The Real Housewives of Potomac star Gizelle Bryant is now dating her ex-husband who cheated on her back in 2009. The two are trying it again after 12 years of being divorced.
The fifth installment of the Real Housewives franchise, The Real Housewives of Potomac has been airing since 2016, and Gizelle has been a main housewife since season 1. Audiences have watched her the Potomac socialite has balanced her full schedule and balanced being a single mother of three daughters - twins, Angel and Adore, and Grace - which she shares with ex-husband Jamal Bryant. Her and Jamal were married from 2002 until her megachurch pastor husband had an affair and Gizelle ended the marriage in 2009. The pair remained amicable throughout the 12 years since they divorced, co-parenting their three daughters.
Gizelle recently opened up on Sunday's The Real Housewives of Potomac's season 4 reunion show (via Yahoo) about the fact she's dating again. The star explained that since Jamal started "heavily pursuing" her last year, she's been dating her ex-husband again. Despite what her co-stars or others might think of her decision to get back with a cheater, she explained as of right now, "I am enjoying the pursuit and I am open." She went on to explain that Jamal really knows who she is, saying, "There’s nobody who knows me like that man." Gizelle opened up to her costars about how she's been able to forgive her ex-husband of his infidelity in the past, saying, "I look back and I just feel like, nobody is what their mistakes are." She then explained that since the nearly 12 years that have passed since they've divorced, that she feels like "he's a different person. I'm a different person." She says that right now they're moving together toward being a happy family again, but admits they are "baby-stepping" in that direction.
The Real Housewives of Potomac star explained that the people having the hardest time adjusting are her children. She said, "You know what, they’re a little confused, to be honest with you, because they’ve never seen us together in that way." Since her children's whole lives have been seeing their father seperate from their mother, or as a group, it confuses them to see the two of them alone. She said, "So when he comes into town and he wants to take me out, they’re like, ‘Wait a minute, aren’t we all going?’ ‘Cause that’s what they normally do." The rumors of Gizelle getting back together with her ex-husband have been swirling since May, but she shut them down.
It seems that after 12 years, forgiveness is possible. It remains to be seen where this relationship will head and if true forgiveness is possible for a cheating ex-husband. Fans will have to wait and see if their new relationship grows to something more serious and if they will be able to be a family again. It's possible that fans will be seeing Jamal on season 5 of The Real Housewives of Potomac.