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Chris Bassett’s Kids Are “Bonus Children” for 'RHOP’s Candiace Dillard


Feb. 17 2021, Updated 2:38 p.m. ET

Candiace Dillard has brought a lot of drama to The Real Housewives Potomac — especially in recent days — so naturally, fans are curious about her life and her family, including husband Chris Bassett’s kids.

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Candiace and Chris got engaged in May 2017 after working at the same Washington, D.C. restaurant and dating for nearly two years. They couple tied the knot in D.C. in August 2018.

“Once I knew that I was in love with Chris, I just loved his kids; it was just sort of automatic,” the reality star told Bravo’s The Daily Dish three months before the nuptials. “They’re an extension of him, and because they’re an extension of him, they’re an extension of me.”

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Who are Chris Bassett’s kids?

Chris has three kids from a previous marriage, according to The Daily Dish. He and Candiace typically keep their family life out of the spotlight, but the chef has offered Instagram followers a few glimpses of his kids in recent months.

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In June, for example, Chris posted a photo of his daughter cooking eggs (with a boost from a step stool). “Apparently my personal chef didn’t appreciate my picture this morning while she was cooking my breakfast,” he wrote in the caption.

And in February, he shared a pic of himself and his son posing together on Chris and Candiace’s wedding day, “The most caring, loving, artistic kid I know!” Chris captioned the pic. “And [he] has made honor roll for the last [nine quarters] straight!”

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Given her knack for cooking, Chris' daughter could carry on the family business.

Considering Chris’s daughter is already cooking up a storm in the kitchen, she might just follow in her father’s footsteps. Chris is an owner, general manager, and beverage director at Myron Mixon’s Pitmaster Barbeque in Alexandria, Va. He’s slo the author of the forthcoming cookbook Cooking With Spirit; and he recently launched CBasswithDill Catering, a catering business that takes its name from his and Candiace’s wedding hashtag.

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And when Chris isn’t “making waves in the kitchen or working on his cookbook,” you can find him “on the soccer field stopping shots as a goalie or spending time with his wife and kids,” according to his website.

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Candiace Dillard refer's to Chris Bassett’s kids as her "bonus children."

The former Miss United States can relate to her stepchildren, as she told The Daily Dish. “I think that what made it OK was the fact that I also come from a blended family, so it wasn’t like unchartered [sic] territory for me,” she said at the time. “I know what it’s like really to be — I call them my bonus children — I know what it’s like to be my bonus children.”

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Candiace and Chris have also entertained the idea of adding to the brood. “When, if and when, [I have] a child, I want for my biological children and my ‘bonus children’ to have a special bond and a relationship,” Candiace added. “There’s a lot of thought that has gone into having kids for Chris and I …. I need to just stop thinking about it and just do it because if I keep thinking about it, I’m not gonna do it. I’m gonna make an excuse.”

You can watch RHOP at 9 p.m. on Sundays on Bravo.

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