In an explosive trailer for Real Housewives of Potomac season 7, Chris Bassett, husband of castmate Candiace Dillard Bassett, was spotlighted over allegations that he made women in the group uncomfortable.
Though the details were somewhat hidden, a recent preview for the upcoming episode revealed a piece of the puzzle – the late-night message Chris sent to Ashley Darby.
“So last night I get this DM from Chris,” said Ashley, in a preview shared by The Real Housewives Zone. “At 2:42, he writes, ‘You shoulda came to the W.'” The screen then showed a snapshot of the message before Ashley asked aloud, “Who were you at the W with? Not your wife.”
Castmate Robyn Dixon, however, soon came to his defense, saying, “You know he’s the general manager at the rooftop?”
“The issue mainly is that I know Candiace wasn’t there,” Ashley insisted.
Robyn indicated that she herself wouldn’t have interpreted the message that way, if it was sent to her.
“So this was just an invitation? At 2:42 in the morning?” asked Ashley, unconvinced. “I definitely feel like I should tell [Candiace].”
“I feel like Chris is just friendly,” said Robyn, who, in a later scene, relayed the story to Gizelle Bryant.
But as Robyn shared her opinion about the message, Gizelle took Ashley’s side. “Are you giving [Chris] the benefit of the doubt?” she asked.
In a confessional interview, Robyn expressed: “We gotta deal with semantics here, right? Let’s not make this seem like Chris reached out to Ashley on his own and said, ‘Hey girl, what’re you doing? It’s 2:30 in the morning. Come visit me at the W.'”
She went on to reveal another piece of the puzzle. “That didn’t happen. No. Chris responded to [Ashley’s] Instagram story. Chris reaching out to Ashley–while I can see where some people might think it’s weird–I just have always looked at Chris as someone who really cares about his wife, who really wants to cultivate friendship.”
In Ashley‘s confessional, the 34-year-old said Chris’ message “feels off.”
Later on, Gizelle stated that Chris “slides into my DMs too, and it’s very innocent, but it’s not a comfortable thing for me, but I just let it ride.”
The Real Housewives of Potomac season seven airs Sundays at 8/7c on Bravo.
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