Real Housewives of Potomac star Katie Rost appeared on Season 1 of the show and made her triumphant return last season. Katie seemed very different than the bubbly gown and gala mother of three that viewers met during the premiere season of the RHOP franchise. This season she seemed a bit erratic.
Katie was excluded from the RHOP reunion, and she was not happy about it. Ouch! Why would a Friend of the Housewives be denied a seat on the couch?
Katie became engaged to her new boyfriend, Jesse, after about five months of dating. Jesse is not the same man that appeared on the show last season with Katie. That was Jacob. Jesse is a man of mystery whose last name is unknown. Katie announced the happy news on Instagram. “An heirloom ring, and I said yes. We are engaged! Jesse’s mom loves this ring. I am proud to wear it,” Katie wrote.
Sadly, the couple has called it quits. In an interview with Page Six, Katie said, “We’re broken up. It wasn’t anything too overly dramatic –it was more so like a car running out of gas.”
Apparently, the couple realized right before Thanksgiving that their plans for the immediate future differed. “He wanted certain things right away, and I was just, like, I have so many other things that I need to focus on, and so I need to pause,” Katie explained.
Katie has been embroiled in a heated custody battle with her ex-husband, Dr. James Orsini, over their twin daughters and their son. She admitted that part of the reason for the break-up was that she wanted to move back to the East Coast. Jesse and Katie had been living in Los Angeles.
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Katie said, “I have the appeal that apparently they’re going to read it, finally, in January. It’s taken so long, but I feel like I just need to be here, closer, and be able to do whatever I have to do next with that.” She also said that while Jesse wanted to start having children, she was more concerned about the children that she has and dealing with the custody issues. “I can’t do that again, so I needed to just wait,” she stated. She also wanted to work on her various writing projects. “I just don’t know if I want to go into straight-up wife mode right now,” Katie added.
She said that she and Jesse are on friendly terms. Instead of being in direct contact, the exes communicate through Katie’s mother. “He does speak to me through my mom. He’ll send her a message and is like, ‘How’s Katie doing?’ She kind of gives him updates,” Katie said. “I feel like if we were to talk, we’d end up right back together.” But is that really friendly terms?
While Katie is open to reconciling with Jesse at some point in the future, she is also considering dating. “I think I’m good with just doing what I’m doing. I mean I’d go out on a date, but … don’t get me in trouble,” Katie added.
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