Robyn Dixon was devastated to see Monique Samuels and Candiace Dillard physically fighting one another during production on the fifth installment of The Real Housewives of Potomac.
After the ladies’ encounter was teased not only in the trailer for the new season but also in the premiere episode, Robyn shared her thoughts about the conflict. During the Friday, August 21, episode of Us Weekly magazine’s Getting Real with the Housewives podcast, she revealed that she was distressed by their shocking behavior.
“When this fight happened, my mind was just so blown and confused. I’m like, ‘Why is this happening?'” Robyn said. “It definitely was a very disappointing thing to experience and to see.”
The scene won’t air until later on in the fifth installment of the Bravo show, but Us Weekly dished some insider details, noting that Monique and Candiace’s feud reached a breaking point during a dinner date with their fellow cast members in October of last year. At the time, it was reported that Monique grabbed onto Candiace’s hair and pulled her to the ground.
Following the encounter, both Monique and Candiace were charged with assault. However, months after they filed dueling charges against one another, all of the charges were dropped. If they had not been, both ladies could have faced time behind bars.
Robyn also weighed in on her costars’ reactions, stating that everyone has a different opinion about the brawl.
“That’s a big part of the season as well — the fallout from it,” Robyn said.
The Season 5 cast of RHOP included all of the women from the fourth installment, along with new housewife Wendy Osefo.
However, longtime star Ashley Darby recently admitted that she almost didn’t return to the show because of the postpartum struggles she faced after welcoming her son, Dean, in July of last year. As The Inquisitr previously reported, Ashley was seen chatting about her near-exit from the series in a video shared by “Betches” on YouTube. The mom revealed that she faced a “bumpy road” after becoming a mother for the first time.
“I went through a bit of postpartum depression and all that played into how I related to the group,” Ashley explained. “I wasn’t being the person I have been for the last four years on the show. I am a completely different person.”
Ashley added that it was challenging for her to get back into the swing of things.