Karen Huger of The Real Housewives of Potomac has been in the news a lot as of late with her new Bravo special that she’s been on a promo tour for.
“You know, [Gizelle is] improving. I think it should be focused on her wardrobe. Maybe a makeover show,” she said to the outlet. “That could go well for her because she’s making progress. Hey, it’s a story. Stay tuned!”
With the special Karen’s Grand Dame Reunion out and season 7 of its parent show filming now, we decided to come up with a brief primer on everything you need to know about the Real Housewives of Potomac firebrand.
Her husband, Ray, was an executive at IBM Solutions for more than 20 years
According to his LinkedIn page, Ray Huger first got his professional start at IBM, where he worked from 1966 until 1991. From there, he started his own firm called Paradigm Solutions — and it was the success of that company that turned Karen Huger into a “Real Housewife.”
But Karen Huger has a pretty impressive net worth on her own
Karen Huger is known as the “Grande Dame” for a good reason: she’s one of the few cast members of RHOP with a high net worth. According to Celebrity Net Worth, she’s worth approximately $10 million.
She's far from a dilettante
Unlike other Real Housewives who get into businesses they have no idea about after they become famous, Karen Huger has been running things on her own for years. She’s best known, perhaps, for her signature perfume line called La’Dame, but she’s also the VP of the Board of Directors for Felicia’s Fund. She’s also a spokesperson for charities like the Alzheimer’s Association, and for PAVE (Promoting Awareness Victim Empowerment).
Karen Huger has two children
She’s been married to Ray since 1996 and they share two children: a daughter named Rayvin and a son named Brandon.
She says "anything is possible" in regards to her daughter joining 'RHOP'
Now that Ravyin is all grown up, there’s a chance that she’ll follow in her mother’s footsteps onto reality TV — and join the Real Housewives of Potomac cast.
“Anything’s possible! If it’s the right time and she wants to do it, she wouldn’t shy away from it,” Karen said, according to Yahoo. “That child is not afraid of the mic nor the TV. She’s extremely comfortable and very intelligent. It’s a decision she will make when the time comes.”