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Kathryn Dennis and Patricia Altschul have been through some ups and downs over the years on Southern Charm. Though things started out rocky between the two women, they later made amends and even formed a close friendship. However, it appears that some distance has grown between the ladies once again.
In the June 30 episode of Southern Charm, Patricia shared where she currently stands with Kathryn. Patricia stated in an interview in the episode that she felt like she “tried to establish a relationship,” before ultimately concluding, “I wish her the best, but there’s no connection there.”
Still, Patricia has remained close with many of the other Southern Charm-ers, including Naomie Olindo, who invited her to a party at her home during the episode. Naomie also filled Patricia in on the drama that went down between her and Kathryn at the “Great Katsby” party in the Season 8 premiere (clip above).
It’s been a difficult start to the season for Patricia, who opened up in the premiere about her longtime butler, Michael Kelcourse, suffering an acute spinal cord infarction, also known as a spinal cord stroke, in February 2021. “Michael had what is known as a spinal stroke, so he is paralyzed from the chest down, which kind of struck me in the heart,” Patricia said in an interview in the Season 8 premiere.
In the episode, Patricia’s son, Whitney Sudler-Smith, was on hand to assist with some duties around the house, as well as spend time with his mom. “I’m still shocked by the whole thing, because he had been with us for 18 years,” Patricia said of Michael in an interview in the premiere. “My longest marriage lasted 15 years, so Michael is the most stable relationship I’ve ever had.”
Patricia often keeps fans updated on how Michael is doing these days, including posting a new photo of him in May and sharing that he is currently at an assisted living residence near family in Sarasota, Florida. “Doesn’t he look great!!!” Patricia gushed on Instagram.
We’ll see more of Patricia as Season 8 of Southern Charm continues — and yes, there will be many functions at her iconic home, including what looks like a wedding (!) and one night where she even utters the words “I’m s--t-faced.” Sneak a peek at what’s to come below.
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