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Karen Huger Reveals Why Ray "Took His Ring Back" from Her Before Their Wedding

The RHOP cast member recalled a moment in which her now-husband "canceled" their wedding. 

By Abby Feiner
Karen Huger Ray Engagement Ring

On The Real Housewives of Potomac's July 11 Season 6 premiere, Karen Huger and Ray Huger were in the midst of planning their second wedding in honor of their 25th anniversary. As it turns out, there was a moment in which the couple almost never married at all. 

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"You remember you canceled my first wedding on me, right?" Karen asked Ray before explaining in an interview, "Ray didn't actually get cold feet. Ray got pissed off. I traveled without letting him know initially, but he needed to know where I was going before I packed my bags."

"When I got back to the house, he said, 'Give me my ring,'" she continued. "He took his ring back, yes he did."

On Part 3 of the RHOP Season 5 reunion, Ray surprised Karen with the idea of a vow renewal while talking about Robyn Dixon and Juan Dixon's wedding plans. "I need to know the date of your wedding because I got a 25th anniversary coming up," he said. "And we might have a wedding of our own." Clearly stunned, Karen opened up about how much the idea meant to her. "It was a hard year. And we worked, and I really didn't expect him to say this," she shared at the time. "I always thought we would renew our vows on the 25th year. I just, you know, because of last year, didn't think that it was possible. So thank you for the love. I look forward to it."

Karen reflected on the sweet moment on the show's July 11 episode, explaining, "When Ray asked me to marry him last year, I was blown away because we had gone through hell." However, because Karen noted, "I don't like the taboo that goes with renewing your vows. It doesn't have a good track record," she decided to plan an "over the top... nice, classy" wedding instead. 

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