‘Real Housewives of Potomac’ Star Monique Samuels and Ex Chris Samuels Finalize Their Divorce

They had been married for 10 years and share three children.

Monique Samuels and Chris Samuels are legally divorced.

On Monday (September 25), a representative for the Montgomery County Family court confirmed the duo had finalized their divorce with PEOPLE. They had been married for 10 years, and also share three kids: daughter Milani, 8, and sons Christopher, 10, and Chase, 4.

According to the outlet, the divorce filing is sealed. A judge signed off on the judgment after their last trial date earlier this month.

Their divorce journey has included many twists and turns. The first round of trouble in paradise came after the 39-year-old Real Housewives of Potomac alum filed a complaint to end their marriage on April 14, as reported by PEOPLE. But she filed an amendment to that request less than 90 days later.

Though she is no longer on RHOP, she said the show acted as a force that brought her and Chris back together.

"We had lost all of the dating in our marriage. Once we started filming reality TV, it actually helped us because it forced us to date,” Monique told ET. "So we were able to get out, just reignite that intimacy and be excited about each other."

Last year, PEOPLE reported that the Samuels had decided to separate after their decade-long union. But Monique and Chris refuted that information in a YouTube video.

In the 69-minute long video, Monique said, "When you say the word 'separation,' that insinuates the road to divorce. Are Chris and I getting a divorce? No, we're not getting a divorce. Are Chris and I going our separate ways?... Absolutely not. Nobody ever said that. OK?"

She continued, "Have we filed a legal separation? No! Have we filed for divorce? No! Is there any document that proves of any divorce filings? No! Have we separated to the extent of breaking up? No."

Chris also said he had learned the significance of "digging up a lot of this stuff, dealing with it," and "putting it behind me so I can be the better me" while in therapy.

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