Monique Samuels will be joining the cast of The Real Housewives of Potomac in season two, which premieres in April, and we thought we would introduce her to you, so you could get to know more about this new Housewife before the show airs.
1. She’s Married to Washington Redskins player Chris Samuels
Monique’s hubby is six-time pro left tackle Chris Samuels. He played for the Washington Redskins for 10 years and was third pick overall in the 2000 NFL draft. As a professional athlete’s wife, Monique is sure to have a lot in common with Robyn Dixon and Charrisse Jackson Jordan.
2. They Met in D.C. … But Didn’t Date Right Away.
Apparently, a mutual friend introduced the pair when Monique first moved to the nation’s capital – but she and Chris were both dating other people. They were friends for a long time before they started dating, and the rest is now Housewives history.
3. She Grew Up in New Jersey.
Don’t let her Redskins fandom fool you â€” Monique is a Jersey girl through and through. She grew up in the small town of Pleasantville (which just sounds picturesque) with a loving family. In fact, she makes it a priority to speak with her mother and her father every day. She says of growing up, “We all just spoke our minds,” and we can’t wait to hear Monique speak hers this season.
4. She’s About to Complete Her Business Degree (and Runs Several Businesses).
As she says herself in the Season 2 trailer above, Monique Samuels is a boss. Not only does she manage Chris Samuels’ businesses, which include CRS Real Estate, Chris Samuels Enterprises, and the Chris Samuels Foundation, she is also completing her business degree from the University of Alabama. And she runs her blog, Not For Lazy Moms, which focuses on natural remedies for adults and kids. The woman is busy, people!
5. She and Chris Own Four Houses.
You heard that right â€” four houses! The couple has a family home, a beach house, a country home, and a fourth home that they rent to Redskins players. Do you hear this? They have so many homes, they rent them out to NFL players.
6. She Has Two Children: Christopher and Milani.
As you can see here, Monique and Chris have some pretty cute kids. Christopher (that would be Chris Jr.) is four years old, while little Milani is still a toddler. With a name so close to Milania Giudice, we’re expecting a whole lotta cuteness.
7. She’s a Pretty Great Friend
If any of her friends ask Monique for a loan, she and Chris give them the money as a “donation” hoping that they’ll only ask once. Sounds like a pretty fair deal to us. We need more friends like Monique.
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