It looks like there was most definitely a plot to take Monique Samuels down during season 5 of the Real Housewives of Potomac.
Candiace Dillard recently revealed that some of the Potomac Housewives plotted to “spread rumors” that Chris Samuels wasn’t the father of his son, Chase, with Monique.
Instead, the ladies were going to claim that Chase’s father was Monique’s trainer.
On Instagram, Monique shared an Instagram Live from Candiace, in which she details the “plot” to take down Monique.
It all started when a fan asked Candiace on Instagram Live: “Monique claims ya’ll plotted against her at Andy’s baby shower.”
Candiace replied, “There was a conversation about Monique, not at the shower but after the shower. We were eating somewhere, and there were a couple of people there with me. There was a conversation about someone plotting to spread a rumor that Chase was not Chris’ baby. That conversation happened; I was there for it. I never contributed to the plot [or] conversation.”
She added, “In fact, I said that would never fly, and it should be dropped. I know that I also said that Monique talks a lot, and Robyn said to me, ‘Oh, you talkin’ about your friend’ I was like ‘yes,’ but she’s not here to defend herself. So let’s not talk about her.”
“There were other things said, other plotty things that were said. I also want to say that I told Monique what was said at that dinner. I was never apart of any plot there or anywhere else. You can hit me with any other scenarios, and I will tell you what happened. I was never apart of any plot to plot against Monique. It’s the narcissism….why do you think everybody’s trying to plot against you? You don’t matter that much; you don’t.” Candiace continued.
“The rumor was going to be that it wasn’t Chris’ baby – it was the trainer’s baby. That’s what someone was going to try and make the rumor out to be. And I said, ‘That baby looks just like Chris. Chris Samuels s–t that baby out. There’s no way anybody is going to believe that this is not Chris’ baby.’ I think that’s why it never wound up coming out. Why this person never started this rumor because they knew they’d look stupid.”
Meanwhile, Monique says that Candiace never warned her of the plot and that Karen was the one who gave her the heads up.
Word on the street is, it was Gizelle, who was the ringleader of this plot. However, Robyn denies there was ever any plot and that it was more of a conversation.
Now, people wonder how Monique filmed with Gizelle all season while knowing that she was plotting against her and her family.
Monique answered this very question during a recent interview.
“So, I’ll ask a question to the people watching. What would you do if you have a situation that you do not want to give life to, and you know if you confront that person, everybody is going to be looking around like ‘What are they arguing about? Why is she upset?’ Now I have to explain to everyone why I am upset,” Monique explained. “So, I had to make the decision – do I get along to get along and just let it ride and know what I know but at the same time keep my head on swivel and do what I can do to be cordial for the group. If it does come up, I’ll handle it; if it doesn’t, just ride off into the sunset.”
She added: “I don’t trust Gizelle, let’s make that clear. People are giving her a little too much credit right now for her part in what’s going on with me and Candiace. She has no part in that. That was collateral damage. Her only motive was to befriend me so that she could then bring Charrisse [Jackson] around and then expose whatever it is that they wanted to tell as far as all those lies that have been going around. She didn’t think that me and Candiace would have a falling out because Charrisse was there. She didn’t know any of that. She ain’t that smart. That was just something that happened along the way. Like I said, I pose the question to the viewers: What would you do? My ultimate goal is to protect my family, to protect my children.”
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The Real Housewives of Potomac airs on Sundays at 9/8c on Bravo.