Gizelle Bryant grew up with a known father very active in the Civil Rights Movement. However, she is now more recognizable for starring in The Real Housewives of Potomac and her entrepreneurship. The former preacher’s wife has also made a name for herself with the philanthropic and government work she currently does. What is Gizelle Bryant’s net worth?
What is Gizelle Bryant’s background?
She was born September 9, 1970, to a very political family in Houston, Texas. She also has two siblings, and their father taught them how to be involved with government issues. Bryant graduated with a marketing degree from Hampton University and began working as an event planner for the NAACP.
Bryant married Reverand Jamal Harrison Bryant in Baltimore, Maryland in 2000. The couple had three children together: Grace, Angel, and Adore. Because of her husband’s infidelity, they decided to divorce in 2009. She then moved back to the Potomac, Maryland area, where she is a single mother of their children. Bryant and her husband co-parent and still maintain a friendship.
Television network Bravo selected Bryant for the eighth installment of The Real Housewives series, The Real Housewives of Potomac. It premiered in January 2016 and is currently on its 4th season. Because of her past relationship experience, Bryant often gives the other women on the show advice for their situations.
Bryant launched her makeup line, EveryHue Beauty, in 2016 shortly after the first season of The Real Housewives of Potomac wrapped. She also wanted to start a chain of baked goods, so she baked several desserts and sold them in Timothy Dean’s restaurant. Dean is known for competing in the famous cooking television show, Top Chef. Bryant is also currently working on a book where she will talk about her life as a pastor’s wife.
Who is her father?
Bryant’s father, Curtis Graves, helped the Civil Rights Movement immensely and worked with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He became the first African American to serve in the Texas House of Representatives since 1899 in 1967. During his tenure in the House, Graves tackled issues including criminal justice reform and gun control.
In 1974, he moved to Washington, D.C where he started a career with NASA, ultimately becoming the Director for Civil Affairs. Graves retired in 2003 and began learning fine art photography, something that always interested him. He now has an online gallery showcasing some of his work and has held several art exhibitions nationwide.
Congress recognized Graves for his “lifelong career of public service” on July 28, 2015. His legacy is now a part of the Congressional Record. Bryant first mentioned Graves during The Real Housewives of Potomac Season 1 finale in 2016 and said she was a “proud daughter.”
What is Gizelle Bryant’s net worth?
Bryant is currently a philanthropist and works with the government. She has also worked professionally as a model and event planner. Including her successful reality television career, Gizelle Bryant’s net worth is an estimated $4 million.