Monique Samuels is here to set the record straight on last week’s episode of The Real Housewives of Potomac. She weighed in on a variety of topics: her car accident, Ashley Darby‘s pot-stirring, Candiace Dillard‘s conflicts and more!
Her take on Charrisse asking whether Candiace‘s mom bought her wedding ring, “I knew it was innocent fun. Charrisse wasn’t trying to be shady.” She added, “My only concern was that if Candiace took offense to this, she should’ve made it known at that very moment.”
Monique then talked about the events leading up to her car accident. “The car accident was a real wakeup call for me. I’m a very hands-on mom, and I’m accustomed to handling everything on my own. The accident taught me to slow down and seek help when I need it, and even remove things from my plate.”
Monique then explained just how exhausted she was. While Chris was off at training camp, she was running around non-stop with appointments and the kids and work and not getting enough sleep. She shared, “Coincidentally, the day of the accident was Chris’s last day of camp, and my sister flew in town the same day to help with the kids. I was completely exhausted and running off of fumes!”
She added that the girls trip was exactly what she needed, “For me, the trip was a chance to get away and let my hair down with my girlfriends without the responsibilities of kids, work or business planning. I needed this getaway more than anyone in this group!”
Monique said she took her co-stars’ “Drunk Monique” comments in stride. “I had no problems with the “Drunk Monique” comments because she is fun!” She said after all she had been through in prior weeks, “I needed a day to be free!”
She added, “I thought the point of a girls’ trip was to unwind and enjoy each other, not to judge someone over a few drinks as if they’ve never been drunk before. I haven’t had girl time like this in a long time, and I wanted to enjoy every second of it. It’s like the women purposely sit back and watch you enjoy yourself so they can pick you apart.”
Monique shared her take on the argument between Candiace, Charrise, and Gizelle, “I honestly thought that Candiace was over Charrisse and Gizelle’s comments. When Ashley and I spoke to her the day we went shopping, I stressed to Candiace that she needed to let the comments go since she did laugh along, and next time that she felt any shade coming her way, she should address it right then and there. I had no idea Candiace was still bothered — otherwise, I would have never brought it up.” She continued, “I personally needed a break from drama and really wanted to enjoy our girls’ trip. I had no interest in the conversation on the bus or at lunch; I was enjoying my food and trying to tune them out! It was like Christopher and Milani arguing over who took the other’s toy!”
She ended her blog by explaining her thoughts on Ashley accusing her of hoping for tensions between Candiace and Gizelle. “I have no idea what Ashley is talking about. I’ve never tried to stir up anything between Candiace and Gizelle, nor have I told Candiace to pick a fight with her. I actually gave her advice to do the opposite. I told Candiace not to pick fights or look for issues with any of the ladies, but if they come for her, handle it right away. Ashley should focus on her mommy issues instead of creating more issues for the group.”
Tonight is an all new episode of The Real Housewives of Potomac. “The ladies continue their weekend escape in the woods, but it’s not quite as relaxing as Ashley had hoped. After a few glasses of champagne, Karen starts hurling insults at Robyn, leaving all the ladies confused. Tensions come to a halt for an afternoon of fishing, but things escalate once again when allegations swirl over Monique’s denials and Karen’s possible secrets.”
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