The Most Memorable Real Housewives of Potomac Fights

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Real Housewives of Potomac has been on the air for seven seasons and in that time, viewers have seen some pretty epic blowups between the ladies. From a dispute about the rules of etiquette to a full-on physical altercation, the RHOP ladies know how to keep viewers on their toes. In honor of the show returning on November 5, let’s take a look back at some of the most memorable Real Housewives of Potomac fights.

Karen Teaches Gizelle Etiquette


Karen Huger, also known as The Grand Dame of Potomac, doesn’t play around when it comes to etiquette. In Season 1, Karen confronted Gizelle Bryant for sitting at the head of the table at her birthday dinner. The Grand Dame decided Gizelle needed to brush up on her etiquette skills, so she gifted her co-star a guide on how to behave at someone’s birthday party. Iconic.

At first, Gizelle seemed amused by the gift but after she read through some of Karen’s “etiquette suggestions,” she couldn’t help but bring up the birthday girl’s etiquette mishaps. She mentioned the fact that Karen was late to her birthday dinner and the Grand Dame was not having it.

“Thirty minutes late is not three hours late,” Karen said. “It was thirty minutes, which is par for the course if you know anything about etiquette.”

The silly argument set the tone for the series and let viewers know the ladies of Potomac are DIVAS.

Karen & Gizelle Get Interrupted By a Mime


It isn’t every day a literal mime artist works their way into a Real Housewives fight.

In Season 3, Gizelle and Karen met up for lunch to discuss their issues. Gizelle wanted to make peace with Karen after she spent the whole season throwing shade at her. The argument was funny to begin with, but after a mime showed up at the restaurant, it became downright hilarious.

Karen’s interactions with the mime were so funny. Initially, she ignored him but after he didn’t go away, she became aggravated by the performer. “This is some bullsh*t,” she said to the mime. “Who are you?” The mime’s desire for camera time became so incessant that the women ended up having to flee the table to escape him.

We still can’t believe this happened.

Monique & Candiace Fight


This one was a bummer but we can’t exclude it from this list. In Season 5, Candiace Dillard Bassett and Monique Samuels got into a physical fight and it wasn’t pretty. The fight started as a verbal disagreement between the two ladies but eventually, the dispute turned physical. The other women got involved and tried to pull Monique away from Candiace. As the fight dragged on, producers had to step in and separate the women. Candiace has been open about how the fight affected her and her mental health. At the reunion, she said she couldn’t bring herself to watch the fight when it aired on TV.

“It made me angry. It made me sad. It embarrassed me,” she said. “I’m still f*cked up. I’m still not okay.”

The fight also brought up conversations amongst the women about how black women are often portrayed in media and if it is their responsibility to combat stereotypes.

The fight certainly was not fun to watch but nonetheless, it is one of the most memorable moments in the show’s history.

Mia Throws a Drink at Wendy


During a girls’ trip in Miami, Mia Thornton and Wendy Osefo got in an argument that resulted in wine being thrown. The dispute began after Mia accused Wendy of dropping the ball on a business endeavor with friend, Peter Thomas. Wendy shot back that the only man she needs to be in touch with is her husband, which then led to a bigger argument about how the two women handle their professional lives.

At some point, Mia felt Wendy was making a dig at her husband, so she decided to throw a glass of wine in her co-star’s face. Not cool. The fight was overly dramatic but definitely memorable.