It's a new season of The Real Housewives of Potomac, and that apparently means a new nickname for Karen Huger's husband, Raymond Huger. Last season, the RHOP grand dame memorably dubbed her hubby "the Black Bill Gates," and as we heard in Sunday night's season premiere, Karen has given the moniker an update for a very special reason.
Karen referred to Ray as "Dr. Black Bill Gates" as she discussed house hunting and empty nesting with her love in the episode. So when we caught up with Karen prior to the season we had to ask her about the meaning behind the new addition.
Karen explained to Bravotv.com that Ray received an honorary doctorate from the University of the District of Columbia. Ray, who is the president and CEO of Paradigm Solutions International, was awarded the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters by the university last spring "for his outstanding accomplishments as an information technology innovator and for his successful entrepreneurial and business skills that have resulted in the creation of an innovative software program and used by many businesses and governmental agencies and a nationally recognized multi-million dollar company that employed hundreds," according to the university's resolution approving the conferral.
Of course, Karen couldn't be happier about her man's major accomplishment. "I was so proud of that. It's just a beautiful, beautiful thing to have happened," Karen gushed to Bravotv.com. "He deserves all the accolades he gets. I'm very proud of him."
Karen previously revealed to The Daily Dish that Ray wasn't so fond of being called "the Black Bill Gates" last season of RHOP. "Raymond absolutely hates being called 'the Black Bill Gates.' Let me be very clear," she shared. "I want to strangle my girlfriends who took that term that I bestowed upon him and shared it with the world, but I own it."
So don't expect to hear Karen use that nickname much in the future. She told Bravotv.com that she's staying away from it, opting instead to say the abbreviated "BBG" or "Dr. BBG" from now on.
No matter what Karen calls her hubby, he's always the man she knows and loves. "You're gonna hear 'Ray.' Ray is always just Ray, and I love that about him, that no matter what title he gets, he understands and lives in his truth," she explained. "We understand that all things are possible. So my name is Karen, and his is Ray, and we like it that way."
Watch Karen gush more about the man she loves, below.