Bag secured! If you ask most fans of Bravo’s hit show The Real Housewives of Potomac, Monique Samuels is owed a major apology. From the way she was edited in the Season 5 reunion to being solely blamed for the explosive melee with Candiace Dillard Bassett, fans have long claimed that she deserves justice. And for Monique, taking her power back involved bidding the franchise adieu.
While some people believed that RHOP would be the last we’d see of Monique, it turns out that the star is reportedly returning to the small screen. And since Monique has always been about collecting her coins, that means that her nest egg is set to multiply. And with the news of Monique's return to reality TV, we have to ask the obvious question: What is Monique Samuels’ net worth? Keep reading to get your answer.
Monique Samuels’ net worth will surely see a major increase in 2022.
As of this writing, Celebrity Net Worth reports that Monique is currently working with a net worth of $4 million. This figure is a combination of her time on RHOP, managing her husband Chris Samuels’ real estate investment company, and her work on the blog Not For Lazy Moms. Not to mention, Monique is also the CEO and founder of Mila Eve Essentials, a lifestyle brand that offers an array of essential oils and self-care products.
And with a rumored return to the reality television space, it’s safe to say that Monique’s finances will certainly see growth.
Reality TV star, Entrepreneur, Real estate manager
Net worth: $4 million
Monique Samuels is a reality television star who became well-known during her time on the The Real Housewives of Potomac.
Birthdate: Oct. 6, 1983
Birthplace: Pleasantville, N.J.
Birth name: Monique Cox
Marriages: Chris Samuels (m. 2012)
Children: One daughter born in 2015 and two sons born in 2013 and 2018
Education: University of Alabama
Monique Samuels has confirmed that she and her husband, Chris Samuels, will be joining the cast of 'Love and Marriage: D.C.'
Au revoir, Andy! It’s no secret that fans have been yearning for Monique and her loving family to return to the small screen. Bravo did extend an invite for Monique to return for Season 6 of RHOP along with a spot on The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip, but the star turned down both offers and we finally know why. Monique and Chris Samuels will be joining the cast of Love and Marriage: D.C!
In a Feb. 16, 2022, Instagram Live session, Monique finally confirmed to fans that the rumblings about her joining the cast of Love & Marriage: D.C., the spinoff to Love & Marriage: Huntsville, are true.
"Finally, I can talk about it," Monique says. "It was leaked a few weeks back and I couldn't say anything y'all, so finally I can tell y'all. I am going to be part of the amazing cast of Love and Marriage: D.C. baby! I am so excited. This is going to be incredible."
Monique revealed that her former RHOP co-stars Karen Huger and Ashley Darby shared their congratulations. Andy also reached out to share his best wishes, but she was unable to confirm the news at the time.
The entrepreneur went on to share that she suffered PTSD from her experience on RHOP. But she noted that Love and Marriage creator, Carlos King, is the only person who could bring her back to reality TV. Carlos, who is the former Real Housewives of Atlanta executive producer, is at the helm with his production company, Kingdom Reign Entertainment.
Carlos later joined the Instagram Live and they both discussed how Monique became part of the D.C. cast.
He explained that after watching Monique's first reality TV effort, he felt the need to reach out because he is a Black man in the business and wanted to show his support. Upon their initial conversation, no mention of Monique joining the franchise was discussed.
Carlos went on to share that once the opportunity came, he wanted to pick a location that could be considered "the Black 90210." And it made sense for Monique to be part of the equation.
"I was like, 'Wait, Monique is in D.C.,'" Carlos said. "I was afraid to call Monique because she said, 'Carlos I'm good on reality TV. So long story short, she was like, 'This could be interesting,' and I said to her that I want this to be organic, so you introduce me to people you want me to talk to."
Monique said she shared her reservations with Carlos about joining another ensemble cast, but after they spoke about it, she was sold.
TVDeets first broke the news on Jan. 4, 2022, and shared that the series will showcase the couple along with their circle of friends introducing their businesses and families to the world. Alongside Monique and Chris, entrepreneurs Erana and James Tyler, author Ashley Brittney and her husband Roberto Silva aka DJ Quicksilva, and real estate team and couple Tasha and Neil Lyons will be starring on the show.
As you can imagine, fans are elated with the news! Many people took to Twitter to share how proud they are of Monique and how excited they are to see the spinoff unfold.
Folks who are ready to see Monique's return to the small screen will have to wait. Both Monique and Carlos did not give a premiere date for the new season, but Shadow and Act reports that Love and Marriage: D.C. will premiere in Spring 2022 after Love and Marriage: Huntsville. Talk about a boss move!