To say that Gizelle Bryant hasn't gotten along with new Real Housewives of Potomac lady on the block, Monique Samuels, would be a bit of an understatement, to say the least. Their first meeting at high tea seemed more like an interrogation, their hookah night out was similarly shade-filled, and Gizelle struck out when she was caught whispering about Monique in her own home during game night, before getting asked to leave the RHOP newbie's home.
This isn't the first time that there's been some tension between Gizelle and a new member of the group. Gizelle memorably had a lot of prying questions for Ashley Darby about her husband, Michael Darby, when they first met last season. Sensing a possible pattern here, Karen Huger even went so far as to say that Gizelle enjoys hazing newbies.
Gizelle told The Daily Dish in April that she doesn't agree with what Karen said, but she added that "a little bit of hazing ain't bad." "However, Monique came to the group via Charrisse [Jackson Jordan], so she was already gonna get some shade. That's just on association," Gizelle explained. "Had she come from Robyn [Dixon], then I would have probably welcomed her with open arms immediately."
Remember that when Gizelle first met Monique at the high tea, she and Charrisse were still in the midst of their intense beef. Gizelle said that if she and Charrisse were on better terms at that time, "it would have been all good" between her and Monique from the start. "But, you know what? Monique was new. Ashley was new. And Ashley held her own quite well, and I love Ashley," Gizelle shared. "So we'll see what happens with Miss Monique."
But as we saw in the supertease for this season of RHOP, Monique's game night won't be the last of the drama between her and Gizelle. "Season 2 started off on the heels, as everyone knows, from the drama of Season 1, and it's very difficult to meet somebody new when there's so many other things to hash out. So I just really wasn't ready to establish a new relationship with somebody," Gizelle teased about her continued conflict with Monique this season. "And Ashley's talking about Juan [Dixon], Karen is just talking crazy and moving out of her house, Charrisse is calling me all kinds of bad names. It's just difficult to open your arms to somebody else who might be talking trash about you."
Gizelle and Monique's drama has only just begun. Catch a preview of Sunday night's new episode of RHOP at 9/8c, below.