RHOP’s Candiace Dillard Addresses Robyn’s Admission of Juan’s Infidelity, Cast’s Lies, Ashley’s ‘Immaturity,’ Reunion, Jacqueline, Nicki “Shade,” and Erika, Plus Live Viewing Thread

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RHOP's Candiace Dillard on Cast's Lies About Chris, Disappointment in Robyn, and Ashley's Immaturity, Plus Talks Reunion Jacqueline, Nicki "Shade," and Erika

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Candiace Dillard-Bassett is opening up about the seventh season of The Real Housewives of Potomac.

After her husband, Chris Bassett, was faced with rumors of inappropriate behavior from a number of her cast mates, namely Gizelle Bryant and Ashley Darby, Candiace insisted the two of them have “no lies” in their marriage as she also reacted to Robyn Dixon‘s cheating drama with Juan Dixon, her unexpected friendship with Mia Thornton‘s ex-BFF Jacqueline Blake, and more.

“There’s a lot of talk about this being my best season, and that’s always nice to hear,” Candiace began during a February 3 interview with Variety.

According to Candiace, the conflict she faced amid season seven, specifically the claims made against Chris, was particularly challenging due to the fact that the allegations were “not true.”

“I knew that he had messaged Ashley, because at the time of the DM debacle, I was in Vegas for the Grammys. I called him when I got settled because of the time difference and he told me, ‘I was at work. I saw Ashley and Robyn were at Park. I told them, they should have come to the W and they should come next time.’ And I said, ‘Yeah, you should have them come and give them a table,'” Candiace recalled.

In addition to being accused of sending Ashley a late-night DM and flirting with her friend, Deborah, Chris faced claims of making Gizelle uncomfortable at the season six reunion, which Candiace talked to him “at length” about.

“There are no secrets with my husband and I. We talk about everything and there were no ulterior motives,” she stated. “The drama was because I knew immediately that it was rooted in falsehood. It was rooted in a need for something to talk about, because you don’t have anything of your own to discuss.”

While some have felt Candiace had RHOP producers in her corner as Chris faced the allegations, she doesn’t believe there’s any truth to the suggestion, saying they were simply “on the side of the truth” and “being fair.”

As for her mother, Dorothy Dillard, who has been vocal about Chris, and her issues with him, in the past, Candiace said she was not happy with the cast’s lies about her husband.

“This was her daughter and her son-in-law, facing incredible lies and bullying and attacks and foolishness at the hands of a miserable, bored person,” Candiace explained. “She was very adamant about expressing that she did not like it.”

Moving on to Robyn’s recent wedding, Candiace said she “was happy” for her castmate before learning she confirmed Juan’s “affair” with another woman.

“I’m really disappointed and hurt,” Candiace stated. “We’re on a show about sharing our lives. Robyn is someone that I thought was honest and open about her life, as she expected and demanded of each of us to be honest about our lives. It’s hurtful that she chose not to, and watched my husband be dragged for lies when she had a