The Real Housewives of Potomac, who’s back and what I think!

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Bravo just announced a slew of new and Returning shows set to air on its viewers TV screens throughout the next year. Among the list of returning shows is one of the newer installations of The Real Housewives Franchise; The Real Housewives of Potomac.
Reports about the shows second season are already plentiful and quite revealing. The Washington Post is reporting the show began filming earlier this week and that all of last seasons cast(Karen Huger, Katie Rost, Robyn Dixon, Gizelle Bryant, Charrisse Jackson-Jordan, and Ashley Bolach-Darby) will be returning. Many viewers on Twitter responded with some confusion as I think we all thought that there would have been some changes or at least an addition. After sleeping on it, I now think this is a smart move. NOW, they’re housewives and they know it. They know what this is and what it entails. It’ll be THIS season that will give network executives and producers a real feel on what each of these ladies could deliver as a housewife. I also think it’s gonna be in this season that we REALLY get a better feel of who each of these women are. That said, there are some downs to not bringing in some new blood. Housewives tend to “want to play the game” as their time on these shows go on. By this I mean some tend to feel the need to deliver so they’ll start creating unnecessary drama, others tend to become more conscious of the whole thing so they start to censor themselves.
Whatever the outcome of this season ends up being, I’m actually very excited to see what direction the show takes for its second season and look forward to watching when the time comes!

Blind Item: Here comes the Bun

Lisa Vanderpump/ Bravo NBC
Lisa Vanderpump/ Bravo NBC

BLIND ITEM: While Rumors continue to TWIRL about a southern housewife who will not confirm nor deny being or not being pregnant, this NON-SOUTHERN housewife can’t say the same. She is running around town(or should I say, TOWNS) telling everyone about the Bun in her Oven. It’s a surprise nothing about it has leaked considering she’s told uber connected people about it. This will very much be a part of her storyline and explains why she’s been spending so much time with her husband who, before; she’d go up to weeks without seeing. It also explains certain things that have been happening on the show, production wise…

Kim Fields, Leaving RHOA

Kim Fields/ Bravo TV
Kim Fields/ Bravo TV

“Get in and get out!” those are the facts of Kim Fields Real Housewife life. The actress confirmed while calling into The Rickey Smiley Morning Show that she would NOT be returning to The Real Housewives of Atlanta next season.
Many were surprised last summer when reports came out that the former child star would be Joining the hit Bravo show. Some voiced that they thought it would be a step down for the actress, while others thought she’d be perfect for the show.
General consensus, as the show has aired; has been that her addition the the cast has been lackluster and that Kim would be a one season wonder(or lack thereof). Kim at many times acknowledged that she wasn’t really fitting in, and was even called out by Kenya during the cast trip to Jamaica on being a “snooze fest”.

Kim Fields and Nene Leakes/ Instagram
Kim Fields and Nene Leakes/ Instagram

That said: it seems, from what we’ve seen on the reunion so far; that Kim really delivered and brought it. I myself wondered if she was possibly trying to make sure she earned another season as I know the show can pay well(reports speculated that the reason behind Kim joining to begin with was financial difficulties) and money talks. However, I believe she’s known she was gonna leave after this season and was maybe just making sure viewers memory of her time on the show was different from the “snooze fest” title she has been given. Your Housewife legacy is EVERYTHING! You have to make sure you leave viewers wanting more of you JUST INCASE you even need to make a return.

Kim Fields/ Dancing With The Stars ABC
Kim Fields/ Dancing With The Stars ABC

You can currently see Kim participating on Dancing With the Stars on ABC or follow her on social media to keep up with her other ventures.

 

 

Exclusive: #RHOD Marie Reyes Interview

 

Marie Reyes/ Bravo NBC
Marie Reyes/ Bravo NBC

Andy Cohen shocked Bravo viewers back in 2015 when he announced not one, but TWO new Housewives shows that’s would be premiering in 2016. Potomac, which premiered in January; was an instant ratings hit. Up next… DALLAS! I recent had the pleasure of catching up with Offcial ‘friend of the housewives’ Marie Reyes and get her to spill about the upcoming show, which premieres Monday, April 11.

Why Dallas? Why do you think it is the perfect new location for Housewives?
We have southern charm with flare – I always say Dallas is more LA than LA!
It’s also such a friendly place. Recently a gay couple relocated from England and came in for Botox. They commented how in this last year in Dallas they have made more close friends than in the previous 10 years spent in their area of London.
There is no shortage of great food! I’m pretty sure we have more restaurants than people – don’t quote me on that…but we do.
We are also home to professional teams of every sport – not many cities can say that.
It is a great business city, too! Perhaps the reason Toyota, Frito Lay, JC Penny, Dr Pepper, Southwest Airlines, Kimberly Clark, TI, American Airlines, Exxon, Galderma Pharmaceuticals, and Mary Kay are all based here.
Not to mention the cost of living is very affordable which almost makes up for the terrible summer heat, lol!

What, if any; was your connection to this group of ladies prior to the show? 

This will play out gradually over the season, but it would be silly to not say LeeAnne and I have known each other for a long time(19 years) – we met at a modeling job. Tiffany I have known through LeeAnne, and I thought it would be fun to do a project together no matter what my role. I wanted to support my friends and share the experience.
Did you feel any pressure to look your best for the cameras?
On camera, or in life? lol!
There is always pressure to look my best – but let’s be real, this is Dallas and we wear makeup to get coffee in the morning. I didn’t feel much more pressure than normal. I will admit, though, I tried to always keep in mind what I was wearing hoping it would translate over to film.

Marie Reyes and Brandi Redmond/ Instagram
Marie Reyes and Brandi Redmond/ Instagram

Seeing as you came in knowing some of your cast members, Did any of them surprise you once the cameras started rolling?
Everyone surprised me at one point or another; however, I felt like everyone stayed pretty true to who/what I thought they were as a first impression.
It bears mentioning, Brandi used physical humor unlike anyone I have ever known! She is so uncensored and it.is.amazing.

Angel and Marie Reyes/ Instagram
Angel and Marie Reyes/ Instagram

What was running through your head during the VERY FIRST scene you filmed and what was it like having the cameras there?
I remember feeling surreal and almost like a dream.
My first scenes were of my husband and my daughter – it was just normal life. It was hard to comprehend the scope of the project or what was really going to happen. It became real when Andy Cohen announced a new Dallas show about 3 weeks into filming. The cameras were everywhere but as the season went on I noticed them less and less.
Your Bravo Profile mentions some of the many charities you work with, if you were asked to join Celebrity Apprentice what charity or foundation would you play for?
Great question! Wow, I guess when it comes to the competition shows I imagined I would be best suited for Dancing with the Stars! Not sure how they would find me a partner that is tall enough, lol! I would have to say American Cancer Society.

If you could join the cast of any of the other locations in the Real Housewives Franchise, which would it be? Why?
Beverly Hills, for sure! We love California and spend a considerable amount of time in the LA area. The ladies on that show really know how to bring it while staying classy. I love that about them.

If you could, What destination would you pick for the cast trip next season?
Uruguay. Specifically, Jose Ignacio near Punta del Este. It is so magical, beautiful, and unspoiled by commercialism. It’s both rich in natural beauty and luxury.

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Stephanie Hollman, Marie Reyes, Cary Deuber/ Instagram

Let’s play a little game of Word Association, give us a few words to describe these ladies:
Brandi Redmond: Fun, Playful
Stephanie Hollman: Authentic, supportive
Cary Deuber: Type A, witty
Tiffany Hendra: Creative, driven
LeeAnne Locken: Intense, uncensored

Who would you say you came in to the show closest too?
Certainly LeeAnne. We have lived less than a mile from each other for roughly 14 years and been friends for 19. Tiffany, too. I have known her through LeeAnne for about 15 years but only saw her sporadically when she flew in for visits from LA.

Who would you say you left the show closet with?
The miracle of the process I guess is that I became very close to Cary, Stephanie and Brandi.

What have you been up to since filming wrapped up and the show was announced?
There really wasn’t time for rest. I had been working on a new skincare line called RAGS2Riches even months before we began filming. Because I am obsessed with skincare and the science behind topical ingredients and penetration, I have been very hands on with the formulations.
Let’s just say I went a little cray on this project but I am SO incredibly excited about the release. Basically, I can’t accommodate the whole world at SkinSpaMED, but I can help aging skin on a cellular level with the RAGS2Riches product line. I’m a fan of keeping it simple. RAGS stands for retinol, antioxidants, growth factors, and sun protection. If you just use these four products each day you are covering 95% of what you really need for radiantly youthful and beautiful skin. We plan to add a few more products in the near future, you know, when I have the time.

If asked, would you do another season of the show?
Absolutely, yes. I wouldn’t want the story to go on without me being a part of it. In future seasons, I see myself taking a bigger role and opening up more and more with my personal and professional life. Life is a journey, and I’m here for the long run. I have longevity genes on both sides – my grandmother is 102 (103 in May), and I just don’t want to look back when I’m 102 and ever wonder “what if”. I strive tonever lose the courage to always take the road less travelled.

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There You Have It! I loved chatting with Marie about premiere season of the upcoming Bravo show(which, again; begins airing April 11th) and think it will be a huge success! Be sure to Follow Marie on Twitter(@TheMarieReyes) and Instagram(@TheMarieReyes) as we think this southern beauty will be a fan favorite and has a great chance of being given a full time role for season 2.

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