The Real Housewives of Potomac hasn’t been the most eventful of the Housewives franchise – and there may be a reason for that!
In a new article by the International Business Times it turns out that what has been speculated proves to be true! The ladies of Potomac weren’t originally supposed to be Bravo Housewives, but rather thought they were filming some sort of reality show that didn’t name a name at the time and weren’t given much direction.
When the previews for RHOP aired, the ladies were shocked (and some thrilled) to learn that they were going to be part of the “Housewives” franchise! Robyn Dixon recently spoke out about the experience and why she decided to do it:
“Going in [to filming a reality show], of course you have your reservations. You think about what will happen to your family and your image. At the end of the day I was like, you only live once. You only have opportunities like this come around once, if they even come at all, so we might as well just run with it and have fun with it.”
As for the accusations from local residents, saying that this show is not an accurate portrayal of Potomac? The ladies actually agree on this, saying that they only represent themselves and had no intention of representing all of Potomac. Per Karen Huger:
“I’m glad that we’ve had the opportunity to share a small light, reflecting six women’s lives and at the same time shed that light on this jewel of a town.”
The biggest complaint from viewers so far on RHOP has been the nonstop etiquette game. Many have said that the etiquette rules make the show seem forced and fake, with Karen Huger the self-appointed leader in all things manners.
Karen spoke out about this saying there is a time for “being proper, but there’s also a fun side to me.”
Robyn chimed in that there is nothing fake about her on the show and that she was most worried because the show would be too “real” for her by showing her unconventional divorce with ex-husband Juan. Robyn hopes it will inspire others going through a divorce, hoping that other women will be “inspired in just being frank, honestly.”
Have you enjoyed this season of RHOP so far? Are you surprised they didn’t know they were going to be Housewives while filming??