Word on the street is that The Real Housewives of Potomac is going to deliver another incredible season. And the drama-filled trailer that was released September 28 certainly confirms that! The trailer for the new season that premieres November 5 shows many fights erupting between the women. There’s also a new Housewife who is introduced to the group — and she doesn’t hold back.
During filming, a massive physical fight broke out between two people who are not main cast members. If the aftermath of the altercation is anything like Monique Samuels and Candiace Dillard Bassett‘s season 5 fight, then this incident could have huge ramifications on the dynamic between the cast.
Season 8 of RHOP will feature your favorite champagne holders from last season — as well as a few new faces to the group. The season will pick up after Robyn Dixon lied to her co-stars about her husband Juan Dixon‘s alleged cheating incident. Oh the drama! Here’s everything you need to know about RHOP season 8
RHOP Season 8 Premiere Date
The Real Housewives of Potomac season 8 will premiere November 5 on Bravo. Filming took place from April 2023 to July 2023. The cast trips allegedly took place in Austin, Texas and the Dominican Republic.
RHOP Season 8 Cast
All seven main cast members from last season are returning for RHOP season 8. Gizelle Bryant, Karen Huger, Ashley Darby, Robyn Dixon, Candiace Dillard Bassett, Wendy Osefo, and Mia Thornton will be back on TV. Charisse Jackson Jordan is back as a “Friend Of” for the second season in a row.
Nneka is a licensed attorney specializing in financial technology and owns a champagne line. She is married to Dr. Ikenna Ihim. She’s introduced to the group by Ashley.
Keiana is the owner of Stewart Beauty & Wellness located in Baltimore, Maryland. She was reportedly brought onto the show by Wendy.
RHOP Season 8 Trailer
The RHOP season 8 trailer came out September 28. One of the biggest moments from the trailer is a fight between Ashley and Candiace over the fact that Candiace is being sued by Ashley’s estranged husband, Michael Darby. Karen gets into it with Mia, who calls Karen an “old dog, and Robyn, who is in tears over how the women are treating her after Juan’s alleged cheating scandal. Nneka joins the group and fights with Wendy.
As for the women’s personal storylines, Gizelle romances Winter House star Jason Cameron and contends with her oldest daughter going to college. Mia reveals she “retained a divorce attorney” during a difficult time in her marriage to her husband Gordon. Robyn has to deal with the aftermath of the situation with Juan, who says he “doesn’t care” about what everyone is saying about him.
RHOP Season 8 Drama
There wasn’t a ton of chatter about RHOP season 8 throughout filming — until the big physical fight happened on July 13. The cast was at Zebbie’s Garden in Washington, D.C. for Ashley and Gizelle’s fashion line launch when the altercation occurred. The video, which can be seen below, shows Keiana and Ashley’s friend Deborah Williams throwing hands and tackling each other to the ground. Keiana claimed a glass hit her forehead during the fight, according to the police report obtained by HollywoodLife.
The altercation allegedly began over drama between Candiance and Deborah, according to TV Deets. “Deborah and Candiace had been talking s*** about each other all night. Candiace was confronting Deborah about what she had been saying about [her husband] Chris [Basset] and Keiana walked up and got herself involved,” an insider told the outlet.
No arrests were made nor charges pressed at the time of the incident. However, a source claimed to Page Six that Keiana went to the hospital to treat her injuries. The insider also claimed that the Bravo cameras were done rolling when the vicious fight broke out.
What The RHOP Cast Has Said About Season 8
A few RHOP cast members have teased what fans can expect from season 8. Wendy told Page Six on June 26, “You guys are in for an amazing Season 8. It is lots of flare and fireworks.” Wendy also said that the women are “not all BFFs” and confirmed that viewers will “get an insider look on the fractures” within the group. “We work through it,” she added, “and you guys get a front row seat of that.”
Furthermore, Wendy confirmed that the Robyn-Juan drama will be a hot topic in season 8. Juan had a brief fling with a woman before season 7 which Robyn did not reveal to the cast or the viewers, until it was outed. Juan later lost his job as head basketball coach at Coppin State University allegedly because of an ongoing lawsuit.
“You know, it was an eyebrow-raiser because she often questions a lot of us,” Wendy said about Robyn. “That was the biggest eyebrow-raiser,” she also said. “So we have questions. We ask those questions this season. You guys get to see her response.”
Karen told Entertainment Tonight on June 25 that Robyn “made it back” for season 8. She also called the new season “great” and said that “the girls are messy as heck.” Karen added, “Always loving to come for the Grande Dame as they so charmingly call me but won’t call themselves that too. But, you know, it’s a great show, it’s been a great opportunity.”