In addition to being the patriarch, godfather, and ultimate supreme ruler of all things Real Housewives, Andy Cohen is a new dad and the host of Bravo’s late night talk show, Watch What Happens Live. As the first openly gay American late night talk show host, Andy has long been an eloquent and gracious advocate for LGBTQ+ rights.
New York City is currently hosting WorldPride, the world’s largest Pride event, spanning the entire month of June. The Bravo network is known for its support of the LGBTQ+ community. So it is no surprise that Bravo and Andy have a float in the parade this year.
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.
The drama on The Real Housewives of Potomac was at an all time high on last week’s episode. Karen Huger declined to go out with the ladies, leaving everyone confused. She chose to go “live” on Instagram rather than spend time with the other women. Grief makes you do crazy things I suppose!
In addition to the Karen drama, Ashley Darby confronted Candiace Dillard regarding comments about her fertility journey. Despite Ashley saying she was staying sober to get pregnant, she’d been drinking quite a lot in New Orleans. This did NOT sit well with Candiace. Tonight is sure to pick up where we left off with Ashley and Candiace at each other’s throats.
The Real Housewives of Potomac cast trip in New Orleans continues during tonight’s episode. Of course, it wouldn’t be a Real Housewives trip without some drama. All of these NOLA episodes have revolved around two fights: Karen Huger vs. Gizelle Bryant and Ashley Darby vs. Candiace Dillard. In contrast, Robyn Dixon, Katie Rost, and a pregnant Monique Samuels are just along as spectators.
And, yes, those same arguments continue on tonight’s new Real Housewives of Potomac episode.
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.
Fans and cast members of the Real Housewives of Potomac have watched in confusion this season as Ashley Darby drank copious amounts of alcohol while also announcing that she and Michael Darby were trying for a baby. It wasn’t just the drinking itself, but the fact that Ashley claimed to be abstaining from alcohol, while drinking alcohol. She also took on many holistic approaches to conceiving, such as changing her diet and using a heating pad. Apparently, avoiding the drink was not of those things.
Thankfully, Ashley did manage to conceive and has been enjoying a healthy pregnancy. Ashley and Michael really do look thrilled. The baby is due in July and the happy parents chose to wait to reveal the gender. Unsurprisingly, Michael chose possibly the most adrenaline charged way to go about it.