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Monique Samuels Opens Up About The Aftermath Of Her Fight With Candiace Dillard; Says “I’m Very Grateful That I Didn’t Walk Away And That I Stuck It Out”

Monique Samuels recently opened up about the challenges she faced in the current season of The Real Housewives of Potomac following her physical altercation with co-star Candiace Dillard Bassett.

"It's definitely stressful but, you know, I was definitely built for it," Monique told Entertainment Tonight. "I'm a survivor, I'm a strong person. I can handle the pressure."

As for her fight with Dillard Bassett, Monique said, "I can tease it this way: Watch every past season of Candiace and then watch all of the tweets and the vulgar tweets she's ever put out, and then you can draw your own conclusion as to why that happened," Monique references Candiace's habit of sharing her unfiltered opinions on social media.

"I'm not falling for the BS," she adds. "She is showing you who she is, every day, one tweet at a time." If you recall, Candiace recently apologized after her past homophobic tweets resurfaced on Twitter.

Monique says she would focus on what she's learned from their incident and the "journey afterward," which included starting therapy.

"I took this very seriously," she shares. "I didn't want a pity party. I didn't need any of that. I wanted to figure out what triggered me, why it triggered me and what can I do to make sure this never happens again. So, that is what my goal was."

In the trailer, it appears that Monique's co-stars appear upset about the incident, Samuels claims that she was glad that her fight with Dillard Bassett was discussed on the show.

"I wanted to talk about it," she says. "I'm 100% woman with a beautiful brain and it works very well, and I don't need anyone’s assistance."

Following the incident, Samuels decided to take a step back from the group to process what went down. Monique notes she knew she had to and, at one point, she thought she had to quit the show too.

"Oh, yeah, definitely!" she Entertainment Tonight. "That thought actually came about, and it went even further than being a thought, I'll just put it like that. But I ultimately decided that, as long as I could feel comfortable continuing my filming and show my journey, as long as that was in a comfortable environment for myself, then that’s what I wanted to do and that’s what I decided to do."

"And now that I know what I know now, I'm very grateful that I didn't walk away and that I stuck it out," she adds.

Photo Credit: Courtesy via Monique Samuels/Instagram