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The Real Housewives of Potomac earned the highest-rated series premiere in Real Housewives franchise history, bringing in more than 2 million viewers its first episode. Katie says she can’t believe it, especially because the cast didn’t know they were going to be “housewives” until Bravo announced the show’s premiere date.
“It's fun, it's interesting,” Katie says. “People have very strong opinions about, you know, what they're watching, and I think it's very interesting to see how things are experienced by the fans … It's not your typical Housewives show. I think that we're bringing something new.”
So far this season, Katie’s storyline has largely focused on her relationship with boyfriend Andrew Martin, who doesn’t exactly seem ready to propose.
"In the social circles we run in, you need to be married,” Katie lamented on a recent episode. “We're too old to just be shacked up."
“I always know exactly what I want,” Katie says. “Like, if I'm hungry, I want a meal immediately. I don't like to wait … I’m the even-keeled rock [of the cast], unless you don’t give me an engagement ring, you know? Then I might just give you crazy eyes!”
Katie says she does seem “a little extra eager” to get a ring on the show, but when pressed for an answer on whether Andrew’s sprung for a ring for that finger yet, she won’t budge.
“I have a lot of rings,” Katie teases, saying she buys rings for all her fingers. “You’ll have to watch and see [what happens].”
Katie would talk about her new look, though: an afro!
“It was time to free the ‘fro,” Katie says. “The 'fro wanted to be freed! So, I had to throw the weave and free the 'fro … People are freeing the nipples, why not free the 'fro?”
You can see more of Katie, and her ever-changing look, when The Real Housewives of Potomac airs Sunday nights on Bravo at 9 p.m. ET.