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Monique Samuels Shares an Update on Her Relationship with Her Mother-in-Law

Is The Real Housewives of Potomac family drama finally over?

By Laura Rosenfeld
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Monique Samuels already had a strained relationship with her mother-in-law, as we saw last season of The Real Housewives of Potomac. But after her husband, Chris Samuels, saw the shade his mom had been throwing at his wife on the show, such as calling her a "heifer," he stopped talking to her. 

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Monique opened up about the status of Chris' relationship with his mom in this season's premiere of RHOP. "Chris has not talked to his mom since he found out about what she was calling me behind my back," she shared. "But regardless of what name she wants to call me, it's very important for me to see Chris maintain a healthy relationship with his mom because I'm a mom. I can't imagine little Christopher not talking to me." 

Time may not have healed all wounds yet for the Samuels family, but it has healed some. Monique gave an update on how things are going with her mother-in-law these days during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen Sunday. "We're good. We're cordial. We're OK," she said during the WWHL After Show (clip above). "We actually had Christmas together. We all went down to Florida and rented a beach house and all of the family was there. My kids got to see everyone, so it was nice."

Monique spoke to The Daily Dish last July about how she ensures that her mother-in-law drama doesn't impact her two young children, Christopher and Milani. "I always made an effort to make sure that my kids get to see their Grans, especially for the holidays, because we travel a lot. Sometimes, we're so busy, but I'll say to Chris, 'All right, let's go. We've got to go down to Virginia Beach and go see your folks.' I'm the one that's always spearheading that relationship," she explained. "Just the thought of my kids one day hearing what she said about their mother, it does make me uncomfortable, and more so for the fact that they might have a tainted view of who their grandmother is. So that's something that she's going to have to explain to them. But I'm always going to encourage a relationship between my kids and their Grans, because I think that's an important relationship to have." 

See more of the Samuels fam, below.

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