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Candiace Dillard Vs. Ashley Darby

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During The Real Housewives of Potomac finale, two housewives’ husbands clashed but there might be hope for reconciliation between their respective wives, and BOSSIP’s got an exclusive take on the situation.

During Sunday’s finale viewers saw Karen Huger and her honey Ray tie the knot again during an elegant staircase having, Macy Gray serenaded, vow renewal that all of the housewives attended.

Candiace Dillard and Chris Bassett attended alongside Candiace’s mom Ms. Dorothy. By contrast, Ashley Darby attended solo initially, until her hubby Michael Darby arrived.

Candiace and Ashley were cordial, but things were tense between Michael and Chris who previously got into a physical disagreement during Robyn and Juan Dixon’s holiday party.

Juan, who was present at the vow renewal, took it upon himself to try to get the other house-husbands to apologize to each other and volunteered as peacemaker.

“We want to squash this s— though, right?” Juan said to Chris and Michael.

That led to an interesting—and initially unproductive conversation between the two men.

Chris: “I’m going to say it right now, then I’m going to let you enjoy your dinner. Whatever happened at Juan and Robyn’s thing, it happened right? And I can let it go.”

Michael: “I have a long memory and I don’t like people being mean to my wife…”

Chris: “I can understand you being upset with her but to come at me the way that you did in that moment, I felt was disrespectful.”

Michael: “This is a backhanded way of trying to do it. Be a man and stand up and apologize if you want to apologize. If you don’t want to apologize, don’t tell me to apologize.”

Chris: “Hold up…”

Michael continued to implore Chris to apologize to him, and refused to take accountability for his part in the previous issue.

That’s when Chris’ wife Candiace snapped and stormed off, something she told BOSSIP she doesn’t regret. 

“This is the whitest privilege,” she said. “I have to go. I can’t sit here. You do nothing wrong, the white privilege of it all is nasty. I can’t,” she added.


Eventually, Chris and Michael agreed to squash things and shook hands.

And while fans saw a number of things during the finale, they’re pointing out that there’s something, in particular, they didn’t see;

Ashley Vs. Candiace.

All the while their husbands were feuding, Ashley and Candiace didn’t hop in and eviscerate each other as they have before. In fact, they were actually cordial despite their recently shown “wide-body”/ “slave driver” disagreements.

During the #RHOP After Show, both of the ladies weighed in on the possibility of them becoming friends again and recapped their civil time together at Karen’s vow renewal.


Hit the flip for more on that including Candiace’s exclusive take with BOSSIP on the situation.

Rumors are swirling that during the #RHOPReunion, Candiace and Ashley will bury the hatchet once and for all and go back to being friends.

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If you can remember, Ashley actually introduced Candiace to the #RHOP fold back in season 3 but things went left in season 4 when Candiace questioned Ashley’s drinking habits while she was trying to conceive.

From there, things got nasty with Candiace sending out a “roach” tweet while Ashley was giving birth and Candiace kicking out Ashley from her “mother’s house” while grasping a butter knife. Remember that?

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According to Ashley, ahead of Karen Huger’s vow renewal, she called her mother for advice on how to navigate her feud with her former friend.

“I actually thought she looked pretty and I wanted to tell her she looked pretty but we had had so much animosity between us, I was like ‘Man I don’t know if this is right.’ 

So I called my mom and I’m like, ‘Mom, I’ve been let down so many times in the past when I’ve tried to make amends with Candiace. Do you think I should try this again? Should I step out on this limb again?'” said Ashley on the After-Show.

Candiace also said that she didn’t “want to live in contentious moments with “someone who doesn’t deserve it.”

“You are unworthy of my smoke,” said Candiace. “You’re unworthy of having beef. You don’t fight the devil,” she added. “You let the devil run amuck and just break down and destroy themselves.”

Well, that wasn’t very nice, Candy.


In a recent #RealityRecap with BOSSIP however, Candiace was singing [pun intended] a much nicer tune. According to Candiace, she and Ashley are in an “interesting place” and fans will see how things play out at the reunion.


“We get into this at the reunion” said Candiace during BOSSIP’s #RealityRecap. “It was never really discussed at length. One minute we’re friends, the next minute we’re not, the next minute we’re arguing. I think this reunion, we finally kind of start to get to the bottom of some things. There were some revelations that were surprising to me and there were some things that I said to her [during the reunion] that she was not aware of as far as the way she felt and I felt about the way some things happened between us.”

“It was very interesting because you think you know these girls and you think you know how they think and move and then you’re surprised,” she added during BOSSIP’s #RealityRecap. “I really am excited for you guys to show it plays out because we get to an interesting place.”

The two were actually recently spotted together hanging out with Gizelle in L.A., so our spidey senses are telling us that they could indeed be back on track.


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Are you here for a possible Candiace and Ashley reconciliation???

Celebrity Sightings in Los Angeles, California - October 26, 2021

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Watch Candiace on BOSSIP’s #RealityRecap below.



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