Karen Huger is a well-known American social media star, entrepreneur, and TV personality who caught the public’s attention for her appearance in the reality show “The Real Housewives of Potomac,” which premiered on Bravo Network in 2016.
Age, Early Life, and Education Background
Karen Huger – nee Wooden – was born in Spring Grove, Pennsylvania, under the Taurus zodiac sign on 3 May 1963, which makes her 59 years old as of mid-2022. She was raised together with her sister Bridget, and brother Mario, by their mother Georgia Raines Wooden who sadly succumbed to Dementia-related complications in 2017, and her father Benjamin Wooden Jr., who had Alzheimer’s disease before his demise in 2018. Karen revealed how she – together with her siblings – took good care of her parents before they passed away, adding that her sister was the main caregiver and also their heartbeat. Karen also created numerous campaigns when their parents were ill, to spread awareness about Dementia and Alzheimer’s diseases.
Karen has not revealed where she attended high school, but is known to have graduated from the University of Virginia.
Facts and Interests
Huger has openly described having survived a sexual assault when she was 19 years old, and added that she has now moved on with her life, and forgiven the culprit.
Karen is fond of attending celebrity parties and events; she was seen at the New York Fashion Week in September 2021.
Huger’s family was rocked by a tax scandal in 2017; according to a report by The Washington Post, her husband’s company owed close to $3 million in taxes, but he’s now been cleared by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
Karen is physically active, and likes riding bikes when she’s not busy with work.
Before she ventured into the showbiz industry, Karen pursued a career in fashion and beauty. She launched a beauty boutique, Ikon Enterprises, which provides make-up and hair services, before founding the Icon Collection hair line. She is also the founder of a perfume line called La’Dame Fragrance, which is now sold on The HSN and at Bloomingdale’s. Huger recently created a line of wigs, La’dame by Karen Huger x RPGShow, in partnership with her hairstylist, Steven Thomas.
TV Appearance and other Works
Karen launched her career as a TV personality when she was cast for a lead role in the reality show “The Real Housewives of Potomac,” which premiered on 17 January 2016. She also made appearances in the talk show “Hollywood Unlocked with Jason Lee” before she guest-starred in a few episodes of the Andy Cohen-hosted late-night talk show, “Watch What Happened: Live,” in 2016 and 2017, appearing in the show together with other famed personalities such as Monique Samuels, Kenya Moore, and Candace Dillard.
Apart from her involvement in the fashion and entertainment industries, Huger has been hosting many charity events for Promoting Alzheimer’s Victim Empowerment (PAVE) with the aid of the Alzheimer’s Association. She is also the vice president of Felicia’s Fund, which is committed to helping underprivileged children pay for their education.
Social Media Presence
Karen is active on various social media platforms including Instagram – @officialkarenhuger – on which she has around 500,000 followers. She launched a self-titled YouTube channel on 28 December 2020, and now has around 7,000 followers. She uses her social media accounts to popularize her perfume line, and to undertake brand endorsements
Karen met and started dating her husband Raymond Huger in the ‘90s, and they eventually tied the knot on 7 September 1996, honeymooning in Hawaii. The duo welcomed a son named Brandon in 1996 before officiating their relationship, and they later bore a daughter, Rayvin Huger, shortly after their wedding. Raymond is a technology entrepreneur and successful businessman, widely known as ‘the black Bill Gates,’ who is the founder and the CEO of Paradigm Solutions International. The duo is now seemingly living a happy life together in their royal mansion house, which is situated in Potomac, Montgomery County.
According to sources, Karen was previously married to Edmund E Carter, but they parted ways before welcoming any child together.
So proud of you Brandon! Love you BEYOND!!! Mom and Dad #nationalsonday #rhop
Rumors and Controversies
There was a rumor that in 2018 Karen was secretly dating a mysterious boyfriend only known by his nickname ‘Blue Eyes’ during the shooting of “Real Housewives of Potomac” reunion despite being married to her husband for over two decades. However, she denied the allegation through a blog posted on Bravo.com.
Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance
Huger is of Afro-American ethnicity, and has black hair and black eyes. She is 5ft 7ins (1.7m) tall, weighs approximately 127lbs (57kgs), with vital statistics of 36-28-38; she wears shoe size 6 (US). One of her distinctive features is a mole at her upper lip. She is fond of wearing long gown dresses.
Karen has made a name for herself and earned a fortune from her showbiz career as well as her successful business ventures. She also earns through her widely-followed social media platforms; she recently endorsed Stellar Lighting Systems through her Instagram account. According to sources, her net worth is approximately $10 million as of 2022.
Who Karen Huger’s Husband, Raymond Huger, Is
Raymond Huger is a successful businessman and entrepreneur, who was born in the USA under the Libra zodiac sign on 17 October 1946 and is now 75 years old as of 2022. He attended Bernard Baruch College and graduated with a BA in Business Administration, Management and Operations in the mid-’70s. He later joined Fordham University for his post-graduate studies.
After he completed his studies, Huger landed minor positions in several local companies before he was hired by IBM technology company. He was promoted to the position of Regional Manager after working as the Area Staff Director for several years. After working for over 20 years; he resigned to start his own company, Paradigm Solutions IT company. He is now the CEO of Worldview Arrangements Global Joining company.
In addition to his career in the IT industry, Raymond has made a few appearances in the reality show “The Real Housewives of Potomac”, together with his wife Karen. Raymond has accumulated a good net worth from his successful career as an entrepreneur and according to sources, his net worth is approximately $40 million as of 2022.