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This Is The Advice Andy Cohen Gave Karen Huger When The Real Housewives of Potomac Began

The grand dame of Potomac joked that the Watch What Happens Live host is the “best Housewife of all.”

Season 3 of The Real Housewives of Potomac is well on its way, and it starts off with Karen Huger dealing with the fallout after a story is published in The Washington Post detailing her husband's tax debt. She previously told The Daily Dish that husband Ray Huger has since taken care of the situation: "He has settled, and they have a deal, and they're good. So we're in a great place, and I'm grateful. I'm grateful that Ray's my hubby. I'm grateful that my kids are my kids. And I'm grateful that I still have great health to enjoy this life.”

When Karen stopped by The Daily Dish podcast, hosts Rachael Roberts and Megan Segura wanted to know how Karen felt about coming back for another season and what she initially expected when she joined the show.

“I expected great things … first, I’m on the show, so I expected great things,” Karen joked. “I thought we had a hit on our hands, and I’m excited to see us grow, and we really bring it this season.” 

Karen had a rough time going into Season 3. In addition to her family’s tax issues, she moved to Great Falls, Virginia to help her ailing parents; her father had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and her mother was dealing with “serious health issues” (Karen's mother, Georgia Raines Wooden, passed away on November 23, 2017). She said that with everything she had going on, the drama with the other ’Wives was put into perspective. She also has another way of coping with any negativity around her. Karen revealed that when she joined the show, Andy Cohen imparted some words of wisdom that have stuck with her ever since.

“Basically, when I started, Andy said, ‘Just don’t read Twitter. Just don’t read the comments,’” Karen revealed, admitting, “I did the first year. And I stopped, and I don’t do it now. I just live in my truth. And I walk in it. Karen is [as] Karen is. And it makes it easier because everyone has an opinion and everyone’s not going to be kind, especially in Twitterland.”

The RHOP mom shared that she hasn’t read Twitter comments in two years. “Hint to the wise, don’t waste your time,” she warned would-be haters.

To hear more about which Housewives from other cities Karen has met and bonded with and what inspired her change in hair color, listen to the podcast episode above.

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