After months of hype, we’ve finally seen the altercation between Monique Samuels and Candiace Dillard. It all went down at a winery where the ladies were set to celebrate Gizelle Bryant’s
fashions literary award.
As Drake once sang (many summers ago), “it went from zero to one hundred real quick, real f*cking quick.” The fact that it escalated to that level following a conversation that wasn’t any more heated than what we’ve seen all these years is mind blowing. Sure, the tension had been building for years, but it just got way out of hand. It was tough to watch Monique refuse to let go of Candiace’s wig for what felt like forever. Karen Huger was in a panic seeing her two closest allies in the group go at it. Robyn Dixon stood by smiling. Ashley Darby missed the whole thing because she was in the rest room. I watched it, hit “rewind,” and then watched it again, and, even still, it’s jumbled mess to watch and decipher.
There’s a big fight feel in the air for this new episode of The Real Housewives of Potomac. It’s been brewing for so long. We all knew it was coming. However, that doesn’t lessen the electricity in the air surrounding the feud between Monique Samuels and Candiace Dillard Bassett. This has been one of the greatest builds to an epic moment in the history of Housewives. That’s on period.
This one moment is going to send shockwaves through this group. For the most part, things are semi stable in this circle of women for a change. There’s no telling what’s going to happen once a physical altercation breaks out. It’s going to alter everything. People are going to pick sides. Allegiances will be made, and relationships will never be the same again. Here we go.
Another Michael Darby scandal is upon us on The Real Housewives Of Potomac. Ashley Darby’s husband is the gift that keeps on giving. Season after season, he’s serving us scandal after scandal. This time the scandal fell right into Candiace Dillard Bassett’s lap, and the tea is HOT. Michael was allegedly at a strip club talking about having both a boyfriend and a wife. Does Ashley know he has a boyfriend?
Besides the Michael stuff, the tension is mounting between Monique Samuels and Candiace. Every week, you can feel it getting closer to their physical encounter. There is so much animosity just bubbling beneath the surface. It’s only a matter of time before it boils over. As the season progresses, my own personal allegiance has shifted when it comes to this feud. Too many underhanded tactics by one of the parties has me severely questioning their authenticity.
Meanwhile, this text that Candiace Dillard
got claiming that Michael
has “a boyfriend a wife” finally comes up in conversation after way too many episodes of teasing us. How will Ashley
react? Well, given the way they’ve been able to move past numerous scandals and
the fact that they are expecting their second child together
, it’s fair to assume they worked past Michael’s latest scandal.
Michael is basically a full-time Real Housewives of Potomac cast member at this point. His shenanigans are the gift that keeps on giving. He definitely provides the most to the show in terms of storylines, up to this point at least.
Some things never change on Real Housewives of Potomac. Once again, Season 5 has Ashley Darby’s marriage, and her husband Michael Darby, as a focal point of the drama. On the positive side of things, Ashley’s dreams of becoming a mother were fulfilled when she gave birth to their son, Dean, on July 7, 2019.
This couple has certainly weathered some marital storms. During the RHOP Season 2 reunion, Ashley announced that she and Michael had separated. Then they decided to reconcile.
Monique Samuels girl’s trip is having a lot of unintended consequences. Did anyone expect Wendy Osefo to lose it like that on Ashley Darby? The newbie came in so hot. The Real Housewives of Potomac deliver each and every week, and this one will be no exception. The dinner is in the midst of pure chaos, and the doctor is educating everyone on how to read. However, Ashley isn’t some wallflower, so she’ll bite back.
Speaking of Ashley, it seems like an annual tradition for her husband Michael Darby to get caught in a scandal. This time it’s current frenemy Candiace Dillard Bassett getting the piping hot tea on our favorite Aussie. Michael is going to have a lot of explaining to do after a photo surfaces of him at a strip club trying to procure girls back to his room. Will he ever learn? One day Ashley should do everyone a favor and admit they have an “arrangement”.
Monique Samuels invites the Real Housewives of Potomac cast members to her lake house. Ashley Darby brings her baby Dean on the trip, which doesn’t sit well with new Housewife Wendy Osefo, who just gave birth to her third child. She questions Ashley for bringing the baby and the argument escalates.
That’s not Ashley’s only issue on this trip though. Candiace Dillard gets some tea about Ashley’s husband Michael Darby’s good time at a strip club, which she shares with Gizelle Bryant.
Stop sleeping on The Real Housewives of Potomac. They have everything you could possibly want in a reality show. Every episode is a perfect balance of humor, drama, and real moments. The largest focus of the season thus far appears to be on the budding feud between Monique Samuels and Candiace Dillard Bassett. We know it ends in a massive physical altercation, but the spoilers don’t make it any less interesting.
Last week’s episode of The Real Housewives of Potomac saw major progress in the friendship of Candiace and Ashley Darby. They won’t be best friends anytime soon but being able to talk calmly is a great first step. Candiace is feuding with everyone this season it seems. A focus of this episode is supposed to be about her calling Gizelle Bryant a monster. Where is the lie in that label?