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Gizelle Bryant Reacts to Rumors About Jamal Bryant at the RHOP Season 5 Reunion
The Real Housewives of Potomac cast member comments on Monique Samuels' alleged receipts.
The Real Housewives of Potomac Season 5 reunion kicked off on December 13, and Part 1 of the sit-down with Andy Cohen ended with some shocking accusations about Gizelle Bryant and Jamal Bryant's relationship.
When the subject of Gizelle's rekindled romance came up, including her family's reaction to her getting back together with her ex-husband that we saw this season of RHOP, Karen Huger questioned whether the couple was actually still together after hearing some rumors about Jamal. "Jamal and I have been through a lot," Gizelle said in response at the reunion. "There's a lot that people say. We understand it."
Monique Samuels then cracked open her binder full of "receipts" to allege that Jamal had been talking to another woman. "I don't believe anything that comes out of Monique's mouth or anything that she has in her binder. I'm glad she's done some bindering," Gizelle said. "I knew she was coming to make up whatever."
Monique explained why she brought up this information at the reunion. "What's my reasoning for bringing this to light?" she said. "Well, if you want to come for my family and my relationship, I'm coming right back to you."
Gizelle opened up more about the intense RHOP reunion moment during the December 13 episode of Bravo's Chat Room, calling Monique's binder "a kindergarten scrapbook of lies." "It's very pressed," Gizelle said of Monique bringing a book of alleged receipts. "It's very 'in the pandemic you learned how to scrapbook' to me."
As for what was going through Gizelle's mind while this was going down at the reunion, "I was thinking, 'She's got a whole lot of time on her hands.'"
It was at the RHOP Season 4 reunion where Gizelle first confirmed that she and her ex-husband Jamal had gotten back together. Since then, the couple has maintained a long distance relationship with Gizelle in Maryland and Jamal based in Georgia, where he works as the pastor of the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church.
Unfortunately, that distance has been challenging amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. "It's tough because he's in Georgia, and Georgia's numbers are out of control," Gizelle said of how much she has been able to see Jamal these days during the reunion. "I'm not reckless with how I handle COVID."
Luckily, Gizelle and Jamal's daughters (Grace, 16, and 14-year-old twins Angel and Adore) are in a much better place when it comes to their parents' relationship. "To be honest with you, because they've seen the episode and so has their dad, they had their own conversations — which have been great — without me," Gizelle shared. "And, I'll be honest, the show helped that conversation move forward, which is great."
Gizelle also said that she appreciated father Curtis Graves' honesty about her relationship. "My dad, again, loves and supports me. He is always gonna have that feeling, and that's fine. If he didn't feel that way, that'd be a problem," Gizelle said while discussing her dad's comments about Jamal from earlier this season of RHOP. "He's my dad, so I'm OK with that as long as he's there for me when I need him there for me."
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See what's coming up in Part 2 of the RHOP Season 5 reunion, below.