'Real Housewives of Potomac': Fans blame Candiace and her knife waving antics for her fight with Monique
Monique and Candiace started off as friends but since the last season (Season 4) things have gone terribly wrong between them and their fights have been one of the talking points of 'Real Housewives of Potomac'. They are bringing in the heat this season, with both of them taking jabs and trying to avoid each other.
The tension between them was simmering for quite some time and it all boiled over when they were shooting for the current season sometime in October 2019. This was when news of Monique allegedly pulling Candiace's hair to bring her down broke and both of them were charged with second-degree assault. Not many details about that exchange were out in the news but 'RHOP' has fans covered and is airing the explosive fight that they were able to capture on camera.
As seen in the episode, the housewives had gathered together to celebrate Gizelle Bryant's literary award. Everyone was drinking, having a great time, Ashley even let the ladies in on juicy and shocking details about her and Michael's marriage. However, it didn't take long after that for the conversation to shift to the Candiace-Monique dynamic. Ashley asked Candiace if things were okay between them after the lake house.
For the uninitiated, during the weekend that the ladies spent at Monique's lake house, Ashley revealed to the group about the text Candiace had received about her husband Michael's cheating ways. Even though everyone including Ashley was commending Candiace for how she approached the situation (she privately had a conversation with Ashley and not in front of everyone), Monique went ahead to blame Candiace for spreading gossip.
Also while Candiace was leaving the house, she came to say bye to Monique and her husband Chris Samuels. Monique was sleeping at the time and Candiace believed she was just trying to avoid and insult her by pretending to be asleep. All of these issues between the two suddenly filled the room and that's when a verbal duel ensued.
Candiace was tapping her wine glass with a knife while talking and people around her tried to take it away from her given her not so impressive past with knives at a dinner table. The rest of the fight between the two and the actual physical part, if any, is yet to be aired and fans have just seen Monique flicking Candiace's hair. The screen blacked out at the end of the episode with a housewife yelling "Monique let her go."
Even though it's clear that Monique was allegedly the one who got physically violent with Candiace, 'RHOP' audiences are sticking by her side. "Maybe if you don’t want a violent escalation don’t start the conversation by waving a knife around? #RHOP," wrote a fan. "@candeegal you started it at the winery tonight waving the knife starting the conversation too so stop playing the victim," wrote another.
A fan shared, "#RHOP Candiace was starting at the table so what are you Monique haters talking about?" Another wrote, "Y’all trippin. Candiace’s own mama had to beat her ass with a purse. Why she keep gettin her ass beat? It can’t be everybody else lol #RHOP."
Maybe if you don’t want a violent escalation don’t start the conversation by waving a knife around? #RHOP— Will Bechtle 🏳️🌈 (@Becktul) September 21, 2020
#RHOP Candanice was starting at the table so what are you Monique haters talking about?— F.A.M.E. (@MisterNoLove) September 21, 2020
Y’all trippin. Candiace’s own mama had to beat her ass with a purse. Why she keep gettin her ass beat? It can’t be everybody else lol #RHOP— Aani Hendricks (@AaniHendricks) September 21, 2020
'RHOP' airs on Sundays at 9 pm on Bravo.
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