'Southern Charm': Danni Baird Dishes On Challenging Friendship With Kathryn Dennis
It’s no secret that Kathryn Dennis of Southern Charm has been under incredible amounts of stress in Season 6. She’s been juggling her ongoing and nasty custody battle with Thomas Ravenel and being a potential single mother, as Ravenel faces the second-degree assault and battery charges he was arrested for in 2018. Additionally, she’s dating a new man, another Senator with a checkered past, and her friends haven’t been happy about her behavior since she found love again. After a blowout with Danni Baird over Kathryn Dennis’ behavior, things have gotten tense between the once-close friends — Baird has since opened up about the challenging friendship she has with Kathryn Dennis.
Kathryn Dennis and Danni Baird’s blowout
Danni Baird first became concerned with Kathryn Dennis’ behavior when she had a hard time getting in touch with her Southern Charm co-star for a planned trip. She felt as if Kathryn Dennis had gone MIA, and it reminded her of the time Dennis went off of her antidepressants and went missing for a while.
As a result, Baird and Naomie Olindo confronted Kathryn Dennis over dinner, saying that she’s “self-sabotaging” again. Obviously, Dennis wasn’t happy about the comment. “I’m not self-sabotaging, and I worked really hard to get here, and I don’t like feeling attacked,” replied Dennis.
Shortly afterward Dennis and Baird attended a party with their fellow Southern Charm castmates. Baird struck up a conversation with fellow castmate Chelsea Meissner, telling her, “I haven’t really talked to her since. I totally understand, I get it. I freakin’ reamed her.”
Kathryn Dennis walked in on the conversation, and things got messy. Meissner tried to reassure her that they weren’t saying anything bad about her — which, in their defense, they weren’t. Dennis isn’t buying it, and when Baird asks her to chat, she replies, “I’m not even going here. No, I’m good. No, I didn’t hear anything.”
Baird finally cuts in with, “Kathryn, if you can’t have a mature conversation with us, then don’t sit here and be fake as sh*t.” The argument ended with Dennis cursing out Baird, and the two have been an uncertain ground since.
Danni dishes on Dennis
In a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, Danni Baird talked about how challenging her friendship with her Southern Charm co-star has been recently.
Baird told ET, “It’s very hard. It’s hard to have conversations like that, or bring things up like that at all …. You never know the right moment to say it. So, sometimes it comes out when it shouldn’t but, like, it just has to come out. Word vomit.”
For Baird, part of her motivation in confronting Kathryn Dennis was concern that she was slipping back into old bad habits after making enormous progress. Baird said, “She had moved mountains in progress. I could tell she was in a vulnerable position and I didn’t want her to be taken advantage of, ’cause I was just thinking, man, I can’t do this again. Like, no, It’s like you’re seeing someone [go] 80 MPH, headed toward a tree and you’re like, ‘Put the brakes on, please.’”
Can the two remain friends?
Fans and fellow Southern Charm castmates alike have been concerned that Danni Baird and Kathryn Dennis might not be able to mend the rift between them. However, it looks as if the two have maintained their friendship beyond Season 6.
In an interview with Decider, Baird said, “She was out of line and she knows that, we’ve discussed it.”
Kathryn Dennis also recently shared an Instagram photo of her with Danni Baird and a couple other friends. She captioned it, “That’s when I realized what a true friend was. Someone who would always love you — the imperfect you, the confused you, the wrong you — because that is what people are supposed to do. I’ve learned a lot from you @danni_bairdand I LOVE YOU.”
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