Fri, May 18 09:46 AM |Entertainment

The Friendship Between ‘RHOP’ Co-Stars Monique Samuels & Ashley Darby Is Definitely Over After Monique Slams Her Accusations

Is Monique Samuels an alcoholic?


Some of her “The Real Housewives of Potomac” cast-mates seem to think so.

Especially Ashley Darby, who previously insinuated that Monique’s recent car accident was caused by her drinking, not a hectic home life. 

During episode 7, “Blue Skies and Blue Eyes,” Monique told Ashley she fell asleep at the wheel but woke up just in time to drive her car into a ditch and avoid running into a tree. She suffered from whiplash and a mild concussion.

“I don’t know [if she has a problem],” Ashley said at the time, also revealing that Monique had downed four martinis before taking the wheel.


Others pointed out that Monique may have polished off quite a few beverages during their group trip.

However, while appearing on “Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen,” Monique suggested there was a reason why her reality star friends and foes are so focused on her behavior.

“They’re on anything I do. Like, they’re obsessed,” she claimed. 

“Of course not, no,” she stated, in regards to having a problem with her drinking.

She also issued a denial of sorts to People.

“I do not have a drinking problem, was not drunk that day, and would never get behind the wheel if I was intoxicated.”

“If I had been drunk, and I really did have a problem with drinking, I would say, ‘Yeah, I have a problem, I made a mistake,’” Monique continued.

“But people are wanting me to own something that really isn’t my issue. It takes away from people who are actually fighting for their lives, dealing with alcohol addiction”.

So what happened?

Monique revealed she actually had a long day which started at 4 AM; between running a business, parenting two children and dealing with the aftermath of her miscarriage, she simply felt exhausted.

Even though she admitted to drinking at lunch, Monique insisted she didn’t get into her vehicle until about “another hour or so” after consuming alcohol. During that time, she went shopping while “drinking from a bottle of water.”

Monique expressed that she was hurt by Ashley’s “lies” and couldn’t continue a friendship with her anymore.

The Real Housewives of Potomac Season 3 airs Sundays at 8 p.m. EDT on Bravo.

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