The Real Housewives of Potomac: What you need to know about the cast (VIDEO)

Nov 12, 2015 at 2:10 p.m. ET
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Clearly, Andy Cohen heard our prayers. A few new Housewives franchises are launching, and naturally, they all sound good in that trashy kind of way. One of the cities added is Potomac, which is a seriously ritzy suburb of Washington, D.C., in Maryland.

As Bravo describes The Real Housewives of Potomac, the show will follow super rich ladies who live “just up the river from our nation’s capital." (Wonder if Obama knows them?) The network went on to say in its press release: "Its rolling hills, gated mansions, sophisticated prep schools, and exclusive country clubs all serve to keep the area invitation-only. Sprinkled throughout this community are a handful of old-line, wealthy African-American families who have historically broken racial barriers to provide the best life possible for their children." Definitely sounds intriguing.

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Bravo hasn't revealed too much info about the show, which debuts Sunday, Jan. 17, but we do know the cast. And you know what that means — we've stalked them online.

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So! Here is everything you need to know about the ladies of The Real Housewives of Potomac, the show that Andy Cohen himself described as "the show you never saw coming, and [the one that's] going to take everyone by surprise."

Gizelle Bryant


Bryant is a single mom to three daughters — Grace, and twins Angel and Adore. Bryant was married to megachurch pastor/activist Jamal Bryant, and the two lived in Baltimore. However, when things in their marriage went south seven years in, she decided to take her girls and move back to her "old stomping ground" of Potomac. Bryant has a jam-packed schedule and is involved in numerous charities. She's also working on a makeup line geared toward women of color, which is set to launch in 2016.

Katie Rost


Rost, also born and raised in Potomac, is an "international model and TV personality." Growing up, Rost went to one of the best private schools and despite her parents' wishes for her to become a doctor or a lawyer, she followed her dreams of becoming a model. Rost also is a mother to twin girls, and together with her mom, she runs the Ronald F. Rost Charitable Foundation, in memory of her dad, who passed away in 2000.

Karen Huger

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Huger is a self-proclaimed "grand dame" of Potomac whose social circle is about as ginormous as her over-the-top parties. She's been married to Raymond, a technology entrepreneur, for 19 years, and together they have two kids. Her son Brandon is a graduate of Georgetown University and her daughter Rayvin is about to go off to college. Huger is nervous about being an empty-nester and unsure of the effect it will have on her marriage.

Charrisse Jackson Jordan


Jordan has been married to former NBA player-turned-coach Eddie Jordan for 17 years. Together, the couple has two kids, Jackson and Skylar. Jordan also likes to throw lavish parties and has helped raise millions of dollars for various charities. She credits her long-lasting marriage to one thing: distance. Jordan and her husband have lived apart from one another for most of their marriage. Currently, he lives in New Jersey while she's in Potomac.

Robyn Dixon

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Dixon is no longer married to her former husband, ex-NBA player Juan Dixon, but the two still live in the same house with their two kids, Corey and Carter. Dixon is a "full-time single mom," but has a career as a publicist and event manager at a public relations, marketing and special-events boutique for Washington, D.C., business.

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Ashley Darby

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Darby grew up in Maryland, working multiple jobs to help support her single mom. However, while tending bar in college, she was scouted by the Miss District of Columbia Pageant — and in 2011, she went on to take the crown. Darby is now married to an Australian millionaire and is in the process of opening up a restaurant — but she still can't shake the feeling that the one thing she's missing is a baby.

Are you planning on watching The Real Housewives of Potomac?