An insider revealed to RadarOnline.com that Ravenel, 54, has been spending time with Ashley Jacobs, a Santa Barbara, Calif. based hospice nurse, since May. They met at a restaurant bar during a Cinco de Mayo celebration in the 32-year-old’s hometown.
Despite trying to woo Landon Clements on Southern Charm, the reality star was by himself the night that they met. Jacobs and Ravenel quickly began talking, and have stayed in touch since.
But, their relationship isn’t too serious yet!
“He can date whoever he wants and she can date whoever she wants,” the insider said. “They’re not exclusive but they do care about each other.”
“It’s hard to be in an exclusive relationship with someone that you just met that lives across the country,” the insider noted.
“She knows Thomas’ playboy reputation, but she’s not jealous,” the insider added. “She’s secure and independent.”
Still, Ravenel invited Jacobs to visit him in Charleston, S.C., and she briefly got to meet Kensie, 3, and St. Julien, 1.
Ravenel has been open about his struggle to find love, telling PEOPLE: “I want a woman who feels privileged to be with me because they know me and they know my character and they know that I tell the truth and I’m honest. In this quest, given my checkered past, I think it’s going to take a special woman who’s going to be able to accept that…I think I deserve no less.”
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