Who is Monique Samuels?
Monique Samuels is a well-established American entrepreneur as well as a popular reality television personality. Moreover, she gained media notoriety as a cast member of the reality TV series ‘The Real Housewives of Potomac’. Besides, she has also featured in other television series including OWN TV’s reality series ‘Love & Marriage: DC’.
Profile of Monique Samuels
|Full Name||Monique Cox Samuels|
|Popular As||Monique Samuels|
|Birthdate||6th October, 1983|
|Place of Birth||Pleasantville, New Jersey, USA|
|Profession||Entrepreneur & Reality TV Personality|
|Race / Ethnicity||Jewish-British|
|University||Duquesne University & University of Alabama|
|Age||39 Years Old|
|Height||5’5” (165 cm)|
|Children||3 (Chase Omari Samuels, Milani Samuels & Christopher Samuels)|
|Net Worth||$5 Million USD|
Early-life, Education & Family Background
Monique Samuels was born as Monique Cox on 6th October, 1983 in Pleasantville, New Jersey, USA in a Jewish-British household. As of 2022, she is 39 years old while her birth-sign is Capricorn. She is an American national with Christian beliefs. She is also known to be quite close to her mother, and she frequently shares pictures of her on social media. In addition, she also has a sister named Tosh. Apart from this, there is no confirmed information regarding her origin, parents, siblings as well as family background.
In regards to her educational credentials, Monique apparently completed her high school from a local high school. She later received her college degree, but the specifics of her school remain kept secret. Reportedly, she graduated as salutatorian of her high school class and received a full academic scholarship to attend Duquesne University. However, she dropped out of Duquesne University to pursue her career in music. After few years, she then enrolled at the University of Alabama, where she eventually received her business degree.
Monique Samuels’s ROHP Journey
Monique Samuels was a regular cast member of the Bravo TV’s reality franchise The Real Housewives of Potomac. As a matter of fact, Monique’s public emergence to popularity is the result of her feature in the ROHP. Based on official reports, she joined the cast in season 2 in 2017 after Katie Rost was eliminated. Nonetheless, she remained for four seasons and eventually parted ways amicably. In the meantime, she gained notoriety for her sass on the Bravo reality series, while she made incredible use of her new-found fame.
Prior to her participation on the show, Monique was committed to retired NFL husband Chris Samuels’s full-time wife and mother to his children. In addition, she oversaw the couple’s numerous properties, Chris’ non-profit, and his numerous assets. In the meantime, she served as a manager of a real estate investment firm CRS Real Estate, a business enterprise and the Chris Samuels Foundation which she and her husband share.
Following the Samuels’s departure from the ROHP, the couple has returned on television with The Oprah Winfrey Network’s reality series “Love & Marriage: DC”. The reality program, which follows Samuels and her family, premiered on May 14, 2022.
Monique’s Music Career
At the very beginning, Monique was pursuing a rap career before she got married and had children. Apparently, she relocated to Washington DC in-order to pursue her career in music. Thereafter, she commenced her rap career under the stage name ‘Hazel’. In addition, she has performed multiple freestyles on the program, and she once belonged to a rap group. Unfortunately, she halted her career due to record companies’ attempts to overly sexualize her music.
Regardless of her participation in ROHP, Monique is still actively seeking a career in music. In particular, her rap career is back with a vengeance now that she has the Bravo platform. Accordingly, Monique also released her first official single, and accompanying music video, “Drag Queens” in July 2020.
Other Business Ventures
Monique has founded her own business and is still doing so, regardless of the fact that she was formerly recognized for being the wife of an NFL star.
Upon joining the Real Housewives of Potomac, Monique’s enthusiasm and love for business skyrocketed. After appearing on the reality program, Monique soon launched her own podcast, “Not For Lazy Moms” in 2018 and mommy-brand named “Not For Lazy Moms” as well. The brand “Not For Lazy Moms” originally began as a Facebook group and now boasts its own goods and more. Additionally, she also contributes to the “Not For Lazy Moms” blog.
Likewise, she launched “Mila Eve Essentials”, her own line of essential oils. Her company sells therapeutic essential oils as well as other self-care items that are claimed to be completely pure.
Besides, she is also a philanthropist and the founder and president of the “I’m B.O.S.S.” foundation, which operates on the basis of a community-led mentoring and leadership program that guides and motivates young people. Moreover, she also oversees and shares ownership of the Ashburn, Virginia-based Chris Samuels Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to the development of young people.
Samuels’s Personal-life & Relationships
Monique Samuels has been married to Chris Samuels since 3rd March 2012 where the Ronald Reagen Building in Washington served as the location of their beautiful wedding. The couple first met after Monique moved to the Washington DC and they were engaged in a long-term relationship before getting married.
In the meantime, her husband Chris Samuels is a former collegiate and professional football player associated to the NFL in the United States. With their marriage of a decade, the pair shares three children Chase Omari Samuels (born on 26th November 2018), Milani Samuels (born in 2015) and Christopher Samuels (born in 2013).
Apparently, Monique had a tense relationship with her mother-in-law Shirley Samuels in the past, which eventually manifested itself while she was in ROHP.
Brown eyes and black hair are the prominent features of Monique Samuels. She is approximately 57 kilograms in weight and stands at the average height of 5 feet, 5 inches (165 cm).
Social Media Handles of Monique Samuels
With her enormous fan base on social networking sites, Monique Samuels has established herself as a major social media personality. On her verified Facebook account, she has 26k followers. Similar to this, as of August 2022, she had over 166.1k Twitter followers while she has amassed over 661k followers on her personal Instagram account.
Net Worth of Monique Samuels
It is reported that Monique Samuels has a personal net worth of $5 million USD as of August 2022. Monique’s net worth appears to represent only a small portion of her husband Chris Samuels’s estimated net worth of $17 million. Nonetheless, the primary sources of Monique’s wealth outside of RHOP are her work managing Chris’ real estate ventures and her businesses, Not for Lazy Moms.