Candiace Dillard Calls Ashley Darby's Husband a 'Creep' in Tense RHOP Reunion Sneak Peek12/24/2020
The three-part Real Housewives of Potomac reunion is coming to an end — but with one mega-packed finale that won't leave fans disappointed.
In PEOPLE's exclusive sneak peek at Sunday's episode, Housewives Gizelle Bryant, Karen Huger, Ashley Darby, Robyn Dixon, Monique Samuels, Candiace Dillard Bassett and Dr. Wendy Osefo wrap up the season with the help of some of the ladies' husbands in an explosive 90-minute episode.
One of the many topics discussed during the reunion's third installment is the altercation that broke out between Candiace's husband, Chris Bassett, and Ashley's husband, Michael Darby, at Robyn's annual holiday party.
When host Andy Cohen asks Chris what made him initially push Michael — prompting the fight between the two men — the chef says, "I just don't tolerate disrespecting women."
"Chris [Samuels] and I have had that conversation before, Ray [Huger] and I have had that conversation before," he continues, referring to both Monique and Karen's husbands. "Michael has a history of disrespecting women on this platform and I'm not going to let anyone disrespect my wife. Ever. It just won't happen."
"Let's be clear," Ashley interjects, speaking on behalf of her husband whom she previously explained could not attend the reunion due to a friend's wedding. "A lot of women have said derogatory comments about my husband on this show —"
"Because your husband is a creep," Candiace cuts in, as her husband tells her to let Ashley continue.
"There have been a lot of things said about my husband and he has defended himself and some people have viewed that to be disrespectful and yet, it's okay to drag his name through the mud," Ashley says. "That's not okay."
Speaking directly to Ashley, Chris says, "You and my wife have gone back and forth for many years and I've never gotten involved. If I had an issue [with Michael] … I would have gone to him at a separate time. Not at someone else's party, not if I had been drinking. I would have reached out personally and said, 'Hey, this is what's going on.'"
Chris goes on to point out that two years prior, Monique's husband, Chris Samuels, "almost beat the s— out of Michael" because of things Ashley had said about Monique's drinking. (Despite having issues in the past, Ashley and Monique have supported each other during the most recent seasons of the show — Ashley further helping the mother of three by writing a statement of defense for Monique against Candiace after the women accused each other of second-degree assault.)
"Point being, Michael came at you sideways. He didn't come at you the way I would," the chef continues, recalling Chris Samuels and Michael's fight two years prior.
"I respect that," Chris Samuels agrees.
Jumping in, Robyn thanks Candiace's husband for calling her the next day and apologizing for his behavior at her event, adding that she didn't hear from Michael at all.
"I thank you Chris for calling about that night. I respect that," she says. "I didn't hear any type of anything from Michael."
Part three of the Real Housewives of Potomac reunion airs Sunday at 9:00 p.m. ET on Bravo.
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