The latest cast member of Real Housewives of Potomac, Monique Samuels, is already dealing with the shade as Season 2 surges on, and it’s only been several episodes so far! Unfortunately, it isn’t just a fellow cast member (Ahem Gizelle Bryant) who is speaking negatively towards the beauty, but also one of her own family members!
Monique spoke with OK! exclusively to tell all about the negativity and what she really thinks about Gizelle!
In a recent episode of RHOP, Monique’s mother-in-law, Shirley, took over the show for all the wrong reasons. Apparently not realizing her microphone was still on, she made nasty comments about Monique needing to get a job, and it didn’t go over too well.
“It was shocking, but not really because I’ve witnessed her speaking negatively about her other daughter-in-laws, so I knew it was coming to me,” Monique told OK!. “I’m not special. It’s not a Monique thing, it’s a ‘you’re married to my son thing.’ So it could’ve been anybody and they would have gotten the same drama I get,” she continued.
And as for that job she apparently needs, Monique set the record straight.
“My job is also taking care of her and her husband…I make sure all the bills are paid. Anytime she needs anything I’m the one that handles that for my husband. I take care of everything for him so he can relax and that includes taking care of his parents. My full time job is managing our properties and real estate company. For her to tell me to get a physical 9-5, I wouldn’t have time for that and it is just not feasible for the amount of work Chris and I have on our plate. I work a 24/7, I don’t work a 9-5.”
So what does Monique think about fellow cast member Gizelle, who accused Monique of bragging about her lifestyle?
“I just think Gizelle and my mother-in-law have a lot in common,” she said. “They both like to throw that little shade, and I catch it and I respond. A lot of times they don’t like the way the response is given.
But you’re not going to come after me and be disrespectful and expect me to sit there and shut up. That’s definitely not how I was raised so I don’t know what Gizelle’s problem is but I have so much going on, I really don’t have time to put her on that type of a pedestal where I even care. I just deal with her as I see her, and if she keeps coming after me she’s going to get it,” Monique told OK!
Be sure to catch RHOP every Sunday night on Bravo at 9/8c.