‘RHOP’: Candiace Dillard Feels Ashley Darby Made Statement in Support of Monique Samuels for ‘Selfish’ Reasons

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‘RHOP’: Candiace Dillard Feels Ashley Darby Made Statement in Support of Monique Samuels for ‘Selfish’ Reasons

During the final season of The Real Housewives of Potomac, shut associates Monique Samuels and Candiace Dillard fell out after Samuels befriended Dillard’s “rival,” Ashley Darby. Samuels and Dillard then received right into a bodily altercation throughout season 5. Darby sided with the podcast host and selected to make an announcement detailing the notorious butter knife incident on Samuels’ behalf. While Darby cites loyalty as her reasoning, Dillard feels the brand new mom had a “selfish” motive.

'Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen' -- Pictured (l-r): Ashley Darby and Candiace Dillard
‘Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen’ — Pictured (l-r): Ashley Darby and Candiace Dillard | Charles Sykes

Candiace Dillard at odds with Ashley Darby and Monique Samuels

When former Miss United States joined RHOP in season 3, she initially received alongside effectively with different youthful co-stars, Ashley Darby and Monique Samuels.

However, she and Darby started butting heads within the following season when Dillard believed Darby’s husband inappropriately touched a digicam operator.

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Additionally, the previous Miss United States refused to validate Darby’s being pregnant journey and spoke negatively about her whereas she gave start. Samuels disagreed with Dillard’s therapy of the brand new mom, inflicting the 2 to fall out.

The podcast host later stood by the Darbys throughout the courtroom case. Although Samuels and Dillard tried to work via their issues, they did not correctly talk, leading to a bodily altercation between the previous associates.

Darby admitted she wrote an announcement in help of Samuels

During a verbal disagreement, Dillard started waving her palms in Samuels’ face, an motion the podcast host claims “triggered” her. She then grabbed her ex-friend by the hair and hit her on the again of the top a number of instances earlier than producers separated the women.

Samuels later met with the opposite housewives who witnessed the battle and insisted she “blacked out.” However, the podcast host admitted she didn’t really feel any regret for her actions on the time.

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Even although Samuels realized the place she went incorrect within the battle, she failed to achieve out to Dillard and apologize. Therefore, the previous Miss United States determined to file a grievance with the courtroom, leading to second-degree assault prices.

Samuels, a mom of three, countered as a result of she stated she didn’t need to go to jail with out the choose listening to her facet of the story. For her protection, the podcast host requested Darby to make an announcement recounting tense interactions with Dillard.

Dillard feels Darby made assertion to the courtroom for ‘selfish reasons’

Although Darby went to the lavatory throughout the bodily altercation, she shortly took Samuels’ facet, desirous to repay the loyalty.

Believing the podcast host had extra at stake than Dillard, the 32-year-old wrote an announcement in regards to the “I See You” singer’s character, noting the memorable argument between the 2 that resulted in Dillard hurling a butter knife in Darby’s course.

RELATED: ‘RHOP’: Ashley Darby Says Her Relationship With Candiace Dillard Still Hasn’t Improved

The new mom additionally informed the choose in regards to the former Miss United States’ hurtful and harsh tweets about her. While viewers will see Dillard’s response to it throughout the Nov. 22 episode, she touched on it per week earlier on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.

The former Miss United States famous she was “disgusted” and “shocked” to listen to in regards to the assertion. The singer additionally known as Darby’s actions “selfish,” “foul,” and “low down” and believes Darby did it to “get back at me” as an alternative of serving to Samuels. The Real Housewives of Potomac airs Sundays at 9/8c on Bravo.

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