Monique Samuels Mourns Death Of Pet Parrot T’Challa

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 10: Reality TV personality Monique Samuels visits the Build Brunch to discuss 'The Real Housewives of Potomac' at Build Studio on May 10, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images)

Monique Samuels Mourns Death Of Pet Parrot T’Challa

“The pain is intense,” said the ‘RHOP’ alum.

PUBLISHED ON : JULY 8, 2021 / 03:17 PM

Written by BET Staff

Real Housewives of Potomac alum Monique Samuels is grieving the loss of her pet parrot.

On Tuesday (July 6) Samuels posted the news on her Instagram, sharing with her fans that her African grey parrot, T’Challa, had died at the beginning of the month “in a freak accident.”

The 37-year-old reality TV star got T’Challa 2 years ago. 

“I can’t even believe I’m typing this right now. I barely can utter his name without crying. For those who love their animals, I know you feel my pain. It’s indescribable,” Samuels said. 

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She added, “The pain is intense and I’m just completely baffled, overwhelmed and cannot stop the emotional rollercoaster I am on right now. My children keep breaking down which makes the pain even worse.”

In a follow-up IG post, Samuels shared “A Tribute to T’Challa” video showing some of her favorite moments she had with her pet. She also mentioned that she found a black feather on her back porch the day after T’Challa died and explained that it means protection and safety.

(Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images)


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