There were plenty of dynamic duos at BravoCon 2022, but there was one couple that nobody saw coming. During Fanfest weekend in October 2022, The Real Housewives of Potomac star Ashley Darby, 34, was spotted spending time with Summer House star Luke Gulbranson, 38.
Fans caught the two Bravolebrities flirting and a video of them holding hands even showed up online.
Darby and her husband Michael announced their split in April 2022, while Gulbranson has been linked to several of his “Sumer House” co-stars in the past, including Hannah Berner and Ciara Miller.
Here’s what you need to know:
Andy Cohen wants to see Luke Gulbranson & Ashley Darby together
On October 19, 2022, Andy Cohen shared a photo of Darby and Gulbranson in his Instagram story with the caption “I’m so excited about this!”
Like many Bravo fans, Cohen has shipped off the couple since first spotting their sweet connection at BravoCon. According to page sixCohen had been trying to “sell” Darby the idea of Gulbranson all weekend. During a taping of Watch What Happens Live, Cohen told her he thought it would be a “good idea” for her to date the “Summer House” star.
“He’s straight. He’s super handsome. He is tall. He’s a model. He chop wood. He makes jewelry,” Cohen told the Minnesota native’s RHOP star. “I like that idea. … I’ll try to trick you. I have a feeling he’s going to be [interested].”
During the taping of WWHL’s Andy’s Mystery Door episode, Gulbranson came onstage with former co-star Andrea Denver and switched places with him so he could sit next to Darby.
“You know what? My job is done this weekend,” Cohen said as the crowd roared in approval.
The Bravo host then turned to Darby and Gulbranson and said: “I went to a really fun party with you two last night. They both seemed to get along really, really well. .. What’s happening?”
Darby said she had “a lot of fun” dancing and listening to music with Gulbranson. “We have a mutual interest in music, which was nice,” she added.
“[She’s] absolutely beautiful,” said Gulbranson. “Andy, you did well!”
“Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Teresa Giudice chimed in, saying, “Andy, I want to go to this wedding!”
Luke Gulbranson & Ashley Darby exchanged phone numbers
Gulbranson and Darby have hinted that they plan to hang out outside of BravoCon. darby said Us Weekly that she gave Gulbranson her cell phone number. “We exchanged numbers,” she said. ‘”So we text and we just talk about it. But you know, we’ll see. He’s a really nice guy and he’s very sweet. That helps a lot.”
She also told Page Six that she thinks Gulbranson is “really cute” and “someone I definitely have fun with.”
While the WWHL tape, Gulbranson replied to a fan who asked what the “prospect” was for him and Darby. “I mean, I like a train ride,” said the Summer House star. “Amtrak…My point is I hope to see her and I’ll catch the train.”
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