‘RHOP’ Monique Samuels Defends ‘RHOD’ LeeAnne Locken After Controversial Racist Remarks

Real Housewives of Potomac star Monique Samuels defended LeeAnne Locken on Twitter during the Real Housewives of Dallas Season 4 reunion. When followers expressed their disdain towards the RHOD dress creator because of her controversial remarks, Samuels said she “likes LeeAnne” and “can have love for someone and not accept their behavior.”

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Monique Samuels on ‘Real Housewives of Potomac’

In Season 2, Monique Samuels joined the full-time cast of Real Housewives of Potomac alongside Gizelle Bryant, Ashley Darby, Robyn Dixon, and Karen Huger. During the next season, she became very close to newcomer Candiace Dillard, and the two formed a sister-like relationship.

However, Dillard didn’t get along with Darby, who struggled with infertility, and accused her of lying about trying to get pregnant in Season 4. On the other hand, Samuels, who lost a baby, sympathized with Darby, and they started hanging out more.

Dillard felt like the mother-of-three chose sides and became friends to get back at her, so they ended up falling out. The tension between them boiled to a huge fight where Samuels threatened to “drag” Dillard, “pregnant and all.”

Even though the two seemingly made up during the reunion, they got into a physical altercation during the filming for Season 5. The Potomac housewives pressed charges on each other, but the court decided to drop both cases.

LeeAnne Locken on ‘Real Housewives of Dallas’

Ever since the inception of RHOD in 2016, LeeAnne Locken has been a leading cast member on the franchise alongside Tiffany Hendra, Stephanie Hollman, and Brandi Redmond.

Her time on the show is chronicled with fights with almost each of the ladies, mainly D’Andra Simmons. During Season 4, she and newcomer Kary Brittingham didn’t get along from the start.

On a cast trip to Thailand, Locken became irritated with Brittingham and mocked her Mexican ethnicity on several occasions by intentionally poorly impersonating her.

When the ladies called her out on it at Redmond’s party, she claimed she “grew up with a Mexican family” and then tried to turn the tables on the other women. Locken also said she’s not a racist because she said she’s “slept with plenty of Mexicans” in a confessional.

Even though some of the RHOD ladies believe Locken’s remarks are indicative of racism, Monique Samuels disagrees.

Monique Samuels defended LeeAnne Locken

While watching Part 1 of the Real Housewives of Dallas Season 4 reunion, Samuels tweeted, “Is this a reunion? Seems more like a press interview of LeeAnne.”

A user replied and asked her not to “jump on the bandwagon,” and Samuels responded, “I don’t care what anyone says. I like LeeAnne. We talk all the time. What y’all see on the show isn’t who I know her to be.”

When another Twitter user called out Locken’s “racist and disgusting” behavior, Samuels admitted she has to “go back and watch the season. I missed a lot.”

Someone else told the mother-of-three that her “liking” Locken condones her behavior, and Samuels apologized, explaining, “I can have love for someone and not accept their behavior. I haven’t watched this season, so I’m only going off my personal relationship with her. Sorry if that offended you.”

The Potomac mother also promised she’s “had several conversations” about it with Locken and admitted she’s “afraid to watch” after hearing the backlash.

Watch Part 2 of the RHOD Season 4 reunion on January 8, 2020, at 9 p.m. EST on Bravo.