Real Housewives of Potomac Season 1


Listen up, ye unwashed hordes! The Grand Dame, Mrs. Black Bill Gates Karen Huger, has a lesson for us all, and it does not involve etiquette! It does involve Karen putting on her Judgy McJudgenstein farm overalls to school Ashley Darby once again on the ways of a Proper Potomac Lady.

The Real Housewives of Potomac star claims that Ashley doesn’t have manners or boundaries due to her lack of…um, children? After her explosive comments at Gizelle Bryant’s luncheon, Karen continues to defend her protectiveness over daughter Rayvin, who left for college this season. About Rayvin, Karen shares, “Our mother/daughter bond is stronger than ever. I’m very proud of her.”



Katie Rost finally got what she’d been begging for all season on The Real Housewives of Potomac: a proposal from boyfriend Andrew. Now the self-proclaimed “ball and gala girl” opens up about how the debut season of RHOP ended, and where she and Andrew are at today. 

Despite rumors that the couple is on the outs, Katie claims everything is just perfect, perfect, perfect! Before getting to her scripted outline take on the engagement, Katie first breaks down Gizelle Bryant’s messy “Come to Jesus” luncheon. When invited to lunch, Katie admits, “My cynical side DID assume she just wanted to have a dramatic ‘attack session’ style luncheon where perhaps she did some of the following: 1. She wears a dramatic hat that just screams, tolerance, style, subtlety. 2. She says dramatic things while sitting back, arching an eyebrows waiting like for someone to allow her to launch truly fascinating stories about examples of behavior that are either very White or very Black (but NEVER are they EVER– any mixture of to two!) 3. She does dramatic stuff like jump up from a table, pointing and screaming, when Katie dares to say ‘obviously I’m a black woman, I’m also bi-racial!'”



She headed into the cougar’s den and made it out alive! Ashley Darby seems to let a lot roll off her back, including the drama that came to a head at Gizelle Bryant’s “Come to Jesus” luncheon this week. And it’s a good thing, as many of her castmates (looking at you, Karen Huger!) made it their mission to straight-up haze Ashley throughout the second half of the season. Though Ashley doesn’t seem all that concerned with “the dried up women of Potomac,” as she calls them in her blog.

Reflecting on what went down on the finale episode, The Real Housewives of Potomac star shares some insight on her castmates’ motivations – and how she and Michael Darby’s lives have progressed since cameras stopped rolling. Ashley updates us on their restaurant, Oz: “The restaurant is the baby! What the hell was I thinking with the idea that I could have a baby in the same year of opening a business? It has been quite a roller coaster since we opened the doors 6 months ago. From a deceitful chef to transient staff members, Murphy’s Law took full effect and every possible problem has arisen at Oz.”



We made it! The final episode of The Real Housewives of Potomac’s debut season is in the can (in more ways than one). Now that the etiquette curtain has fallen – or rather, has been ripped to shreds – the ladies decide to end their shared story by hurling mean-spirited accusations at each other about race, babies, and other sordid nonsense. Fun times!

Oh – and Katie Rost is not only throwing down with Robyn Dixon and Gizelle Bryant at a “Come to Jesus” luncheon; she’s also still pining away for an engagement ring from Andrew. So, not everyone’s story has changed much since episode one, after all. But will the forced engagement actually happen? 

Charrisse Jackson-Jordan is sleeping off her hangover the morning after her 50th birthday bash. The party was everything she thought it should be, with the exception of not having her husband Eddie there. She did have Eddie’s $80 grand there, though, soooooo…it’s not all broken dreams over here. 


Real Housewives of Potomac recap

The war between Gizelle Bryant and Katie Rost came to a head this week as the ladies tussled over an (innocent?) butt grab at Charrisse Jackson Jordan’s 50th birthday party. In true Housewives fashion, the argument quickly moved from its original topic to a totally different one: racial identification.

Accusations flew after Robyn Dixon posed her incendiary question about Michael Darby‘s dance floor moves: “Is that a white guy thing?”

Gizelle takes to her blog to discuss the argument, why she’s not obsessed with race, and how Katie is actually obsessed with HER! The Real Housewives of Potomac star explains her reaction to Michael’s behavior at Charrisse’s party: “As I was busting my famous two step, I never in a MILLION years thought I would be able to utter the words in my head, ‘Michael is Charmin toilet paper SQUEEZING Andrew’s butt on the dance floor.’ I said to myself, ‘Am I seeing what I think I’m seeing’…’No, say it ain’t so’… ‘Golly gee wilikers’…’Now ain’t this some nonsense.'”



Robyn Dixon set off a bit of a firestorm on this week’s Real Housewives of Potomac when she asked if Ashley Darby‘s husband’s behavior was “a white guy thing.” At Charrisse Jackson Jordan‘s 50th birthday bash, Michael Darby’s antics came under scrutiny when he allegedly started grabbing the butts of fellow…fellows! Katie’s Rost‘s boyfriend, Andrew, was the recipient of Michael’s playful grab-a$$, and seemed to take it all in stride. But the whole situation blew up after Robyn asked her (very loaded) question. 

Robyn defends, “I’d first like to explain my comment, because it surely was taken too seriously and in this racially sensitive world we are living in today, it needs to be explained. I wasn’t trying to create a racial stir by asking if Michael’s grabbing of Andrew’s butt was a ‘white guy thing.’ I really was just trying to throw Michael a lifeline, because what other good explanation is there for a straight, married man to grab another man’s butt? Hmmmm?”


The Rost Foundation

Katie Rost has made it her tagline, and her storyline, on the debut season of The Real Housewives of Potomac. “I’m a ball and gala girl, it’s my legacy and my calling,” smiles Katie in her opening sequences. But how much of this “legacy” translates into action when it comes to raising money through charity events? Some say, not much – if anything at all!  

Katie’s family’s charitable organization, The Rost Foundation, is apparently real (realer than a Real Housewife, at least!), but hasn’t performed a whole lotta, um, charity in the past decade or so. Yet, Katie constantly refers to The Rost Foundation as the impetus behind planning lavish events that never pan out or even get off the ground. So, what gives, here?



It seems like The Real Housewives of Potomac are not only obsessed with etiquette, but also race. Last night, the tension that has been brewing all season came to a head between Katie Rost, Gizelle Bryant, and Robyn Dixon at Charrisse Jackson-Jordan’s 50th birthday party – with none other than Ashley Darby’s husband Michael (and honorary housewife, at this point!) – at the center of the debate. Meanwhile, Karen Huger is just trying to figure out what her identity will be now that her youngest child is flying from the nest. 

Robyn and Gizelle meet for lunch to review the future of Robyn and (ex hubby) Juan’s relationship. Gizelle spoke with Juan recently and was suspicious of his intentions with her bestie. Are they in it for the long haul? Will they reconcile? Robyn loves Juan (and he, her), but she doesn’t trust him 100% yet. His cheating past haunts her. Gizelle thinks that no matter what Robyn and Juan do, they need to stop lying to their children – who think mommy and daddy are still married.