Southern Charm New Orleans Star Reagan Charleston Is Married to Reece Thomas and Expecting Her First Child
Southern Charm New Orleans star Reagan Charlestonâ€™s storylineâ€”and life!â€”just took a major turn: The reality star revealed that sheâ€™s married to Reece Thomas and that the couple is expecting their first child.
â€śWeâ€™re thrilled!â€ť Charleston, 31, told People in a piece published on Saturday, May 25. â€śEverything has been in hyper-drive, but itâ€™s been incredible.â€ť
Following her big announcement, the lawyer shared her first baby bump photos on social media. "Oh, hey baby!" she captioned a mirror selfie of her belly on Sunday, May 26. "Iâ€™ve never felt more comfortable in my own skin. I had no idea I would love the bump this much... I canâ€™t wait to meet our little girl, but Iâ€™m going to miss this belly!"
The New Orleans native announced that she was separating from ex-husband Jeff Charleston after six years of marriage in June 2018. â€śJeff and I have decided to separate and are devoting time to re-establishing a great friendship while focusing on personal growth apart,â€ť she told People at the time.
The coupleâ€™s relationship isnâ€™t entirely novel, however: Reagan and Reece actually dated 10 years ago ahead of her marriage to Jeff.
We had instant chemistry; it was like no time had passed at all,â€ť the TV personality told People of their reconnection. â€śThe last decade just went out the window and we picked up just right where we left off, when we were in our early 20s, like college kids.â€ť
According to Reagan, it was a welcome respite following the collapse of her marriage. â€śEspecially after my divorce, it was so nice to have someone who felt familiar,â€ť she said. â€śRight when I felt ready to start dating again, Reece came back in my life. It felt like serendipity. Like everything happened for a reason. Thereâ€™s no other way to describe it. It just feels right.â€ť
Six months after rekindling their romance, the pair got serious. â€śI spent so much time convincing myself that I didnâ€™t want kids, that I didnâ€™t want a family, that it just wasnâ€™t right because I had this career and every excuse I could make for myself,â€ť Reagan quipped. â€śAnd then as soon as we started seeing each other ... we started talking about when we wanted to get married and start having a family."
The Bravo star and the farm operations manager, 32, tied the knot in an on-camera ceremony and are expecting a little girl in mid-June (Reagan is due June 18.)
â€śHe was born to be a dad. Heâ€™s so good with kids and heâ€™s got a dad hat on already. And Iâ€™m so ready to be a mom,â€ť she said. â€śIâ€™m so excited. ... This is my second chance at love, at being happy, at a stable marriage, at having a family."
Season 2 of Southern Charm New Orleans will premiere on Bravo on Sunday, June 2, at 9 p.m. ET.