The first season of the successful Bravo franchise, The Real Housewives of Potomac is in the past — the suburban Maryland cast’s snarking and backbiting just an amusing memory.
It appears one dark secret got past producers, a shocking skeleton now exposed in the closet of cast beauty, Kathryn “Katie” Rost.
Katie, 36, is divorced from Dr. James Orsini, the father of her three young children. The fashion model and Orsini wed in 2011, and he is described on the show as her first husband. Star magazine has dug up information, that disputes that story.
A source dished to the mag that in 2009, Rost secretly married on-again off-again beau, Xavier Eccleston, in Arizona. The insider alleges that Katie eventually had the marriage annulled, and also claims that Eccleston is “bad news” — indeed an accurate assessment.
Maryland court records and news reports reveal that Eccleston, now 38, was arrested and charged with attempted murder, assault, and burglary, after shooting an acquaintance, during an October 2001 home invasion. The victim was left paralyzed, and died seven years later. Eccleston was also accused of stealing a large sum of money and marijuana during the same episode. Eccleston eventually pled guilty to felony assault and weapons charges, and served part of a ten year prison term. Eccleston was later convicted on a charge of “conspiring to distribute powder and crack cocaine.” He was sentenced in January of 2013, to 17 years in prison, and currently resides at Cumberland Federal Correctional Institute, in Maryland.
The last we saw Rost, she was fresh off a breakup from Andrew Martin, on the Bravo reunion sofa. Do you think that producers will bait someone on the cast to bust Katie for the crooked white lie, during Season Two?