On its own, this conversation may be innocent enough, but coupled it with allegations about Michael, and you’ve got a situation ripe for speculation and innuendo. One thing is for sure, opinions about Michael will affect the dynamic between Ashley and the other Real Housewives of Potomac this season.
Ahoy! Below Deck Mediterranean is finally back on June 3rd, and with it a great mix of cast members. Captain Sandy Yawn is at the helm of the Sirocco. Bravo has, of course, realized that fans love seeing her at odds with Chief Stew Hannah Ferrier. Joao Franco returns as Bosun this season, and Colin Macy O’Toole rounds out the returning cast.
That leaves two positions open in both the interior and the deck crew and that’s a lot of opportunity for new hookups, dysfunction, drama, and authority questioning.
Ashley Darby is one member of the Real Housewives of Potomac cast who didn’t offer an apology at Candiace Dilliard’s wedding. While Gizelle Bryant and Monique Samuels took advantage of the general feelings of goodwill at this event. However, Ashley did not. Instead, she took advantage of the open bar.
She obviously had a fantastic time, but what were her thoughts about the group dynamic at the wedding? And how did she feel about running into castmates that she may have been trying to avoid?
Real Housewives of Potomac fans saw Gizelle Bryant in a vulnerable state last episode. She was dumped yet again by ex-boyfriend, Sherman Douglas, mere hours before he was to escort her to Candiace Dillard’s wedding.
Gizelle decided to attend anyway. She consumed a significant enough amount of alcohol to make peace with both Monique Samuels and Karen Huger by the end of the night. Whether the truces will last remains to be seen, but of course, in reality TV it’s about the journey not the destination.
Hannah Ferrier may or may not watch herself on Below Deck Mediterranean. Perhaps for the sake of optimism, let’s assume she did view herself last season, took stock of what the rest of us saw, and decided to do something about it.
Maybe Hannah took note of the endless smoke breaks, and the stress it put on her interior team. Certainly, working her way through a giant carton of cigarettes and owing Conrad Empson 50 Euros seemed to backfire on her. Hannah badgered Conrad to no end because he asked for that money back.
What is it about weddings that makes everyone want to make amends with someone they’ve wronged? Is it the aura of love and good feelings? Or the promise of new beginnings? Or perhaps the result of too many drinks? Whatever the reason there were a lot of olive branches going around at Candiace Dillard and Chris Bassett’s nuptials on the Real Housewives of Potomac.
Monique Samuels had to finesse her apology to Gizelle Bryant concerning the things she revealed about ex-boyfriend Sherman Douglas. Monique wanted to speak to Sherman as well, but he had every intention of avoiding her and didn’t show up to the wedding.
What would a season of any Real Housewives franchise be without one big juicy scandal that splinters out to cause drama and tension amongst the cast? For the fourth season of Real Housewives of Potomac, it was a very serious allegation of sexual assault.
A cameraman filed charges against Ashley Darby’s husband Michael Darby. He accused the real-estate mogul of “grabbing and groping” his buttocks. The charges were dropped, but not before speculation ran rampant.
The much-anticipated nuptials of Candiace Dillard and Chris Bassett was enough of an affair to get all the feuding Real Housewives of Potomac together. The significant others showed up as well, and it seems that this group of partners get more involved in the drama than usual. But one person who chose to stay away, was Gizelle Bryant’s now ex-boyfriend Sherman Douglas.
Gizelle tearfully revealed that Sherman decided not to accompany her to the wedding. He made a habit of not showing up to notable events even last season, including Gizelle’s birthday party. After previously professing his love to her on camera, Sherman left Gizelle understandably confused at his behavior. She decided to attend the wedding and face the questions and gossip anyway. Gizelle seemed so raw in her emotions that she even felt compelled to try and make amends with Karen Huger. But now that Gizelle has had time to process all that happened, she is speaking about the breakup with objectivity.
Here’s what Gizelle said to Bravo’s Daily Dish about giving the relationship another chance. “Sherman was very much calling me and trying to see me and spend time with me, which we did. And at that point, I decided to really take it seriously. We had broken up several times, so I’m like, ‘If we’re gonna do this, let’s do this right.’ So we started some counseling, and then it didn’t work out.”
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Gizelle thinks she misjudged Sherman. “And I really felt like he wanted us to be back together and wanted us to work had to there and I was wrong,” she said, “I was just really wrong. So you live and you learn. You can’t beat yourself up over it.”
So what is Gizelle looking for in a new man? She said, “I think that’s the best thing because I really need somebody who’s gonna be there for me and be strong for me and handle all that I do. I have a big life and a big world, and if you can’t handle it, then I need to move on.”
When asked how her daughters felt about the breakup, Gizelle responded, “yes they like Sherman, but they like their mommy more, so they really just want me to be happy. And they realize if I’m not happy with Sherman, it’s fine. You know, the right person will come along.”
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Gizelle reveals that she has been dating. She may or may not be involved with, “a little something something. I’m taking things very slowly. This is all baby steps for Gizelle.”
One thing is for sure, Gizelle will be a lot more cautious about introducing a new man to her costars, “they’re gonna meet him when I get married, on that day, on the wedding day, yes.”
All joking aside, Gizelle plans to be more guarded with her emotions, “No, it’s gonna be somebody that is obviously very serious. You know what, I think I’m just gonna date whoever it is lightly, like light dating until I really know that it’s real.”
TELL US- SHOULD GIZELLE HAVE GIVEN SHERMAN ANOTHER CHANCE? WOULD YOU HAVE STILL GONE TO THE WEDDING?
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