As the ladies say in the very first episode,“If you haven’t heard of Potomac, that’s fine. Because that means we’ve done a great job keeping it a nice, little secret.” Well, the secret is officially out!
This exclusive Maryland town, located right outside Washington, D.C., will be on everyone’s radar after “The Real Housewives of Potomac”premieres on Sundayat 9 p.m. on Bravo.
Here’s everything you need to know about this season’s six socialites, including their signature taglines.
Tagline: “The word on the street is that I’m the word on the street.”
Gizelle recently returned to her original stomping grounds after a failed marriage to Jamal Bryant, a well-known pastor in Baltimore. Now she’s raising their three daughters, including twins. When she left Potomac the first time, Gizelle says it was a dark day and everyone wore black. Now she’s back and already shaking things up.
Tagline: “In Potomac, it’s not about who you know, it’s who you are. And I’m everything.”
Dubbed the “diva extraordinaire” of the group, Karen brags that her husband Raymond is “the black Bill Gates.” She’s a big believer in the book of etiquette, and she serves as a leader among the other women. Her daughter Rayvin is gearing up for college, while her son Brandon already moved out.
Tagline: “I’m a ball and gala girl. It’s my legacy and my calling.”
Katie is a socialite and philanthropist, but don’t let those titles fool you! As she says, it’s a full-time job. Her parents are well-known in the area and she’s a regular at galas. With three kids under the age of 3, she’s divorced, but refers to her current boyfriend Andrew Martin as her “hopeful husband-to-be.”
Tagline: “I don’t have a cookie-cutter life and I’m not apologizing for it.”
As a self-described free spirit, Robyn didn’t become a doctor or educator like the rest of her family. Instead, she works in PR. She’s divorced from her high school sweetheart Juan Dixon, a former NBA basketball player. They still live and raise their kids together, and sleep in the same bed, so it’s bound to get interesting.
Charrisse Jackson Jordan
Tagline: “If I don’t know who you are, then you’re not worth knowing.”
When Charrisse first moved to Potomac, nobody paid much attention. That all changed when people realized she’s married to former NBA coach Eddie Jordan. Eddie now coaches at Rutgers University, so the couple frequently spends time apart. Amongst the housewives, Charrisse is known as the ultimate party planner.
Tagline: “Throw this spring chicken into the cougar’s den and let the games begin.”
In 2011, Ashley was Miss District of Columbia. Now this former beauty queen is married to Michael Darby, an Australian real-estate millionaire. She has two step-children and spends her days attending galas. As for her goals, she’s trying to open a restaurant and have a baby of her own.