The new season of Real Housewives of Potomac is here, and based on the trailer alone, we know the housewives are going to get into a lot of drama this season. In the short, three-minute trailer, we see that Candiace Dillard Bassett and Monique Samuels have a huge falling out, with Monique tearfully telling the other women, "Then maybe I don't need to be a part of this anymore."
Is Monique leaving RHOP? She took the time to talk with Distractify about if she has a future on the show.
What happened between Monique Samuels and Candiace Dillard Bassett?
A recent episode of RHOP showcased the altercation long-alluded to between Monique and Candiace — and things don't look great for Monique.
Their fight started after Candiace point-blank asked Monique, "You gone drag me?" to which Monique said, "Do you want me to?" before grabbing her co-star by the wig and literally dragging her across the table.
Their fight had to be broken up by producers, ending after Monique told the other ladies "I'll kill her."
Monique was honest when asked about her friendship with Candiace, saying the two do not speak anymore.
"Right now the relationship is nonexistent," she says. "I do not talk to her. Yes, it was a terrible situation, but it also helped me to grow as a person, recognizing what my attributes are and just ensuring something like that will never happen again."
The other ladies were clearly taken aback by the altercation, but Monique says she's still friendly with most of them — even Gizelle.
"Gizelle likes to insert herself into any situation that is against me," she says. "There was no beef with her, she just likes to insert herself ... She made that choice."
"I'm just anxious to see what the viewers think once they actually see how everything unfolds," she says. "... I didn't want to give away too much information, because at the end of the day, we were filming. There's like a fine line between reality and doing my job. And me doing my job was not to speak on it."
Is Monique Samuels leaving 'RHOP'?
"I'm not going anywhere," Monique says confidently, making it clear that while she's not proud of her fallout with Candiace, it won't drive her from the show. "I can confirm that I am here to stay unless Bravo asks me to leave, which they haven't, so I'm here."
That being said, Monique admits that RHOP may not always be in her future. While her huge on-screen fight with Candiace isn't enough to make her want to leave the show, she says her eventual departure is completely dependent on her family.
"I just kind of take it season by season," Monique says. "If I have the green light to move forward, and if me and my family are still comfortable and we feel like we want to keep sharing our story as a family unit."
She says every year she and her husband discuss Monique's time on the show, and if they ever feel it's too much for them or for their children, then her time on RHOP will have reached its end.
"Our family comes first," she says.
Watch RHOP on Bravo on Sundays 9 p.m. ET.