We are one episode into the Real Housewives of Potomac Season 3 reunion and Karen Huger already had a tearful walk out. She just lost her father and she’s still dodging questions from Gizelle Bryant and the other Housewives about whether or not she actually lives in her Great Falls mansion.
Aside from Karen’s drama stealing the show (as per usual), Gizelle and Monique Samuels continued to go at it. It doesn’t seem like these two will ever be friends, but there just might be some hope for Gizelle and Karen. Gizelle is the only cast member who ran after Karen when she stepped away from filming.
Gizelle shared her insight on Part 1 of the reunion in a Bravo blog. She opened up with, “Monique Samuels has spent her entire RHOP career being a social media bully. I don’t and can’t understand how she thinks that friendships can be formed when social media is used to tear down and attempt to destroy the characters of her fellow Housewives.” Monique still doesn’t get why it was so offensive when her fan page (ran by her own brother) posted memes making fun of Robyn Dixon.
Gizelle declared, “I can’t respect that kind of behavior.”
Monique actually referred to Robyn as Gizelle’s “puppy” during the reunion. Gizelle insists that’s not the case, writing, “Robyn Dixon and I are FRIENDS, ride or die. Anyone who keeps questioning it clearly doesn’t have friends or knows the concept of friendship.”
And then she hit Monique with this insult: “As soon as Monique is able to maintain a friendship for more than five minutes then I guess she will understand.” Ouch.
Even after all of the insults, Monique still seemed hopeful that she and Gizelle can become friends somehow. Gizelle said, “If Monique owns what she has done and sincerely apologizes then maybe we can get to another place. Not a second before.”
Gizelle and Monique are at a moot point, but Gizelle does have some compassion for Karen. She explained, “I knew Karen in that moment was extremely sensitive because of the loss of her father so I was trying to be respectful. However, I needed to remind her that friendship is a two way street, the road was closed and I didn’t close it.”
Gizelle did “remind” Karen that friendship is a two way street- which did not go well- but she is the only one who ran after Karen when she stormed off the reunion stage.
Gizelle explained, “I knew Karen in that moment was extremely sensitive because of the loss of her father so I was trying to be respectful. However, I needed to remind her that friendship is a two way street, the road was closed and I didn’t close it.”
Gizelle concluded, “I hate to see anyone suffer. I knew Karen was fragile and I didn’t want her to be alone. I just wanted to tell her, girl you can handle ALL this. Dry your tears, state your case and let’s all go home and have a drink.”
If only it was that simple. There’s still a lot more rehashing and shade throwing to come during this reunion taping.
TELL US- IS MONIQUE A SOCIAL MEDIA BULLY? WILL GIZELLE AND MONIQUE EVER BE FRIENDS? ARE YOU SURPRISED THAT GIZELLE COMFORTED KAREN AT THE REUNION?
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