Sunday night's episode of The Real Housewives of Potomac was a big one. Not only did Charrisse Jackson Jordan's daughter Skylar celebrate her 16th birthday with a big and beautiful bash, but her husband, Eddie Jordan, made his first appearance on RHOP.
We've been witness to the crumbling of Charrisse and Eddie's marriage since last season of RHOP. Charrisse dropped the bombshell at the Season 1 reunion that Eddie had not spoken to her since the show started airing. She also shared earlier this season that Eddie has decided that he wants a divorce.
Still, Charrisse said she fully expected Eddie to show up to Skylar's big day since it was such a special occasion for his family. "It wasn't surprising that Eddie was at his daughter's party. He's a very supportive father. He's a great father. He's always there for his children," Charrisse told The Daily Dish prior to the episode airing. "We're co-parenting, and we do the best we can as parents to give our kids the best life and make them as happy as humanly possible. So him being in the room was no surprise."
Charrisse told The Daily Dish that she hadn't seen Eddie "in a while" prior to Skylar's birthday party. Though they had talked before then, their conversations mostly concerned Skylar and her older brother, Jackson, 18. "We have children, so we have to communicate about things that pop up with the children. We don't have conversations where we call each other and say, 'Hi, how are you doing?' It's strictly about the children," Charrisse explained. "I'm 51, and I forget timeframes of things. I really don't know how long it was, but like I said, we're not in regular conversations with each other. So in terms of going from a place where we used to talk to each other on a regular basis, it had been a very long time."
Charrisse added that "it was good to see him though."
When asked if Eddie's appearance at Skylar's birthday party made Charrisse hopeful that the two could maintain a good relationship in the future, even if they're not married, she said she has never had any doubt about that. "I've always been optimistic that Eddie and I will get to a point where we'll be like best friends. After all, I've been with this guy for 25 years of my life. So we've had some memorable times together. Some of the best memories of my life have been as his wife, actually," Charrisse said. "He's provided an amazing lifestyle for myself and my children. So of course, I would love to be friends."
However, Charrisse went on to say that it's going to take some time for them to get there. "Like right now, currently, I need to get over a hump of being without a husband, which was a traumatic situation for me, because I thought I would be married for the rest of my life. I couldn't imagine a man not wanting to be with me [laughs]. But things happen. People fall out of love. And so here we are," she shared. "But we're gonna be very good friends. I can see it. I'm seeing into the future! We are gonna be very good friends."
Check out more photos of Charrisse, Eddie, and the rest of the RHOP squad through the years, below.
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