Charrisse Jackson Jordan is one of the new housewives to join the Bravo family on the soon-to-be-airing The Real Housewives of Potomac.
The 50-year-old enjoys calling the upscale Maryland town home but her hubby Eddie Jordan lives over 200 miles away in New Jersey! What keeps them apart is Eddie’s job as Rutgers University’s basketball team head coach.
Even though they spent significant amounts of time apart, Charrisse claims she never worries about what Eddie is up to.
“We have an open line of communication,” she said. “We talk every morning and do face time, which kind of makes you feel present,” she told OKMagazine.com. Plus, running a college sports team keep Eddie on a regular schedule.
Charrisse explained, “My husband’s not very social. So his routine is very predictable. He goes to work and then he goes home. Not much in between unless he can get in a game of golf. But outside of golfing, my husband really doesn’t do a whole lot.”
But living apart can cause stress on even the best of relationship.
“Sometimes I miss him,” Jordan admitted to OK!. “With my kids, they are in school. My son is playing basketball. He has his schedule, and his season and my husband’s season overlap, so it becomes difficult to get there as much. It’s challenging in that sense.”
Charrisse was raised in New Jersey, so she regularly visits the state. “I’m from New Jersey, so I’m in New Jersey a lot actually,” she said. “We had a home there in New Jersey prior to him getting this job, so we used to frequent New Jersey all the time anyway. So it’s already part of our regiment — going back and forth to New Jersey.”
Even though the new reality TV star does not plan on moving her children to the Garden State, they see Eddie as much as possible.
“When it comes to him being in New Jersey and myself remaining here, we have children and I uprooted my children one time, and then unfortunately the job only lasted a year and I had to uproot them again,” she explained. “And they are older now and they are adapted into their environment. They love it. They’re thriving. And you want to make a decision based on the happiness and well being of our children. So, that’s why we are here."
Charrisse admitted she might consider moving to NJ after her daughter goes off to college—“I would probably venture to say possibly I would move once my daughter goes to college. I would go live in New Jersey, but I would keep my home here in Potomac.”
“I still look at Potomac as a place of retirement for us,” she said. “I would just come back and forth to Potomac.”
Reporting done by Lindsey DiMattina.
Be sure to watch the season premiere of RHOP on Bravo Jan. 17 at 9 PM ET.