(l-r): Gizelle Bryant and Peter Thomas
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Is Gizelle Bryant From ‘RHOP’ Dating Peter Thomas? What She's Said About the Rumors

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May 16 2022, Updated 12:45 p.m. ET

For several seasons, Gizelle Bryant has shared her life on The Real Housewives of Potomac. The 51-year-old Houston, Texas native joined the series in 2016 after divorcing pastor Jamal Bryant. Fans have watched Gizelle and Jamal’s on-again, off-again relationship since Season 1.

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However, the pair, broke up for good in 2021 after he reportedly cheated on her and got another woman pregnant. They were married initially between 2002 and 2009 and have three children — Grace, Adore, and Angel.

Now that she’s over Jamal, Gizelle may have her eyes on someone new.

Gizelle Bryant on the red carpet at an NBC event.
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Who is Gizelle Bryant dating?

After deciding to break things off with Jamal, Gizelle gave fans an update on her love life post-split. During Season 6, she explained to her daughters that she was “casually dating” someone but never disclosed more information about the mystery man.

Throughout the season, Gizelle also decided not to show her romantic interest in RHOP. The decision was different for the EveryHue Beauty CEO, as she typically shares her relationship with fans. Gizelle previously flaunted retired NFL player boyfriend Sherman Douglas, whom she dated for two years. Gizelle felt she was more invested in them staying together during their relationship than Sherman.

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“I really felt like he wanted us to be back together and wanted us to work hard to get there, and I was wrong," she said on The Daily Dish in 2019. "I was just really wrong. So you live and you learn. You can't beat yourself up over it."

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Did Gizelle Bryant date ‘RHOA’ alum Peter Thomas?

Although Gizelle didn’t disclose who she’s “casually dating” now, rumors recently swirled her new man is none other than former The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Peter Thomas. Peter appeared on the show during Seasons 3-9 with his ex-wife, Cynthia Bailey. The couple married in 2011, and Cynthia filed for divorce in 2016.

Per The Jasmine Brand, the rumors began after the blog MediaTakeout stated Gizelle and Peter connected once she started frequenting his restaurant, Bar One, in Baltimore, Md. From there, the two reportedly decided to try dating each other. Peter also recently posted a photo of him, Gizelle, and her BFF and co-star Robyn Dixon hanging out at his restaurant. The news caused a frenzy on Twitter from Bravo fans who remember Peter and Cynthia’s tumultuous marriage on RHOA.

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Amid the social media reactions, Gizelle responded to the rumors in her own words. In May 2022, she exclusively told The Jasmine Brand that reports of a relationship between them are “100 percent not true.”

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Then, Gizelle maintained she’s not dating Peter while promoting her and Robyn’s podcast, Reasonably Shady Live! During an interview with Fox 5 DC, Gizelle denied the rumors and stated the ordeal would be a part of RHOP Season 7. “I know exactly where it came from,” Gizelle said of the rumors. “But I won't say; I'll save that for the show.”

The mother of three continued to explain how she had to do damage control amid the controversy. Gizelle said the dating reports affected both her and Peter’s exes. She also stated that the rumors are hurting her potential romantic relationships.

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“I've had to talk to Cynthia about it,” Gizelle said. “I've had to talk to my ex-husband about it. I've had to talk to my male suitors about it. I mean, it's just like, not cool, because it's so not true."

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In addition to the rumors affecting her love life and friendships, the RHOP OG said the reports were also “hurtful” for Peter. According to Gizelle, the restauranteur has a “legitimate girlfriend” who likely didn’t appreciate seeing the reality stars linked together.

In 2017, Peter began dating Toni Scott shortly after divorcing Cynthia, per Atlanta Black Star. Although he often shared photos of their dates and events, Peter has seemingly recently kept his relationship away from social media.

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