Actual Housewives of Potomac alum Monique Samuels was requested to affix a coveted new present, Actual Housewives Final Women Journey, however she turned down the provide. Many followers are questioning why she rejected the Bravo gods when dozens of different alums would have begged for the place.
The star ended her journey with the community in 2021. Monique’s drama with Candiace Dillard Basset reached a boiling level at her closing reunion, culminating in a heated struggle. After leaving the present, Monique joined Love & Marriage: DC, created by a former Actual Housewives producer.
In an interview with Insider, Monique shared why she rejected Bravo’s RHUGT provide (regardless that she hadn’t seen the primary season).
“It simply wasn’t what I needed to do,” stated Monique. “I didn’t really feel like I could possibly be the identical Monique that individuals had been accustomed to seeing anymore when it got here to that exact franchise and that exact community, as a result of there was a lot toxicity there.”
She went on, “I didn’t wish to be ready the place I used to be anticipated to bicker and argue with a bunch of ladies.”
“I’ve by no means watched any of the ‘Women Journey’ reveals that they do. All I knew was at the moment when Andy [Cohen] requested me, I simply had no need to be again on that community,” Monique defined.
“It doesn’t even matter concerning the forged or who’s the manufacturing firm for the present,” she added. “I simply had no need to return to that community. I simply didn’t wish to do it.”
The star additionally spoke with ET, revealing she’d by no means return to Bravo — however she admitted that RHOP helped save her marriage to ex-NFL participant Chris Samuels.
“Individuals all the time say that actuality TV tears your marriage down. What individuals don’t understand is that Actual Housewives of Potomac really in some methods saved my marriage,” she stated. “Chris and I, earlier than we began filming that present, we had been in a very tough place.”
“We had misplaced all the courting in our marriage,” Monique added. “As soon as we began filming actuality TV, it really helped us as a result of it compelled us so far. So we had been in a position to get out, simply reignite that intimacy and be enthusiastic about one another. So I can’t lie, season two RHOP saved my marriage. And on the finish of the day, typically you continue to have to come back again to these moments.”