Landon Clements is ready to set the record straight.
Season four of Southern Charm kicked off with Landon and co-star Thomas Ravenel seemingly getting together as a couple, only to flashback three months. But Landon tells ET, not everything is as it looks: she and Thomas are not a couple.
“Thomas and I are really good friends,” she says. “I’ve known him forever-ever. He is just more like a family member, an uncle or a cousin or something. We’ve never crossed those lines and we never will.”
Landon and Thomas met when she was just a 19-year-old college student training polo horses. Thomas was in his mid-30s at the time.
“Even then, he was too old for me,” Landon notes. “So, it’s like, just because I got older… guess what? He got older, too!”
Landon admits it is a little weird to watch Thomas make advances on her this season, but she says having the context of his confidence makes a difference. She says Southern Charm matriarch Patricia Altschul was the one who convinced Thomas he was in love with Landon.
“There’s a dinner scene that’s about to come up,” she teases. “When I got to the dinner, I knew something was up … Whitney starts bringing up prenups and this and that. Patricia’s like, Thomas and Landon, you guys just need to get married.”
Landon says she had to excuse herself from the table, joking that she threw up in her mouth at the thought of marrying Thomas.
“I think you’ll see, I knock back a few too many cocktails that evening,” she adds. “It’s all in good fun, and Patricia’s heart is in the right place. It would make sense, and it would make everything very easy, but I don’t know if that would be fulfilling to me the rest of my life.”
“Thomas is… women go nuts over him!” Landon says. “He kind of gets more girl attention than Shep [Rose], Whitney [Sudler-Smith], Austen [Kroll] combined.”
“Now, being married seems sort of like a legal process,” she says. “I want to be in love first, and then we’ll figure out the marriage part. Right now, I’m just looking for some tall, dark and handsome surfer who wants to travel with me.”
“I was with my ex for seven years,” she continues. “I lived a settled life, so I’m kind of just enjoying this crazy roller coaster that we’re all on right now.”