Candiace Dillard Bassett Shares She’s Not Returning To ‘Real Housewives Of Potomac’

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Candace Dillard Bassett has announced she will not be a cast member on the next season of the Real Housewives of Potomac. The 37-year-old has been a part of the reality series since its third season, which premiered in 2018.

“As I embark on a new chapter after six remarkable years with The Real Housewives of Potomac, I am filled with gratitude for the enriching friendships, personal growth, and moments of introspection that have defined this journey,” shared the singer with PEOPLE magazine. “With a whirlwind of new opportunities and responsibilities on my plate, I have decided to take a break from RHOP.”

She continued to detail, “This is not a farewell, but a ‘see you later.’ “

Candiace Dillard Bassett in gown
Candiace Dillard-Bassett at Billboard Women In Music 2024 held at YouTube Theater on March 6, 2024 in Inglewood, California.

The news comes amid rumors that additional stars of RHOP will not be returning. According to Bossip, Robyn Dixon has been let go from the series, as well as an additional unnamed person. Without Dillard Bassett and Dixon, the remaining housewives are Karen Huger, Gizelle Bryant, Mia Thornton, Nneka Ihim, Ashley Darby, and Dr. Wendy Osefo.

RHOP is not the only installment of the Bravo series making casting changes. The Real Housewives of Atlanta will also undergo updates in the pending season. Longstanding cast member Kandi Burruss, as well as Olympian Sanya Richards-Ross, are both not returning to the reality series. Porsha Wiliams Guobadia is returning to the franchise amid news of a divorce.

“I’m incredibly thankful for the vision and faith NBCUniversal has put in me to be a larger part of their family,” said the mother of one in a statement when the news was announced. “I’m looking forward to being back on ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta,’ and showing the world my new world!”

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