EXCLUSIVE: ‘RHOP’ Star Karen Huger Responds To Reunion Shade From Costar Charrisse Jordan

Posted on Apr 15 2016 - 3:17pm by Editor

Last Sunday (April 10), Bravo aired part one of the dramatic The Real Housewives of Potomac Reunion.

The Real Housewives of Potomac follows the upscale lives of six intriguing, well-to-do African-American women: Gizelle Bryant, Katie Rost, Karen Huger, Charrisse Jackson Jordan, Robyn Dixon, and Ashley Darby, all of whom have fought for their places in this society by way of legacy or marriage.

In the first of the two-part reunion, the Potomac ladies rehashed the drama of the show’s inaugural season. Tensions rose between many of the ladies but the shade meter between Grand Dame of Potomac, Karen Huger, and her friend of many years, Charrisse Jackson Jordan, stood out as unusual. Especially since the two got along swimmingly throughout the season. 

All About the Tea spoke exclusively with Karen to get her reaction to Charrisse’s obvious shade.

Karen says the two did not have a disagreement prior to the reunion.

“No, we did not have a falling out. I saw that [the shade] and I’d like to know what happened. But as a friend I’m going to reserve my opinion about that.” She continues, Charrisse is going through a great deal.”

Charrisse has been candid about her marriage issues with her husband, former Rutgers men’s basketball head coach Eddie Jordan, this season of The Real Housewives of Potomac. The basketball wife even went so far as to say that she was going to divorce her hubby of more than 18 years. 

“If you notice all season long — I try to support her [Charrisse]. Whatever happened that morning before the reunion, I don’t know— I have questions myself. But I’m going to trust that those questions will be answered organically in the next season. I think I handled it accordingly.”

Karen is hopeful that their friendship is strong enough to get through their issues.

“I’m hopeful that our friendship will survive.” 

She adds: “We’re all human, we have our ups and downs but at the end of the day (for me),  it’s my relationship with these ladies. I want it to survive long after the show, so I’m not going to be judgmental at this point.”

Were her feelings hurt?

“My feelings were paused. I’m a cautious person. I have a big heart. When I care about you — you have a friend for life until you don’t deserve it anymore.”

Part 2 of The Real Housewives of Potomac reunion airs Sunday, April 17 at 8:00 pm ET on Bravo.

Additionally, the entire first season of The Real Housewives of Potomac will be available for people to catch-up on via Xfinity during Watchathon week, which begins Monday, April 18. Don’t miss it!


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  • Love love love Karen! She cracks me up and is an expert at throwing shade.

    • RRRobin

      But she’s hardly The Grand Dame of the Potomac — Most Gauche of the Potomac perhaps.

      • folamix

        She is a legend in her own mind….lol….I think the other ladies just humor her on that.

        • Ronnie

          I find her an embarrassing joke.

    • That’s an OG shade thrower. When she told Gizelle’s friend Kal, after he walked up on her, “I don’t know you, check out,” I thought I was going to die from laughter!

      • Hahahahaha! Karen throws shade with such grace. Love it!

    • She’s very quick on her feet that’s for sure.

  • 📉 Snarky in Hoboken📈

    Charrisse is the cast member most likely to lose her crab cake…so all bets are off.

    • Hahahha! Good one, Snarky. Hope you’re having a relaxing Friday afternoon.

      • 📉 Snarky in Hoboken📈

        Thank you Doc!

        Happy weekend to you!

    • Exactly, I hope she’s gone.

  • Elizabeth Fisher

    Gawd… I don’t even remember what Charisse said

    • omega86

      I don’t know that Charisse said anything, she just had a funky attitude was sort of snippy with Karen out of left field.

    • Charisse implied Karen is not real about charity work and said she hasn’t seen her at much charity events. Then she said she’s seen Katie at many, implying Katie’s charity motives were sincere and not Karen’s. Then Charisse said that Karen was wrong for confronting Gizelle over the etiquette drama at her house. She was mean and her behavior was surprising considering they’re good friends.

      • Elizabeth Fisher

        Thanks Seuss!!!

      • Ronnie

        Charisse is trying to ensure her return to the show next season.

  • Sandra Oh

    Karen is the last person to live in a glass house with all the shade she throws at people. And her glass house needs serious remodeling. Last I checked, Nixon is not the President anymore.

  • Personally, since watching the show, I like all the girls, but I love me some Karen. I know she is casted as “the villain”, but villain got shade and reads for DAYS! Love ha lol

    • RonnieRIB


  • Abby_Wabby

    Cruella Deville has grown on me…I really don’t care enough to watch part 2 because Katie is just vile…that said, I will give Season 2 two more chances before I bail.

    • MelE5150

      I wish they would replace her.

  • MelE5150

    Charrise was rude to all her previous “friends” I think she’s trying tobe relevant by supporting Team Thot

  • Southern Cali

    I like Karen! She cracks me up…perfect for reality tv.

  • RonnieRIB

    Love Karen…she gives shade with a dash of “phuck em if they don’t like me!”