After an eight-year marriage, Ashley Darby and her husband Michael Darby have divorced. According to Us Weekly, Ashley Darby of the Real Housewives of Potomac has divorced her husband Michael Darby.
“Ashley was walking around saying her marriage is ending, and she’s about to be on the dating market,” an insider who attended Karen Huger’s RHOP: Karen’s Grande Dame Reunion premiere party on Saturday, April 16 exclusively tells Us.
“It’s been almost 8 incredible years,” the 33-year-old reality star said on Instagram on Tuesday, April 19. According to a statement posted by Bravo’s Daily Dish, despite their split, Ashley and Michael “will always love and respect one other.”
“We’ve decided to break up.” “We understand there will be many different viewpoints on why we made this decision,” she said. “People will jump to the conclusion that the causes were too much reality TV intrusion into our most personal lives, age gaps, cultural concerns, or child-rearing differences.” All of these circumstances may have influenced our unwavering affection for one another, but none of them is the root cause of our mutual decision to split ways.”
Ashley added, “We are now at very different stages in our lives and have very different objectives for our futures.” We each want the other to experience true joy and fulfilment, but we don’t feel we’ll be able to do it together.”
“We also know that true happiness can only be found by continuing to work together and giving our hearts and souls to raising our two wonderful boys, Dean and Dylan,” she added. They will always feel cherished and supported because they were made with love. We appreciate everyone’s support and ask that you continue to respect us as we go through this tough period.”
Ashley and Michael tied the knot in 2014, two years before Bravo’s Real Housewives of Orange County premiered. The couple’s relationship quickly became a talking topic after Michael allegedly grabbed the back end of Katie Rost’s then-fiancé, Andrew Martin, during a party. The contractor and his wife denied the charges during the Season 1 reunion, which aired in April 2016.
In September 2018, Michael was accused of groping a cameraman’s butt while working on an episode of the reality show. He was banned from filming and charged with second-degree sexual assault and improper sexual contact.
“In addition to their own practises, Bravo has detailed standards and guidelines relating to the safety of cast and crew, which production companies are expected to follow,” the network said in a statement to Us at the time of Michael’s suspension. Such complaints are taken seriously by us, and we work closely with our production partners to address them.
Bravo and Truly Original, the production company for The Real Housewives of Potomac, have put a stop to filming with Michael Darby.” A month later, Michael’s claims were withdrawn. “The lawsuit was dismissed due to lack of evidence,” Ramon Korionoff, a spokeswoman for the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office, told Us in October 2018. “No eyewitnesses to the occurrence, according to the complaining witness.”
Michael‘s lawyer, Mike Rowan, also released a statement. “The charges against him have been dropped. The lawyer contended that they were unsubstantiated the same month. Several alleged witnesses stated that it did not occur. ” The alleged victim’s request for a peace order was also turned down. Nothing had happened here, and nothing had happened anywhere else.
In the midst of their public ups and downs, the author of Paper Wristbands voiced her opinion on Michael. “Michael and I are in a far better position,” she said at the RHOP Season 3 reunion episode in August 2018. “We’re trying to start a family together.” I became pregnant a week before my birthday, but the pregnancy ended in a two-week miscarriage.”
Michael has been accused of inappropriate behaviour on multiple occasions, in addition to being involved in the alleged infidelity incident. He was accused of sexual assault after reportedly grasping the buttocks of a male #RHOP cameraman, but he was found not guilty.
Following that, Ashley’s castmates accused the alleged glute grabber of groping Ramon Korionoff, RHOP producers, and Michael was also accused of grabbing Bravo’s head and Andy Cohen’s glutes. Ashley and Michael have two children together, Dean, who is two years old, and Dylan, who is one year old.
Michael Darby was no stranger to controversies & speculations:
While Ashley Darby has admirers, some “Real Housewi ves of Potomac” viewers have chastised her for remaining married to Michael Darby. Michael has been accused of grabbing a cameraman. He, on the other hand, has disputed the allegations. The charges were later withdrawn. Surprisingly, some fans and cast members do not feel he is guilty. Ashley, on the other hand, has stayed by her man despite the backlash and rumours.
Ashley Darby is finally divorcing Michael , she gets to leave with half and 2 kids under 5, her payout is guaranteed per the prenup and Michael Darby’s net worth is 20mil #rhop pic.twitter.com/kI4yzNFttg
— 🅿️aija J. Makeup Artist✨ (@pjlovespj) April 19, 2022
After Michael was caught cheating, Ashley pushed for revisions to the prenup. And she claimed that doing so made her feel more confident about the futures of herself and their two children. The whispers surrounding the new season haven’t stopped yet.
Candiace Dillard and Gizelle Bryant reportedly fell out when Gizelle accused Chris Bassett of being improper with her at last season’s reunion, as we previously reported. Candiace has since stopped following Gizelle on Twitter. Then it was discovered that Karen Huger and Candiace had a major spat while filming the current season.
Ashley is said to have just revealed to the other females that she and Michael are officially separated. Ashley supposedly offered the news while at Karen’s party for the debut of her special “Grande Dame Reunion,” according to blogger Kemper.
“Now, we’re hearing exclusively from several sources that during Karen’s premiere party for her spinoff, Karen’s ‘Grand Dame Reunion,’ Ashley Darby dropped the blow that she is legally split from Michael Darby,” Kemper explained.
“I’m hearing that Ashley Darby and Michael Darby have a formal legal split,” Kempire stated. I’ll use the word “allegedly.” And that they intend to divorce.”