AceShowbiz - Monique Samuels could have starred on "The Real Housewives of Ultimate Girls Trip", if she wanted to. The former "The Real Housewives of Potomac" star revealed in a new interview that she was actually offered to join the show, but she decided to turn it down.
"It just wasn't what I wanted to do," Samuels told Insider. "I didn't feel like I could be the same Monique that people were accustomed to seeing anymore when it came to that particular franchise and that particular network, because there was so much toxicity there."
The former Bravo star went on to say that she "did not want to be in a position where [she] was expected to bicker and argue with a bunch of women." The "Love & Marriage: DC" star explained, "I've never watched any of the 'Girls Trip' shows that they do. All I knew was at that time when [Andy Cohen] asked me, I just had no desire to be back on that network."
Samuels further said that "it doesn't even matter," because she simply "had no desire to go back to that network." She doubled down on her remarks, "I just didn't want to do it." Samuels didn't specify which season she was eyed for.
The first season of the spin-off series united seven cast members for a journey to Turks and Caicos. Meanwhile, the sophomore season saw Dorinda Medley hosting "ex-wives club" of fired cast members at her rural Blue Stone Manor abode. Among them were Taylor Armstrong and Brandi Glanville from "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills", Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Judge from "The Real Housewives of Orange County", Eva Marcille and Phaedra Parks from "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" as well as Jill Zarin from "The Real Housewives of New York City".
As for Samuels, she exited "Potomac" in 2021 following a physical altercation with co-star Candiace Dillard Bassett in season 5. Back in May, the Not for Lazy Moms founder claimed that she "had reality TV PTSD," saying, "My experience with reality TV has been somewhat of a roller coaster to the point where at the end of it all, I had reality TV PTSD. And I was pretty much done."
Despite that, she is currently starring on OWN Network's reality show "Love & Marriage: DC". Of former "Real Housewives" producer Carlos King working on her new show, Samuels said, "I'm grateful that he allowed us to just stay true to who we were."