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Candiace Dillard Bassett leaves ‘Real Housewives of Potomac’ after 6 seasons




Candiace Dillard Bassett is leaving the “Real Housewives of Potomac” after six seasons.

The fan-favorite Bravolebrity, who joined the show in Season 3, said she’s received “a whirlwind of new opportunities” amid her decision to exit the franchise.

“This is not a farewell, but a ‘see you later,'” she told People Monday.

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She appeared on the hit Bravo show for six seasons. Getty Images
Gizelle Bryant, Candiace Dillard, Ashley Boalch Darby
“This is not a farewell, but a ‘see you later,'” she said Monday. Graeme Jennings/Bravo

“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,” Dillard Bassett, 37, added.

“With … new responsibilities on my plate, I have decided to take a break from RHOP.”

The former Miss United States also thanked her fans for being her “guiding light.”

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“I have decided to take a break from ‘RHOP,’” she explained. Xavier Collin/Image Press Agency/MEGA
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Dillard Bassett said she had new “opportunities and responsibilities” amid her decision to exit the series. Charles Sykes/Bravo

“I look forward to the exciting adventures that lie ahead — and more importantly, sharing them all with you,” she continued.

Dillard Bassett’s exit comes amid news that original cast member Robyn Dixon is also departing the show, according to a report from the Jasmine Brand.

Page Six has reached out to Bravo but did not hear back at the time of publishing.

Robyn Dixon is also reportedly leaving the series. Jai Lennard/Bravo
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Dillard Bassett previously butted heads with Dixon, who is an original cast member. Jenny Kim/Bravo

Dillard Bassett previously butted heads with both Gizelle Bryant and Dixon. It remains unclear whether they were able to rekindle their friendships during the upcoming Season 8 reunion.

Even Andy Cohen said he was hoping they could reconcile.

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“The flaw of this season is that there are women who aren’t able to find any common ground with some of the other women, so there are all these pockets of women that just won’t even acknowledge each other — which is not a recipe for, you know, [good TV],” the “Watch What Happens Live” host said on SiriusXM’s “Andy Cohen Live” earlier this month.

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“I look forward to the exciting adventures that lie ahead,” the singer said.  Getty Images

“One of the hallmarks of the ‘Housewives’ is finding a way to move forward. And so, that was kind of the directive of the ‘Potomac’ reunion,” he went on.

Before appearing on the show, the “Drive Back” singer served in the White House Offices of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs under former President Barack Obama.

Throughout her tenure as a Bravo star, she tied the knot with her husband, Chris Bassett, on-camera and appeared in the third season of “Real Housewives: Ultimate Girls Trip.”