Candiace Dillard-Bassett Says ‘RHOP’ Rumors About Husband Chris ‘Tested’ Her As A Wife

Candiace Dillard Bassett and husband Chris Bassett

Candiace Dillard-Bassett Says ‘RHOP’ Rumors About Husband Chris ‘Tested’ Her As A Wife

Real Housewives Of Potomac star Candiace Dillard-Bassett is used to feuding with her co-stars, however, this time, it looks like her husband Chris Bassett may be in a bit of drama of his own.

During a recent interview, Candiace Dillard-Bassett shared that the rumors surrounding her husband,

“tested me as a wife.”

She explained,

“I had to really shoulder him and catch him while he was going through every emotion. He was feeling defeated, people were questioning his character, questioning who he is as a human and as a man, questioning his common sense and just following this futile narrative that has no weight. But Chris, for me, has been always been a rock; like a mountain. And so I learned from watching him just how important it was to give him that steady support and to show him, ‘I got you.'”

She added,

“It’s just once again shown me and Chris how strong we are together. As I elevate, he elevates as well. And as we elevate as a couple and individually, people are going to try and find a way to break us. But we’re not going anywhere.”

Candiace Dillard Bassett and husband Chris Bassett

Chris Bassett was thrown into the mix when Gizelle Bryant claimed he made her feel “uncomfortable” by speaking with her alone in her hotel room during a break from filming last season’s reunion. Co-star Ashley Darby also alleged she felt uncomfortable about Chris DM’ing her late at night to invite her to the hotel restaurant he manages, and later said he was getting flirty with a female friend of theirs at a party.

Ashley Darby

Chris was bothered by this news and took to his Instagram Live to address the rumors. In his video, Chris insisted he was never intending to make anyone feel uncomfortable, and that he only DM’ed Darby, 34, and Bryant, 52 when he was responding to their Stories. He went on to explain that the experience has been difficult on him, noting how there have been days when he didn’t feel like getting out of bed knowing that there are people out there who believe what’s being said about him.

Reflecting on the incident and how difficult things have been behind closed doors, Candiace expressed,

“It’s been a really dark time in our household just because I don’t think that either of us ever saw a world where someone we thought was a friend would use a Me Too storyline to sell tickets to the show. I’ve always said that I thought we had seen the worst of it in season 5, but what has been cooked up in season 7 is beyond disgusting.”

She continued,

“I’ve said many times, ‘Come at me all day, attack me all day.’ I am not always the best at responding, but I can handle that. I feel like no matter how dark it may seem for me, I can deal with that. But why drag my husband into it? A man who literally does nothing but cook for everybody and defend me and really defend them when I am in the wrong on this show and in this space? It just feels wrong. It feels like we were violated and my husband was violated, and we are commandeering air time for B.S.”


Candiace Dillard-Bassett

As for Gizelle Bryant’s claims against Chris, Candiace says her co-star is unhappy with her own life.

Candiace said,

“This was not something to be played with. But I guess, when you see people happy and when you see something that looks good, it becomes a target — especially when you’re unhappy and miserable and you’re only used to turmoil and dank, drab foolishness and men who treat you like trash. You’re a product of your environment. And certain people, just they want to put that onto us and we don’t receive that.”

Gizelle Bryant

While speaking on the future of their friendship and possible reconciliation, Candiace said that it all depends on what Gizelle does at the reunion.

“The ball is in her court as far as how we resolve things, though, I don’t see a world where she owns that she has created this narrative for the show. That would be, that be suicide for her.”

She continued,

“I’ve seen Gizelle … get away with not authentically sharing most of her life for seven seasons. And that’s the unfortunate thing for everybody. You have created this entire platform and really spit on the work that women have done to create a Me Too movement for ratings because you have no real business to share. And at the point where you have run out of real, authentic stuff to share, perhaps it’s time to go.”

The Real Housewives of Potomac airs Sundays at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo.

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Authored by: Monique Nicole