Gizelle Bryant Calls Colorism Accusations ‘Untrue’ + Speaks On Robyn Dixon’s ‘RHOP’ Departure & Rumored Newbie Stacey Rusch

Gizelle Bryant Calls Colorism Accusations ‘Untrue’ + Speaks On Robyn Dixon’s ‘RHOP’ Departure & Rumored Newbie Stacey Rusch

Gizelle Bryant is still defending herself against ongoing colorism accusations.

During a recent TV appearance, the 52-year-old Real Housewives of Potomac star addressed colorism accusations from viewers, which stems from several years of tumultuous exchanges with co-stars Candiace Dillard Bassett and Dr. Wendy Osefo.

Candiace Dillard Bassett, Gizelle Bryant

When asked about the accusations by Good Day D.C. anchor Marissa Mitchell, she stated,

“I think it’s extremely unfortunate.”

She continued,

“Am I colorist? Absolutely not, and my life speaks to that. I’m raising brown girls; it’s hurtful to them for people to say that about their mother. I love who and what I am, meaning my skin is very thick. People say all kinds of untrue things about me, and I just have to realize that I can’t make everybody happy out here.”

Gizelle Bryant & her daughters

When asked if the accusations hurt her, Gizelle Bryant replied,

“No, because I know that I’m not. I’m a hard pill to swallow, so if you can make up a lie about me and run with it, then I think that’s what people like to do.”

Gizelle Bryant also touched on season nine of RHOP, which is reportedly currently filming. Although she didn’t confirm nor deny her involvement, she did mention Robyn Dixon’s departure from the show, stating,

“Do we miss our girl? Absolutely. Robyn is not only my friend on the show, but she’s one of my best friends off the show, so she is definitely missed.”

Back in April, Robyn Dixon confirmed she would not be returning to RHOP, about two weeks after theJasmineBRAND exclusively reported the news.

Robyn Dixon

During the interview, Gizelle also seemed to have thrown some shade toward rumored RHOP newbie, Stacey Rusch.

Stacey Rusch

When asked about the former Good Day D.C. host, Gizelle responded,

“What happened? Did y’all fire her?”

Marissa Mitchell replied,

“No, we didn’t. She moved on to bigger and better things.”

Gizelle then joking stated,

“That’s not the word on the street, okay … I don’t know whether or not I’ve met Stacy, but if I have… I like her.”

Season nine of RHOP is rumored to feature returning housewives Gizelle Bryant, Karen Huger, Ashley Darby, Mia Thornton, and Dr. Wendy Osefo. Joining them are rumored new housewives Stacey Rusch and Jassi Rideaux, with Keiarna Stewart and Jacqueline Blake reportedly appearing as friends of the show.

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Authored by: Aaron Keenan