Monique Samuels (and her husband Chris Samuels) seemed to be over the Real Housewives of Potomac during the final installment of the reunion. In return, Andy Cohen seemed to be over them (and annoyed by their anger over the paternity rumors).
He also seemed pretty peeved when she said that her family didn’t need those Bravo checks during the reunion and now she’s done with that. That’s right, she will not be on Real Housewives of Potomac Season 6.
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills feels so far away, and yet like it happened just yesterday. This last season of RHOBH carried on the YEARS-long tradition of creating one storyline for the whole season, designed to humiliate ONE woman. Last year it was Lisa Vanderpump and puppy gate. The year before was Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave (which in hindsight, I don’t mind that one so much). The year before that was Erika Girardi and panty-gate. This year it was Denise Fu**ing Richards and an ALLEGED sexual encounter, with RHOBH’s self-proclaimed truth teller, Brandi Glanville.
Do you want to revisit any of those seasons? I don’t. Seasons that beat to death a single story are totally unenjoyable. Housewives works best, IMHO, when the show features a truly ensemble cast. Real Housewives of New York City, Atlanta, and Salt Lake City even seem to understand this implicitly. Plus, these series, along with New Jersey, Potomac, Dallas and yes, Orange County have women who are willing to show their lives. RHOBH doesn’t do either of these things and yet, it was the most-watched series in the franchise.
This Real Housewives of Potomac reunion is getting nasty really quickly. Monique Samuels’ binder is going to go down in Housewives infamy. Has anyone else ever brought such thorough receipts to shut someone down the way she did Gizelle Bryant. The way she openly read off Jamal Bryant’s phone number was iconic because everyone knows that relationship is a sham. She made the alleged cheating rumors seem a lot more plausible.
We didn’t get much interaction between Monique and Candiace Dillard Bassett on last week’s Real Housewives of Potomac reunion episode. However, all of that is going to change. We’re finally going to dive into THE fight that changed everything on Real Housewives of Potomac. Both of these women have had a lot to say in the last year. Now though, all of that talk is coming to a head because we’re going to hopefully get some real answers.
For some reason, Bravo’s Chat Room hasn’t been canceled
yet. Despite serving up sub-par entertainment, the show is stirring up some drama.
Porsha Williams defended her good friend Monique Samuels amidst Monique’s ongoing feud with Candiace Dillard. And, well, Candiace didn’t take too kindly to that.
Season 5 of Real Housewives of Potomac was on fire. Much of the season was driven by the ugly physical confrontation between Candiace Dillard and Monique Samuels.
The incident occurred at a RHOP party in October of 2019 while the cameras were rolling. After the fight, Monique and Candiace slapped each other with second-degree assault charges. In December of 2019, both charges were dismissed.
Of course, the Reality Tea team understands being very invested in reality TV content. We enthusiastically cover reality TV shows and the stars’ off-camera activities. However, there’s a difference between being very invested and going too far.
There is NEVER a reason to wish death on a reality TV star, yet it happens so often from faceless, anonymous social media users. This is not at-all-acceptable and Real Housewives of Potomac star Robyn Dixon is tired of the hatred.
We have all heard that Karen Huger is “not impressed” by Wendy Osefo, but what did Karen say about Wendy that is so awful? We never really got to see that. Instead, we saw Gizelle Bryant misquoting Karen, sharing sentiments that were supposedly shared off-camera, and possibly straight up lying about things Karen didn’t say.
Pretty much every time Wendy was upset about something Karen “said,” it was only something that we saw Gizelle relay to her. Did Karen call her a freelancing floozy? Not that we saw. Aside from playing the most distorted game of telephone ever, Gizelle has another platform to skew the narrative, Bravo’s Chat Room. I tried to give the show a chance, but it just isn’t it (Porsha Williams is a great host, though). Aside from the obviously forced chatter and Gizelle’s horrid fashions, it’s just become a medium for Gizelle to push her own narrative and get in a few digs at her frenemies. I removed Bravo’s Chat Room from my DVR, which is saying a lot considering that I still watch Real Housewives of Orange County, a show that’s clearly jumped the shark.
The moment has finally arrived. The Real Housewives of Potomac reunion is here. For the first time in over a year, Monique Samuels & Candiace Dillard Bassett are in the same room. There is a lot to unpack between those two. The fight changed everything. Finally, we are going to hear both sides of the story with both there to hash it out. This is highly anticipated. It doesn’t get bigger than this for a Housewives fan.
Someone who should be nervous at this reunion is Gizelle Bryant. She was extra messy this season, and many of the women are going to want to hold her accountable. You can only get away with shady underhanded tactics for so long before people fight back. Karen Huger always has Gizelle’s number so I expect her to be front and center as the ringleader of a possible Gizelle takedown.