‘RHOP’ Star Monique Samuels Gets Love From Ashley Darby After She Quits The Show: ‘Always a Legend’

After the infamous winery in between Potomac real housewives stars Monique Samuels and Candiace Dillard Bassett, battle lines were drawn for the rest of the season. Someone never changed in terms of their support for Samuels after what happened next to Ashley Darby, who was intrigued by the fact that they went against a good portion of Samuels time on the show. Now that Samuels says she won’t be returning to the show for her sixth season, Darby has honored her friend and co-star on social media.

Monique Samuels, Ashley Boalch Darby and Candiace Dillard Bassett
Monique Samuels, Ashley Boalch Darby and Candiace Dillard Bassett in 2017 | Larry French / Bravo / NBCU / NBCUniversal Photo Bank via Getty Images

Animation of Ashley Darby and Monique Samuels on ‘The Real Housewives of Potomac’

Since Samuels first entered the show in season 2, she and Darby have always had a connection as two of the youngest cast women. However, things started to take turns and they became more like frenemies rather than friends.

During this time, especially in the early seasons, Darby captured a lot of heat from his cast colleagues for being in their business and for saying a lot about their lives. Darby noticed that Samuels drank a lot while she was pregnant. The two fell out on this as Samuels felt as he should not have been questioned by Darby, let alone brought this up on television.

Over the years, the two slowly repaired their relationship. Samuels and her husband, Chris, supported Darby and her husband, Michael, when he was charged after accusing a man. They came forward and told their side of the story and said the incident was not on film.

After Samuels and Dillard Bassett fought, Samuels asked Darby to write a letter to help her case. Darby wrote the letter, talking about the time when Dillard Bassett threw a knife at her and talked badly about her on social media.

It was a controversial time as many of the members who were with Dillard Bassett (and Dillard Bassett himself) felt that she should not have written the letter. However, Darby stuck to her guns and said she was speaking the truth, even though it was a bit of karma for what Dillard Bassett did to her.

Ashley Darby pays homage to Monique Samuels on social media

On Monday, following the last and third part of Potomac real housewivesA season 5 reunion, Darby took to Instagram and apparently acknowledged leaving Samuels. She posted a photo with both Samuels and her husband on her Instagram story, writing “ALWAYS A LEGEND” and a red heart emoji.

Samuels said, after seeing the final part of the reunion, she decided that she would not return to the reception, even if she was offered to return.

Samuels fans are hoping that one day when the dust from the fight comes down, she could re-enter the series.

Potomac real housewives It is expected to begin filming at the peak of next year and premiere late next summer or early fall.

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