Gizelle claimed during Part 1 of the RHOP Season 5 reunion, which aired on December 13, that during the ladies' trip to Monique Samuels' lakehouse, Karen expressed that she wasn't fond of Wendy. "Karen, in Newburgh, you pulled me to the side, and you said to me, 'Gizelle, I don't like Wendy. Wendy does not fit this show,'" Gizelle shared.
Karen said that was "a lie" and clarified, "I said, 'I'm having challenges connecting with Wendy,' and that's it."
During the December 13 episode of Bravo's Chat Room, Gizelle claimed that Karen made other comments about Wendy joining RHOP. "Karen said, you know, 'We have the most beautiful Housewives franchise.' That's what Karen says," Gizelle alleged. "'And Wendy does not fit. Wendy is not pretty enough to be in our group.'"
Gizelle added, "I don't like when women talk about each other's appearances to the point of 'you're not pretty enough.' No, Wendy is drop-dead gorgeous. The end."
Karen shot down Gizelle's claims on Twitter, sharing that she messaged Wendy and told her that she was "shocked and horrified" by the "lie" Gizelle shared on Bravo's Chat Room. "I think you are a beautiful woman and I caution you that Gizelle lied to you at the lake house about what I said before with the floozy comment," Karen tweeted. "If her lies caused you any pain this evening, you should know that Gizelle will hurt someone else to get to me. Gizelle has done this before. Sorry she made you the subject [of her] vindictiveness."
Wendy explained why she believes she and Karen didn't immediately hit it off during the RHOP Season 5 reunion. "I believe the reason Karen didn't take to me is because I didn't come to her as, 'I want you to mentor me, I look at you as a big sister,'" Wendy said. "I didn't kiss her ass."
Karen responded to Wendy by saying, "That's her opinion, and it's wrong," before sharing that she would like a fresh start with her fellow Potomac Housewife. "Wendy and I had a rough first year, so for me, this is day one," Karen said. "You don't have to come to me any way but as Wendy, and I accept you."
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