Viewers of The Real Housewives of Potomac are not convinced that Gizelle Bryant’s rekindling of her relationship with her longtime ex-husband, Jamal Bryant, is real. For starters, Gizelle slammed Jamal for his cheating ways during the entire first season, both on the show and in interviews. Granted, everyone is entitled to share their truth about why a relationship ended, and Jamal is no stranger to controversy involving other women.
But, with all of the talk about Jamal loving to “hide his sausage” throughout their marriage and even after, many question why Gizelle would think twice about giving him a second chance.
Even Gizelle’s father is not on board. During a sit-down dinner with the Bryants, Gizelle’s 82-year-old father put on a good front in order to show his daughter support. But a hot mic comment proved he truly thought otherwise about her reconnecting with Jamal romantically.
“This is not a good move for her,” he’s overheard saying to production about Jamal. “You know this guy’s got 6, 7 baby mommas. You know? Do you want to deal with that again? No! As a father you think twice about that kinda stuff.”
Gizelle’s daughter are also leery about their parents’ relationship. They claim to know about the hurt their father has caused their mother in the past and caution her on what could happen again. Still, Gizelle ignores all of the chatter.
That all changed during the latest episode of The Real Housewives of Potomac. While on a cast trip to Portugal, Karen Huger demands answers from Gizelle about Jamal’s whereabouts. According to Karen, Jamal is MIA in terms of supporting Gizelle at local events in Potomac, noting that Gizelle makes it a priority to show up for Jamal for all of his milestones at his home in Georgia. To Karen, that’s an indication that Jamal is not proud of Gizelle.
Gizelle is unphased and goes toe to toe with Karen, explaining she doesn’t need the type of support other women may from their men. But the table is shocked when Robyn Dixon, Gizelle’s best friend, shares Karen’s sentiments. She too doesn’t understand why Jamal is a no show and says Gizelle is hiding him from her friends.
Gizelle is not too pleased with Robyn speaking in front of the group about her concerns about her relationship. To Gizelle’s credit, she stays out of Robyn’s relationship her ex-husband-turned-fiance, Juan Dixon. She’s never spoken about the two in a way that could be deemed shady in public. Instead, shes always told Robyn how she feels privately and simply requests the same.
The “green-eyed” bandits make up later, with Gizelle telling Robyn to have her back in front of the group, even if she doesn’t agree with her decisions.
RHOP airs Sunday nights on Bravo at 9 pm EST.