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Candiace Reveals How Producers Were Involved in the Williamsburg Guest House Drama

At BravoCon 2022, RHOP’s Candiace Dillard Bassett shed new light on why the cast members were divided between a main house and a guest cottage on their Season 6 trip. 

On Season 6 of The Real Housewives of Potomac, Candiace Dillard Bassett’s cast trip to Williamsburg, Virginia, got off to a bumpy start when the rest of the group learned they would be divided between a main house and a guest cottage. At BravoCon 2022, Candiace revealed there was more behind the decision than viewers saw during the episode.  

During the Iconic Vacations by Bravo panel on Sunday, October 16, Candiace and RHOP executive producer Eric Fuller shared how the house assignments were determined on the getaway. “I’m about to throw y’all under the bus,” Candiace said to Eric. “I did not know that the house that we stayed in in Williamsburg did not have enough rooms for all of us. If I’m hosting a trip, I want everyone to have the same room.”

However, she noted, “Sometimes we can’t get what we want…These trips are expensive. Sometimes we can’t always get what we want. So we had, like, a little side house.”

“Eric called me and said, ‘Who do you want to be in the main house, and who do you want to be in the cottage?’ And I said, ‘I’m not making these decisions so I can get cussed into an oblivion. No thank you,’” she continued. “So we had a whole powwow about it.”

As viewers may recall, Candiace, Gizelle Bryant, Robyn Dixon, and Mia Thornton were assigned to the main house, while Karen Huger, Dr. Wendy Osefo, and Askale Davis were assigned to the cottage. “I wanted Mia, because she was new. I wanted her to feel welcome,” Candiace explained. “I wanted her to get the full experience, so I knew I wanted her to be with me in the main house.” However, she noted, “Wendy still curses me out for putting her in the cottage. She expected to be in the main house with me.”

While Eric declared that “the cottage was beautiful,” Candiace countered, “It wasn’t the main house. I’m gonna keep it real. It wasn’t.”

“Y’all put me in a predicament,” she said to Eric, who explained, “You had a choice. I asked you who you wanted where, and that was your choice.” 

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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