Famous Relatives Of The 'Southern Charm' Cast

After two seasons of drama, relationships, politics, and southern royalty, Bravo's Southern Charm has become a well-known reality TV series and the cast has gained fame along the way. You know what else makes the show so popular? How about the fact that some Southern Charm cast members are related to well-known historical figures and one famous face (thanks to his now ex-fiancée who may or may not star on Modern Family).

If you're an avid Southern Charm watcher, then it really shouldn't surprise you that some of the show's stars come from famous lineage. Though, I'm kind of shocked they don't flaunt it more while filming. Maybe they don't have time, because, you know, the drama, fights, and burying someone on the beach with sticks totally gets in the way. Whatever the case, I'm here to inform my fellow charmers about their favorite cast and their family members.

So, who has the most famous family members? Well, based on my research, it appears Kathryn Dennis has quite the family history, which includes a former Vice President of the United States. It seems Whitney Sudler-Smith's family is pretty crazy, too. Yeah, he's related to someone that just might shock you. With that said, let's not waste anymore time and get to it.

1. John C. Calhoun

According to BravoTV.com, Kathryn Calhoun Dennis is related to former Vice President of the Untied States John C. Calhoun. Yep, she's a direct descendant of John Adams and Andrew Jackson's vice president. BTW, she totally gets her great hair from Calhoun, right?

2. State Senator Rembert C. Dennis

BravoTV.com also reports that Dennis is related to State Senator Rembert C. Dennis, who is known for starting a session of Congress with an "uncanny turkey mating call." Hmm... maybe Dennis gets her spunk from him?

3. B. Boykin Rose

As for playboy Shep Rose, Holy City Sinner reports he is former South Carolina Department of Public Safety director B. Boykin Rose's nephew.

4. Arthur Ravenel, Jr.

Of course, Thomas Ravenel wasn't the first politician of his family. T. Rav's father, Arthur Ravenel, Jr., was also a Charleston politician. I wonder what his father thinks of his son's struggling political career?

5. Arthur Altschul

Even though they weren't related by blood, Whitney Sudler-Smith's mother, Patricia Altschul, was married to Wall Street mogul Arthur Altschul. He was Patricia's third husband and died in 2002.

6. Nick Loeb


Now, here comes the shocking family relation, at least for me. Whitney Sudler-Smith is related to Nick Loeb, aka Sofia Vergara's ex-fiancé. What?! Who knew? I never would've guessed it.

There you have it: proof that the cast of Southern Charm cast were kind of famous before hitting the small screen.

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