Monique VS. Candiace
Of course, the so-called Cabernet Combat/Shiraz skirmish/overall brutal ex-best friend fight between Candiace Dillard and Monique Samuels is on this list. In case you’ve been living under a rock, These two Real Housewives of Potomac went from calling each other “sisters” to getting into a wig grabbing, wine tossing fight on the show’s current season. It started with a question from Candiace (“You gone drag me?”) and ended with Monique grabbing Candiace by the hair and dragging her across a table as fellow housewives looked on in horror. All the while Candiace, who couldn’t see her surroundings while in Monique’s grasp, was trying to defend herself with a broken wine glass.
After they were broken up, Monique tried to find Candiace for a rematch and said she was going to “kill her.” Luckily, no one was seriously injured but the two went on to battle with legalities.
The ex-friends filed charges against each other and in both cases, they faced potential jail time if a second-degree assault conviction had been made—but both cases were dismissed.