RHOP: Ashley Darby & Michael Decided To Separate

On the April 19 episode of Real Housewives of Potomac’s Ashley Darby and Michael Darby made the sad announcement that they’ve separated. Ashely is 33 years old and a part of the show since long time. She finally split from 62 years old husband, Michael.

The tv show couple split after 8 years according to The Daily Dish. But the two are parting ways with respect for one another. Also, Ashley released a statement to that effect, along with an explanation for the decision to part ways. “Almost eight years ago, when Michael and I said ‘I do,’ we anticipated sharing every single day together from that moment forward,” Ashley’s April 19 statement reads. “Unfortunately, that is not our current reality. We have decided to separate”.

Ashley Darby further continued, acknowledging that the move would cause questions. “We are aware that there will be many speculative views as to why we have made this decision. “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. Pieces of all these may have affected our pure love for each other, but no one reason is the root cause of our mutual decision to go our separate ways”.

There’s a mention in the statement of “different stages” and “different goals” as ultimate causes of the breakup. “We both want the other to achieve true happiness and fulfillment and feel that we cannot do this together,” the statement further said. The couple- Ashley and Michael married in 2014, right two years before RHOP premiered. They share two sons, Dean and Dylan. For them Ashley Darby said, “They will always feel loved and supported, for they were truly created out of love,” the statement said. The births of Dean and Dylan have been an integral part of the couple’s arc on RHOP. As fans watched them expand their family and mature as a couple”.

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Mashfak Qureshi is an entertainment journalist, who brings facts and knowledge in the simplest form and believes in questioning.