The Bravo gods are blessing us this summer with new seasons of Real Housewives Of New York, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills AND the Real Housewives of Potomac. And that drama looks like it’s going to be serious in all three cities. It’s really the news we needed after all of the coronavirus shutdowns and delays in filming over the past year.
RHOP has been filming for its sixth season. But this time, Monique Samuels and her binder are not in the mix. The word on the street is some new faces will be joining OGs like Karen Huger, Ashley Darby and Gizelle Bryant. Also, Dr. Wendy Osefo is gearing up for her sophomore season, and it looks like she’ll be handling a few scandals of her own.
Season 5 of Real Housewives of Potomac welcomed their newest Housewife, Dr. Wendy Osefo, into the mix. Wendy joined us with her PhD, three children, and a hawt husband, Eddie Osefo. Eddie and Wendy brought their Nigerian culture and traditions to the Bravo screen. Eddie also brought a lot of calm to the Potomac house-husband dynamic.
During the finale of RHOP, Michael Darby and Chris Bassettt nearly came to blows. Meanwhile, Eddie stuck to the side and stayed out of the entire debacle. A great strategy, to be honest. Unfortunately for Eddie, word on the street is that season 6 won’t be so easy to watch from the sidelines.
It’s been a hot minute since the Real Housewives of Potomac have graced our screens. Season 5 was more than iconic. Let’s not forget the infamous brawl between Monique Samuels and Candiace Dillard. The collision split the remaining cast into two sides. At the time, the then-newest Housewife, Dr. Wendy Osefo, seemingly teamed up with Candiace and the green-eyed bandits.
One of the bandits, Gizelle Bryant, may be regretting her choice in alliance. Since filming wrapped, she has been catching heat from the unofficial #TeamMonique who are spilling tea left and right. To make matters worse, even Andy Cohen has come for Gizelle recently. Never a good sign. Not to mention the newest addition to the RHOP cast, Mia Thornton, has been rumored to have had an affair with another cast member’s husband. Is that more shade directed towards Gizelle and her cease-and-desist happy cheating ex-husband turned rekindled boyfriend? Yikes.
We all know that Monique Samuels will not be on Real Housewives of Potomac when the show returns for Season 6. It’s been rumored that she’s been replaced by Mia Thornton, but it’s unclear if Mia is a full-time Housewife or a part-time cast member.
We also don’t know if there are any other new additions to the cast, but there is some potentially explosive gossip circulating.
We’ve entered an era where “unity” is the new buzzword on deck. In theory, we are to work with and accept those who don’t necessarily think the way we do, in an effort to bring people together for the overall betterment of humanity. It’s a nice idea, but apparently that particular message of harmony has yet to reach the Real Housewives of Potomac. Lots of things happened during the 5th season of RHOP and unity wasn’t one of them.
Candiace Dillard’s square tissue became a star. Monique Samuels’ African Grey became an icon. There was… a fight. And longtime friends Karen Huger and Gizelle Bryant found themselves on opposite teams, insulting each other through many of the episodes. The Grand Dame and Giz neither resolved their issues or agreed to disagree, so if you think the insulting stopped just because they aren’t currently filming, you would be wrong. Now we learn Karen hasn’t even spoken to Gizelle since the reunion, but she has spoken about Gizelle since the reunion.
I think everyone might agree several shows on Bravo could benefit from a cast shake-up. Even after surviving a controversial season, it appeared the cast of Real Housewives of Potomac would remain intact. To say these ladies have some issues is being generous. From hands-on combat to sketchy “men of God” with more illegitimate children than sense, RHOP checked a lot of unusual boxes.
Viewers will say ta ta to Monique Samuels. Despite a physical fight with Candiace Dillard, Mo originally decided to stay on the show until the reunion changed her mind. There have also been rumors that Robyn Dixon, while not generally disliked, some fans feel she adds nothing to the cast and needs to go sit wherever Juan Dixon is. Obviously Monique’s departure leaves a hole to be filled, but word on the street is RHOP is looking to cast two new people. Is someone’s check in jeopardy? Did having four degrees not make DOCTOR Wendy Osefo interesting? Can we offer T’Challa a spot?
The Real Housewives of Potomac Reunion put Monique Samuels back onscreen after being iced out of the group since her fight with Candiace Dillard. Her name was constantly on the lips of her cast mates, but Monique was largely missing in action for the latter part of the season.
Both Candiace and Monique were able to speak their truth regarding the altercation. They faced each other, but were unable to resolve the situation. Some fans questioned the impartiality of the reunion, specifically Andy Cohen’s role in monitoring the conversation. Candiace had the support of Gizelle Bryant, Robyn Dixon, Wendy Osefo, and at times Karen Huger as well. She also got more time to speak, so it’s not surprisings that Monique’s fans are crying foul. Especially since Monique quit the show because of her treatment at the reunion.