Gizelle Bryant is celebrating her new title as "best-selling author." Gizelle's first novel MY WORD (Brown Girls Books, $16.99) topped Amazon.com's best sellers list. MY WORD tells the fictionalized version of Gizelle's rise and "fall" as the wife and partner of one of the most influential and controversial megachurch pastors, Jamal H. Bryant.

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The book, which was released on April 30, 2019, shot to the top of the Amazon's best sellers list that same day! The novel gives a rare glimpse into scenes behind the pulpit in an enormously successful megachurch, and of women's empowerment with Christian encouragement.

Gizelle, star of BRAVO'S Real Housewives of Potomac, was already well-known in certain circles for years before she embarked on a journey as the wife of megachurch Pastor Jamal Bryant. Unfortunately, Gizelle wasn't willing to be that church wife who tolerates her husband's rampant infidelity, and her marriage ended abruptly in divorce after eight years.

Forced to start over, the mother of three beautiful daughters, Grace, Angel and Adore, turned trial into triumph, going back to the place she always knew as home - Potomac, Maryland - to join the cast of the Real Housewives franchise as an outspoken single mom whose personality drives more than 2.5 million viewers to Real Housewives of Potomac (RHOP) each week.

"I am thrilled that viewers are able to connect with me through RHOP, but this book will allow them to go deeper and discover what makes me the woman I am in," she said. "It's loosely based on my dramatic, happy, fun, sad, crazy life. I chose to do fiction because you know I like to keep people guessing - so just what is fact and what is fiction, will be up for the reader to decide!" Gizelle added.

In addition to being a best-selling author, Gizelle is also the proud co-founder and owner of EveryHue Beauty, a skincare line geared toward women of color.

You can purchase your copy of MY WORD here or wherever books are sold.

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  • millz

    Pretty lady... she knew to get away from her ex!
    As a pk there’s no need for me to read this book????

  • Cliffpetty

    Thats awesome!

  • Marlika

    Good for her!

    But I’ll pass on the book.?

  • Parent

    I don't watch the show but she is a very beautiful woman.

  • Coy little wink

    I need to write a book...I turned trial to triumph myself and participated in plenty of juicy scandals to get the people ? ?

    But why I thought Potomac was in Michigan ?

  • PhillyFacts

    I liked her every since season one when she let them chicks know I’m not mixed I’m 100% black, with light eyes, and we come in all shades.

  • KcoolMuziq

    Gizelle Bryant is DROP DEAD GORGEOUS..

  • NewNew
  • Nina Ross

    Yea... new age ‘black’ people with european features, ok

  • Gloria

    Never heard of her. But she's very beautiful and congrats on her book success. A friend just gifted me with 'Becoming.' Anybody have any other suggestions for a good summer read?

  • therealashland

    Dang , .. she look like bae... I might need to order the book to see what she talking about

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Good for her.

  • luVn_liFe…

    i dont watch this show or know who this is.. She's Gorgeous.

  • Panther Charleston

    Very pretty.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Not a fan of hers ... gives that evil eye a lot ..... Bout to take a siesta ... BBL https://media3.giphy.com/media/PtLXzMKbVUlvW/giphy.gif

  • luVn_liFe…

    jenie!! did the tell you about the feather on my side of the couch?

  • Gloria

    black people having hazel or green eyes with light skin is not anything new tho.....

  • Yoni7

    There are a lot of reality folks with #1 books on Amazon. Quaad Lunsford from Married To Medicine is dropping a cookbook that she said is #1 and hasn't even been released. Congratulations to both women on winning.

  • Kanyade

    Quaad Lunsford ... is dropping a cookbook that she said is #1 and hasn't even been released.

    How?
    https://media0.giphy.com/media/Qe5oD5aXjEbKw/giphy.gif

  • Topic Influencer

    Her dad Curtis Graves US House of Representatives (D-Texas) was instrumental in the civil rights movement. So I guess he is new age black too. Same features.

  • Curtis

    Her cheating ex pastor Jamal had slept with half of his empowerment congrants and fathered a few kids. Now at new birth the body count will rise, but i know she would take him back now due to his huge platform. Let's wait and see.

  • Topic Influencer

    Thought she was from Texas? doesnt matter. I like her. Will read and kudos to her

  • Kanyade

    Congrats to her and on her Hue Beauty. I'm looking forward to this new season of RHOP.

  • Kanyade

    I think she was raised in HTown.

  • Topic Influencer

    They count pre-sales. Which is kind of cheating but music cheats too ie streams lol

  • Topic Influencer

    I thought so. She also has NOLA ruts. Ah Creole. Or as some say below...new age black.

  • What???

    The best lookin ones got the worst puddy and the first to get cheated on. The 7.5’s with no kids with LOW MILEAGE got the BEST pun. I’d bet Giselle is just arm candy not bed candy.

  • Kanyade

    oh, so counts that are "in expectation of". I didn't know Quad was doing this. welp, congrats to her, too.

  • Kanyade

    yeah i saw that "new age" mess. smh. ain't nothing "new" about genetics.

  • luVn_liFe…

    lolololol.. that's silly but awfully funny

  • bemetoo

    Off topic the girl drop her herpes case against usher..A Georgia woman has agreed to drop her lawsuit accusing Usher of knowingly infecting her with herpes.

    A judge dismissed Laura Helm’s civil suit against Usher earlier this week after both sides came to an agreement, according to court papers .The case appeared to be heading to a jury trial. A judge set a trial date for November, and Usher had deposed Helm and both sides were in the process of exchanging medical evidence.

  • A.P. Millz-CT

    ??? that’s how it usually goes. Gorgeous and a dead lay ??

  • Yoni7

    ....is what SHE said on IG. Rown rho, rhorge. I still wish her the best.

  • mzwhang90210

    I saw her interview on the Breakfast Club. She seems very down to earth and she seemed to have a good, positive & friendly energy about her. I always forget to watch their show though. I'll read her book.
    Congrats to her.?

  • Yoni7

    You know what.....I done got some of thee best head, from somebody I won't be caught in public with. I won't even tell certain friend's that I even know the cat. LOL

  • Yoni7

    I haven't watched the show in a grip. But I will say, she came off to me as a lil sh!t starter at times.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    No you didn't ...... so you seeing them? ..... Told ya ..... you will see more ..... Just smile they got ya <3

  • mzwhang90210

    Hey, ya'll remember when one of those Potomac wives, (can't remember which), was saying that her mother (or was it her MIL?)...anyway she was saying the elderly lady would drink nothing but high class tea? They made a little production out of how she would only drink THAT quality tea, & that she looked her nose down at other teas.
    Then they showed the tea...and it was ole regular smegular Lipton Tea? Chileeeeeee....???

  • Yoni7

    That was Karen. Lawd. I remember that. LOL

  • mzwhang90210

    Really? ?....interesting.
    I watched her reality show maybe a couple of times, longggg time ago, so I don't remember how she was on there...but her BC interview was nice.

  • mzwhang90210

    ??

  • mzwhang90210

    You mean you never worked with her on the set of ___________.
    ??
    I'm joking with ya Kcool...have a GREAT weekend bruh!

  • tia

    not cause she light skin either (if you light, folks automatically think you the next thing coming), but I think Gizelle is a pretty lady. She reminds of a "baby Vanessa Williams." She cute..

  • WhoKnew

    I won't be buying or reading the book but I wonder if she goes all the way in and tells the real truth about her former's sexual preferences for the male type. If you ain't gonna tell the whole truth then don't tell a half truth.

  • Wreckognize Game

    I had one like this too. He never figured out why I kept “losing” the pics we took in the club.

  • luVn_liFe…

    Jenie I did that Saturday after you told me.. I woke up and came in my den.. On my side of the couch I sweater4gawd there was a feather on my side of the couch. Woman I damn near jumped out of my skin. https://media0.giphy.com/media/1l2pflRl5Mzao/giphy.gif

  • luVn_liFe…

    bwahahahahahaha!!

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Sometimes she looks cute but most times she looks SCARY https://media1.giphy.com/media/9kKlRx7qpUGze/giphy.gif

  • mzwhang90210

    ??

  • Dahl

    She reminds me of Vanessa Williams too, who is my absolute fave... https://media1.giphy.com/media/3o6ZsZaeq8wtUnGQ3m/giphy.gif

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    They don't wanna scare you lololol .... remember gentle ways they come through ... just to give a little reminder ..... .... you will get use to it .... lolololol <3 <3 <3

  • ?? Kari ?????????

    She’s pretty, but honestly I could careless about her life!

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    ???

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Chile... Your house spooking you?

  • Bossy704

    I love her style and the fact that she isn't plastered in makeup. Very nice. Nice book cover too.

  • WutizstillHERE!

    This baby cracks me up errrtime!!!

  • MrsSpice1

    Thats pontiac lol??

  • WhoKnew

    That's makeup. I've seen her in person and she's plain and unidentifiable like all women (including me) without makeup.

  • Nita Pie

    It a fictional book dear.

  • tintin

    i'm so mad they cancelled Daytime Divas. Vanessa was phenomenal in that.

  • WhoKnew

    That clearly means dude has herpes and didn't want the medical proof to be shown.

  • tintin

    she is a sh!t starter and very mean at times but i love me some Gizelle. Her name has that wicked ring to it and she sure does come off like that. But that's what keeps people talking i guess

  • WhoKnew

    A lot of people are missing the fact that she is wearing make-up. That's not how she looks in real life with no make-up. I've seen her in person and it's a no. And I've seen pics of her without makeup and I was like who is that?

  • joel adams

    W Williams looked like a TOAD with MAC and a wig on sitting beside her on the purple couch

  • Yoni7

    No pics EVER! Not nan! Not a ONE! Do you hear me? Folks numbers ain't even locked in.

  • Let them eat cake

    i have a love hate feeling towards gizelle. i do like her but she is def the mean girl type and acts like she's still in high school. you can't be prettier than her and if you are just as pretty she tries to put women through the mean girl hazing.

  • Whirl

    Gosh don’t wanna but my inner noseyness might get the best of me on this one. Just might pick up a copy.

  • Logan Roberts

    Everybody has a book? * Alexa call Random House Publishing *

  • Coy little wink

    Same thing ?

  • Whirl

    I saw her picks from when she was younger. She was something that’s for sure.

  • Whirl

    Potomac, MD is where them rich folks live

  • KcoolMuziq

    I’m glad she’s in touch with her blackness most would be trying to pass. It shows the type of person she really is.

  • Whirl

    Saw an interview of her ex. I was impressed with how they remain friends. Seemed genuine but too good to be true.

  • Yoni7

    She and it does. They eyes egg it along too.

  • Ladyshopper

    You are so right mean girl her and Robyn.

  • BlackNicheRims

    Gizelle is so pretty to me. Congratulations!

  • Coco

    Karen, she was all about etiquette, lol. I’m glad they moved on from that.

  • DeJeri

    I can't believe she's 48. She looks so youthful (unlike Melania Trump who is the same age) She's a very pretty lady.

  • Pamela

    This is probably gone sound terrible but...this child looks like he might grow up to become a mass shooter. It's all in the eyes. Cute child though.

  • Maxx

    She's the light skin version of Kenya Moore IMO. Likeable, fun, but can be the meangirl in the group. Congrats on the book...

  • http://www.instagram.com/yeuphonic @yeuphonic

    Y’all talking about Beyoncé ? ?

  • Jordan’s Memory

    Yes!!! Now Kenya Moore needs to take a page out of her book. She won the crown, she is a model, an actor, a singer and business woman. she is the Bo Jackson of Hollywood. Not to mention she has no problem getting men to propose to her, what number husband is she on now? lol I love her when she plays mean tho lol

  • TransMichelle

    I've investigated Amazon for selling books and it's pretty much a scam. U won't go into too much detail here, but unless she was selling Kindle books, it wasn't a bestseller in the "traditional" sense. They pay for the reviews and if she shot up the Amazon chart after such a short time you best believe she bought up a whole lot of books or had someone else do it. I wouldn't trust Amazon statistics. If she can write a good book good for her but Amazon is not the place to make the best seller's list.

  • Jordan’s Memory

    I was about to stop watching if they hadn't stop talking that etiquette shyt!

  • Jordan’s Memory

    Hmmm this sounds like a doctor I was doing some research on and found out he was the "Top Doc" for that year. I was very impressed. Come to find out the Doctor's pay for that title, It has nothing to do with their work ethics, experience,or morale, it has too do with how much they willing to pay or donate to a cause. Very tricky and deceiving. smdh

  • YellowSauce

    I liked her before I saw her soul ... She's a nasty person and I see why her and the atl mean girl are friends ...... and she's also friends with another nasty one ON the show but she shall not be named ....

  • Karen Brady

    LOLLLL and SO TRUE!

  • speakinmymind

    Joel...log off...now...not a fukkin toad!!
    ???

  • speakinmymind

    Kenya is nasty from the inside out. She could never follow in Vanessa's footsteps.

  • speakinmymind

    You on one mzwhang...???

  • JazzyBossyJen

    Why she kept is last name being the church whore he was...

  • bemetoo

    Clearly usher has had several stds along with herpes

  • T Willis

    ?

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    ???

  • KJBibleOnSlavShips

    who dis white gurl.

  • mzwhang90210

    Kcool has a great sense of humor & he can take a joke. I like that!

  • Dowoop

    She's higher than a 7.5?

  • Dowoop

    Lmfao. U are horrible!

  • What???

    When her ex-husband married her years back her face was probably a 9. Her body, who knows. Now, I dunno altogether it might be a 6.2.

  • Dowoop

    Oh... I didn't know who she was until earlier this this year so u may be right.

  • http://welfareinfo.org angrysolo

    thanks for this. i always side eye any book that debuts and is immediately atop some bess sellers list. even NYT, i’m sure the publishers got some deal with that too

  • Seldomseen

    Who

  • Seldomseen

    Oh my

  • Seldomseen

    Flatlined

  • Seldomseen

    Flatlined

  • Seldomseen

    Lmao

  • Seldomseen

    Lmao

  • Seldomseen

    Damn sis you unidentifiable without makeup

  • Seldomseen

    Damn sis you unidentifiable without makeup

  • Prettybrowneyes

    Whew chile! That cover alone screams unsanctified ?. All I got ?

  • Kimberly King

    I haven’t watch RHOA in years, but I do love RHOP. Gizelle is actually my favorite on the show. I also like Karen and Monique. The rest of em? No

  • rockstar2142

    I ain’t mad shoot get that money anyway you can.

  • Faux Gibbler

    Nah. I’m good. I like to support actual writers not ones who have their books ghost written.

  • Faux Gibbler

    LOL ? you so right.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    I wouldn’t mind reading her book!

    I remember her when Jamal was rising to the top, and she seemed docile and a committed wife!

    Bryant and the late Zachery Timms were a tremendous disappointment and fraud!

    Glad she succeeded in spite of her marriage, unlike Pilar Sanders!

  • Mary

    Congratulations to Giselle. It is great to see her branding herself/name. At least the ratchet reality shows are opening doors for our sisters and allowing them to become business women. Better to create makeup, etc. than continue to act a fool on TV (with no $). Robin you are next - lol

  • Yoni7

    True story.

  • Yoni7

    So. So. So horrible. The worst!

  • itsjismemelly

    i might be copin this one

  • onelove

    SHE IS NOT AGEING WELL!!!