So far, Karen Huger has stayed in the background when it comes to the drama on this season of Real Housewives of Potomac. She’s just been there to make comments about the other ladies’ drama and take up time talking about her house hunt.
I’m sure that this won’t last for too long since I saw that trailer for the season and it’s clear that Karen has some big drama ahead of her. Nevertheless, she’s stayed clear of that at this point so all we have from Karen are comments about Gizelle Bryant and Robyn Dixon’s tension and her opinions on the new girl Monique Samuels.
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As per usual, Karen had a lot to say in her Bravo blog entry. Karen brought up the feud between Gizelle and Charrisse Jackson-Jordan in a conversation with Robyn…and then she brought up Robyn’s opinion in a conversation with the entire cast. A little messy, but that’s pretty much standard reality star behavior. She was keeping the story line going and I get that- especially since the show was such a snooze fest last year.
Karen explained, “I consider both Robyn and Gizelle my friends. More importantly, I admire and respect the bond the two of them share. They are the Batman and Robin of our dysfunctional group of frenemies. I was not surprised that Robyn said she felt ‘Gizelle had crossed the line.'”
Karen justified bringing up the conversation in front of the other ladies in the cast: “With all the backstabbing, name-calling and outright lying we have going in our frenemy group right now, I’m not going to stand by and watch it destroy a truly genuine bond of friendship. All of the drama in our group caused this strain on Robyn and Gizelle’s relationship. What better place to have this conversation than in the presence of all the ladies? The purpose of this meeting was to be transparent and authentic with one another.” Yeah, I guess, but I think it would have been a better conversation to have with just the three of them.
Karen explained, “I don’t talk about people behind their backs, that lends itself to the misinterpretation of what it is that I’ve said. I said what I said and delivered it when and where I did because it was the right time and the right thing to do. All parties were present. There is no room for she said this or she said that. I said EXACTLY what I said. Encouraging two good friends to have a conversation that could quite possibly save their friendship is a good thing. I would want my friend to do that for me.” Fair enough. It came off like shit stirring when I watched the episode, but I’ll buy this explanation… for now.
Karen shared her thoughts about the newest cast member Monique: “It was great meeting Monique. She has a bubbly personality and a quick wit. Monique struck me as someone who likes to have fun any place, any time.”
And of course, Karen addressed Gizelle’s rudeness: “Gizelle did what she always does with the newbie. LET the shading begin. Good Lord, Gizelle, all the woman said was that she was currently looking for a home. How Gizelle got Monique may not have a home from that statement beats me. To make matters worse, Gizelle asks her, ‘So you don’t have a home?’ Gizelle went from zero to one hundred with the shade in less than a heartbeat.” Hating on the new girl with no reason wasn’t a good look for Gizelle in Season 1, so I don’t know why she thought it was a good route to take for Season 2, but I guess it does give her camera time.
Karen (very subtly) alluded to her own home drama when she wrote, “I get it though. With these women, if say you’re house hunting, selling your home or just the word HOME, all hell breaks loose and curious minds begin to run amok.” This a standard Real Housewives story line. Any time anyone purchases a home, remodels, or downsizes, it becomes a story line on these shows. And it looks like Karen’s housing situation is going to take center stage later in the season.
TELL US- DO YOU THINK KAREN WAS GENUINELY TRYING TO HELP ROBYN & GIZELLE OR WAS SHE STIRRING THE POT?
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