“I chose all my words carefully. I didn’t add any extra drama and hot sauce and tea to it, which I know how to do very well,” Gizelle dished on Page Six’s Virtual Reali-Tea podcast when asked to address her allegations about the chef.
“And I didn’t do that — because [Dillard and I] were friends. Now, we’re no longer friends,” the 52-year-old continued. “So I can really get to the tea and the nitty-gritty of it all and that’s what the reunion is for, OK?”
Gizelle landed in hot water with Candiace after she revealed that her co-star’s husband had made her uncomfortable during the taping of the Season 6 reunion. Gizelle told Candiace about the encounter after a group dance class aired in October.
Both Candiace and Chris denied any inappropriate behavior, but the issue created a rift between the co-stars.
Candiace told Page Six earlier this month that her husband was “doing better” but was initially “very hurt” by Gizelle’s cryptic accusation.
“There are headlines that will live on the internet that insinuate that my husband is a predator, and you can’t undo that. And that’s why it’s so damaging for people to be able to make things up,” she explained. “It’s hurtful, and he was very hurt by it.”
Gizelle revealed that she had not spilled all the details surrounding the reunion incident, amid a desire to protect “the sanctity” of the pair’s common bond.
“I know my truth and I know how I feel about things — and that’s what I will speak on,” she teased. “There’s things I haven’t said to protect Candiace’s feelings because we were friends.”
The “Reasonably Shady” podcaster hinted that she’s prepared to let it rip on the reunion stage — and will hold nothing back when the subject is addressed.
“Based on how [Dillard] has reacted on social media and how she has played this all the way out and she’s the victim … I no longer feel that way,” she explained. “So I will not hold back [at the reunion].”
Last week, Gizelle clarified in an interview with today.com that she and Candiace had come “to a good place at the end of the season for Potomac,” but things changed when Candiace revived the beef as the pair filmed the third cycle of The Real Housewives: Ultimate Girls Trip in July.
The Bravo star told the outlet — “Of course, you know, she wants to create a story. This could have died because it was a simple conversation, but she wants to create a story. She wanted to carry this out throughout the season. She wanted to take all this to ‘Girls Trip,’ which she did. It’s just exhausting to me a little bit.”
Gizelle also accused Candiace of playing a perpetual victim.
She said — “Candiace wants to always be a victim. We’re no longer friends, so I don’t feel like I need to hold back anything anymore. What happened happened, and it was unfortunate, and no one’s going to tell me how to feel in a situation like that.”
The Real Housewives of Potomac airs on Sundays at 8 pm, ET on Bravo.
Raissa Asunbo is a Content Editor at All About The Tea. She lives in Toronto, Canada and enjoys reading, watching movies, traveling and spending time with her family.