'RHOP': What is Chris Samuels' net worth? Monique's husband 'drives a pickup truck' despite massive fortune
During the second part of the 'Real Housewives of Potomac' reunion, the host/ executive producer Andy Cohen asked the housewives about how the money they were making from appearing on the show was perceived by their family members. While the housewives gave varied responses ranging from setting the money aside for the future to contributing to household expenses, Monique laughed it off saying the pay barely compared to what her husband was bringing home. Andy then made a snide remark about how Monique's husband Chris Samuels might not be bringing in as much money as he used to. The housewife agrees with Andy but points out that he's still very rich due to his investment portfolio.
This had many of us wondering about Chris Samuels and his net worth. For the uninitiated, Chris Samuels is a former NFL player who played for Washington Redskins for his entire pro career. He served as an offensive tackle for his team for 10 years and also became a six-time Pro Bowl selection. During his career, Chris won several accolades and trophies for his impeccable performance on the field. Unfortunately, an injury forced the athlete to retire early in March 2010.
Despite his retirement, Chris continued to play by becoming the coach. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Chris's net worth is estimated to be at a whopping $17 million. Chris will be appearing on the final part of the reunion. The preview clip for the reunion shows Chris looking unhappy with the ladies for not taking accountability for their actions and nearly destroying his family. He can be heard saying, "If we don’t get to owning up to this it's gonna be some real mess up on the stage." “Hurt people hurt people,” he says as the trailer comes to an end. “Go get some help," he can be heard saying to Gizelle.
It comes as no surprise that Chris is so protective of his family. In an old interview with The Daily Dish, Monique shared how her husband was very protective and caring towards his family. She said, "He's such a lovable person. He's like a big teddy bear, and I love that he has such a respect for our marriage and for me and the kids. And he's such a protector. He just wants to make sure that we're happy and that we always have what we need. And he rarely tells me no. It's always just like, 'You know what, baby, it's all about you. I just want you to be happy.' And I do the same for him. And that's why I bust my butt to make sure he's comfortable. I don't even want him picking up a piece of mail. I'm just like, 'I got you. Sit back, let me rub your feet.'"
In the same interview, the housewife also explained how her husband is very humble despite being wealthy. She said, "I don't even know how to even describe him. He's so down-to-earth. My dad refers to him as the poorest rich man he knows, because Chris could be out and about, if it wasn't for his size, you wouldn't even think that he was a professional athlete. You wouldn't think anything about any wealth that he has. He drives his pick-up truck every day."
'Real Housewives of Potomac' Season 5 airs on Sunday at 9/8c on Bravo.