RHOP Star Monique Samuels Says She Tried to Reach Out to Candiace Dillard After Altercation, Admits She Initially “Wasn’t Remorseful” Following Fight

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RHOP Star Monique Samuels Says She Tried to Reach Out to Candiace Dillard After Altercation, Admits She Initially "Wasn't Remorseful" Following Fight

Monique Samuels opened up about the moments that followed her fight with Candiace Dillard-Bassett during her recent appearance on Watch What Happens Live.

After revealing on the latest episode of The Real Housewives of Potomac that she didn’t feel remorseful about their scary brawl, which aired on last week’s episode of the Bravo series, Monique explained to Andy Cohen why she wasn’t initially sorry about what she did before revealing she attempted to contact Candiace days later.

“At that moment I wasn’t remorseful,” Monique admitted. “At that moment I was still trying to figure out everything. My adrenaline was still pumping.”

According to Monique, she didn’t feel bad about her fight with Candiace right away because she had too much on her plate to consider what happened.

“What people need to understand is after the fight ended, I went home and I went back to mommy-mode. I have three kids I have to take care of, I have a whole husband here, I have businesses that I was still running, a live podcast I was planning. I didn’t have the luxury of going home, sipping tea with my husband with no other responsibilities,” she explained. “So my mind hadn’t calmed down to the point where I actually could take it all in.”

Even after arranging to meet with her RHOP co-stars, Monique hadn’t thought much about their October 2019 encounter and instead planned to apologize to them for “putting them in harm’s way” during the fight.

“Did the remorse come later? Absolutely. But at that moment, I was being 100 percent real with them and I did not feel it at that moment,” Monique continued.

Once remorse began to set in, Monique attempted to arrange a meeting with Candiace.

“I sent a text message to one of the producers asking if we could arrange a sit-down with us and our husbands, and minutes later I got the email from her attorney,” Monique recalled. “So I had to lawyer up because she lawyered up, and at that moment, she turned it legal. So I could not speak to her directly at that point.”

While dueling police reports were filed by Monique and Candiace, the potential charges against each party were ultimately dismissed.

Also during her appearance on WWHL, Monique clapped back at claims of perpetuating a Black woman stereotype with her and Candiace’s fight.

“At the end of the day, to make it a stereotype about Black women I just believe is a bunch of B.S. We’re not the only ethnicity that has human moments, that has moments where we may get physical. I think they do that all across the board, and we’ve seen it on Housewives shows,” she explained.

The Real Housewives of Potomac season five airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on Bravo.