On this week’s episode of The Real Housewives of Potomac, Karen revealed in a confessional that she tried to remain neutral after the altercation between Monique Samuels and Candiace Dillard-Bassett after Candiace wrote in her statement that she released her glass at Monique in self-defense.
During the Sunday episode of Watch What Happens Live, host Andy Cohen asked guests Robyn and Gizelle Bryant if that information surprised them or helped them understand Karen’s stance in the aftermath of the fight.
“Not at all. I didn’t see what that information had to do with the fight and the fact that Monique was the aggressor first,” Robyn replied. “That was…irrelevant information. Candiace was doing that in self-defense, clearly.”
“Right,” Gizelle agreed.
Andy also pressed Robyn about the debacle involving her Embellished hats photoshoot, after Robyn nixed Karen’s photos from the group and Karen called her out for “ageist” behavior, considering how the Grande Dame is a little older than the ladies in the group.
“Were Karen’s pictures really so bad that you couldn’t include them in the hat thing?” Andy asked.
“They weren’t that bad, I just wanted smiles and more playfulness, so I apologize if anyone was offended because they think I was being ageist. It wasn’t about her age, I just wanted more playfulness,” Robyn explained. “They weren’t that bad, but I just felt like for what it was, it was more of a fun photoshoot.”
Andy also talked with the women about the upcoming reunion, which the cast just filmed. He wondered about their reactions to finally being in the same room with Monique and Candiace after their messy brawl…and messy aftermath.
“To be honest, I was very concerned for Candiace,” stated Gizelle. “I know that she emotionally and mentally went through a lot and I didn’t think she was gonna be able to really handle having a conversation with Monique face-to-face, but she got through it. It was a lot. The viewers have A LOT to watch.”
“I was really amazed by how dramatic it was when the husbands came, but I think people will be surprised by the finale — they don’t even know what’s in store with the finale,” Andy also shared while Robyn’s eyes got hilariously large at the mention of how the husbands stirred up drama at the reunion.
“There’s so much to watch. But I just want to say…being in that room I was happy to finally let everyone just say what was on their minds, so hopefully, we can finally move past everything,” Robyn shared.
The Real Housewives of Potomac airs every Sunday at 9/8c on Bravo.