All pretentious rules of etiquette aside, Karen Huger finally has something a bit more substantial to complain about: Michael Darby dropping trow at her “yacht” party! The Real Housewives of Potomac star shares her take on Ashley Darby’s husband, his missing pants, and why she advises that Katie Rost stop shading people behind their backs. (Yeah! Why not do it to their faces like a lady?)
First, Karen explains her motives for taking daughter Rayvin to self-defense classes: “As a survivor of a mugging I understand the importance of knowing what to do if ever you find yourself in this very dangerous situation. Unfortunately, the world in which we live is not always safe. My daughter is heading to college and I won’t be with her every day. As a mother, I’ve always provided a shield of protection for my children. My prayer is that my child never experiences this. However, knowledge is power. The best gift I can give Rayvin is the ability to protect herself.”
Charrisse Jackson-Jordandropped a bomb on this week’s episode of Real Housewives of Potomac when she announced her intentions to file for divorce from absentee husband Eddie Jordan. How did she deliver the news to Eddie? Via text, of course! Friend and castmate Robyn Dixon seemed shocked to hear the news, but Charrisse claims that her marriage has been a “rollercoaster” of constant struggles for three long years.
In her blog, Charrisse claims she has not filed for divorce yet, though… and doesn’t plan to! So, what was that text all about, then? Charrisse explains, “That day I was having one of my unpleasant moments with Eddie. I was very angry with him and felt at that moment that I was done. I must admit, this is not the first and probably wont be the last time I feel that this is the absolute END. Our relationship has been a rollercoaster ride for the last three years. To date, I have not filed for divorce nor do I plan to.”
Eileen begins her blog reviewing the lunch hosted byKathryn Edwards, which took a wrong turn after the ghost of Kim Richards came to haunt the table. “I don’t think anyone expected lunch over at Kathryn’s house to be so emotional. Although, it seems that whenever Kim’s name is brought up, lots of buttons get pushed. When Kathryn broke down while divulging the details of her father’s suicide, I was heartbroken. She has been affected by a loved one’s addiction in the worst way imaginable…It was brave of her to be that vulnerable, and I’m honored she felt comfortable enough to bare her soul and cry.”
Ashley Darby is the youngest cast member of Bravo’s newest Real Housewives franchise: The Real Housewives of Potomac. Despite her pint-sized frame and youthful glow, she’s not afraid to take on the tough posse of etiquette-obsessed Potomac ladies she’s been cast alongside. I got a chance to chat with Ashley this week about everything from how it feels to debut on reality TV to why she’s a self proclaimed “adrenaline junkie!”
How are you feeling about the first episodes of RHOP? “Very excited. It’s surreal to see yourself on TV. It’s just about getting to know people, spending a lot of time together. There are always going to be some bumps in the road. Having spent as much time with them [the cast] as I did, I really feel like I know them well now. I actually consider them my friends – even though it did take some time. We are forming a foundation.”
Gizelle Bryant is not mincing words when it comes to her two younger castmates’ behavior on this week’s Real Housewives of Potomac! Whether it’s in defense of the dirt dug up on her good friend Robyn Dixon, or the eye bleach we all needed after witnessing Katie Rost publicly swap spit with her boyfriend Andrew, Gizelle is ready to call it like she sees it.
But first, a few words about her ex-hubby, Pastor Jamal Bryant, who made an appearance on RHOP for lunch with their kiddos. Gizelle explains, “My girls absolutely love spending time and doing fun things with both their parents. Jamal and I love our kids and want to see them happy so anytime we get together it is nothing but fun and laughs. As a divorced parent my responsibility is to make the best situation possible for my kids and anything less is just selfish.”
In her video blog, Lisa Vanderpump efficiently breaks down the Stassi Schroeder situation on Vanderpump Rules. It goes a little something like this: “Me s***ing on Stassi, really? I think she’s the one that s*** on me with her insincerity.” Boom.
Lisa further maintains her stance that Stassi is not important enough to hate, noting “It’s not that I’m angry with Stassi, I think it’s real disgust that she would come and see me, take up my time, and be totally disingenuous.”
The highlights: Yolanda Foster on Watch What Happens Live, the return of Survivor, the season finale of Marriage Boot Camp Reality Stars, and TheBachelor at 20: A Celebration of Love. About the special, which features the wedding of Bachelor in Paradise couple Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert, Chris Harrisonsaid, “It has been an amazing ride: 20 seasons. Everybody’s back. All our alumni are back. This big happy, dysfunctional family that I love so much.”
Check out the reality TV listings list, which includes the Watch What Happens Live guests for the week, and let us know what you plan to watch.