Candiace Dillard Biography
Candiace Dillard (full name – Candiace Dillard Bassett) is an American Actress, Singer, and TV Personality who is best known for starring in the series, “The Real Housewives of Potomac.” She is delighted to be part of the reality show.
Dillard is also an enterprnuer. She is the CEO and founder of Candiace Dillard Pageant Consulting. Also, she co-owns Chateau Salon Suites and co-founded Prima Hair Collection with Candiace Dillard. In the year 2009, Dillard founded a mentorship and women’s empowerment organization, My Sister’s Keeper, where she gives young girls the chance to interact with other women in their communities.
While at the university, she served at the White House offices of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs. There she worked under Obama. Dillard Bassett also worked as a staffer for the 2012 re-election campaign of Obama. At the White House offices, she liaised between the African-American community and the White House for Pres. Obama.
Candiace Dillard Education
Dillard Bassett graduated from Howard University in the year 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast journalism and communications. She also holds a Master of Business Administration degree, which she received in May 2022 from the same university.
Candiace Dillard Age
Dillard Bassett is 36 years old as of 2022. She was born on December 14, 1986, in Biloxi, Mississippi, United States. She celebrates her birthday on the 14th of December every year.
Candiace Dillard Height
Dillard Bassett stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 3 inches (1.60 m).
Candiace Dillard Family
Dillard Bassett was born to her loving parents, Walter (father) and Dorothy (mother). Her parents are both physicians for the Air Force. Dillard Bassett’s parents divorced after her dad’s infidelity resulted in the birth of her half-brother. Dillard Bassett learned what excellence looked like when she was young, from taking observations from her dad and mom, who worked in various facets of the medical field. She was raised in Atlanta, Georgia alongside her 2 siblings, Crystal and Chris.
Candiace Dillard Mother
Dillard’s mom Dorothy is now married to her 2nd husband, Ronald. She works as a therapist. She once quarreled with her daughter and it was a hot topic on reality TV. Dillard Bassett stated that her mom hit her with a purse in July 2019. After the incident, the mother-daughter duo started therapy sessions with one another. Dillard Bassett once stated that there has not been any progress in her relationship with her mom.
Candiace Dillard Husband
Dillard Bassett is married to Chris Bassett, a Focus F&B Consultant, and a Private Chef. He has also appeared as a cast member of RHOP – The Real Housewives of Potomac. They tied the knot in the year 2018 and they like spending their spare time together. They first met while they were both working at a restaurant in downtown Washington DC. Dillard and Chris Bassett were friends for a couple of years before their friendship turned into undeniable love. Chris Bassett went down on kneels and proposed to Dillard with a surprise engagement ring. They do not have any children.
Candiace Dillard Net Worth
Dillard Bassett has an annual estimated net worth of $4.5 Million.
Candiace Dillard Controversy
Dillard Bassett got into a physical altercation with her fellow cast member of the series RHOP – The Real Housewives of Potomac, Monique Samuels, in season 5. They were both charged with 2nd-degree assault by Maryland’s District Court of Montgomery County, and they went to court. All the charges were dropped and Monique Samuels did not return to RHOP for season 6.
Candiace Dillard Pageantry
Dillard Bassett is a beauty pageant titleholder. She has contested on numerous pageant systems such as; Miss Maryland USA, Miss United States, Sunburst, Georgia Miss American Coed, Miss District of Columbia USA, National Miss American Coed, and National American Miss. In the year 2013, during the national pageant, she won Miss United States (Miss USA), representing the District of Columbia.
Candiace Dillard Songs / Artist
Dillard Bassett is very passionate about music (her second language), and it plays a major role in her life. She is an artist at heart and has not performed once or twice! In the fall of 2021, he released her first studio album, named “Deep Space.” This album debuted at #24 in the top 25 current R&B Albums Chart while garnering praise from a number of industry titans such as Nicki Minaj, Anita Baker, and Toni Braxton. This album has 15 songs. The total number of songs that Dillard Bassett has released is 19.
Dillard Bassett debuted in “Water in a Broken Glass,” the award-winning independent film. She also appeared as a guest star alongside Tia Mowry, where she was the spunky Sunita Chanel in the sitcom Family Reunion. She has been chosen as a member of the Recording Academy’s class of 2022. Dillard Bassett also embarks on a multi-city tour this fall.
Candiace Dillard The Real Housewives of Potomac (RHOP)
Dillard Bassett is one of the main cast members of the series, “The Real Housewives of Potomac” which first premiered on January 17, 2016, on Bravo. She has appeared in the series since its debut. This series has 7 seasons, each having more than 10 episodes. The latest season – season 7, premiered its first episode on October 9, 2022, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Bravo, and its latest episode (episode 10) on December 11, 2022, on Bravo.
The franchise “Real Housewives” expands across America, and this edition series, “The Real Housewives of Potomac” is mainly filmed in Potomac, Maryland. Potomac is a community of gated mansions and rolling hills located up the Potomac River from Washington DC. The series follows the personal and professional lives of a number of well-to-do women who are part of the exclusive society.
Below is the list of other cast members featured in the latest season.