Former “Southern Charm” star Thomas Ravenel’s family is growing.
The disgraced former politician, 57, welcomed a son on June 29 with his ex-girlfriend, 38-year-old nurse Heather Mascoe, DailyMail.com reported on Monday.
The couple briefly dated, but now he maintained that they are “really good friends.”
“We’ve named him Jonathan Jackson Ravenel and he was born by C-section on June 29, 7 lbs 4oz and 20.25 inches long,” said Ravenel, who gained infamy in 2007 when he was canned as South Carolina’s state treasurer over drug charges that got him 10 months in federal prison.
“We are both very happy. Heather is a phenomenal mom and they’re both doing well.”
Ravenel is also father to two children — daughter Kensie, 6, and son Saint, 4 — with his ex-girlfriend, Kathryn Dennis. They have not met Jonathan in-person yet, but they have FaceTimed with the baby.
“It’s kind of difficult to explain to them, you know, ‘This is your half-brother – different mothers, same father,’” Ravenel said. “They were a little confused. In the end I just told them, ‘You’ll understand when you’re older!’”
Meanwhile, DailyMail.com reported that Mascoe is also a mom to two children, a son and a daughter aged 12 and 13, from a previous relationship with Charleston restaurateur Leo Chiagkouris, 60.
Jonathan’s arrival comes almost a year after Ravenel pleaded guilty to assault and battery against his children’s former nanny stemming from a 2015 incident. He avoided jail time in the matter.
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