Karen Huger and Robyn Dixon Get Into NASTY Fight at BravoCon!
When the Real Housewives of Potomac convene, it’s anyone’s guess what will ensue. The Real Housewives of Potomac ladies are notorious for its no-holds-barred confrontations, with past seasons featuring everything from physical altercations to bold threats, even involving expectant mothers. Add the energy of a live audience at BravoCon in Las Vegas’ Caesars Forum, and the stage is set for fireworks.
The second day at BravoCon buzzed with heightened anticipation, which reached a crescendo during the Potomac Takes Vegas panel. The event, strategically placed in the high-energy afternoon slot, was ripe for drama — particularly given that Candiace Dillard, one of the show’s most polarizing figures, had tweeted a barb aimed at co-star, Gizelle Bryant, just hours earlier.
As the panel began, moderator Rachel Lindsay tossed a question to the audience: “Which Housewife would have to face the music at the upcoming Season 8 reunion, with the season itself yet to air (and its premiere looming Sunday night).” The audience response was a thunderous chorus of “ROBYN!” singling out Robyn Dixon for her delay in disclosing her husband Juan Dixon’s infidelity until after Season 7’s filming concluded. This revelation was a sore point for fans, especially since the scandal had unfolded prior to the previous season, yet it was omitted from the show’s narrative.
The tension escalated with the preview of a Season 8 episode. In it, Karen Huger stumbled over a confectionary metaphor related to pie, which she used to comment on Dixon’s secrecy during the last season. Attempting to clarify her point, Karen’s explanation did little to smooth things over, leading Dixon to playfully mock to the audience, “She makes no sense, y’all.”
However, Karen was far from done. She directly confronted Robyn, saying:
“No, Robyn, the sense was: You lied all seventh season, holding up the story. And then you called my name on Andy Cohen’s show [Watch What Happens Live], like, ‘I waited for Karen to out it!’ No honey, you out it, that’s your life. Let’s be clear: We worked through it, there is great conversation between Robyn and me; we banter back and forth. But the only person on this platform that makes no f-cking sense is Robyn Dixon.”
Robyn’s retort to Karen’s assertion and the audience’s mixed reaction was simple and pointed:
“She is so obsessed with me, y’all. She is extremely obsessed with me, and you will see it in Season 8.” Robyn barked.
The discourse between the two women proved challenging for Lindsay to navigate, with both Karen and Robyn standing their ground.
“Karen I don’t know why you’re shaking your head, you know that I address everything [in Season 8],” Robyn stated, countering Karen’s implication of dishonesty.
Karen, unfazed, countered, “I didn’t think you would answer the question honestly,” implying that Robyn has a unique way of addressing issues.
Robyn, clearly irked by Karen’s insinuations, shot back, “You sound crazy! You’re saying stuff just to say it.”
Robyn sought to clarify her actions, arguing that since the rumors of infidelity were not current to their relationship during Season 7, she felt no obligation to bring them to the fore.
“When my husband and I dealt with an issue five months prior to filming Season 7, why would I walk into Season 7 holding onto an issue that was no longer relevant to our relationship?” Robyn posed the rhetorical question to both Huger and the animated audience. “It was not a problem, it was not an issue. My husband is not going to be thrown under the bus for a storyline that is not actually an issue at that moment.”
However, the audience’s boos suggested a different perspective, revealing an expectation of transparency from the Housewives.
Amidst the clamor, Robyn insisted on further detailing her rationale for not discussing the alleged infidelity on air, but the sentiment was met with boos, an unsurprising response from an audience with high expectations for transparency from the show’s stars.
When silence returned, Robyn pressed on, defending her decision and her marriage, while Huger continued to push back, highlighting discrepancies she perceived in Robyn’s narrative and defending her own marital transparency.
The debate, laden with references to both Robyn and Karen’s marriages, underscored the complex web of expectations and revelations that fans anticipate with each new season. The exchange, while not revisited after Lindsay directed the panel forward, served as a potent reminder of the unpredictable nature of BravoCon panels, where the Housewives’ confrontations remain as gripping off-screen as they are on the televised stage.
Real Housewives of Potomac airs on Sundays, at 8 pm ET, on Bravo.
Avigail is an Entertainment blogger at All About The Tea, who specializes in The Real Housewives of Atlanta and The Real Housewives of Potomac. Avigail has a background in marketing. She’s a Brooklynite living in the Bahamas, with a passion for travel, writing, reality TV watching, pop culture and spoken word.