Kathryn Dennis has learned a few lessons this past year.
The Southern Charm star faced controversy and backlash throughout season seven, which ended last night, after she sent a monkey emoji to a Black woman during a heated social media exchange (Kathryn later apologized after fans called her message racist).
During last night’s final reunion episode of the season, Dennis was in the hot seat while answering for her actions. “This whole experience has really affected me,” she said on the Feb. 4 episode. “I’m so embarrassed that I’ve done this to myself, I will absolutely take that responsibility. I mean I’m ashamed and disappointed that people are even questioning whether or not I am racist.”
Now, the Bravo star is opening up to E! News about the controversy, what she’s learned since the incident and how her boyfriend Chleb Ravenell (who is Black) supported her through tough times and helped her open her eyes to issues pertaining to race and white privilege.
Read on for E! News’ exclusive Q&A with Kathryn Dennis.