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RHOP Producer Reveals What May Be at the Root of Candiace Dillard Bassett and Monique Samuels' Issues

The Real Housewives of Potomac ladies have had a complicated history.

By Laura Rosenfeld

Candiace Dillard Bassett and Monique Samuels have faced some ups and downs in their friendship over the years on The Real Housewives of Potomac

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The two became fast friends when Candiace first joined the group, but by the next season, there was a huge strain on their relationship. Candiace and Monique appeared to resolve their differences at the RHOP Season 4 reunion, but in the current Season 5, it became increasingly clear that there was still lingering tension between them. That conflict came to a head during the ladies' night at a winery in the September 27 episode of RHOP.

The RHOP cast breaks down Candiace and Monique's complicated history in the above first look at The Real Housewives of Potomac After Show exclusive to Bravo Insider. Candiace and Monique, along with Gizelle Bryant, Robyn Dixon, Ashley Darby, Wendy OsefoRHOP executive producer Kemar Bassaragh, and Vice President, Current Production at Bravo, Josh Brown, discuss the ladies' real first impressions of each other, the evolution of their friendship, and what may actually be at the root of their rift.

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The Potomac 'Wives Break Down the Winery Incident Moment by Moment

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