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.