The Bravoverse is in mourning!
Earlier this month, Monique Samuels’ beloved African grey parrot T’Challa Samuels passed away in a “freak accident.”
On Tuesday, the former Real Housewives of Potomac star revealed the sad news in a post on Instagram.
“On July 1st, around 5 pm, my entire world was rocked. My @tchallasamuels was killed in a freak accident. I can’t even believe I’m typing this right now. I barely can utter his name without crying. For those who love their animals, I know you feel my pain. It’s indescribable. The pain is intense, and I’m just completely baffled, overwhelmed, and cannot stop the emotional rollercoaster I am on right now. My children keep breaking down, which makes the pain even worse,” Monique wrote.
She continued, “Almost a year ago, he flew away and came back to me the next day. I had no idea God was preparing me in that moment for the unbearable. T’Challa was put in our life 2 years ago, and I thought he would outlive me! He was on my shoulder as I endured some of the toughest moments of my life. As I closed that chapter, I had no idea his page would end there too. He was literally a part of our entire family and has left such a huge mark on us. My house is too quiet. My shoulder is too light. My mornings preparing coffee while he sits on my shoulder will forever be altered. I don’t know why you had to leave us forever, but I’m so grateful for being blessed to experience such an amazing creature.”
“Some people say that an animal will sacrifice itself to save a family member if the death angel comes near. Who knows if it’s true, but I’m forever grateful for T’Challa and how he changed my life and my family’s life. I’m not okay, but I’ll keep pushing as I always do. Rest my beautiful baby,” she concluded.
T’Challa joined the Samuels family two years ago. He quickly became quite the iconic pet on the RHOP franchise when he was introduced to fans during season 5. He even got in on the drama. T’Challa infamously flew at Wendy Osefo and playfully feuded with the Grande Dame of Potomac, Karen Huger.
Rest In Peace, T’Challa.
Season 6 of The Real Housewives of Potomac premieres on July 11 at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo.