Real Housewives of Potomac were introduced to Monique Samuels’ African grey parrot in season 5. “Now that I have three kids, I’m constantly being pulled left and right, and I’m trying to figure out how to balance myself,” Monique explained in a talking head confessional during the episode. “I have always been an animal lover, and I said, ‘I need to get a bird.’ He’s like a stress reliever for me.”
Monique Samuels gave T’Challa a potty training session on the season 5 premiere episode — which she noted “is coming along great” because “T’Challa is so smart.”
Monique Samuels also paid Karen Huger a visit at her new Potomac home with T’Challa perched atop her shoulder. “He always wants to be with me. And him and Chase kind of compete for my attention,” Monique said with a laugh during the episode.
The mom of three often shares video clips of T’Challa on social media and even created an Instagram account for the beloved bird — which Andy Cohen quickly followed.
— Monique Samuels (@iammrssamuels) August 9, 2020
In the video below, Monique Samuels explains that on Sunday morning as she enjoyed a cup of coffee in her backyard, T’Challa, may have become spooked by a noise and flew off.
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The Real Housewives of Potomac ai Sunday, August 2, at 9 pm, ET, on Bravo.
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