As Monique Samuels prepared to film her very first The Real Housewives of Potomac reunion last season, which is often an exhausting, drama-filled day for even veteran Housewives, she was dealing with some personal issues that were even bigger than what shade the other ladies might throw her way.
Monique shared that she suffered her first miscarriage after getting pregnant with husband Chris Samuels last year in Sunday night's episode of RHOP (clip above). Monique revealed to The Daily Dish during a recent interview that she actually experienced the miscarriage two days before she filmed the RHOP Season 2 reunion. "It definitely caught us off-guard," Monique said. "I was thinking I would go there [to the reunion] and share some awesome news with all the ladies, and I didn't because I didn't want to talk about it at that time."
As Monique said on RHOP, she didn't even really have time to process it all since she had so much on her plate while trying to balance taking care of her son Christopher, 5, and daughter Milani, 2, moving the family into their new home in Potomac, paying bills, managing her and her husband's properties, and having a social life with her fellow Potomac Housewives. "It was almost like I felt like I was doing something wrong. I felt like, was I not prepared? Was my body not prepared for this?" Monique said. "So it was nonstop, and I felt like that is probably part of what contributed to the miscarriage, just being so busy, not getting proper sleep, not taking care of myself properly, all of the things that I thought I did right, I realized, no, you can be better. You're not as balanced as you thought you were."
Both of the times Monique has gotten pregnant in the past, she has had completely healthy pregnancies, so she said she didn't even think about the possibility of losing her child before she had her miscarriage. "It taught me not to take things for granted and to think that I'm so special that something like that can't happen to me," she said. "I just try to look at the positive in any situation and say obviously God knew what was best at that time. So now moving forward, I'll make sure I'm more prepared so when the time comes again, we'll be ready, and I'll try not to be as nervous being that we've experienced that. I can only imagine if and when we get pregnant again, just the thought of it possibly happening again, just trying to shut that from my mind."
So Monique hasn't given up on her dream of expanding her family after this setback. "We're never not trying, but we're trying. If it happens, it happens. Every now and then, we get a little undisciplined [laughs]," she said. "So if it happens, great, if it doesn't, we'll see what was meant to be."
Monique opens up more about her family in the video, below.