Pastor Jamal Bryant
We all know that Monique Samuels will not be on Real Housewives of Potomac when the show returns for Season 6. It’s been rumored that she’s been replaced by Mia Thornton, but it’s unclear if Mia is a full-time Housewife or a part-time cast member.
We also don’t know if there are any other new additions to the cast, but there is some potentially explosive gossip circulating.
However, that hasn’t stopped her from criticizing the way Real Housewives from other shows pick and choose what they show from their own relationships. Pot, meet kettle.
Monique Samuels had one hell of a season on Real Housewives of Potomac. There were ups, downs, and that one time Monique took Candiace Dillard’s hair for a quick spin around a restaurant. Monique might be rough around the edges, but at least she responds to co-workers when they ask for something. It seemed like our country’s political divide in 2020 had nothing on the debate fans had after the RHOP barn brawl.
One of the biggest concerns was the violence between Mo and Candy and exactly who was responsible. Both were expected to return to the show, but Monique opted out of coming back after the reunion didn’t go in her favor. To be fair, the reunion didn’t go in anyone’s favor, especially Andy Cohen’s. After suggesting Bravo set her up during the season 5 reunion tapings, Monique took her binder, her bird, and peaced out. Now Mo says she will never return to the
scene of the crime show because she was “treated unfairly”.
I think everyone might agree several shows on Bravo could benefit from a cast shake-up. Even after surviving a controversial season, it appeared the cast of Real Housewives of Potomac would remain intact. To say these ladies have some issues is being generous. From hands-on combat to sketchy “men of God” with more illegitimate children than sense, RHOP checked a lot of unusual boxes.
Viewers will say ta ta to Monique Samuels. Despite a physical fight with Candiace Dillard, Mo originally decided to stay on the show until the reunion changed her mind. There have also been rumors that Robyn Dixon, while not generally disliked, some fans feel she adds nothing to the cast and needs to go sit wherever Juan Dixon is. Obviously Monique’s departure leaves a hole to be filled, but word on the street is RHOP is looking to cast two new people. Is someone’s check in jeopardy? Did having four degrees not make DOCTOR Wendy Osefo interesting? Can we offer T’Challa a spot?
Monique brought a binder of receipts to the RHOP reunion and proceeded to school Gizelle Bryant about her relationship with ex-husband (and current boyfriend), Pastor Jamal Bryant. Monique had text messages from another woman and Jamal, and even read out Jamal’s phone number. Yikes!
Real Housewives of Potomac is the gift that keeps on giving. As if this season wasn’t dramatic enough, the reunions and post season have continued to keep RHOP fans on the edge of our seats. I’m still not over the 90 minute reunion finale. While we beat the dead horse of Monique Samuels’ fight with Candiace Dillard Bassett, some other stones were thrown in the midst of that.
One such stone was embedded in Monique’s Binder of Sins and took a direct shot at castmate Gizelle Bryant’s man. According to Gizelle, she and ex-husband Jamal Bryant are very much together. Monique’s binder showed “proof” of him to continue being a “cheater cheater pumpkin eater”. Gizelle wasn’t happy, especially when Monique released his phone number that was attached to some salacious texts to other women. But do you think Monique gave a sh** after being dragged for hours by the whole cast? She did not.
The incident occurred at a RHOP party in October of 2019 while the cameras were rolling. After the fight, Monique and Candiace slapped each other with second-degree assault charges. In December of 2019, both charges were dismissed.