interior Monique Samuels’ truth tv return after 'Housewives' 'PTSD' - page Six

When Monique Samuels exited "The real Housewives of Potomac" in 2020 after 4 consecutive seasons, she didn't see a fact tv comeback in her future.

"My event with reality tv has been a bit of of a roller coaster to the element the place on the conclusion of it all, I had reality tv PTSD," Samuels, 38, says on the suitable of "Love & Marriage: DC," her new unscripted undertaking for own network. "and i became pretty an awful lot accomplished."

however then Carlos King called. The tremendous-producer in the back of "LAMDC" — a spin-off of his first own hit "Love & Marriage: Huntsville" — turned into able to quell any nerves she had about a return simply two years later.

"I didn't wish to do it [at first]. I mentioned, 'Carlos, I don't are looking to do one more ensemble. I in reality don't,'" Samuels remembers in an exclusive interview with web page Six. "After speaking to him some greater, he stated, 'look, this will be diverse, I assure you.'"

Monique Samuels Monique Samuels particulars her fact television journey in an unique interview with page Six. page Six

King's promise panned out. not like her event on Bravo, the Mila Eve necessities founder and her husband, former NFL player Chris Samuels, had been able to handpick the other DC, Maryland, Virginia area-primarily based couples they wanted to film with. 

The Samuels finally landed on Erana and Jamie Tyler of TikTok reputation and DJ Quicksilva and his podcaster spouse, Ashley Silva. even though Monique and her bright character rest on the axis on the collection, she assures us that her married chums are equally pleasing.

Chris and Monique Samuels on the poster for "Love & Marriage: DC" Monique and Chris Samuels celebrity on personal community's new reality collection "Love & Marriage: DC." own community

"notwithstanding the exhibit was kind of developed around my husband and i, when y'all meet the Silvas and the Tylers, let me inform you, they dangle their personal," she notes. "They hang their own and they are awesome." 

"LAMDC" is a greater comfortable ambiance for Monique, she says, as it highlights her genuine personality — now not the "angry" woman she feels she turned into portrayed to be on "RHOP."

"I needed to leave the 'Housewives' franchise. It became just no longer truly for me, you know? When i used to be on 'RHOP,' it was at all times, 'Oh, let's demonstrate her when she's angry. Let's reveal her when she's zero to one hundred,'" says the ex-"Housewife," whose explosive interactions with Candiace Dillard polarized her final days on the display. 

The cast of "The Real Housewives of Potomac" Samuels (a long way appropriate) starred on four consecutive seasons of Bravo's "The true Housewives of Potomac." NBCU image bank by means of Getty photographs

"i used to be interacting with a gaggle of women who have been, for probably the most half, toxic."

Monique concedes that she will be able to nonetheless lose her cool at times, however clarifies that there are "different sides" of herself so one can not be left on the reducing room flooring.

"This time, you get to peer me because the full adult that i am," she elaborates. "during this circumstance, I'm not being put right into a box. I'm not being edited to appear only 1 method. It's displaying me as a spouse, a mother, a businesswoman and a pal. I'm very passionate and felt like lots of instances that become reduce away when i used to be on that other demonstrate."

Monique Samuels and Ashley Darby on "The Real Housewives of Potomac" Monique maintains friendships with former "RHOP" co-stars Ashley Darby (pictured right here) and Karen Huger. NBCU picture bank/NBCUniversal via

Monique — who continues shut friendships with "Potomac's" Karen Huger and Ashley Darby, the latter of whom she is supporting amid Darby's divorce — says that enthusiasts will see a "authentic change" in how she and Chris navigate their marriage on "LAMDC." 

"We're very open and extremely precise," she says. "This time, it simply gained't be edited out."

The "not for Lazy moms" podcast host — who shares children Christopher, 9, Milani, 6, and Chase, three, with Chris, forty four — believes the inaugural season of her personal exhibit served as a "marriage increase spurt" for the Samuels following 10 years as spouses.  

Monique and Chris Samuels The "now not for Lazy moms" podcast host and the retired NFL player wed in 2012. Getty photographs

"we now have a will to retain pushing. [Divorce] isn't an choice," the mother of three tells web page Six. "I'm like, 'You ain't about to surrender on me! I'm now not about to surrender on you, so we're just going to determine this issue out.'"

Having to dissect their marital concerns on-camera — "conversation is the largest one," Monique admits — and turning to the Tylers and Silvas for help proved to be a good option for the Samuels' relationship. 

"there are occasions in the event you're like, 'Yo, probably [divorce] is the appropriate movement.' but then should you're weighing out the respectable with the dangerous, it's all the time greater first rate than dangerous for us. There are different couples who probably had concerns that they couldn't get past," she says.

Monique Samuels, Chris Samuels and their three kids: Christoper, Milani and Chase The Samuels share three toddlers: Christopher, 9, Milani, 6, and Chase, 3. mrsmoniquesamuels/Instagram

"however I in reality agree with in our marriage and that i simply believe like here is a turning out to be second for us. It doesn't feel relaxed in case you're going through a boom spurt. So, this is our marriage increase spurt — and fortunately, yet regrettably, it plays out on this reveal."

"Love & Marriage: DC" premieres Saturday, may additionally 14, at 9 p.m. ET on personal network. 

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