On the Season 4 premiere of The Real Housewives of Potomac, while Gizelle Bryant tries to extend an olive branch (actually cookies her daughters made) to Karen Huger, former Miss United States Candiace Dillard drops a bomb in the lap of her mother, Dorothy, days before the wedding. At her home, before blurting out the news, Candiace sits down at the kitchen table with her mom and wipes tears from her eyes.
When Candiace begins, “When I was younger, my dad’s son…”, she’s interrupted by her mother. “No, we’re not talking about that.” When Candice finally says she’s invited her half-brother to the wedding, Dorothy uses the word bulls—t three times, in a row. Bravo describes the scene as news that causes Candiace’s mother “to launch a verbal attack that threatens to derail the festivities.”
Dorothy accuses her daughter of “bringing your father’s lying and cheating to the wedding.” Candiace says she’s not and tries to tell her mother it’s okay to upset with her dad but not his son “who had no choice.” Dorothy wants to know why Candiace is “chasing after his illegitimate children who have never been a part of your life.” Sure it was almost 40 years ago but Dorothy says “it was embarrassing to the family, to my family, and to me.” Candiace continues to cry, and says again, “It’s not fair!” The Real Housewives of Potomac airs Sundays at 9 pm on Bravo, right after The Real Housewives of Atlanta.