As we’ve seen on Real Housewives of Potomac, Monique Samuels and Gizelle Bryant’s relationship hasn’t always been the best. While the two managed to keep it cordial while filming the show, Gizelle had a change of tune following the fight between Monique and Candiace Dillard. As if bringing security with her to meet Monique wasn’t enough, the “green-eyed bandit” made it clear that she wouldn’t film with her.
Since Monique announced her departure from RHOP, it seems that Gizelle is relieved to no longer be working with her second biggest onscreen nemesis. In a February 2021 interview, Gizelle explained why she was happy with Monique’s decision. “The fact that she’s not [returning] is a breath of fresh air,” Gizelle told Anna Rumer of Pop Culture @ Home. “I think we all just need to move forward and move on and move past what happened in Season 5. Season 5 was a mess.”
Gizelle also claimed she did not have anything to do with Monique’s casting for Season 6. “I didn’t know one way or the other — people have asked me so many time, ‘Do you want her to come back?’ and all of those things about whether or not she’s going to return,” She continued. “I have no say over that, I have no say about who’s on the show.”