Real Housewives of Potomac has taken a turn for the better this season, in my humble opinion. Some of the cast are showing us more vulnerability and depth, which makes for a deeper viewer investment in their storylines. Then of course we have Gizelle Bryant – who hasn’t changed a bit! Being the resident diva/sh*t stirrer has become her calling card, so she’s taking that schtick all the way to the bank.
Gizelle reflects on the confrontation she and Robyn Dixon took straight to Ashley Darby’s workplace. Though she regrets the location, Gizelle maintains Ashley had every word coming. She offers some backstory: “First, it was Karen Huger that thought Ashley was a rude, inconsiderate humping banshee. Then she said highly inappropriate things to Charrisse Jackson Jordan causing her to feel like Ashley was immature and ignorant. Then the Robyn Dixon/Juan accusations just brought Ashley to a new level of hot fish frying messiness.”
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Initially, Gizelle says she was Ashley’s biggest fan. “Now when all these things are happening I am defending Ashley, being her biggest cheerleader. I’m VOUCHING for her, telling all the other ladies that Ashley means well, she really doesn’t want to be messy, she just can’t help it sometimes. I’m saying, ‘ladies come on, I mean… she’s cute, and she smells fresh and her hair makes her like a cuddly chia pet.’ How can you NOT like a chia pet? So yes, I needed to look at Ashley in the eyeballs and tell her that she had crossed the line and has gone way too far.”
So, what are some pissed off women to do? In Gizelle and Robyn’s case, they took their beef to the restaurant – Ashley’s restaurant!
Gizelle admits she was shocked that Robyn went from zero to finger-in-your-face outrage in ten seconds, but argues that Ashley pretty much deserved it. “There is an old saying, ‘DON’T POKE THE BEAR’, because if the bear wakes up from its comfortable, calm, laid back sleep then everybody needs to run for cover. I had no idea that Robyn was as angry as she was. If I knew that in advance I would not have suggested that we go to OZ and confront Ashley.”
Gizelle does concede that blowing up on Ashley in her place of business was probably not the classiest move, however. She explains in her blog, “Now you know I love a good confrontation, however, that was not a conversation that should have taken place at anybody’s business let alone Ashley’s. Ashley deserved to hear everything we said in the way we said it but she didn’t need to be ambushed…my bad!”
Although she’s upset at Ashley on behalf of her friends, Gizelle claims not to care what Ashley says about her own failed marriage. She jokes, “I don’t have an issue or concern with anyone making comments about my marriage. My marriage is old, fossil-like, very crusty news…where are the dinosaurs?”
One housewife who stood out this week was Karen, who shared the painful story of being raped (during her college years) in order to raise awareness at a charity event for Pave. Gizelle acknowledges, “Karen telling her story was the bravest thing that I’ve seen any of my friends do in a long time. I was happy that she allowed us to be a part of that night with her. She made us all very proud and it brings tears to my eyes just thinking off all the people that she is going to help by just telling HER story. Bravo, Karen!” I couldn’t agree more.
Moving back to trivial matters, Gizelle stands firm in not giving her number to newcomer, Monique Samuels. She snarks, “To calling me all kinds of terrible names, to asking me for my number so we can be besties…NOT TODAY!”
TELL US: DID ASHLEY DESERVE TO BE CONFRONTED? IN HER OWN RESTAURANT?
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