The Real Housewives of Potomac actress Ashley Darby spoke out this week after a photo and article circulated claiming her husband had been spotted with another woman. The Bravo star and entrepreneur denied anything was wrong in a statement shared on her social media.
It all started when a photo was posted Reddit It shows her husband Michael Darby sitting in what appears to be a hotel lobby next to a woman whose face has been obscured by the poster. The caption of the post read, “What are you doing here without ASHLEY?!” The photo was also shared Twitter and is available here:
The photo sparked a flurry of comment and speculation about Ashley and Michael Darby’s marriage, which has faced several challenges in the past. Eventually, an outlet took the picture and reported that Michael Darby had been “caught” with another woman, prompting the RHOP housewife to issue a statement denying any impropriety.
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Ashley Darby criticized the article as “false” and explained the context behind the image
A few days after the picture circulated on social media, an article was published claiming Michael Darby was “caught” with another woman. Soon after, Ashley went to her Instagram Stories and posted the following text:
This article is incorrect. Michael was at a wedding this weekend and the people pictured have been his friends for over 30 years. Michael and I will always be transparent about what is happening between us. Leave the fables to Aesop.
It’s not the first time Ashley Darby has spoken out about cheating allegations in her marriage, and fans have had many questions about the RHOP couple’s relationship over the years, including the 29-year age difference between the Bravo star and her real estate mogul husband .
Michael Darby has faced a number of inappropriateness allegations in the past and Ashley has been open about their relationship on RHOP
Michael and Ashley Darby had a rollercoaster relationship, to say the least, much of which was documented in The Real Housewives of Potomac. Fans will remember a stunning moment in the franchise in the episode “Days of Our Knives,” when Candiace Dillard and Robyn Dixon said that Michael Darby was sexually attracted to Robyn’s husband, Juan Dixon.
In season 4 of the franchise, the RHOP husband was accused of groping a cameraman. He apologized, ScreenRant reported, and the charges were eventually dropped. Additionally, Michael Darby has been accused of cheating after a picture of him in boxers circulated in a hotel room, and he also admitted to doing something “that he regrets” after being spotted at a strip club.
Ashley Darby has stayed with her husband and even admitted in Season 5 that the two had an open relationship in the past but are now monogamous. Last year Darby announced after show that she now has some trust issues in her marriage, explaining:
I would be lying through my teeth if I said that I felt completely comfortable and safe and trusted Michael 100 percent after having Dylan because that prior post Dean experience was hurtful to me instead of talking to me about it, how he was feeling that he decided to find affection from someone else.
Even though things are a bit different, I’m still a little scarred by it, and I’m very alert and aware, always looking for signs that might lead us down that path again.
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