‘RHOP’: Candiace Dillard Bassett Says This Season Will Have People ‘Clutching Their Pearls’ (Exclusive)

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Candiace Dillard Bassett from The Real Housewives of Potomac teased that season 5 will likely be so surprising, her altercation with Monique Samuels is just the tip of the iceberg.

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“There will be curveballs thrown and as a matter of fact, I can guarantee there will be some shocking behind the scenes,” she dished with Showbiz Cheat Sheet. “There will be people clutching their pearls and you’re going to start to see people in a different light.”

Dillard Bassett views this season as a game-changer the place new alliances and friendships will kind whereas others will maybe crumble. “This season is a toss-up,” she mentioned. “Everyone plays musical chairs. Everyone gets up and finds a new home in a lot of different kinds of new friendships. I’m no different. I have some unexpected bonds that start to form that I never saw coming. And I think the same can be said for the other ladies.”

Candiace Dillard Bassett appears ahead to her story lastly being informed

Dillard Bassett and Samuels bought right into a verbal and bodily altercation at a vineyard in October 2019. Both ladies filed expenses towards one another and the season opens with damaged glass and a shaken forged. While Dillard Bassett couldn’t converse particularly concerning the incident, she is wanting ahead to the reality lastly being revealed.

“My hope and my prayer is that a lot of those questions will be answered,” she mentioned. “The most painful part about all of this waiting is that I haven’t been able to talk about exactly what happened, how we got there, where we are now.”

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“And I’m really excited, not to relive it, I’m not excited to relive something so horrendous,” she continued. “But to actually get an opportunity for the viewers to see all the pieces for themselves with their very own two eyes and permit them to resolve for themselves what occurred. And when the mud settles, how that appears on all of us.

“What happened, definitely shifted everything,” she went on to say. “Every relationship, every alliance. It threw everything out of whack. Definitely for me. I’m still processing every day and it’s been almost over six months and I’m still having to process.”

Dillard Bassett reveals how she created her tagline and the way she met new forged member Wendy Osefo

Dillard Bassett’s tagline this season is, “Reading is fundamental and honey I own the library.” She laughed, “Well, we went through quite a few taglines and I really liked this one because it’s funny, it’s cheeky, it’s sassy.”

“And there are a lot of elements that go into this season,” she added. “A lot of it is very dramatic and serious, so I like that I went with a tagline that still gives a little sass but it’s got some humor in it and I got to say it in a sassy, cheeky, funny way.”

Speaking of studying, Dillard Bassett introduces her well-read friend Dr. Wendy Osefo as the latest Housewife. Osefo is an assistant professor within the Doctor of Education program on the Johns Hopkins School of Education.

“I kind of introduce her to the ladies,” Dillard Bassett dished. “I love her so much. She’s smart, she’s also pretty sassy herself. I actually met her through my mom. My mom met her at an event and my mom introduced me to her at a fashion show. Her husband Eddie is so sweet, he gave my mom a chair. She didn’t have a chair to sit in at this event.”

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Dillard Bassett added that Osefo provides a “great element” to the group. “I’m going to take a lot of pride in the fact that we are a very intelligent cast of women, very astute,” she mentioned. “I’m really proud to be part of the cast that takes pride in education. But bringing Wendy into the fold as a Ph.D., as a professor, who as I said, can read a book and read you down. Honey, she stands out and does a really great job of introducing herself to the group.”

The Real Housewives of Potomac premieres on Sunday, August 2 at 9/8c on Bravo.

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