We'll finally get to meet Gizelle Bryant's ex-husband, the well-known megachurch pastor and activist Jamal Bryant, on Sunday night's episode of The Real Housewives of Potomac. We've already heard a lot about him from Gizelle, mainly that he "was a cheater, cheater, pumpkin eater" and "he loved to hide his salami," as she described in the series premiere.
But even though her seven-year marriage to Jamal didn't end well, Gizelle still maintains a strong relationship with her ex-husband today. "Right now, we're in a super great place," Gizelle told The Daily Dish. "We're great friends. We respect each other's space. We're co-parenting our kids. He's doing phenomenal things in the community with Black Lives Matter. He's like one of the best preachers I've ever heard preach."
In fact, Gizelle said she wasn't even nervous about opening up about her ex-husband's infidelity to the world on RHOP. "He and I have been divorced for a long time. So it's far removed from both of us," she said. "It wasn't like it was new information. Everybody knows why we got a divorce. It's kind of like no big deal."
The two are successfully co-parenting their three daughters — Grace, Angel, and Adore — by constantly talking to each other and spending as much time together as possible. "It's a process, but I am always open to communicate with him as it relates to the kids. The kids are with me the majority of the time, so he trusts me enough with the kids that I'm always going to think of them first. He and I have a great line of communication," Gizelle said. "And we try to do a lot of things together. Like, we'll go to dinners together as a family. Even over Christmas holiday, we took a little vacation together. If we can get it done as it relates to the kids and just us spending as much time together as a family, we do it. I feel like it's the best thing for the kids, and the kids love to have their mommy and their daddy there with them."
But just because Gizelle and Jamal remain close doesn't mean they're going to be living together under one roof again anytime soon, like her RHOP castmate Robyn Dixon does with her ex-husband Juan Dixon. "Robyn's situation is for Robyn and for Robyn only, OK? That would not work for me, and that would not work for my ex-husband. And I think that us being on the other side of divorce, we're better people. We've grown. We respect each other on a different level. I consider him always to be family and a great friend," Gizelle said. "Robyn, on the other hand, that's a hot mess, but it's working for Robyn. It's working for Robyn, so we respect that."
See exactly how Robyn makes it work with her ex in the clip, below, and catch a new episode of RHOP on Sunday at 9/8c.