'Real Housewives of Potomac' Star Monique Samuels Responds to Gizelle Bryant's Criticism


‘Real Housewives of Potomac’ Star Monique Samuels Responds to Gizelle Bryant’s Criticism

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By: Amanda Anderson-Niles

“Real Housewives of Potomac” returns with a bang in May. Fans of the show have had a lot to say about the upcoming season ever since it was confirmed that Monique Samuels and Candiace Dillard got into an altercation. And the situation may have caused the cast to divide.

In the trailer, Gizelle Bryant made it clear that she disapproves of Monique’s actions. She said RHOP always tried to stay about the stereotypes. But Monique ruined that. So Gizelle doesn’t want to be around her.

Monique responded to this on Instagram Live. And she doesn’t agree with Gizelle’s comments.

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Amanda is a TV junkie with a passion for all things reality television. She's from Decatur, GA.


  1. Nessa

    March 29, 2020 at 9:32 am

    Gizelle has hated Monique from day one. That four homes comment hurt her feelings and she’s never going to let it go.

    • Jean

      March 29, 2020 at 10:24 am

      When she see someone as a threat, she moves in to target thrm negativity…DAY ONE she felt some type of way about Monique…COULD IT BE JEALOUSY. 🤔 YEP!! THAT WOULD BE IT!

      • Linda

        March 29, 2020 at 11:04 am

        She did nothing wrong in my opinion I bet Candice won’t test her no more and for the hater Giselle don’t let that woman rent no space in your head she ain’t wortlindah it at al

        • Latricia

          March 30, 2020 at 6:49 am

          I’m on Monique side also 100%, Candice talk but scared when it’s time to back it up. And Gizelle I like her on the show but come on Monique has the right to defend herself. Period point blank…..

      • Pamela Agusta Hall-Thomas

        March 29, 2020 at 4:16 pm

        Yep who is Giselle to say she dont want to be around monique she jealous and plz sit down girl candice just wrote a check her [email protected]@ couldn’t cash point blank period she pointed a knife (butter)where was Giselle @

        • Rosalyn Brewington

          March 29, 2020 at 6:28 pm

          I I wouldn’t want to work around a hoodrat either

          • Ratchet Queen

            March 29, 2020 at 8:20 pm

            DEAD @ Liz. Yall are eating these girls up today.

          • Realness

            March 29, 2020 at 10:05 pm

            It’s interesting how anti-black so many black women are on here.

        • Glenda Martin

          March 30, 2020 at 12:53 am

          Everyone keep talking about the butter knife she shouldn’t came back in her house

          • Tea

            March 30, 2020 at 1:13 am

            Ok then by your reasoning, Candiace shouldn’t have asked Monique to drag her. 🤷🏾‍♀️

      • Ms. Dee

        March 29, 2020 at 8:51 pm

        Gizelle is a trouble maker she starts it with everybody and yes I think she is 100% jealous of Monique I think she thinks she is attractive she can get away with it she needs to focus on herself and family

        • Arlita

          March 30, 2020 at 1:38 am

          Gizelle lied to Ashley & told her she was asked to come back in. Gizelle is a non factor. She’s only inserting herself because she doesn’t have a storyline & this situation is the only thing that can save her tired a-s.

      • Dianna

        March 30, 2020 at 4:23 am

        Gizelle is a hypocrite! She and Robin! She’s not afraid of Monique, she is jealous of her. She needs a story line, so sad.. and Robin can kick the dust too.

      • Pamela Agusta Hall-Thomas

        March 30, 2020 at 9:19 am

        I totally agree she wants to be the only sh-t starter sit back and watch it play out like she did with karen

      • Denise Ross

        March 30, 2020 at 11:30 am

        Yes Giselle was always jealous monique younger and more established. Candice assaulted monique first and whereis that grown woman brat chastisement. None because monique dont kiss her tail. I love you monique

    • Gloria

      March 29, 2020 at 2:08 pm


    • ANGIEB

      March 29, 2020 at 5:48 pm

      Then why don’t Giselle just leave the show. She is not that cute to me anyways. And there’s nothing interesting about her. She don’t have a man and she envy all those that do. And Candice better watch her back. Giselle might be back stabbing her. Trying to get her man.

    • Tammy

      March 29, 2020 at 9:02 pm

      If she is trying to get Monique off then Candice should also go too. Candice started the fight and Monique had ever right to defend herself. Candice should not play with fire cause she got burnt. I do not feel sorry for Candice.

    • Chaka Davis Smith

      March 30, 2020 at 1:14 am

      She only can say that on this show. She wouldn’t dare say that Housewives of Atlanta! They would tell her they make more than her and wouldn’t care to film because she need her ex preacher husband to help her and Peowoild want to see them instead.

  2. Alicia

    March 29, 2020 at 9:43 am

    I’m Team MONIQUE!!! She has it ALL. She doesn’t need the drama or the check, like the others. Bid them Good Riddance and go on to do You and Your Family!!!❤️

    • Ini pow

      March 29, 2020 at 11:57 am

      The deflection is real. I just wish one person on reality tv would take responsibility for their actions without the fluff. Just because a person does a bad thing doesn’t make them a bad person. While I think the whole I don’t want to be around you is doing the most, what Giselle said is true they had remained the one in the franchise that although threats had been launched there have been no hands thrown .Strangely enough from Monique who is the fan favorite , from choking to dragging . So Momo fan or not you have to admit she has been the most ratchet just like Giselle has been the messiest.

      • My Thoughts

        March 29, 2020 at 1:03 pm

        Candiace would have whooped Ashley’s a-s if her husband wasn’t there to restrain her. And throwing a knife at someone is actually assault. She did all that last season and Gizelle didn’t seem to mind it. There were many big time publications reporting on the fact that a black woman threw a knife at someone on RHOP. Again, Gizelle didn’t seem to care about stereotypes then. I think the issue here is Gizelle is being fake and using this situation to take out someone she doesn’t like because if we’re being honest, RHOP hasn’t been above stereotypes for a while now.

        • Queen

          March 29, 2020 at 1:37 pm

          I agree with this. Gizelle is not being genuine.

          • Idele Dawson

            March 29, 2020 at 3:38 pm

            I never did like Giselle for many reason whither her Earth Disturbing a-s n she needs a storybook n trying to drive the band wagon to make Monique look bad. Team Monique all the way😉

        • Pamela Agusta Hall-Thomas

          March 30, 2020 at 9:22 am

          I agree giselle sit down candice just wrote a check her a** couldn’t cash

  3. deb dyson

    March 29, 2020 at 9:53 am

    Don’t seat it Monique you ain’t done nothing wrong. Candiance mother should have been dragged her. Gizelle can get it too. ole jealous green eyed hag.

    • Pamela Agusta Hall-Thomas

      March 30, 2020 at 9:24 am

      Agree candice just admit your mom takes care of you even though you’re married you depend on your mom and you know the truth

  4. Gloria

    March 29, 2020 at 11:02 am

    I’m gonna say the way Bravo edited that clip , it’s a toss of who Gizelle was talking about. Some ppl are saying Candiace & other ppl are saying Monique. Whoever she was talking about, she can miss me with the whole “above the stereotype “ bs. Let’s take a trip down memory lane : Season 3 when Gizelle was a so called “ninja” & she was gonna blow Monique’s face off & said she wouldn’t miss. Was she “above the stereotype “ at that moment? Everybody should always call her out on her BS & her holier than thou phony act.

    She’s so busy trying to convince ppl of her “FAKE storyline “ that her own daughters are not feeling this so called “reconciliation “ with their trifling, scandalous father. Again she better worry about all the new coochie that he’s banging in New Birth church & the DL rumors that are out there while he has her & the girls sitting in the front row at the church. Trust & believe Gizelle is going to get dragged this season. Her “KARMA” awaits her .

  5. Meesha

    March 29, 2020 at 11:40 am

    There have been so many fights on these Housewives shows. Monique will be fine.

  6. Ms. Jackson

    March 29, 2020 at 11:54 am

    Gizelle doesn’t give a f-ck about stereotypes. That’s why she didn’t pull this sh-t after Candiace threw that knife at Ashley. She’s just using this sh-t to get Monique off the show because she never liked her. Gizelle and Robyn are jealous as f-ck of Monique. They tell on themselves if you pay attention.

  7. Syl

    March 29, 2020 at 12:11 pm

    Giselle know she back with her ex because those girls are getting big she running out of money she going to need a bag again

    • Dawn

      March 30, 2020 at 12:22 am

      Ok So Gizelle Candance & Robin definitely irrelevant they bring nothing to the show enough said

  8. llawrence

    March 29, 2020 at 12:26 pm

    Monique is nothing but a hood rat and her husband dusted her off and tried to make her classy. What was she doing and who was she before she met her husband?

    • Tracy Matthews

      March 29, 2020 at 12:48 pm

      Monique is not a hood rat. She was the salutatorian from her high school graduating class and went to college on a full academic scholarship. Before she met her wealthy husband, she was running her real estate appraisal business. I don’t know why you’re pretending to even care about class when you are an avid watcher of reality shows. I’ve seen you on other posts talking about how you wish OG and Joseline Hernandez would beat up Chrissy Lampkin. You’re clearly not against fighting, so why are you being fake on here today?

      • Ratchet Queen

        March 29, 2020 at 1:13 pm

        Well d-mn!

      • Idele Dawson

        March 29, 2020 at 3:44 pm

        Right on point sista girl🙌 Tracey Matthews. Monique was handling her business way before her marriage Ilawrence get yr life🤣

      • Looloo

        March 29, 2020 at 4:27 pm

        Come through with your fact checking👏👏👏👀

      • Clocked

        March 29, 2020 at 5:39 pm

        Girl thank you. Gizelle and her supporters are so miserable they must resort to coming on here and lying on Monique. Trying to use that stale Love & Hip Hop shade when they watch Love & Hip Hop faithfully. It’s funny how they try to get on here and act all dignified on Monique posts when they’re so nasty and ratchet on all the other posts. How fake.

      • Liz

        March 29, 2020 at 6:52 pm

        Nothing but facts.

      • Kyla

        March 29, 2020 at 10:39 pm

        Yassss Tracy! You ate that sis!

  9. Toyia

    March 29, 2020 at 12:36 pm

    Okay so wait, it’s okay for Candice to bully Ashley with a knife? Also didnt Candice throw a drink in Moniques face,which promted the altercation on the first place. I cant stand Candice with self entitled a-s. Sh-t started and always talking sh-t about somebody. Glad monique gave her them hands. Giselle girl by. You dont like monique because she has the life with a man that genuinely loves her that you cant get or have!! Giselle have several seats. TEAM MONIQUE!!!!!!!!!! LOVE YA GIRL.

  10. Sylvia Lara

    March 29, 2020 at 1:03 pm

    I’m Team Monique. Gizelle has always been jealous of Monique.

  11. llawrence

    March 29, 2020 at 1:07 pm

    Look, the fact that you are on this site and you must read all the comments and what I am posting, last time I checked that makes you a STALKER. Please tell me what about Monique are they jealous of cause I can’t see it.

    • Carolina

      March 29, 2020 at 11:03 pm

      You need to keep your dumb a-s comments that are not true off this site.

  12. Hershey

    March 29, 2020 at 1:11 pm

    Gizelle has been MADT since Monique told her she has four homes. Gizelle can’t stand anyone doing better than her.

  13. Welp

    March 29, 2020 at 1:18 pm

    Gizelle is very jealous of Monique. When they first met, Gizelle came in ready to bully Monique. She asked Monique if she didn’t have a home and Monique told her she has four. Then Gizelle lied and said Monique just came in saying her name is Monique and she has four homes. That’s how I knew right then that Gizelle is jealous. Robyn too because Robyn said Monique has a perfect life. They are two bitter and very jealous women. Monique is a beautiful woman. She had her own business when she met her husband. And her husband has the most money and they can actually afford to live in Potomac. Monique’s life is one of luxury. It bothers Robyn and Gizelle that they don’t have that. They feel like they should be doing better than Monique.

  14. Mrsexndacity

    March 29, 2020 at 1:58 pm

    I like her, but Gizelle is right, she is not on Love & Hip Hop.

    • Gloria

      March 29, 2020 at 2:11 pm

      Right, she’s on Real Housewives where they fight, pull hair, throw knives, and drag each other. Teresa pushed Andy and she’s the highest paid and most popular on RHONJ. Porsha dragged Kenya and became a superstar and the most loved on RHOA. No one cares about fighting on these shows and Gizelle doesn’t either. If she did, she would have said something about Candiace’s violent tendencies. The actual fight will be the most watched episode.

  15. llawrence

    March 29, 2020 at 5:19 pm

    Ok Monique yea like h-ll you was handling your business, you had a baby just to keep Chris and you are an alcoholic that’s how you wrecked you car. Like I said you are just a sister from the hood. Trust me you would do better on Love & Hip Hop since your a rapper.

    • Liz

      March 29, 2020 at 6:56 pm

      The only person who has a problem keeping a man is your fave Gizelle, sweetheart. Monique had her children while she was married, while Gizelle’s husband was out here having children with other people while he was married. Sherman hit it and ran. Now Gizelle is back to trying to make things work with her cheater ex husband for a storyline. You know, considering what Gizelle’s life is actually like, maybe she’s on the wrong show. She’s not married and can’t keep a man. So why is she on RHOP?

    • SayWhat

      March 30, 2020 at 1:05 am

      Now, I know youare nothing but a troll, Gizzelle. Trolling this board with your muff muff Robyn. Just like how you dressed up to diliver pizza to karen just to prove she doesn’t live in Potamac. Now u here tras talking Monique. No one likes you. Not even your ex-husband. Invite Phadrea Parks to dinner sis.

  16. Godgiven

    March 29, 2020 at 5:47 pm

    Totally agree. Thank youuuuuuuu

  17. llawrence

    March 29, 2020 at 8:16 pm

    How you know who is and who isn’t a hood rat. Like I said Monique had her babies to keep her husband his own mama could see what she was. We can say whatever the f**k we want on this site as long as it is the facts. How you feel don’t change a thing on how we feel and what we say. If it walks like a duck than it’s a duck. You don’t have to like what we say about someone. I never called you out your name, I just said what I felt about the hoodrat which I can do on this site. Your a** has yet to tell me what about the hood rat would somebody be jealous of. Yea I thought so.

  18. llawrence

    March 29, 2020 at 8:22 pm

    Do you have a man? I bet not. You sound like you are jealous of Gizelle. Gizelle was married for how many years? How many years have you even had a man.

    • Liz

      March 29, 2020 at 8:36 pm

      I’m married, sweetheart. This is why I can accurately identify a woman who can’t keep a man. Gizelle’s low self esteem keeps her from picking the proper partner. I have no reason to envy a divorced, nearly 50 year old woman who got cheated on publicly by a pulpit pimp. Then she dated a man on national television who didn’t seem to like her very much. While she was talking about marrying said man, he was making his exit in realtime and taking other women on shopping sprees in Potomac. Now she’s crawling back to the pulpit pimp who has multiple baby mommas and reportedly still has other women on the side. All because she’s desperate to have a storyline on a show that should be beneath her. All that pedigree she claimed to have just to end up looking like a miserable and bitter betty on a reality show. Sad. Anyway, I’m watching Ozark with my dear husband who doesn’t produce outside babies in his spare time. Shout out to all the black women with great husbands and the bitter women who can’t be happy for us. You have a good night, sweetheart.

      • Gloria H

        March 30, 2020 at 1:32 am

        Whew that was a word. You read her for filth.

        Does everybody remember Gizelle’s famous quote from last season:

        “I NEVER go back & I NEVER give 2nd chances”
        She’s a absolute joke, she’s never had a good man in her life & she probably never will find one which is why scandalous Jamal is back in the picture all of a sudden. This is tragic for her.

        I can only imagine what her daughters go through living with her & her misery. She must’ve thought that Sherman was gonna be “color struck” with her light skin & green eyes, but he showed her that not 1 f*ck was given about her looks & not only did he dump her, he left her in tears TWICE. Running around with the original man (Jamal) who embarrassed & humiliated you publicly is not it, but seeing that Gizelle has NO other options this is what it is.

        I can’t wait to see how this season is gonna play out with their “fake romance” because clearly there is no real chemistry between them. She’s going to get dragged.

  19. Kimberly

    March 29, 2020 at 8:24 pm

    I don’t understand why Gizelle is even on Housewives. Her a-s ain’t married and that husband she calls herself getting back together with is probably cheating on her again down there in Atlanta. They need to get rid of Gizelle and replace her with someone who’s actually married. I think that’s why Robyn just got engaged to Juan. Gizelle serves no purpose on this show. How are you not a wife on Real Housewives? Anyway, I love Monique. She’s the only one who actually lives in Potomac. Her man is wealthy and they have the best house. I love how she keeps all the basics on here so jealous! They can’t see an actual black woman married to a man with real money and living her best life. Gizelle could never.

    • Meg

      March 29, 2020 at 8:40 pm

      They can honestly replace Gizelle with Wendy. We’ve only seen a few clips of Wendy thus far but she’s already bringing more to the show than Gizelle has in four seasons. Gizelle wants to be Karen but that’s never going to happen.

  20. llawrence

    March 29, 2020 at 9:49 pm

    Babies you don’t know about. You not divorce yet. D-mn I watch that show and I didn’t know all that about Gizelle. I guess you didn’t hear me the first time all that BS you saying still don’t change the fact that Monique is hood rat Chris mother even said it. Gizelle may be 50 but I bet you a dollar to a donut she looks way better than you, that’s why your jealous of her it comes out in your comments.

    • Liz

      March 29, 2020 at 11:40 pm

      Okay, sweetheart. I’ll let my husband know a bitter and angry broad with bad grammar thinks she can predict our future. I’m blessed and highly favored. I’ll give you the last word. I’m sure you need it. Take care. 😘

    • Jackie

      March 29, 2020 at 11:52 pm

      You sound dumb as h-ll. Why would anybody be jealous of Gizelle? Her good looks didn’t keep her from being cheated on and divorced. And she looks crazy going back to her ex husband after what he did to her. You must be one of those people who thinks looks and light skin is everything. You’ve written the dumbest comments I’ve ever seen on here. Read a book and get some wisdom.

    • Shut Up

      March 30, 2020 at 12:27 pm

      And look at your bitter a-s wishing a divorce on another woman you don’t even know over a stupid RHOP argument. You are trash. I can see why you like Gizelle. You’re just as miserable and nasty as she is.

  21. Lela

    March 29, 2020 at 9:52 pm

    Monique is prettier than Gizelle. And she’s nicer. And her husband is richest. I stan!

  22. Ciara Thomas

    March 29, 2020 at 10:17 pm

    RHOP will never be on RHOA’s level because of the classism the women on this show embody. Candiace and her mother like to get on Twitter and talk down to black people who aren’t rich. I recall Candiace’s mother making it known on Twitter that she believes most black women work call center jobs and have multiple baby daddies. Candiace will cry colorism on Twitter but talks down on women her skin tone and loves to call them ghetto if she receives any type of criticism from them. And here Gizelle goes pulling the “stereotypes” card when she spends most of her time looking her nose down on any black woman who doesn’t kiss her butt. As much of a snob as Gizelle is, you would think her family was wealthy even though they are nowhere close. And then you have a small segment of fans who like to get on here and call people “new money” as if black people as a whole don’t only make up only 7% of the wealth created in this county. Newsflash, most black people with money are new money! This is why I prefer RHOA. All the women on RHOA are down to earth and they have more money than the snotty women on RHOP. Monique should really be on RHOA with Porsha. They are already close and she would fit in much better. Let these delusional, and snobbish chicks have RHOP. The only reason they will have decent ratings this season is because of this fight. No one cares about this show except a small percentage of diehard Bravo fans. H-ll, I think Married 2 Medicine even gets better ratings than this.

  23. Diana

    March 29, 2020 at 10:24 pm

    I’m looking at this first picture and Monique is drop dead gorgeous. I think that was strike one for Gizelle. Then Monique told her she had four homes and it was no coming back from that. She’s such a jealous person. I could never be friends with someone like her. Women like her would pretend to be your friend but secretly hate when good things happen to you. Candiace needs to be careful. Gizelle can’t be trusted. Stick with Wendy and Karen girl.

  24. Gia S

    March 29, 2020 at 10:38 pm

    I’m sorry but Monique is goals. I really couldn’t care less about her beating up Candice. Some people want to call her a hood rat and shame her, but Monique is doing better than most of the black women on here trying to put her down. She was smart enough to marry a man who can actually provide, and you never hear her husband caught up in any scandals. He truly loves Monique and treats her with respect. This is why Gizelle can’t stand her. She’s jealous because she’s never had a healthy relationship with a man besides her father. And it has made her a very bitter woman. She thinks she can make things works out with her ex husband a second time around, but I don’t think it will work out this time either. I mean rumors are already all over the place. And I’m not sure he changed. I hope so but I just don’t know. But these shows are messy. Anyone can go too far and do something they regret. And Monique ain’t the first, nor will she be the last to fight. Those Jersey chicks were just fighting not too long ago. Like Porsha, Monique will come out on top. She has more fans than haters. We love you Monique! Keep your head up.

    • Kyla

      March 29, 2020 at 10:46 pm

      “I really couldn’t care less about her beating up Candice. Some people want to call her a hood rat and shame her, but Monique is doing better than most of the black women on here trying to put her down.” Bingo! Tracy accurately shut that all the way down though. All they can do is seethe in these comments cause baby, they ain’t stopping Monique’s blessings! I’m happy for any black woman who’s happily married because God knows it ain’t easy out here. But Monique has herself a good man. I pray they remain happy. A lot of people don’t know how to be a good spouse. But what’s up with Karen and Ray? It looked like they were having problems in the trailer. I hope they’re okay now.

  25. Dianne Bond

    March 30, 2020 at 3:42 am

    Gizelle needs to STFU with her jealous, hating az

  26. Iknowright

    March 30, 2020 at 7:51 am

    So what stereotype had they avoided one not paying taxes.Divorced first church lady because of infidelity. One being supported by momma’ purse strings that can’t even pay half the mortgage. Or the one the gay rumors,or getting caught in motel.
    Reality check this franchise just as ratchet.

  27. Anonymous

    March 30, 2020 at 8:12 am

    Gizelle is so pressed. It goes to show you that pretty women can still be very insecure and jealous of other women.

  28. llawrence

    March 30, 2020 at 12:13 pm

    Who the F**k are you I can say what I want on this site and what I said was facts if your husbands mother said your a hood rat than that’s what the F**k you are. You need to not respond to my comments.

    • Shut Up

      March 30, 2020 at 12:24 pm

      Girl shut up. There is nothing wrong with poor black people. There is nothing wrong with being from the hood. That doesn’t have sh-t to do with where people end up in life. LeBron James is a hood rat. Who gives a f-ck? Look at where he is now. He’s more successful than your bitter a-s and so is Monique. And that’s the real reason you and Gizelle are mad. Y’all can’t stand it when black people you feel are beneath you end up having more than you. You sound crazy and anti-black as h-ll. Classist black people are clowns. And all you do is write dumb a-s comments on here.

  29. Toni brown

    March 30, 2020 at 12:16 pm

    Agree she wants weak women on the show she handle my girl.candice has been trouble from day one don’t like her or her dizzy mom.

  30. GG

    March 30, 2020 at 12:18 pm

    Sh-t if Monique is a hood rat then sh-t sign me right on up! She is GOALS. And if she’s what a hood rat is, teach me how to be a hood rat Monique! Sis is a REAL BLACK WOMAN married to a BLACK MAN who loves her and IS FILTHY RICH. I get why she has certain black women pressed. They can’t find a Chris of their own so they are MADT! Gizelle is hater number one of that Monique hater club! Just saying!

  31. llawrence

    March 30, 2020 at 12:23 pm

    I thought you said you was watching TV, looks like you on this site worried about what I have to say. I am just now responding to you cause I have things to do. What I don’t get is why you so worried about Monique you don’t even know her,and bitter, sorry that sounds like you. You ain’t even getting paid to worry about someone else.

    • Shut Up

      March 30, 2020 at 12:29 pm

      And you ain’t getting paid to worry about Monique and Liz’s marriages, yet here you are writing dumb a-s comments for free. And stop lying. Your bitter a-s ain’t got sh-t to do and that’s why you’re on here trolling every d-mn day. Black women in happy marriages triggers you. How pathetic.