Monique Samuels is the newbie on the Real Housewives of Potomac and she got one hell of a reality check during last week’s episode when she discovered her mother-in-law was talking shit about her on TV!
Talk about a slap in the face!
However, that’s not all Monique wants to talk about in her latest Bravo blog. The newbie is also opening up about her marital problems and seeing her co-stars talk about her.
So let’s dig a little deeper and find out what is really on Monique’s mind.
First thing first, Monique says she was unfazed by seeing her co-stars talk about. However, she does think Gizelle is one big liar.
“I was totally unbothered watching the ladies discuss me. I respect everyone’s opinion and the fact is, they are getting to know me so it’s normal to draw their own conclusions. What I don’t like is when people blatantly tell lies or over exaggerate situations (Gizelle Bryant),” Monique explains.
Adding, “But at least Gizelle is consistent (a very consistent liar). I would never introduce myself and then for no reason at all, give details about my real estate or finances. It’s not called bragging when you’re answering nosy people’s questions. That’s called giving facts. The only question I have is, why is Gizelle so interested in my lifestyle? At high tea she begs the question, “You don’t have a home?” and then at the derby she lies to the rest of the ladies and says I introduced myself by stating, “I’m Monique and I’m rich.” Who does that?! That actually sounds like something she would say if she were wealthy. We all see clearly what her agenda is. Strike 2… she’s coming for me once again! I’m trying my best to be nice!”I appreciate Ashley Darby’s comments and for keeping it all the way real! And Thank you, Karen Huger, for stepping up and saying “I don’t recall her saying all that!” (regarding the “I’m Rich” fabrication).
In fact, Monique is thankful for some of her co-stars sticking up for her! “I appreciate Ashley Darby’s comments and for keeping it all the way real! And Thank you, Karen Huger, for stepping up and saying “I don’t recall her saying all that!” (regarding the “I’m Rich” fabrication). Thanks, Robyn Dixon for remaining silent. We all know you have a terrible memory and probably couldn’t remember what was actually said! LOL! And of course, my “Jersey girl,” Charrisse Jackson Jordan, knows me best. Any opinion that she gives concerning me, I know comes from a good place. She has my best interest at heart! Love my sistah!”
Next, Monique dishes on her mother-in-law’s “heifer” comment; revealing that she was totally unaware of it until the episode aired.
“I was TOTALLY unaware of my mother-in-law’s side comments at the dinner table! To be honest, I can’t say I was surprised. There have been several times that I’ve heard her speak badly about her other daughter-in-laws so why would I be any different? I was disappointed that a person who claims to be such a devout Christian and Pastor would stoop so low and name call in that manner. A Heifer? WOW! After all, I am the woman your son chose and the mother of your grandchildren! I was hurt.”
But the “heifer” comment wasn’t the only thing that hurt Monique.
“Especially hurt to hear her say, “They need to throw me some of that money” as if Chris and I don’t go above and beyond to make sure both his parents are taken care of and want for nothing. For her to even insinuate this is totally ridiculous. And she wonders why we don’t come to her for marital advice? I choose to speak about my marital issues with couples who are in a happy and successful marriage. Read between the lines. Once again, I’m dealing with a person who clearly puts MONEY on a pedestal. To suggest that my marriage is any less sacred or should be easy because of my husband’s wealth is just plain IGNORANT. If money made people happy, why are rich folks some of the most unhappy people? Let that marinate. We all have issues and I can’t PAY my issues to go away (wouldn’t that be nice). That takes hard work, determination, and dedication. And that’s why Chris and I have a “successful” marriage so far; not a perfect marriage… but a very happy and loving marriage… with great sex! LOL!”
To wrap things up Monique opens up about the marital issues her and Chris have faced in the past.
“One major issue that Chris and I have in our marriage is my northern versus his southern dialect. Sometimes my tone does not come off the best and he translates that as being disrespectful. All women know that a man MUST feel respected in order to make him feel loved,” Monique explains. “I love my hubby with my whole heart but I need to work on this sassy mouth and sarcasm. It’s been something I’ve worked hard to tame since we’ve been dating. I’m a lot better, but I have my moments. I’m a Jersey girl to the core! And he’s a southern gentleman! He’s definitely helped me to find my balance. Chris, on the other hand, at times thinks everything is about him (as most successful athletes do). He’s so spoiled and forgets to do the things that make ME feel whole, like showing me affection. He’s a great provider, but I enjoy the small details like hugs, kisses, and him having my back when people ‘come for me.'”
I think Monique’s mother-in-law is going to be her worst nightmare during her journey as a Housewife. Sounds to me like she’s the type to sell stories for money.