Candiace Dillard is a bold and sassy 34-years-old former Miss United States. This savvy lady was born to father Walter Dillard Dixon and mother Dorothy Dillard, in Biloxi, Mississippi, on December 14, 1986. Candiace is a Howard University graduate in Broadcast Journalism. She has accomplished some amazing feats, including working on Barack Obama‘s 2012 re-election campaign, bagging the title of Miss United States 2013, founding Candiace Dillard Pageant Consulting, and co-founding Prima Hair Collection by Candiace Dillard and Chateau Salon Suites. But among all her incredible achievements, the one that gave her fame is the Real Housewives Of Potomac.
Candiace Dillard has also started a women empowerment organization called My Sister’s Keeper. You might be curious to know the person behind the wonderful upbringing of this bold and fierce lady- her mom Dorothy Dillard. So here are some fast facts about Candiace Dillard’s mom Dorothy Dillard.
Dorothy Dillard Is An Air Force Physician
As strong of a woman Candiace is, her mother Dorothy is even stronger and more independent. Dorothy Dillard is an Air Force physician and is a financially independent woman. She graduated from Stillman College and was an active member of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority.
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Not much information is given about her involvement, but according to her Instagram bio, Candiace Dillard’s mom, Dorothy, is an entrepreneur and a self-proclaimed boss and queen.
Candiace Dillard’s Mother Dorothy Dillard Is A Divorcee
Candiace’s mother, Dorothy, and father Walter went to the same college to study medicine. Both of them are physicians and were each other’s first loves. They were together for a long period of time, even before their marriage. However, just before exchanging their marital vows, Dorothy’s then-fiance decided to cheat on her and had a tryst with somebody in the college, which resulted in pregnancy.
A few years into the marriage, Dorothy found out about the incident and then decided to get a divorce. She hates to recall those moments, even today. Dorothy had three children with Walter, namely: Candiace Dillard, Chris Dillard, and Crystal Dillard.
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Dorothy Is Now Happily Married To Her Boyfriend Ronald
As of now, Candiace Dillard’s mother, Dorothy, has already moved on in her life. Even though the incident has left an unfillable void in her heart, she has decided not to let it bring more pain and loneliness in her life. So she decided to start dating again and met an amazing guy, Ronald, who treats her the way she deserves to be treated. After dating for some time, Dorothy and Ronald decided to tie the marital knots and are currently enjoying their lives.
Candiace Mom Dorothy Is Her Biggest Support
Though we’ve seen disagreements between Candiace and her mom in some episodes of the Real Housewives Of Potomac, Dorothy is the biggest support system in Candiace’s life, and she has always been. Even when Candiace decided to marry her long-term boyfriend, Chris Bassett, in 2018, her mom, Dorothy, paid most of the six-figures wedding expenses.
Dorothy had even slapped Candiace’s face with a big purse on one of the episodes of the RHOP. When people asked Candiace to press charge against her mother, she replied
“A good mother will slap you upside your face.”
Indeed. Dorothy has always been by the side of her daughter Candiace through every thick and thin. Despite going through a lot in her previous marriage, she has given her children a pretty luxurious and happy life. So we wish this mother-daughter duo share a healthy relationship ahead.
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