The idea that reality TV is not as real as it may seem is nothing new. From trumped-up drama to allegations of cast members reading from scripts, fans have long debated the veracity of reality dramas. However, is Bravo’s newest series, The Real Housewives of Potomac, based on a false premise entirely?
According to Starcasm, there are a number of different red flags that indicate The Real Housewives of Potomac is not what it seems. This includes how the ladies on the show constantly refer to proper etiquette, which has led some fans to believe that the show was originally supposed to be about etiquette and not a Real Housewives franchise.
In an interview with ET, Katie Rost seems to back up some of these notions. In particular, Rost expressed her own surprise at how successful the show has been so far and even stated that most of the cast were unaware they were going to be a part of the series until after it was officially announced.
“It’s not your typical Housewives show,” she stated. “I think that we’re bringing something new.”
Furthermore, the Washington Post recently noted that many of the facts on the show turned out to be false. This included some of the made-up rules of etiquette, facts about the Potomac area, and the idea that Rost’s man, Andrew Martin, is one of the hottest bachelors in the city.
At this point, it is unclear how much of The Real Housewives of Potomac is actually based on reality and how much of it is not. Either way, the series has managed to bring plenty of drama in its first season, especially in regards to the marriage.
In fact, Charrisse Jackson Jordan recently broke down about her marriage in the latest episode of the reality series. According to E! Online, Jordan is currently married to Eddie, who works as a coach at Rutgers University in New Jersey while Jordan lives in Potomac.
With her husband away for most of the year coaching, Jordan expressed her frustration with trying to raise her children all by herself.
“I’m running around half the time like a chicken with my head cut off because I’m trying to make up for being daddy and mommy,” she shared.
Jordan went on to lament about her relationship with Eddie and his dedication to his work over her family. In a particularly emotional segment, Jordan admitted that she feels like a mistress in her marriage to Eddie.
“His life is his job and I’m the mistress…I don’t even know if I’m the mistress, at least the mistress gets something,” she stated. “Now I’m just trying to figure it all out because I don’t really know where this road is going for me.”
Fortunately for Jordan, she has the support of her friends in Potomac to work through her feelings. According to Bustle, it is Jordan’s relationship with her fellow cast members that has made it easier for the reality star to make it through the rough times in her marriage.
Despite her recent breakdown on the show, Jordan assured her fans that she is doing a lot better. So much so that the reality star recently took a trip with her kids to Toronto for the NBA’s All-Star celebrations. Based on her Instagram posts, which include photos of her posing with Russel Westbrook, Jordan appears to be doing just fine despite her husband’s continued absence.
At this point, it isn’t clear if Jordan’s marriage with Eddie will be able to withstand the recent challenges. Whatever happens between the two, the fate of their relationship will likely unfold during the first season of the new reality series.
The Real Housewives of Potomac continues Sunday nights on Bravo. Let us know in the comments just how real you think the Potomac spin-off is.
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