Who is ‘Real Housewives of Potomac’ Star Candiace Dillard’s Husband, Chris Bassett?

Real Housewives of Potomac isn’t currently on air but that hasn’t stopped Candice Dillard from making headlines. She’s currently in an ongoing legal battle with co-star, Monique Samuels, over a physical altercation said to have taken place between the two during filming for the upcoming season. 

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Candiace Dillard and Chris Bassett wedding 2018 | Tasos Katopodis/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images

There’s no release date for season 5 yet but fans are anticipating seeing what the Potomac cast are up to. Dillard is known for getting into heated verbal spate with her co-stars, crying over her co-dependent relationship with her mother and having snappy comebacks for her castmates. She’s also known for her diva ways, which included having over 400 guests at her 2018 wedding, despite her husband’s objections.

She’s been married to business owner, Chris Bassett, for a year and fans are always impressed with how he remains patient and calm with all Dillard’s antics.

Who is Chris Bassett?

Dillard and Bassett met while working at the same Washington D.C. restaurant. While Dillard would move on to another career path, Bassett remained in the food and beverage industry. He is part owner of a barbecue restaurant called Myron Mixon’s Pitmaster BBQ in Alexandria, Virginia. The restaurant features the barbecue of celebrity chef and four-time barbecue World Champion, Myron Mixon. 

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Bassett is a graduate of The Le Cordon Bleu in Miami, Florida. He’s also in the process of releasing his first cookbook, Cooking with Spirit. He’s shared several photos of dishes that’ll be included in the book on his Instagram page. Bassett also offers restaurant and bar menu consulting services through his website.

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Bassett also can be booked as a personal chef, a new venture he started since he began appearing on Real Housewives of Potomac. He’s been doing media interviews and cooking demonstrations on local television stations in promotion of his restaurant, upcoming cookbook, and personal chef business. 

Chris Bassett and Candiace Dillard on ‘Real Housewives of Potomac’

Bassett and Dillard joined the Real Housewives of Potomac cast in season 3. The two were newly engaged and planning their wedding but were stressed due to Dillard’s co-dependent relationship with overbearing mother.

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Other issues the couple faced included Bassett’s concern with Dillard’s spending habits, cultural differences that come with being in an interracial relationship and Dillard’s tendency to act spoiled and bratty. 

Another topic of discussion that came up often is Bassett’s children. Dillard’s mother was aware that Basset was a father of two from a previous relationship but her daughter didn’t reveal that he had a third child until weeks before their wedding. Dillard kept his other child secret as Basset hasn’t seen his eldest son for 10 years due to issues with his child’s mother. The two are actively working on getting reunited with his son.

Through it all, they managed to make it down the aisle in a beautiful ceremony and have begun to establish independence as a couple outside of the financial assistance Dillard receives from her mother. The two are planning on moving into their own home (they currently live in one owned by Dillard and her mother) and are working towards establishing their careers.