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Monique Samuels files for divorce from husband after 11 years of marriage

Monique Samuels and her husband Chris Samuels have called it quits after more than 11 years of marriage. A spokesperson from the Montgomery County Family Court in Maryland confirmed to Page Six on Tuesday that the “Real Housewives of Potomac” alum, 39, filed for divorce from the former NFL star, 45.

We’re told Monique filed a petition to have the documents sealed. However, she filed a complaint for absolute divorce in April and filed an amended complaint on June 15.

The former couple has a hearing scheduled for Wednesday. The court spokesperson tells us that if all goes well, their divorce will be finalized.

However, the couple held a united front as they dispelled the rumors on the mom of three’s YouTube channel, “Tea With Monique.”

“It’s no secret that Chris and I have been struggling in some areas of our marriage and anybody who watched ‘Love & Marriage: DC’ last year, y’all saw the arguments, y’all saw everything that was going on,” the former “Housewife” said at the time.

Monique shared that she felt her husband was not listening to her when she told him about her needs – or general things she had issues with.

However, she said she and the retired football player were not giving up on their marriage.

“Are Chris and I getting a divorce? No! We aren’t getting a divorce,” she adamantly declared. “Are we going our separate ways? Not, nobody said that. Have we filed a legal separation? No. Have we filed for divorce? No. Is there any document that proves any divorce filings? No. Have we separated to the extent of breaking up? No.”

The Not For Lazy Moms founder said at the time that she and Chris opted to go to counseling individually to work “on their issues” and “focus on ourselves.”

Chris and Monique tied the knot in March 2012.

They share three children: sons Christopher, 9, and Chase, 4, and daughter Milani, 8.

The former Bravolebrity left the “Housewives” franchise in 2020 after getting into a physical altercation with co-star Candiace Dillard Bassett.

In other news – Usher shares a photo with all four of his kids in honor of Father’s Day

On Monday, the singer, 44, posted a family photo to his Instagram in celebration of his parenting experience. In the photo, Usher posed with his arms around his two older sons, Usher “Cinco” V, 15, and Naviyd Ely, 14, who in turn had their father’s younger children, daughter Sovereign Bo, 2, and son Sire Castrello, 19 months, on their shoulders.

“Hold on to them while you can mannn…😌 BIGS & littles,” Usher wrote in his caption. Read More

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