It takes guts to attend a party you weren't invited to and even more courage when you're not exactly on the best terms with either the host or the attendees. But Ashley Jacobs threw caution to the wind when she showed up unexpectedly to Patricia Altschul's party in the Southern Charm Season 6 finale.
Ashley explained her decision to show up at Patricia's event during an interview with ET prior to the episode airing. "I thought, 'What do I have to lose?'" she said. "At this point, I'm gonna let them remember me. If I'm gonna go down, I might as well just have some fun with this. This is what I was thinking."
But Ashley also said in her her conversation with ET that she thought "maybe there's a chance" she and Patricia could repair the relationship they once had. "Maybe I'm gonna walk in that room and she'll pull me aside like a Southern lady does," Ashley said of Patricia. "Say, 'Let's talk.' You know, 'There's some feelings…' or 'How are you?'"
Ashley said the experience "was just a blur." However, she said she does feel like it gave her "some closure." "I tried to find peace in that," she shared. "I did the best that I could do."
So, Ashley said she doesn't have any regrets about attending Patricia's party. "I'm glad I did it, 'cause I can look back and say I tried," she told ET. "I wish it would've gone differently, but I really think that I didn't have a chance. And I think that’s the best way to put it."
Patricia opened up about her decision to have Ashley escorted from her party during the Southern Charm Season 6 After Show, which you can check out, above. "People kept telling me she was coming after me, she was gunning for me, and I don't take those things lightly because I think, quite frankly, Ashley is an unstable person and she seemed to be coming unhinged. And I didn't want any drama," she recalled. "I had no idea of what she was capable of doing, and I wasn't gonna take a chance, so I hired a bodyguard. If she could come in, crash a party, create a scene, I wasn't surprised. I really wasn't."
Ashley left Charleston and moved back to her home state of California in February. These days, Ashley is looking forward to the future. "Sitting here reflecting on what a crazy, wild ride it’s been! So glad it’s led me back here!" she captioned a photo of herself lounging by the beach in Malibu on Instagram on August 14. "Onward and upward."
Watch all the Southern Charm Season 6 finale drama, below.