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Why Candiace Felt “Incredible Peace” After the RHOP Season 7 Reunion

The Real Housewives of Potomac cast member told fans what to expect from both her and Chris Bassett at the upcoming reunion.

By Allison Crist

Reunions can be stressful, but according to Candiace Dillard Bassett, she left The Real Housewives of Potomac’s most recent — a three-part iteration set to kick off on Sunday, February 19 — feeling “incredible peace.” 

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The “Drive Back” singer revealed as much in a new interview with Variety. “I honestly felt the most relaxed I’ve ever felt after a reunion,” she said, following the conclusion of RHOP Season 7. “I walked back to my dressing room. I’m always the last one to leave the set because I’m always taking pictures and talking to people and dancing around and doing whatever. So I finally walked back to my dressing room and I felt calm and relaxed.”

Candiace added that she “really left everything on the couch,” as did her husband, Chris Bassett. He’s set to make an appearance alongside the other RHOP husbands. “I think that was a part of what calms me was knowing that he got to say what he needed to say,” Candiace said. “It was calm, it was measured, it was heard. So for him, I felt incredible peace.”

Changing her focus to the future, Candiace teased what’s to come for her career. Regarding her next album, “I’m actually starting to think about all of that right now,” she said. “So ‘Deep Space’ and ‘Deep Space Deluxe’ are really accurate representations of where I am in my life, and the kind of music that I want to make. I think there is a bit of pressure now, too, as I’m thinking about a third project — what it will look like, and how I want to represent myself to my listeners.”

“I see myself being even more vulnerable in my next project,” Candiace continued. “I think now I feel more comfortable, and I want to talk about parts of my life and parts of my story that I’ve never talked about before and things that nobody knows. Thoughts that I have that no one knows about, except me, my journal and my best friend and my husband. So, I see a more vulnerable project and a more honest project. We haven’t started recording anything yet. But those conversations are happening as we speak.”

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The RHOP Season 7 reunion begins on February 19, with Part 2 slated for Sunday, February 26, and Part 3 for Sunday, March 5.

Watch The Real Housewives of Potomac on Bravo Sundays at 8/7c and the next day on Peacock. Catch up on the Bravo app.

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