Season three of The Real Housewives of Potomac started off very dramatically. Karen Huger was dealing with with the fallout from a July 2017 report, that revealed her husband, Ray Huger, owes nearly $1.5 million in back-due federal taxes, and his company owes more than $3 million.
Karen told Bravo that she “was in shock” when she found out about her husband’s financial situation, which she said in the episode she had no idea about before The Washington Post story was about to come out. “But my thing was to be there for him. And I’ll say that bad things happen to great people. Ray’s a phenomenal human being. I could say it scared me. We didn’t know what we were gonna do, how we were gonna make it. I thought the world was coming to an end,” Karen shared. “But he assured me that everything was going to be OK, as long as I stayed in my lane. And that’s what he meant, too. Let him handle it. It’s his business.”
“Initially, I wanted to fix it for him. … Ray is such a cool guy and has done so much good for so many people, he just didn’t deserve it,” she said. “And was it difficult to stay in my lane? Yes. But then again, that’s his expertise, that’s his business, that’s what he’s done for a living, and I couldn’t help him by distracting him. So I just needed to follow his instruction, pray for him, be there for him, and hold our family together.”
Now that Ray has put this behind him, Karen says she and her family are ready to move on from this. “He has settled, and they have a deal, and they’re good. So we’re in a great place, and I’m grateful. I’m grateful that Ray’s my hubby. I’m grateful that my kids are my kids. And I’m grateful that I still have great health to enjoy this life,” Karen shared. “I just rebirthed, so it’s just a great place to be in. Long time getting here, though. But it’s in the rearview mirror now!”