EXCLUSIVE: Monique Samuels Sits Down With Celebuzz!
"Everything I do is about family"
In Washington, Monique met six-time Pro Bowl left tackle Chris Samuels who formerly played for the Washington Redskins. Both she and Chris were dating other people when they met, and they were good friends for years. When they both became single, they thought they should give each other a chance and eventually feel deeply in love. They just celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary in Dubai.
Monique is a very family-oriented person, and she is a dedicated mother to her two gorgeous children Christopher Jr. and Milani. Now that the family of four is settled into their new home, Monique knows what she wants to do about adding on to their family. She had a definite answer for us about how many more kids she plans on having with Chris.
Due to Chris’ career, Monique and the kids had to move around a lot over the last few years. The family owns four properties, but they feel like their new house in Potomac, MD is truly home.
They purchased the an expansive 12,000-square foot estate in Potomac in fall 2016, and Monique slowly perfected it before fully moving in. She made sure to include a shark tank right in the kitchen.
As much as Monique loves being a wife and mother, she excels at being a boss and working hard. She manages several of her husband’s business ventures including CSR Real Estate, Chris Samuels Enterprises, and the Chris Samuels Foundation. She’s involved with charities like Adoptions Together and the Boys and Girls Clubs, and she’s got a business of her own that she hopes will help out and entertain moms who need some helpful tips about staying fabulous while raising babies.
“We’re the moms who don’t just want to have kids and be home. We want to be entrepreneurs, we want to be business oriented, we want to keep ourselves glam,” Monique told Celebuzz! about her website Not For Lazy Moms.
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Though Monique is a confident, happy woman, she’s already proven that she won’t deal with her co-stars’ bad attitudes. She explained that they “fight conservatively” because they’re in such a close-knit and politically-connected town.
Potomac is a suburb of Washington D.C., an area in which Producer Andy Cohen previously attempted to make a show — the now-defunct The Real Housewives of Washington D.C. He promised that this iteration would be less about politics and more aligned with the other names in the popular franchise.
Monique expressed to us just how she thinks that RHOP compares to the sister shows that have been on the air for over 10 years.
Monique felt like being on season two was a positive experience, but her thoughts about whether or not she’s going to appear in season three were surprising. Watch her interview to learn more about Monique, her work, and her thoughts about being a reality TV star!
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