The Real Housewives of Potomac, the reality star is having a fresh experience and sharing a new side of herself with fans on OWN’s new spinoff series.
Love & Marriage DC follows Monique Samuels and her husband Chris Samuels, as they navigate the triumphs and difficulties of married life among two other couples, including DJ Quicksilva and his wife Ashley Silva and James and Erana Tyler, while also navigating the upscale lifestyle and social scene of the Chocolate City.With a fresh start on this new platform, Samuels feels that she’s finally able to give her fans “the full Monique experience,” even while co-starring with her husband of ten years.“Even on the other show, I wasn’t focused on as an individual.
It was like 20% of who I was. You’re going to be able to see me as a wife, a mother, an entrepreneur, a person who is always on the grind, trying to look out for other people, putting myself in the back burner, just so that I can make sureeverybody else is good, because that truly is who I am,” Samuels said.
Samuels says she’s just as dedicated to this platform as she was to her previous one, but now, the full truth has more of an opportunity to shine.“When I was on the previous reality TV series, it was almost like I was put into a box,” she continued. “I gave it 100% the same way I did with filming this new show, Love & Marriage: DC, but the only difference was they only pulled out of that box what benefited what their end goal was.” “One thing I love about [show creator] Carlos King is that he’s like, ‘I just want to be a fly on the wall.’ So everything that we do is what we usually would do.Read more on essence.com