Shep said that he was “very worried” about Kathryn, whose legal issues with Thomas Ravenel, the father of her kids Kensington, 5, and St Julien, 3, were well documented on the show.
Shep didn’t go into detail about what made Kathryn snap but he said he’s very protective or her and he tried to get her to open up to him by getting breakfast with her. “And we did, and I’m glad we did that. She doesn’t reach out to anybody — maybe [Southern Charm castmate] Danni [Baird].” He explained.
He also added that he tried to help her by being funny. “I think I put her at ease ’cause I turn everything into a joke and she likes to laugh, so I might not be the best shoulder to cry on, but I’m like Patch Adams, or someone, you know?” He went on to say, “Laughter is the best medicine, you know?”
Shep said he approves of Kathryn’s current boyfriend, Hunter Price, who hasn’t been on the show just yet. According to Shep, “He’s nondescript. He’s almost like, ‘Is this okay?’ I’m like, ‘Yeah, dude. Do whatever you want to do.’ So, I like that he’s sort of genteel almost.” He tells US Weekly.
Southern Charm airs Wednesday nights, on Bravo, at 9:00 p.m. ET.