Candace Dillard’s husband, Chris Bassett, is “not feeling well” after being the subject of unsubstantiated gossip on Season 7 of The Real Housewives of Potomac.
“He was not well. As Dorinda [Medley] Dillard, 36, speaks on this week’s episode of Page Six’s “Virtual Reali-Tea” podcast, promoting her role in ALLBLK’s scripted TV drama “Hush.”
“He’s been ill for quite some time. It was a mind f for him to have this picture of him painted because it’s Giselle. [Bryant] did. “
Bryant, 52, specifically accused Bassett, 44, of making him feel “totally uncomfortable” during a one-on-one discussion backstage at the “RHOP” Season 6 reunion.
The “Reasonably Shady” podcast co-host had a lot to say to Dillard after upsetting the “Drive Back” singer after a televised group dance class in October.
“She painted a picture of him that wasn’t his. She created a story that was completely false, harmful and hurtful,” she says.
“We were overwhelmed by the number of messages and comments that we called BS and couldn’t believe it,” she continues. “But no matter what they say, ‘Oh, he did it,’ he’s always in the 0.5%.”
Dillard shared that Bassett is “better now” and added that he was “very hurt” by Bryant’s decision to publicly denigrate him.
“There are headlines on the Internet that imply that my husband is a predator and they cannot be rescinded. And that is why it is so harmful for people to make things up,” she explained. “It hurt, and he was very hurt by it.”
At the time of filming, Dillard, who married Bassett in August 2018, quickly recovered and broke the fourth wall to protect his spouse.
After extracting from Bryant that Bassett “didn’t do” the looting at the reunion, Dillard spoke directly to the producers and camera operators who were present at the scene.
“So is this the thing?” she said frustrated before walking away from Bryant. ?”
She then made it with a producer named Eric.
“If you’re going to defame my husband, you don’t want me in here,” she insisted. It’s Kaa. He can use it, not my husband.”
The scene went viral on social media due to the star’s powerful delivery. Also making headlines was castmate Ashley, who was accused of groping the “Potomac” crew in 2018, making shady remarks about her Darby estranged spouse. It was dropped. )
“As I sit there, when Gisele starts talking, I don’t know what she’s going to tell me. Dillard described Bryant’s performance as “a rehearsed Broadway show where tickets were I remember the exchange on the camera while comparing it to “I sold two.”
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Bryant previously told Page Six that she and Dillard were in a “good place” when “RHOP” ended this summer, but the subsequent “Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip” “It didn’t work out,” she said.
Bryant isn’t the only “RHOP” woman to make heavy allegations on Bassett.
However, it later turned out that the chef had simply invited the TikTok enthusiast and her friend to stop by a rooftop bar he managed in Washington, D.C.
Ashley’s accusations against Bassett finally put an end to her burgeoning friendship with Dillard — and Ashley’s girlfriend, Deborah Williams, was subsequently released as the cameras began rolling into Season 7. Things got worse when he claimed that Bassett had passed her.
That drama starts heating up in Sunday night’s episode.
“You can’t be happy even if you get married. [on this show]That’s the rule,” Dillard sighs. “If you are happily married, they will come for you, they will attack, and you must be ready in your marriage armor – It’s us.”
Dillard called Bryant and Ashley’s behavior “bad acting” to stay relevant.
“Bravo TV’s ‘Potomac Housewives’ are supposed to be our real lives. So if you don’t have a real-life situation to offer, find a seat or the unemployment line. That’s where you should go.” says the actress who plays Trophy’s wife Syrena Gibson on “Hush.”
“If you want to do a scripted TV show, Giselle and Ashley, I’m sure there will be auditions for additional roles in Season 2 of Hush.”
As his entertainment career climbed, Dillard considered moving away from reality shows. But for now, the former pageant queen is holding onto her position because her platform is only adding to her success, especially her musical success.
“This is a common conversation in our house, so when I came into this platform my goal was to use it to get where I am,” she says. “It’s working… As long as you enjoy ‘Housewives’ — so much has been tested in Season 7 — here I am.”
In 2022, Dillard completed his East Coast tour, played live at BravoCon, and prepared to re-release his debut album, Deep Space, on December 30th. The deluxe version features an improved single “Insecure” in collaboration with hip-hop icon Trina.
“I love the fanbase and supporters I have amassed on this platform, and I am eternally grateful to Bravo for supporting me,” says Dillard. “They don’t have to feature my music. They don’t have to feature everything I do.”
The R&B diva who joined the show for season 3 of 2018 tells her favorite joke. [her] “Most days are castmates”, so being a “Real Housewife” is “still worth it,” she admits, even “fun” at times.
“So I’m here until I’m gone or they fire me,” she told Page Six. “Whichever comes first.”
“Hush” is streaming on ALLBLK, with new episodes coming Thursday. “The Real Housewives of the Potomac” airs Sundays at 8 p.m. on Bravo.