Ashley Darby Says Divorce Was ‘Long Time Coming’

Ashley Darby Says Divorce Was ‘Long Time Coming’

Ashley Darby, of The Real Housewives of Potomac, is opening up about her divorce from Michael Darby and says it was a “long time coming.”

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Now that Ashley Darby is divorcing Michael Darby, The Real Housewives of Potomac star can admit the split was a “long time coming.” Season 7 will follow the demise of Ashley and Michael’s marriage. Ashley confirmed the divorce back in April while the show was in production. Viewers have gotten an inside look into Michael’s questionable behavior throughout the marriage. No matter how controversial Michael’s scandals were, Ashley always opted to remain by his side. So many are interested to learn what exactly pushed Ashley to finally file for the separation.


Six months after the filing and just ahead of the season 7 premiere, Ashley is opening up about her divorce from Michael. As “difficult” as it was for Ashley to come to the decision, “I think it is the best decision for us, because I just really am a different person than I was when he met me,” she told ET. After six years of marriage, Ashley can admit the divorce has “been a long time coming,” she admitted, “it’s just been piling up,” she added. The Bravo star also noted the “pivotal moment” amid the couple’s ongoing struggle with “different expectations for the relationship” that led to the divorce filing. As for if Michael will make any appearances in season 7, Ashley confirmed her ex-husband did not want to film anymore. The Australian native was tired of sharing so much of his private life with the world. “I’m 62 years old, and I just wanna have my life back,” Ashley expressed on behalf of her ex-husband.

Related: Why RHOP’s Karen Huger Is Still A Fan FavoriteWhen announcing their split back in April, Ashley addressed the speculation she knew would come from the filing. “People will be quick to assume that the causes were too much intrusion by reality TV into the most personal parts of our lives, age gap issues, cultural problems, or child-rearing differences,” Ashley shared at the time before admitting that all played a factor while not one being the sole root factor behind the split. Ashley and Michael tied the knot back in 2014 and share their sons Dean, 3, and Dylan, 1. Viewers got an inside look into their marital woes that primarily stemmed from Michael’s wandering eyes and hands.

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Past seasons followed his cheating scandals with other women and groping scandal with a show producer. When Michael was photographed naked inside a hotel room with a mystery woman, Ashley believed his excuse that he had fallen asleep, and the woman snapped a photo unknowingly. When Michael was accused of groping a show producer, Ashley believed Michael when he said the producer was lying. When Robyn Dixon confessed that Michael offered to perform a sexual act on her spouse Juan Dixon, Ashley just laughed it off.

With Ashley finally choosing to file for divorce, fans are cheering her on. The decision was a “long time coming” considering the incidents that made it to the show. The cheating and groping scandals are just one factor. Michael also expressed issues with Ashley after she welcomed their first child and the couple eventually confessed to having an open marriage. The Real Housewives of Potomac has captured the demise of their marriage in great detail. Season 7 will give fans an inside look into their divorce and Ashley’s adjustment to being a single mother of two.

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Source: ET

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