The Real Housewives franchises might be all about the women and the drama within their lives, but when you have a new member added into the fold, naturally you want to know everything there is to know about them and the husband who made them into a Real Housewife, so to speak. Monique Samuels is the newest addition to The Real Housewives of Potomac, but who is Monique Samuels married to? Chris Samuels is most well-known for his time as a pro football player on the Washington Redskins.
In fact, he played for the team for 10 years before retiring in 2010 due to a potentially life-threatening neck injury while on the field. But even though Chris is no longer on a football team, he’s remained true to the sport and has managed to find positions as a coach at the University of Alabama and then as a high school coach in Manassas, Virginia.
It was a position that, Chris told ESPN, enabled him to spend time with his family but also keep working with the sport he’d spent almost his whole life playing. These days, Chris isn’t playing or coaching all that much, but he is continuing to spend tons of legitimate quality time with Monique and their two adorable toddlers. And now that they’re going to be a part of RHOP, there will be a whole new kind of adventure for the family to experience.
According to The Daily Dish, Chris and Monique met in Washington, D.C. but had been dating other people at the time. Eventually, they found their way into each other’s hearts and became a couple. They later married in 2012 and have been experiencing wedded bliss ever since. Little did they know that their journey as a married couple would eventually bring them to another dramatic installment of The Real Housewives franchise.
Chris has now started a real estate business, which the couple manage together, and have set up the Chris Samuels Foundation. Monique and her husband might have four mansion-sized homes, one of which they don’t even use (Potomac problems, right?), but they also seem like totally down to earth people who have fun hanging out with their kids as much as possible. (Also, can they please adopt me?) Suffice to say, they're going to make great editions to The Real Housewives of Potomac fold. Personally, I cannot wait to get to know them better.