It is very obvious that Monique Samuels will not be sitting on the same couch as Robyn Dixon and Gizelle Bryant during the Real Housewives of Potomac Season 3 reunion. She and the self-proclaimed “green-eyed bandits” do not get along. At all.
Of course, Monique and Robyn ended up planning events on the same day. They both didn’t invite each other, but they did invite their fellow Housewives. This means that they had to choose which event to attend. Monique didn’t seem to be bothered by that, but Robyn really took it personally when Charrisse Jackson-Jordan decided to go to Monique’s event over hers.
Monique had a lot to discuss from the last RHOP episode in a Bravo blog post. Monique explained, “All of the women in this group have events and other obligations all of the time. I was totally unbothered by the double booking and her not inviting me. For once, we were on the same page, as I had no intentions of inviting her to my event as well.”
Monique admitted, “I never felt like Charrisse was choosing me over Robyn. That mindset is one that you lose after grade school and you realize there’s a difference between right and wrong. Robyn was wrong in this situation, and I was right. Simple as that. Charrisse, who knows both of us, has always been a voice of reason when it comes down to the issues between Robyn and I. There have been times where Charrisse has even told me I was wrong about Robyn’s position and my response was never, ‘You’re taking Robyn’s side.’ Rather, I would trust that she knows her friend more than I do and assume she was right.”
Robyn distinguished between Monique’s event and hers by saying Monique “just bought tickets” and Robyn actually threw hers. Monique admitted, “I wasn’t surprised to hear Robyn, once again, speak about what I supposedly paid for. Every time she mentions my name, she includes what she assumes I PAID for. I must be really rich to be paying for invitations to charity events, fan pages, friends, and everything else she says I pay for!”
Monique claimed, “Every time she speaks, it has to do with finances she wants, finances she lacks, finances she once had, or other people’s finances (namely Karen [Huger] and I). I really hope she can forgive herself one day for her past financial decisions so she doesn’t have to continue living as a prisoner of her past.”
Aside from the event controversy, Monique actually dropped some tea about Gizelle Bryant’s now-ex-boyfriend Sherman Douglas in a conversation with Ashley Darby. Monique confessed, “I don’t have many regrets in my life, but this one I absolutely regret! I HATE that I shared this story about Sherman’s past with Ashley. That was just plain MESSY and there’s no excuse for my actions. Point. Blank. Period. I heard the story of his infidelity from his ex-wife a year prior to telling Ashley. I think I got caught up in the moment of story sharing and gossip and totally allowed that to cloud my good judgment. I totally owe him an apology.”
And then after that moment of sincere apology, Monique threw some shade toward Gizelle: “Quite frankly, I was hoping Gizelle and Sherman stayed together because she’s a lot nicer and less opinionated towards me when she’s in a steady relationship with a wealthy man. All relationships go through growing phases and I feel like she’s throwing in the towel without even trying to fight for him, if he’s truly what she wants. It seems as though she’s allowing her past to prevent her from giving all to the relationship, but yet, she’s requiring him to give her his all. Unless she’s not giving us the full story. I would love to know Sherman’s side of the story. Is she breaking up with him? Or did he actually break up with her?” Will we ever know? This man seems to have no interest in appearing on the show or using the show for media attention.
TELL US- WAS IT INAPPROPRIATE FOR MONIQUE TO GOSSIP ABOUT SHERMAN’S PAST? DOES HER REGRET SEEM SINCERE? WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU ON: MONIQUE’S OR ROBYN’S?
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