Robyn Dixon and Gizelle Bryant from The Real Housewives of Potomac hosted a Reasonably Shady party in honor of their new podcast, and it’s time to talk about the gossip that made the rounds at that event. The green-eye bandits have been best friends since the beginning of RHOP. However, the bash marked the beginning of a whole new adventure for the entrepreneurs.
Before the event, Gizelle and Robyn had some differences of opinion. Gizelle planned to have the event outside of her home due to the construction and said she wouldn’t let certain individuals inside. Gizelle decided that Dr. Wendy Osefo and Karen Huger wouldn’t be allowed to use the bathroom. Robyn wasn’t prepared to cosign this. Karen and Gizelle’s age-old feud cast a pall over the afternoon, as did Gizelle’s tension with Wendy. Gizelle decided to bring up the infidelity gossip surrounding Wendy’s husband Eddie Osefo on the season’s first girls’ trip. Wendy said none of the rumors are true. In turn, Wendy threw shade at Gizelle’s recent split with her ex-husband.
When the party started, paddles were handed out, with “reasonable” and “shady” on each side. Then, Gizelle and Robyn asked questions, which the RHOP labeled reasonable or shady with their paddles. Before they could get too far, Karen pulled Mia Thornton aside. Mia questioned Candiace Dillard Bassett’s mom about whether Candiace’s husband Chris Bassett was paid as her manager. During the game, Gizelle took issue with Wendy for telling Candiace about Mia’s comments. Candiace appreciated Wendy’s honesty and confronted Mia, asking, “why is it appropriate to ask my mom a question like that? At a day that’s supposed to be joyful and positive?” When Mia labeled her music video low budget, Candiace struck a low blow by labeling Mia’s mother low budget as well. After that, RHOP’s Candiace held her tongue, showing her skills in terms of avoiding further drama.
The group also debated whether Karen’s honest drunk calls were reasonable or shady. What they could agree on was that they were entertaining. Gizelle then asked if it was reasonable or shady to question Wendy’s changes in appearance amid the cheating rumors surrounding Eddie. Wendy answered, “I mean, it would only be reasonable if the same blog that reported that didn’t report that you had an STD,” referring to Gizelle. Robyn then got extremely heated with Wendy, saying no one could get through to her. Wendy made the final point that if any of them were genuinely concerned, the RHOP could have called her directly.
Ultimately, as per Bravo’s The Daily Dish, “the jury is still out” on whether the party “was at all reasonable, but it was definitely shady.” What is certain is that Gizelle and Robyn have concocted a podcast formula that is sure to sell. When it comes to the green-eyed bandits’ feud with Wendy and Candiace’s tension with Mia, fans will have to see how the rest of The Real Housewives of Potomac season unfolds.