
The declarations were submitted by Dennis in support of her attempt to obtain primary custody of their two kids.
Back in November 2018, Ravenel filed a lawsuit against Bravo and “Southern Charm” producers demanding a judge stop them from broadcasting unaired footage on the show. Ravenel filed the docs as part of his custody battle with Dennis. She filed for primary custody of the children back in October. Dennis had her custody taken away in 2016 after failing a drug test but was awarded joint custody this year after completing rehab and staying clean.
In his suit against Bravo, Ravenel says the network and “Southern Charm” producers “encouraged” his ex to file for custody against him to create drama on the show.
He demanded Dennis not be awarded primary custody despite her request. Ravenel, who is about to be on trial for an alleged sexual assault in South Carolina, claimed he learned that Bravo and producers have unaired footage of his kids and ex talking about the legal battle and it was to be aired on the upcoming season. The reality star sued demanding a South Carolina judge prohibit the sensitive footage from airing on the show.
Ravenel would later file docs accusing Dennis of buying drugs from friends and show producers and even accused her of committing a hit-and-run.
He recently accused Dennis of failing a recent drug test when it came back positive for marijuana. He is requesting the court to only allow Dennis to have supervised visitation with their two kids Kensie and Saint. Dennis has disputed the test and pointed out her hair test came back clean. A judge has yet to rule. He demanded sole custody of the two kids due to the test results.
The case is ongoing.