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.
So far on this season of Real Housewives of Potomac, Candiace Dillard got married and feuded with her mother. Ashley Darby has been trying to conceive following a devastating miscarriage. Ashley tells her fellow Housewives that she has stopped drinking in order to conceive. All the while slamming down tons of alcohol. I find drunk Ashley entertaining, but this is a bit confusing. Fans of the show know that Ashley is happily pregnant right now, but this apparently happened after filming wrapped.
In October of 2018, Ashley’s husband, Michael Darby, was suspended during filming because he allegedly groped a cameraman. He was accused of sexual assault. He was later cleared of all charges.
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.
The Real Housewives of Potomac took over New Orleans last week and drama erupted. Last week Gizelle Bryant confronted Karen Huger about not confiding in her about her business projects. Karen didn’t appreciate it, and stormed out of the dinner leaving everyone speechless. So much for their relationship getting back on track! These women will never been in a good place it seems.
Gizelle and Karen’s drama isn’t the only issue looming on the horizon. The group still hasn’t addressed or brought up the Michael Darby situation. Robyn Dixon and Candiace Dillard have kept their mouth shut so far. However, how long will that last? Ashley Darby’s marriage could be rocked by the end of tonight’s episode. Let the drama begin!
Technically speaking, Monique Samuels is not an OG cast member on Real Housewives of Potomac. Practically speaking, she might as well be. The then-fledgling show was just trying to figure itself during the first season.
Even though Season 1 wasn’t a major hit right out of the gate, the show truly found its footing during the second year, which is when Monique joined the cast. Is that a coincidence? It might be, but there is no doubt that Monique puts the “real” in Real Housewives. She has kept it one hundred from the second she became a Housewife and she continues to do so two seasons later. Recently, the mom of three opened up to Reality Tea during an exclusive interview.
On last week’s episode, of The Real Housewives of Potomac, Michael Darby found himself in some hot water! He allegedly made sexual comments towards another man, and Robyn Dixon of all people overhead him. It’ll be interesting to see the fallout if Robyn or Candiace Dillard decided to reveal what they heard. This could have massive ramifications on his marriage to Ashley Darby.
Karen Huger and Gizelle Bryant also ended up on semi decent terms after last week. Their relationship is always changing so they might be back in bad terms by the end of this episode. Why even are the fighting anymore? At this point it seems like they’re just fighting for the sake of it and for no real reason. It’s so back and forth so hopefully they’ll make further forward progress this week.