‘RHOP’: Why Candiace Dillard Isn’t Surprised To See People Taking Monique Samuels’ Side

by Jeremy Spirogis
The Real Housewives of Potomac Pictured: (l-r) Candiace Dillard, Monique Samuels

During season 5 of The Real Housewives of Potomac, former good pals Candiace Dillard and Monique Samuels got here to blows. Although the footage of the struggle depicts Samuels because the aggressor, many followers nonetheless aspect with the housewife as they imagine Dillard instigated the altercation together with her phrases. While Dillard is shocked that persons are choosing Samuels’ aspect, she admits she’s not stunned.

The Real Housewives of Potomac Pictured: (l-r) Candiace Dillard, Monique Samuels
‘The Real Housewives of Potomac’ — Pictured: (l-r) Candiace Dillard, Monique Samuels | Paul Morigi

Candiace Dillard and Monique Samuels bought into bodily altercation

Last season, shut pals Candiace Dillard and Monique Samuels had a falling out. Despite having a gathering and eager to bury the hatchet, the 2 couldn’t rectify their relationship.

They began season 5 off on the incorrect foot as Samuels felt betrayed when Dillard invited former housewife Charrisse Jackson Jordan to her anniversary occasion as a result of the podcast host claims Jordan orchestrated hurtful rumors about her household.

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Although Dillard apologized, they did not get on the identical web page and got here to blows at a vineyard. The ex-friends bought right into a verbal argument that turned bodily when Samuels grabbed Dillard by her hair and hit the previous Miss United States on the top a number of occasions.

Dillard and Samuels filed complaints towards one another

Every week after the toes, the podcast host met with the opposite housewives who witnessed the struggle at Karen Huger’s home. Samuels claimed she “blacked out” and admitted she didn’t really feel regret for the altercation on the time.

After Dillard realized that her former friend appeared to not care about their bodily struggle, the newlywed filed a criticism towards Samuels, leading to a second-degree cost.

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Believing the choose may ship her to jail with out listening to her aspect of the story first, the podcast host countered, hitting Dillard with the identical cost.

Even although Samuels finally acknowledged the place she went incorrect and admitted she shouldn’t have gotten bodily together with her former friend, the Not For Lazy Moms proprietor has but to apologize.

Dillard admits she isn’t stunned to see folks taking Samuels’ aspect

When the media initially caught wind of the struggle, which occurred in Oct. 2019, it favored Samuels and claimed Dillard began the altercation by throwing a glass on the podcast host.

Additionally, Samuels seemingly joked about it on-line afterward and insinuated that Dillard deserved what occurred. Therefore, many followers already took the podcast host’s aspect earlier than the season premiered.

After the episode depicting the struggle aired, a number of viewers modified their minds and pinpointed Samuels because the aggressor. However, some nonetheless aspect with the podcast host and imagine Dillard verbally instigated the struggle.

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During the Nov. 15 episode of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, Dillard famous she’s not stunned that folks agree with Samuels as a result of she believes her ex-friend “has a Ph.D. in spinning and creating alternative universes for themselves.”

Additionally, the previous Miss United States thinks Samuels has orchestrated an “ignorant band of loyal followers” by convincing them together with her repeated “lies.”

Viewers will probably get a clearer image of the complete story through the highly-anticipated reunion. The Real Housewives of Potomac airs Sundays at 9/8c on Bravo.

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