Home » Candiace Dillard is Firing Back After Twitter Users Suggest RHOP Producers Sent Her the Texts About Michael Darby
The Real Housewives of Potomac lake house drama continued this week and Candiace Dillard-Bassett and Monique Samuels have a few thoughts about what went down.
First, Candiace defended the show against the naysayers who believed the conflict to be set up. Many Twitter users came for Candiace after Sunday’s episode, wondering why she would share the groundbreaking information about Ashley Darby‘s husband, Michael Darby, with Gizelle Bryant, or someone who’s keen on knowing (or spreading) the word on the street.
Candiace stated her intentions were genuine, noting the relationship between Gizelle and Ashley as the reason for her sharing with Gizelle.
“Gizelle was the first and only person I thought to dump this on because she and Ashley are genuine friends,” Candiace shared. “I knew she would care enough to handle this news with caution Bc shes [sic] friends with both Darby’s [sic]. I just knew EYE was not delivering this information. #RHOP[.]”
After sharing those details, many fans denounced her choice, pointing out that Candiace decided to deliver the information “right on camera.”
Other fans defended Candiace and the show, saying it was Candiace’s “job” to do exactly what she did — reveal scandalous details about her co-star in the service of a spicy storyline.
Candiace, however, denounced all speculation around last night’s drama drop as being anything but an organic occurrence.
“I promise you….production had nothing to do with this,” she confirmed.
The detractor still didn’t believe Candiace’s rebuttal, stating that they “doubt[ed]” production wasn’t involved in this scenario.
“These reality shows are very scripted,” the user wrote.
“They’re not though,” Candiace shot back. “And Do you realize we film for HOURS and HOURS to bring you Potomac?”
It wasn’t just the RHOP fans coming for Candiace. Her co-star, and current tempestuous foil Monique, also weighed in on the drama, taking to Twitter to comment on her cast mate’s bad attitude while at the lake house.
“#RHOP if Candiace don’t wanna look at @iammrssamuels then she should just leave damn,” one Twitter user wrote.
“Right! ?,” Monique replied. “No one… I mean NO ONE begged her to come ??♀️ It was an open invitation that could have been declined #RHOP[.]”
Candiace then fired back, defending her showing up to the trip and shading Monique for continuing to be “fake.”
“Listen. I’m here. That alone is a Christmas miracle,” she remarked. “If Monique invited me and wants to act like it’s all good in the hood in my face while she calls me fake behind my back, I’m happy to watch her continue to make herself look less than smart. #imonlyheresoidontgetfined #RHOP[.]”
Monique went on to air out her lake house grievances, not naming names, but most likely talking about Gizelle, who didn’t want to participate in Monique’s fishing activity and definitely noted her frustration with the trip’s very remote locale.
“When I planned this trip, I forgot I was dealing with a few superficial people who lack substance,” Monique jabbed at her co-star. “They don’t understand what bonding is ??♀️ Or a lunch break apparently ? #RHOP[.]”
The Real Housewives of Potomac airs every Sunday at 9 p.m. on Bravo.