Robyn Dixon says that the new season of ‘The Real Housewives of Potomac’ is “totally different” and “actually like a breath of fresh air” following the tumultuous Season 5 reunion in 2020.
via Page Six:
“I’m excited to just really move forward from the previous season,” she told Page Six in a new interview ahead of the 75-minute premiere.
“[Last] season got kind of heavy and toxic, and I think I can speak for most of the group to say, like, we just wanted to move forward and put that behind us. So we, for the most part, not right away, but we come in with kind of open minds and just try to move forward.”
Dixon added that getting herself ready to film again “wasn’t easy” following the Season 5 reunion, where tensions came to a head between Monique Samuels and Candiace Dillard (who couldn’t get past their 2019 barn brawl) and Gizelle Bryant was forced to defend her relationship with pastor ex-husband Jamal Bryant, among other issues.
“We didn’t want to repeat the past, and so, that was a good thing to know that, like, ‘OK, we don’t want to be hung up on the previous season or the reunion,’” she added. “So even though it kind of left a bad taste in our mouths, we still were open to just creating something new.”
Dixon also teased that there is a new energy in Potomac, MD, this season as entrepreneur Mia Thornton joined the ladies for the first time as a “Housewife.”
“Mia is so interesting,” Dixon said. “She’s got a very interesting story to share. I’m excited. I learned a lot about her while we were filming, but I’m also excited to see what I didn’t see, like her scenes with her family and her just learning more about her life.”
She added, “But she also didn’t hesitate to speak her mind. She doesn’t hold her tongue. … She gets in the mix pretty quickly. So, I think the fans will be entertained by Mia and will be interested and intrigued by her story.
Dixon had never met Thornton, 36, before they filmed together, but they have a mutual friend in co-star Karen Huger.
“Karen had never introduced her to us,” she told us. “It is pretty cool when you just meet someone and you still have a mutual friend so you at least know … you can feel safe around the person because at least they know someone that you know.”
As we said before, this season looks promising. Hopefully these ladies don’t disappoint!