The Real Housewives of Potomac has yet ANOTHER scandal on their hands, and this time it's Gizelle Bryant and her ex-husband pastor Jamal Bryant.

In the upcoming season, Gizelle's storyline will revolve around her and her ex Jamal trying to re-kindle their romance.

Well, it turns out that the entire storyline is fake, according to a person close to Gizelle.

The insider explained to MTO News, "[Gizelle] desperately needed a new storyline after her ex-boyfriend (retired ex NBA player) Sherman Douglas dumped her for good . . . and no other men are interested in her so she had no other options but [her ex] Jamal."

The insider continued, "Why in the hell would you go back to a man after 12 years of divorce who dogged you out so bad, with side chicks, mistresses and multiple side babies. One answer: MONEY."

We spoke to another person who claims that Gizelle is paying Pastor Bryant $100,000 for him to fake the relationship. They told MTO News, "Gizelle makes $500K a season. So she can afford to break Jamal off with a $100k."