Over the years on Southern Charm, fans have definitely seen a lot of Whitney Sudler-Smith and Patricia Altschul hanging out with one another. However his dad, Lon Smith, has remained a bit more of a mystery... until now.
While in Minnesota seeking some medical treatment at the Mayo Clinic, Whitney and his pop took in a Vikings game. Whitney shared a rare snapshot of his dad with him during their father-son outing to his Instagram.
"My Dad and I catching a Vikings game before they bionically reattach my arm at the Mayo Clinic. Good times!" Whitney wrote.
While we don't get to see a lot of Lon, Whitney has spoken a bit about him in the past. "My dad and my step mom are bemused by the show and all the hijinks," he said, describing the pair as "intellectuals" in a 2018 interview with The Daily Dish. "They just don't take it seriously; it's pop culture." He also noted at that time that his dad has "a great sense of humor."
Per her 2017 memoir, The Art of Southern Charm, Patricia and Lon were married after they were introduced to each other while she was living in Washington, D.C. while attending George Washington University. At the time, he was the head of Dun & Bradstreet. The couple worked on their careers during their marriage and welcomed Whitney in 1968. They went their separate ways after 14 years of marriage.
Speaking to The Daily Dish earlier this year in the video below, Patricia spoke about her life with Lon following their divorce. "We've always been close. We have always talked. There was never an acrimonious word between us. We still talk. Every once and while we argue who gets Whitney for Christmas, to this day. But it's always pleasant," she said. "He's a fabulous father, a lovely human being, quite successful, very smart. Whitney's very close to him."
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