Samuels revealed her decision Sunday on Instagram Live following The Real Housewives of Potomac Season 5 reunion show. “It’s not easy doing reality TV, and to be quite honest… I’m over it. I’m over it,” she told fans.
“I appreciate everything people have done for me, everybody that has been Team Monique, I love y’all, I thank y’all. But when you cross certain lines, there’s no going back. For me, my family is that line. The opinion of my family and my kids and what they think about anything that I do is more valuable to me than anybody’s opinion, so I’m over it.”
Samuels described Sunday’s Season 5 reunion show as “very draining” to watch and explained that she decided to leave the show in an effort to protect her family from drama.