Chris Bassett, better known as the husband of RHOP(Real Housewives of Potomac) star Candiace Dillard, is a personal and private chef. He is the owner of Myron Mixon’s Pitmaster Barbeque in Alexandria, VA. He is also a writer of his upcoming cookbook Cooking with Spirit.
His wife, a former Miss United States had a feud and physical altercation with Monique Samuels for which Chris came forward to share the details on the unfortunate events. He is also seen on the show alongside his wife cooking his dishes.
His personal life is also somewhat a roller coaster ride for he has gone through a divorce, hiding the fact from his mother-in-law that he has a third child and engaging in an interracial marriage. However, Chris has overcome all the difficulties and living happily as the fairy tale story ends.
Chris Bassett Age, Birthday, Parents, Siblings
Born in the year 1978 in Cheverly, Maryland, Virginia Chris Bassett is 42 years old. Chris celebrates his birthday on the 1st of March every calendar year. He was raised in Alexandria alongside his two younger brothers. He grew up in a working-class family of his father and stepmother.
Chris has inherited his cooking talents from his father who always liked to experiment with new dishes and try them on his family. So much so, that Chris has even credited his father for his culinary success. Chris graduated from The Le Cordon Bleu in Miami, Florida.
Chris’s mother was living in Florida at the time when Chris’s father asked to get a job and pay the rent. It was then when Chris decided to move to Florida with his mother and try his hands in the job he loves.
Chris Bassett Career Bio: RHOP
Chris began his career at the South Seas Resort on Captiva Island in Florida. Since then he began his long 25 years plus journey in the cooking, food, beverage, and hospitality industry. He became a host of leadership positions as curator of several beverage programs, General Manager, Food and Beverage Director.
Today, Chris Bassett is the proud owner, GM, and Beverage Director at barbecue giant Myron Mixon’s Pitmaster Barbecue in Alexandria, VA. The restaurant features the barbecue of celebrity chef and four-time barbecue World Champion Myron Mixon and thus the name.
He has also launched CBasswithDill Catering in January 2020 which provides full-service catering, cooking classes, meal prep services, and the private chef experience. Further, Chris is also the caterer/chef and brand ambassador for the innovative and forward-thinking catering giant, Hungry. He is also busy writing his upcoming cookbook titled Cooking With Spirit.
Chris met his wife Candiace while working in a restaurant in DC. Since the two became an inseparable couple. In 2017, the couple joined the third season of Bravo TV’s The Real Housewives of Potomac. They have been among the main characters of the show since then.
In fact, their wedding was shown in the show and they were engaged when they made their first appearance. RHOP had its season 5 aired which shows the physical altercation of Chris Bessett, and Candiace Bessett with Ashley Darby’s husband, Michael Darby.
Chris Bassett Wife Candiace Dillard
Chris met his wife Candiace while working in DC and the quick spark between them turned into marriage on August 11, 2018, at the Andrew Mellon Auditorium in Washington, DC. Their wedding was attended by over 400 guests which demonstrate the extravagance and diva lifestyle.
Candiace worked in the White House Offices of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs under President Barack Obama and she was the former Miss United States. She is the founder of My Sister’s Keeper as well as Prima Hair Collection and her own pageant consulting company.
Candiace is a black woman and it was difficult for her when she married a white boyfriend as an interracial relationship is still illegal in some states of the USA. Candiace and Chris were living with Dorothy, Candiace’s mother at first and sharing the mortgage. However, the couple has moved to their own mansion in November 2020. At the time of this writing, Chris Bassett is 42 years of age, which means he is 8 years older than his wife Candiace, who is 34.
Candiace and Chris don’t have their own biological children as of now and Candiace is far from planning to have her own children. She has stated she never wanted to become a mother herself as she doesn’t want any stretch marks and having children is the big responsibility which she is not ready to bear right now.
Chris Bassett First Wife / Divorce
Many of you may not know but Candiace Dillard isn’t the only one to be called Chris Bassett’s wife. Yes, Chris Bassett was previously married before tying the knots with his now-wife Candiace.
Chris was previously in a relationship with two different women. But was married only once before he married Candiace. Bassett has three children from his previous relationships with his ex-wife, whose identity is kept concealed.
Chris’s children include an estranged son, whom he hasn’t seen for ten years because the child’s mother wouldn’t let him meet his son. However, as per the reports, the couple has tried their best to unite with the estranged son.
Chris Bassett Net Worth, Income & Earning 2021
Chris is the proud owner of his own Barbecue restaurant, he has 25 years plus experience in the cooking and hospitality industry. He is writing a book and now has turned into a personal chef on booking. He is now a common household name thanks to his show alongside his wife RHOP.
Though 2020 has been the rough year for all of us, it seems it has been lucky for the couple as Chris and Candiace have bought a 1 million dollar mansion of 10,400 square feet with two-story, 5 bedrooms, and six and a half bathroom.
As of 2021, Chris Bassett’s net worth is estimated to be around 6 million dollars whereas his wife Candiace’s net worth is 4.5 million dollars. Cumulatively, Chris Bassett and his wife boast a net worth of almost $11 Million.
Chris Bassett Social Media
The Instagram account of Chris cbassett33 is followed by 14.7k followers to date. He keeps posting pictures of his innovative dishes, new recipes, and of course his wife and the big mansion he recently owned.
Chris joined Twitter in September 2015 as @cbassett33, he has gained to date 9304 followers. His tweets show he is much interested in NFL games in his leisure time.
Chris has a Facebook account Chris Bassett which is liked by 540 people and followed by 566 people. The last post on his FB account seems to be on November 4 2020 when he was waiting for the election results.
Quick Wiki Facts and Information on Chris Bassett
|Full Name/Real Name||Chris Bassett|
|Birthday / Date of Birth||1st March 1978|
|Chris Bassett Age||42|
|Hometown||Cheverly, Maryland, Virginia|
|Siblings||2 younger brothers|
|Profession||Restauranteur and Reality TV show star|
|Education(college/university)||The Le Cordon Bleu in Miami, Florida|
|Wife||Candiace Dillard Bassett|
|Social Media||Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram|
|Net Worth||$6 million dollars|