• Ashley Jacobs is a reality television personality and former nurse.
• Her net worth is estimated to be over $200,000.
• She studied nursing and worked at the Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital.
• She appeared on the TV show "Southern Charm" and was in a relationship with Thomas Ravenel.
• She is active on social media, with a particular presence on Instagram.
Who is Ashley Jacobs?
Ashley Jacobs was born on 1 December 1984, in Santa Barbara, California, USA, and is a reality television personality as well as a former nurse, best known for her appearance during the fifth season of the Bravo show entitled “Southern Charm”. She is also known for having a romantic connection with politician Thomas Ravenel during this period.
The Net Worth of Ashley Jacobs
How rich is Ashley Jacobs? As of mid-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $200,000, earned through success in her various endeavors. Her television work has led to a lot of exposure, which gave her numerous opportunities. As she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Life Before Television
Very little is known about Ashley’s life before her appearance in “Southern Charm”, as she hasn’t shared a lot of information about her family. There are no details regarding her childhood and education., but it’s known that she grew up with a younger sister, and prior to appearing on television, she worked as a registered nurse.
She completed college education sometime in 2008, and then began to work at Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital. The hospital admits over 1,500 patients a year and over 18,000 emergency visits. The hospital is relatively new, having 20 patient rooms, 52 private rooms for various medical care, and a Wound Management Center. They also have an Orthopedics area, several surgical suites, 3D mammography, and what the hospital calls Healing Arts, displaying over 200 pieces of local artwork for inspiration. During Ashley’s time there, she often took care of patients with traumatic brain injuries, or those with injuries on their spinal column.
Jacobs popularity would increase significantly when she was cast in the television series “Southern Charm”. It’s a reality show that began in 2014, and chronicles the lives of several socialites residing in Charleston, South Carolina. The show is noted for covering southern culture, as well as the political history of the area. They’ve showcased several historical places, and have also featured several politicians including Ravenel. Locations which have been featured include Mikell House and the Lewisfield Plantation. Like many reality shows, it is known for their constant change in cast members, with only Craig Conover and Cameran Eubanks remaining in the show for its entire run.
The show has run for a total of six seasons, and its popularity resulted in a spin-off series called “Southern Charm Savannah”, which premiered in 2017 and follows the same premise but is set in Savannah, Georgia. Another spin-off ensued, called “Southern Charm New Orleans”, and another show starring Shep Rose also aired, entitled “RelationShep”. She was a recurring cast member of the show during its fifth season, and was noted as a villain during this period. She then returned for the sixth season as a guest.
Ex-Boyfriend Thomas Ravenel
Thomas Ravenel is the son of former South Carolina Congressman Arthur Ravenel Jr., and previously served as the State Treasure. He was an independent candidate for the US Senate in the 2014 election in South Carolina. Prior to his political career, he focused on commercial real estate, founding the Ravenel Development Corporation. He has been active in trying to run for office since 2004 – two years later he ran for the position of State Treasurer against nine-term state treasurer Grady Patterson, defeating him and taking over the position for a term.
In 2007, he was indicted on federal cocaine distribution charges, with charges stating that he purchased less than 500 grams of cocaine through an intermediary. He was suspended from his duties as a state treasurer as a result, and he then entered a rehabilitation facility. He then resigned as Treasurer and Representative Converse Chellis completed the rest of his term. After going through a rehabilitation program in Arizona, he was sentenced to 10 months in federal prison. Since then, he’s mainly served in the background, working with other politicians in their respective campaigns.
Personal Life and Social Media
For her personal life, it is known that Ashley was in a relationship with Thomas Ravenel throughout the fifth season of “Southern Charm”, having begun their relationship just before filming started. According to the show, former “Southern Charm” star Landon Clements introduced the two to each other, but this was actually proven false, as the two actually met at a Cinco de Mayo party. There are numerous criticisms about their relationship, with many stating that their connection was fabricated by the show to create a storyline, especially because the two quickly ended their relationship after the season ended.
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This was one of but many problems Ravenel is currently facing, as in 2018 several woman have come forward with allegations of sexual assault by him; investigations are currently underway regarding the allegations. Similar to numerous television personalities, she is highly active online through accounts on social media, particularly on Instagram on which she has over 145,000 followers. She posts a lot of personal photos on her account, and also gives updates to her followers, including how she returned to California after her run with “Southern Charm”. She is also close friends with Landon Clements, through the two being connected to the show.
Source: IMDb, Wikipedia