After the reunion aired, the EveryHue Beauty owner appeared on Watch What Happens Live. The host Andy Cohen got real messy when he asked her about an old rumor surrounding Jamal once dating former Real Housewives of Atlanta star, Phaedra Parks. During the explosive season 9 RHOA Reunion, Phaedra was exposed for having an affair (during her marriage to Apollo Nida), with a man identified as, ‘Mr. Chocolate.’ Mr. Chocolate was later named as megachurch pastor, Jamal Bryant, by online sleuths.
The Real Housewives of Potomac star did not take too kindly to the question and shaded the hell out of Phaedra Parks in her response.
“I thought it was funny, he denied it,” said Gizelle. “She said yes, he says no. She says yes [they dated] to her friends. I care nothing about Phaedra, she’s not important.”
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During the RHOP reunion, Gizelle discussed reuniting with her ex-husband, Jamal, and he’s been pursuing her. She told the ladies that people shouldn’t be judged by their past. The reality star went on to say that she has forgiven Jamal for his transgression.
“I look back and I just feel like, nobody is what their mistakes are,” Gizelle said. “I feel like he’s a different person, I’m a different person. So we’re baby stepping, but we’re moving in a direction that we want to move into. And I do love when we’re all together as a family.” Asked how the kids have reacted to their relationship, Gizelle admitted they’re still getting used to it.“You know what, they’re a little confused, to be honest with you, because they’ve never seen us together in that way,” Gizelle said. “We got divorced 12 years ago. So when he comes into town and he wants to take me out, they’re like, ‘Wait a minute, aren’t we all going?’ ‘Cause that’s what they normally do.”
“I am enjoying the pursuit and I am open,” said Gizelle “There’s nobody who knows me like that man.”
“I look back and I just feel like, nobody is what their mistakes are, I feel like he’s a different person, I’m a different person. So we’re baby-stepping, but we’re moving in a direction that we want to move into. And I do love when we’re all together as a family.”
Gizelle Bryant was married to Jamal from 2002 to 2009 — their marriage ended over Jamal’s infidelity. Word on the street is, he fathered a child outside of their marriage. The couple share three daughters — Grace, 14, and 13-year-old twins Angel and Adore. Jamal, 48, is the newly appointed pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Georgia. But Gizelle has no plans to move to Atlanta because of her kids schooling, she told her RHOP costars.
In 2016, Gizelle first opened up about Jamal’s affair on the premiere episode of RHOP back calling him “a cheater, cheater, pumpkin eater” who “loved to hide his salami.” Jamal had spoke out about the affair in a conversation with Roland S. Martin in 2013.
“I stepped outside of my marriage and had an extra-marital affair that ultimately ended in a divorce to a wonderful woman, not because anything was flawed in the marriage or in her, but in my own maturity,” he said.
“One of the critical things my ex-wife said to me was, ‘I didn’t divorce you because of the infidelity, I divorced you because I no longer recognized you. You went into a dark place, was mad with the world, and you were just worried about saving your career, not saving the marriage,’ ” he recalled.
“I think I became a better person post the divorce than I was in the marriage,” he said. “She and I are still great friends and are still able to operate in a meaningful way.”
Part 2 of The Real Housewives of Potomac reunion airs Sunday, September 22, at 8:00 p.m. ET, on Bravo.
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