RHOP’s Karen Huger Brings ‘Succession Vibe’ to New Spinoff: Listen

The Grande Dame is returning home! The Real Housewives of PotomacStar Karen HugerHer spinoff is bringing her family back home for an epic reunion The Real Housewives of Potomac: Karen’s Grande Dame Reunion.

“I understand the value of family and I wanted to start a tradition,” Karen, 58, exclusively revealed on the Friday, April 15, episode of Us Weekly’s “Getting Real with the Housewives” podcast. “I’m a reality personality, so they caught that. It was gonna happen anyway, but the cameras, thank God were there, because it’s a powerful story and I’m honored to share it.”


Karen Huger at the NBCUniversal Summer Press Tour Los Angeles on March 20, 2017.
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The Grande Dame of Potomac, also known as the Ambassador of Surry County in Virginia, is the family of the Woolens. Their history dates back to the 1800s. It is here that her ancestors were once slaves and went to great lengths to buy the farmland they now own.

“We come together collectively to make sure that this legacy stays within our family, but at the same time, we’re an eclectic group of fun personalities that want to share the struggle of what it took to get us here today,” Karen explained to Us. “It’s a poignant story at a poignant time in our country.”

There is drama however as Megan’s cousins David and David are working on a succession plan for Wooden’s family farm. Succession “vibe.”

“The family reunion was everything I thought it would be and more,” Karen told Use. “There is joy, there are tears, there is hallelujah we made it through, and there is a renewed family love and bond that cannot be broken,” the Bravo star explained. “I’m so excited to move in the future, closely woven together. It’s everything.”

Her support team is there to help her every step of the way RHOPCostars, whom she was happy for her to film with her loved ones.

“It was very nice to take a break because it made me realize that there’s a totally different thing going on here when I did RHOP,” she explained. “Those are my friends and when I do Karen’s Grande Dame Reunion, that’s my blood, that’s my family. It got me ready for season seven. [of RHOP]. I’m like, ‘We can do better, I know we can!’ But then I’m like, I’m with my friends, we’re going to be a little caddy, we’re going to be fun, we’re going to be honest, we’re going to be crying, we’re going to be celebrating. That’s just who we are, but I enjoyed both projects. But, totally different projects.”

The Real Housewives of Potomac: Karen’s Grande Dame Reunion two-part special premieres on Bravo Sunday, April 17, at 8 p.m. ET.