This week on The Real Housewives of Potomac season finale, Gizelle Bryant organized a “come to Jesus lunch” for the women to work out their issues. In the end her lunch worked and this was as great idea, however they didn’t get there without some bumps in the road. Most of the women were looking forward to working on their issues and moving in a positive direction, but Katie was dreading it.
This week in her Bravo Blog Gizelle opens up about seeing Katie and Andrew mocking the “come to Jesus lunch.” She clarifies that race or religion doesn’t matter, and that Jesus isn’t involved at all; this was actually just a time for the women to repair the disconnect amongst the group. She also talks about her father and all of his accomplishments for the African American community, and of course, discusses the butt grab felt around the world!
Bravotv.com: Tell us more about why you threw the “come to Jesus” lunch. What do you think about Katie Rost and Andrew’s behavior during your call?
Gizelle Bryant: For the first time all the ladies seem to be a little disconnected when it comes to our relationships. Everybody’s panties are in a bunch and way too into their feelings. We are all EXTREMELY strong willed ladies and that’s fine, but it seems like no one is listening…everyone is just talking (about nonsense). “Come to Jesus” meeting means that everyone comes to the table in the spirit of “What Would Jesus Do.” Let’s all be the bigger person, let’s agree to disagree, let’s hold hands and sing, “Let There be Peace on Earth.” So regardless of your race or religion, come to the lunch and act like you have some home training. I loved seeing Andrew and Katie act like two-year-olds when I called Katie as they were driving. Yep, I call that Tuesday.
Bravotv.com: Your dad’s life is incredible. How does his hard work with Martin Luther King and for the black community impact your issues this season with the ladies?
GB: When it comes to my father and my family, I am a very PROUD daughter. My parents raised me to never forget or compromise who and what you are. These are life lessons that I share with my daughters. However, interacting with these ladies has allowed me to see that not everyone is self confident, self aware or even knows their own personal history. It is actually sad to see grown women unsure of their self worth and lack of confidence. Being proud of who you are is a powerful thing, I refuse to teach my daughters anything less.
Bravotv.com: What were you thinking when Karen Huger said Ashley Darby needed to procreate?
GB: CHIIIIILLLLE!!! That Mrs. Karen says some things outta her mouth that no one is EVER ready for. When Karen told Ashley that Micheal needs to ejaculate so that Ashley could procreate, I couldn’t breathe. I felt like I needed a flashing yellow light and a sign that reads, CAUTION, CAUTION, the UNNECESSARY AND THE UNBELIEVABLE is about to be spread throughout the atmosphere. I thought I was going to fall out of my chair or choke on my bread, either one wasn’t good. However, I must admit, it might have been the funniest thing that I have heard in a looooong time…sorry, Ashley.
Bravotv.com: Tell us about your confrontation with Katie over the butt grab incident and her words that you are stupid? Did your feel your beef was squashed by the end of the luncheon?
It is obvious that Katie and I are getting to know each other, and our process has been a little bumpy to say the least. As I get to know her better it seems that if her back is up against the wall and she is confronted with an upsetting topic (your fiancé is enjoying another man fondling his butt), she reverts back to 7th grade playground behavior. “You’re stupid, you’re stupid”…nope not how I discuss anything. I use adult words, concepts and relate to thought provoking discussions. I think more could have and should have been said by many of us but my mother has always told me if you don’t have anything nice to say then say nothing. While my sister has taught me that sometimes you just let people talk so that you can assess just how clueless, irrational, and borderline bonkers they really are.
Thoughts on Gizelle’s blog? Do you think it was a good idea to set up the lunch? What did you think about Katie and Andrew’s behavior in the car when Gizelle called about lunch? Any thoughts on Gizelle’s father? Do you think Karen needed to chill with Ashley? What did you think about the butt grab situation; would you tell your friend