Candiace Dillard is grasping for a storyline on the Real Housewives of Potomac. When she was first introduced on Season 3, it was all about navigating through the group and making friendships. Then Candiace went into Bridezilla mode battling it out with her mother. Now that she is happily married to Chris Bassett, it seems Candiace is fixated on Ashley Darby’s journey to motherhood.
Candiace questions Ashley’s intentions at every opportunity. Gizelle Bryant finally called her out on it and revealed to Ashley what was being said. Strangely enough, Candiace never questioned Gizelle’s intentions behind that ill-timed public announcement. Even more confusing is why Candiace continues to confide in Gizelle.
Season 4 of Real Housewives of Potomac has proven to be just the right amount of tender sentiment and festering, unresolved drama. Some things remain the same. Karen Huger and Gizelle Bryant keep taking digs at each other, Candiace Dillard tries to stand up to her mother, and Robyn Dixon fades into the background. There have also been poignant moments concerning miscarriages and baby planning.
But there has been some conflict building up that, according to the trailer, will spill over in a big way. Michael Darby got off way too easy from his suggestive comments at Candiace’s wedding. Surely this crowd wouldn’t let drama like that go to waste. Those comments, coupled with the public news about Michael’s alleged assault, will make the rest of the season very difficult for him and wife, Ashley Darby.
Andrei Castravet and Elizabeth Potthast Castravet became parents in real time this year. They welcomed baby Eleanor on January 23rd in Tampa, Florida. The beauty of reality TV is that fans can watch the pregnancy unfold on Season 4 of 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After. Unfortunately, not all is well with the couple as they fight over finances and Andrei’s lack of employment.
Luckily, Elizabeth’s father has been happy to help out by giving them a place to live. Chuck even offered Andrei a job. The offer didn’t suite Andrei. Neither did trucking apparently. It’s so much better to let your heavily pregnant wife be the bread-winner. Actually, Andrei is probably the exact reason why USCIS requires a financial affidavit in the first place.
Debbie Johnson was always the third wheel to the marriage of Colt Johnson and Larissa Dos Santos Lima. The two 90 Day Fiance stars are now divorced, but that has not discouraged Debbie from being any less involved in her son’s life.
Colt filed for divorce the day of Larissa’s third arrest in January. But Larissa found her footing quickly and publicly introduced a new boyfriend, Eric, shortly thereafter. Now that Larissa has moved out of the family home, Debbie is left with trying to manage public opinion on Instagram and play at being an immigration attorney.
Candiace Dillard continues to tread into the waters of conflict. None of her Real Housewives of Potomac castmates back up her persistent questioning of Ashley Darby’s intentions concerning motherhood. So far, Candiace hasn’t justified her position enough and the other ladies are speculating that she is simply projecting issues with her mother onto Ashley.
As if the Candiace and Ashley conflict wasn’t enough, Karen Huger is crossing boundaries with Gizelle Bryant. She has been bringing up Gizelle’s ex Sherman Douglas. If the two were truly friends, perhaps it wouldn’t feel like an attack on Gizelle’s privacy. But clearly, Karen has an ulterior motive.
Karen Huger has a way of maintaining a safe distance from the melee while remaining the center of attention. The Real Housewives of Potomac really can’t get enough of the Grande Dame. Or perhaps it’s Gizelle Bryant’s fixation that the other ladies piggyback on.
Karen was right to keep her guard up. Though Gizelle backed down from a larger confrontation at lunch, she brought her passive aggressive self into Karen’s Instagram Live. Gizelle certainly loves an audience.
It seems we’ve come full circle on the Real Housewives of Potomac. After falling out of Monique Samuels’ good graces last season for questioning her drinking habits, Ashley Darby is now under scrutiny by Candiace Dillard for the same reason. Since Ashley claims to be on karma’s “good side,” maybe irony is to blame instead.
Then there is Karen Huger. She chose to spend her night in New Orleans talking to literally anyone in the world except Gizelle Bryant. Gizelle is always in take-down mode and she clearly didn’t get enough of a rise out of Karen. So she decided to throw a wrench into the entire evening. A very well timed statement of, “Candiace doesn’t believe that you’re really trying to get pregnant,” escalated into a huge confrontation between Ashley and Candiace.
Real Housewives of Potomac fans got to witness another round of Gizelle Bryant versus Karen Huger during the last episode. These two ladies just don’t seem to understand the other’s point of view. It does beg the question, why are they pushing for a friendship so much? Or is it producers influencing?
The ladies did manage to keep it civil at their luncheon, but Karen’s choice of after hour activities didn’t sit well with Gizelle. She continued to express her surprise with some backhanded, passive-aggressive comments. That’s probably easier to do than some introspection as to why Karen didn’t want to spend time with her.