‘RHOP’ Season 5 Reunion Encounters ‘Hiccup’ According To Andy Cohen

The Real Housewives of Potomac is a fan favorite and continuously delivers every week. This season has been a roller coaster of a ride and the end is quickly approaching. It’s sadly almost time to say goodbye to the champagne-holding queens but that also means viewers will get to see a reunion soon. Andy Cohen recently revealed that there was a “hiccup” with the reunion and he explains what happened.

The cast of 'RHOP' Season 5
The cast of ‘RHOP’ Season 5 | Sophy Holland/Bravo

Will the ‘RHOP’ reunion be virtual or in-person?

As the pandemic hit, The Real Housewives franchises had to shift to a virtual reunion setting. The Real Housewives of Atlanta mastered the first one laying out the groundwork and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills perfected it. For The Real Housewives of New York City, social distancing was respected and all the ladies were able to film in person. Fans have been guessing how The Real Housewives of Potomac would handle things.

Cohen, the executive producer of all the American-based franchises, revealed that production is planning an in-person reunion for the Potomac ladies.

“Potomac is happening pretty soon and I think, at this moment, it looks like it’s going to be in person,” the Bravo personality said on the Everything Iconic podcast.

However, in recent days there have also been talks of shifting to a virtual reunion, something Cohen doesn’t want to do.

“There was a hiccup a couple of days ago where maybe it wasn’t [but] I’m hopeful that it will be in person. I do not aspire to do more Zoom reunions,” Cohen added.

Hopefully, the reunion is filmed soon as coronavirus begin to surge across the United States, which would impede an in-person taping.

The 'RHOP' cast during their trip to Portugal
The ‘RHOP’ cast during their trip to Portugal | Carlos Rodriguesi/Bravo

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Candiace Dillard and Monique Samuels fight

One of the major storylines that took over RHOP Season 5 was the physical altercation between Candiace Dillard and Monique Samuels. This feud will certainly take a lot of time to debate during the reunion. Before this fifth season, the ladies of Potomac had not gotten violent with each other and it changed the group dynamics.

Karen Huger was one of the stars to see things in the grand scheme of things, as the Grande Dame always does. She didn’t take a side and was critical of how her co-stars would be seen as.

“Well I’m the matriarch of RHOP, I don’t have to take sides, I have to be fair,” Huger told E! Online. “I have to be objective and I have to be truthful. And oftentimes telling your friends the truth about their behavior is not easy and it’s challenging. Again, I’ll say stay tuned. Two wrongs don’t make a right and I stand by that.”

Karen Huger and Ashley Darby
Karen Huger and Ashley Darby | Carlos Rodriguesi/Bravo

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In the end, Huger believes that viewers will get to decide and see everything play out on the show.

“That altercation was a powerful moment, it had repercussions on all of the ladies,” Huger added. “But what I believe about us and I think the viewers will agree is that we’re able to work through it because we have authentic friendships and relationships that are strong enough, I believe, to carry us through.”

The Real Housewives of Potomac airs Sunday nights at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.