“Precise Housewives of Potomac” star Candiace Dillard feels “vindicated” after husband Chris Bassett’s alleged mistress confessed that she lied about having an affair with the chef. 

“Is it good be vindicated? I assume,” she says on Internet web page Six’s “Digital Reali-Tea” podcast whereas promoting Season 2 of her ALLBLK scripted TV drama “Hush.” 

Nonetheless, the rumors have left scars — not on Dillard’s marriage nonetheless on her relationship with “RHOP” castmate Robyn Dixon, who perpetuated the hurtful gossip on her “Reasonably Shady” podcast with co-host Gizelle Bryant. 

“On the end of the day, I don’t like that this was someone who I considered an unlimited sister and we’ve fallen apart. That to me is the loss,” the “Drive Once more” singer, 37, explains.

“And the loss is bigger than the vindication for me.”

Closing month, a woman named Ayanna Williams copped to spreading lies about Bassett by her Instagram Story. 

Candiace Dillard tells Internet web page Six’s “Digital Reali-Tea” podcast that she feels “vindicated” after her husband’s alleged mistress admitted she lied about having an affair. Internet web page Six

“I lied. I on no account met Chris Bassett. I on no account talked to him,” she wrote. “I made your entire factor up. I’m sorry that my actions harm people.” 


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Williams beforehand claimed to blogger Tasha Okay that she and Bassett — who wed Dillard in August 2018 — secretly dated for six months. The prevaricator moreover alleged that she turned pregnant collectively together with his baby all through that time and acquired an abortion. 

“Is it good be vindicated? I assume,” says Dillard, pictured proper right here collectively along with her accomplice, Chris Bassett. Todd Williamson/Bravo by Getty Photos

Sooner than Williams admitted this was all untrue, her claims — for which no vital proof was provided — had been jeered at by Dixon, 44, and Bryant, 53, on an episode of their joint podcast. 

“Individuals are perhaps going to try to say, ‘Oh, we would like further proof, we would like further proof, we would like further proof,’” Dixon suggested her listeners. “I’ve seen adequate to sort of know that one factor was carried out that wasn’t alleged to happen.’”

She added elsewhere, “I suggest, these guys are so foolish. Like, why do they even entertain these women? And after I say ‘guys,’ I’m speaking from my very personal [experience] as properly. Why do they entertain these thirsty women who’re followers?” 

A woman named Ayanna Williams backtracked her claims about Bassett, confessing that she made up tales in regards to the chef that “harm people.” Instagram/Chris Bassett
Dillard and Bassett wed in August 2018. NBCU Image Monetary establishment by Getty Photos

Dixon would know. The earlier publicist’s husband, Juan Dixon, allegedly cheated on her with a Canadian lady sooner than cameras went up for “RHOP” Season 7, that installment of the Bravo actuality current concluding with none level out of his purported infidelity. 

In January, Robyn and Bryant talked about the matter for the first time on their podcast — behind a Patreon paywall, infuriating every Dillard and a loud portion of followers.

The mom of two — who shares sons Corey, 14, and Carter, 14, with Juan, 45 — admitted that she knew the earlier NBA star had allegedly “communicated with this lady on Instagram” all through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dillard’s “Precise Housewives of Potomac” co-stars Robyn Dixon and Gizelle Bryant perpetuated the hearsay about Bassett on their “Reasonably Shady” podcast. reasonablyshady/Instagram

“On account of he’s bored, he desires consideration, it’s a pandemic, blah, blah, blah, irrespective of,” she acknowledged on the time.

The girl in question alleged that she “dated” Juan “for over a yr” on the end of the pandemic. She moreover had a lodge receipt with Juan’s establish on it, which surfaced by social media. 

Robyn supplied a head-scratching response all through a February look on “Watch What Happens Reside with Andy Cohen.”

Earlier to jeering on the accusations in the direction of Bassett, Robyn’s husband, Juan Dixon, was accused of dishonest on her. The purported infidelity was hidden from Bravo cameras. NBCU Image Monetary establishment by Getty Photos

“So, the lodge receipt comes into play because of, for irrespective of trigger, she decided that she wanted to fly to Maryland. She had suggested Juan that she was relationship a Baltimore Ravens participant,” she suggested host Andy Cohen. 

“Someplace alongside one of the best ways … she tells him she misplaced her pockets inside the on line on line casino and she or he can’t pay for her lodge room.”

No matter Juan’s alleged indiscretions, Robyn chosen to stay with him — even remarrying him in late 2022 after divorcing him in 2012 over prior infidelity — a name that Dillard understands. 

Dillard says she understands Robyn’s different to stay with Juan, nonetheless doesn’t get why she hid their actuality whereas filming a actuality current.

“She clearly loves him. I really feel that as a Black lady with Black boys, there’s on a regular basis this issue in the back of our minds — as mothers, mothers-to-be — of, ‘It’s important that, significantly as a Black lady elevating Black males, that my sons see a nuclear, familial setting spherical them,’” she says. 

“I really feel that’s … in the back of her ideas. I understand that standpoint.” 

What she doesn’t get, nonetheless, is Robyn choosing to cover parts of her life on actuality TV. 

“RHOP” Season 8 stars Dr. Wendy Osefo, Mia Thornton, Dillard, Karen Huger, Gizelle Bryant, Ashley Darby, Dixon and Nneka Ihim. Jai Lennard/Bravo by Getty Photos

“I assist her staying collectively along with her man. As long as he’s not putting his arms on you or putting you in precarious circumstances, cool,” she says. 

“My issue was, you went behind a paywall to advertise your drama when Bravo pays you better than me to discuss your stuff on this current and likewise you watch me be reamed by the alternative half of the broke women [Bryant] for lying on my husband. You [Robyn] had precise drama to discuss.”

All through Season 7, Bryant maligned Bassett by accusing him of making her actually really feel “totally uncomfortable” all through a one-on-one dialogue that occurred backstage on the “RHOP” Season 6 reunion. 

Internet web page Six caught up with Dillard whereas she was promoting her second season of ALLBLK’s scripted TV drama “Hush.” Image Courtesy of ALLBLK

Dillard lastly extracted from Bryant — who was unable to produce clear examples — that Bassett “didn’t” exhibit predatory conduct.

As “RHOP” Season 8 continues to unravel, Dillard is relishing in her work as an actress — significantly after this yr’s SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes ended. 

“I’ve to supply all the flowers to SAG-AFTRA and WGA for getting it carried out … so as that we are going to talk about this salacious, dramatic Season 2,” says the entertainer, who performs trophy partner Syleena Gibson on “Hush.”

“I’m calling her a sleuth-y gangsta this season,” Dillard elaborates. “I like this character because of she’s the villain that everyone thinks I’m in my precise life.”

“Hush” is accessible to stream on ALLBLK. “The Precise Housewives of Potomac” airs Sundays at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo. 

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