Totally over it. The Real Housewives of Potomac’s Monique Samuels has no interest in having a friendship with her costar Candiace Dillard Bassett after their blowout fight. When asked about the likelihood of reconciliation, Samuels said that it’s “absolutely not” a possibility.
“I’m completely done,” the 36-year-old Bravolebrity said on Us Weekly’s “Getting Real with the Housewives” podcast on Friday, July 31. “One thing that I often hear people say is, ‘When a person shows you who they are, believe them.’ And I believe her. It’s just not my cup of tea.”
Samuels continued, “Even when you go back to season 4 when I discovered even at the farm with the whole ‘I’ll drag you pregnant, and all’ comment, … at that moment, I realized that Candiace is a person who wants yes people around her.”
The blogger said that Dillard Bassett, 33, only wants people around who “coddle her and tell her that everything she’s doing is OK and that it’s right.” Samuels, in turn, argued that she is “not that person” that would encourage such behavior.
“I was always taught that a true friend confirms, confronts and celebrates. You have to do all three,” she explained. “[When] we get to a point where there is confrontation and you can’t handle it and you cannot be accountable for your actions or for how you made someone feel, that’s an issue. And if you don’t want to make those changes, then we’ll never be friends.”
In RHOP’s upcoming 5th season, the brewing tension between Samuels and Dillard Bassett hits a head when the pair engage in a physical altercation. Last October, Dillard Bassett apparently threw a drink at Samuels. However, the Not for Lazy Moms creator allegedly responded by grabbing Dillard Bassett by her hair and slamming her into a table.
In the wake of the alleged incident, both ladies faced legal charges since they both filed against one another. The complaints were later dismissed.
Teasing season 5, Samuels admitted on Us’ podcast that there were “definitely” moments where she didn’t want to continue on because of how heated things got. She also reflected on her behavior during her fight with Bassett.
“Anytime you get physical, that’s taking it to a whole nother level. That’s real life,” she explained. “I took that [moment] very seriously, because I’ve not been in any physical altercation since I was in grade school. I’m 36 years old. I have three kids and a whole husband. So, I’m like, ‘This is insane.’ It allowed me to go on a journey of just looking at certain things from childhood or just trying to figure out what are my triggers.”
The Real Housewives of Potomac returns to Bravo on Sunday, August 2, at 9 p.m. ET.
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