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The fifth season of “The Real Housewives of Potomac” was filled with drama — far more than usual.
By the time the reunion show wrapped up, longtime cast member Monique Samuels announced that she would not be renewing her contract with the show.
According to a Jasmine Brand report, a source close to production said that the show is now busy “trying to add two new women to Potomac.”
The source claimed, “Potomac needs to fill Monique’s role on the show. Before Monique quit, production was anticipating following the aftermath of Monique and Candiace – will they reconcile? Will the cast remain divided? Now that she’s gone, they’ll need to explore new people.”
Monique and Candiace Dillard’s altercation dominated the series, with the pair coming to blows.
“It was a crazy ride. It’s not easy doing reality TV, and to be quite honest, I’m over it,” Monique said via her Instagram Live. “I appreciate everything that people have done for me, everybody that’s been Team Monique — I love y’all, I thank y’all — but when you cross certain lines there’s no going back.”
She added, “And for me, my family is that line. The opinion of my family and my kids and what they think about anything that I do is more valuable than anybody’s opinion, so I’m over it.”
Viewers are now trying to work out if there is a second castmate leaving the show. Early reports hinted at a Robyn Dixon exit, but she shut down the rumor on social media and confirmed that she would be returning for the sixth season.