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Whitney Rose and Candiace Dillard Bassett Are the BFFs We Need Right Now

The RHOSLC and RHOP cast members "actually hit it off right away" on RHUGT, according to Whitney.

By Brad Witter
Whitney Rose Describes Her Bond with Candiace Dillard

When The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City’s Whitney Rose and Lisa Barlow arrived at the Bravo Clubhouse on September 28, even Andy Cohen was surprised that the “unlikely pair” had become so close. Then, later in Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen’s post-RHOSLC Season 3 premiere episode, Whitney revealed another even more unexpected new friendship.

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After a virtual caller asked the Wild Rose Beauty founder who she vibed with the most on Peacock’s upcoming The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip Season 3, she replied that she was “most surprised by” Candiace Dillard Bassett from The Real Housewives of Potomac. And, yes, it was “in a good way.”

The reason Whitney was so surprised by their connection? “I had actually gone on record… and said that she’s my least favorite Housewife,” the RHOSLC cast member admitted. After Andy asked if Candiace brought up that comment while filming in Thailand, she responded, “We fully talked about it, but we actually hit it off right away. She’s very kind, she’s very smart, she’s very deep, and I think she’s misunderstood.”

Further calling Candiace “amazing,” Whitney also described her experience shooting the upcoming RHUGT season as “one of the best times” she’s ever had in her life. “I say it’s the Housewives Olympics,” she added.

Also joining Candiace and Whitney in Thailand is RHOSLC’s Heather Gay. In a recent Entertainment Tonight interview, Whitney also described where she and one-time BFF Heather stand today, given the explosive drama that was teased in the RHOSLC Season 3 trailer. “We go from Season 3 to Girls Trip,” she explained. “It’s just different. It’s not the same.”

After the ET correspondent posted the interview clip to his personal Instagram on September 27, none other than Candiace weighed in with her own assessment. “Chyle. My snow bunnies wore me out in Thailand,” the “Drive Back” singer commented, adding three laugh-crying emojis.


In addition to that trio, the other RHUGT Season 3 cast members include: RHOP’s Gizelle Bryant, The Real Housewives of Miami’s Alexia Nepola and Marysol Patton, The Real Housewives of New York City’s Leah McSweeney, and The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Porsha Williams.

Though the premiere date is still yet-to-be-announced, the first Instagram cast photo dropped on July 20. After re-sharing the snap — which even featured some elephants in the background — on her own IG page the same day, Gizelle teased, “THAILAND will never be the same!”

And now that Whitney and Candiace have become BFFs, things aren’t exactly the same stateside either.

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