Ashley's relationship with Thomas divided his co-stars, and the drama that ensued was some of the most compelling in the show's history. The pair broke up following the fifth season.
Though her relationship with Thomas didn't work out — and the politician later left the show following sexual assault allegations — Ashley has since moved on from her Southern Charm days.
What happened to Ashley from Southern Charm? She's since moved back to California, gotten married, and become a mom.
What happened to Ashley Jacobs from 'Southern Charm'? What is she up to now?
After her time starring on Southern Charm and living in Charleston, S.C., Ashley moved back to her native California in February 2019. "Thanks for the life lessons South Carolina but I'm goin' back to my roots!" she wrote on Instagram at the time. "#CaliforniaGirl."
The following January, Ashley told Us Weekly she didn’t "see the light at the end of the tunnel" amid her breakup with Thomas, whom she dated from 2017 to 2018. "I didn't know how I was going to get out of it and be honest with you, it just kept stacking up higher and higher to where I just felt like it's almost impossible. You know, like, 'I'm never going to get out of this,'" she added, pointing to her weight loss as a symptom of her stress.
She went on: "I remember feeling at times just hopeless, you know, and just disappointed and ashamed of things I did and the way that it was portrayed to millions, really. It's one thing if it's on you, your family, and your friends, but, like, for everyone else to see it…"
Though Ashley briefly appeared on the Season 6 finale by attempting to crash a party hosted by Patricia Altschul, she's since put her reality TV days behind her.
Ashley Jacobs wed Mike Appel in 2021 — and the two now share a son together!
Following Thomas and Ashley's split in 2018, Thomas went on to have a son named Jonathan Jackson Ravenel with his ex, Heather Mascoe.
Ashley also moved on. She went public with Mike Appel, the co-founder of designer underwear brand Related Garments, in December 2019. The two actually began dating in August of that year.
"I'm so happy," she told Us Weekly a month later, in early 2020. "It's weird having something so healthy. It feels too good to be true, but I think that's how most things are to be honest with you."
The couple got engaged just a few months later.
Ashley announced that she was expecting her first child with Mike in June 2021, and she also shared that the two had actually already tied the knot shortly before. Their son, Grayson Appel, was born on Aug. 13, 2021.
Ashley's son has met another former Charm-er, who also moved back to California following her time on the show: Landon Clements. The nurse shared a photo with Landon holding Grayson in October 2021.
Since her time on Southern Charm came to an end, it looks like Ashley got the fairy-tale ending she was looking for.
New episodes of Southern Charm Season 8 air on Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.