Bravotv.com: What did you really think of the Casino Royale night – and those singers?
Karen Huger: Casino Royale night – what can I say? Katie made a gallant effort to do a good thing for a great cause. I asked many of my friends to come and support her event and show up they did, dressed to the nines in their gowns and tuxedos. I felt Katie’s choice of entertainment while a little awkward for an adult Casino Royale night, but it accomplished what the evening was all about, which was to showcase the kids from Imagination Stage, Katie’s charity of choice. While I choose not to throw Katie’s event under the bus, as she does of so many others who are trying to raise money for a great cause, It was clear that the event was missing its JOY Juice. I guess Katie really did need my help.
Bravotv.com: Do you still talk to Katie? Have you seen her since the Casino Royale night?
KH: Katie and I communicate with one another on social media but we’ve not seen one another since the Casino Royale night.
KH: I consider both Robyn and Gizelle my friends. More importantly, I admire and respect the bond the two of them share. They are the Batman and Robin of our dysfunctional group of frenemies. I was not surprised that Robyn said she felt “Gizelle had crossed the line.” I was surprised, however, that she would say that she would have been waiting at Gizelle’s house if she had said those things about her. How can Robyn go from bestie to combat mode so quickly? Clearly, the stress of being placed in the middle of this mess has taken a toll on her.
With all the backstabbing, name-calling and outright lying we have going in our frenemy group right now, I'm not going to stand by and watch it destroy a truly genuine bond of friendship. All of the drama in our group caused this strain on Robyn and Gizelle’s relationship. What better place to have this conversation than in the presence of all the ladies? The purpose of this meeting was to be transparent and authentic with one another. I don’t talk about people behind their backs, that lends itself to the misinterpretation of what it is that I’ve said. I said what I said and delivered it when and where I did because it was the right time and the right thing to do. All parties were present. There is no room for she said this or she said that. I said EXACTLY what I said. Encouraging two good friends to have a conversation that could quite possibly save their friendship is a good thing. I would want my friend to do that for me.
Bravotv.com: Tell us about meeting Monique , did you think Gizelle was throwing too much shade right away?
KH: It was great meeting Monique. She has a bubbly personality and a quick wit. Monique struck me as someone who likes to have fun any place, any time. Gizelle did what she always does with the newbie. LET the shading begin. Good Lord, Gizelle, all the woman said was that she was currently looking for a home. How Gizelle got Monique may not have a home from that statement beats me. To make matters worse, Gizelle asks her, “So you don’t have a home?” Gizelle went from zero to one hundred with the shade in less than a heartbeat. I get it though. With these women, if say you’re house hunting, selling your home or just the word HOME, all hell breaks loose and curious minds begin to run amok. Well, Monique shut that down quick and in a hurry – she’s got 4. Four houses that is, next question Gizelle.