RHOP's Ashley Darby announces SPLIT from husband Michael after years of cheating rumors & signing new prenup demands
The Real Housewives of Potomac's Ashley Darby and husband Michael Darby are separating.
Ashley confirmed the news in an exclusive statement to Bravo's The Daily Dish on Tuesday.
“Almost eight years ago, when Michael and I said ‘I do,’ we anticipated sharing every single day together from that moment forward.
"Unfortunately, that is not our current reality. We have decided to separate," the statement from the RHOP star read.
"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.
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"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.
"We are now both at very different stages in our lives and have different goals for our futures.
"We both want the other to achieve true happiness and fulfillment and feel that we cannot do this together."
"While our romantic bond is broken, we will always love and respect each other.
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"We also know that true happiness can only be achieved by continuing to work together and putting our hearts and souls into raising our two beautiful boys, Dean and Dylan.
"They will always feel loved and supported, for they were truly created out of love.
"As this is a personal matter for us, we appreciate everyone who has been a part of our journey and ask for your continued support by respecting us as we go through this emotional situation.”
In March, 2021, the couple welcomed their second son.
Talking to her phone just moments after giving birth, with her newborn on her chest, she told RHOP fans: "Hello, my darlings. Thank you all so much for the kind and warm wishes that you sent to us.
"This is our sweet baby born today. He's absolutely incredible and amazing, and we're over-the-moon excited."
The reality TV star continued: "Michael just left the hospital to go be with Dean and give him some loving, and it's crazy how much I miss my son right now even though I'm so happy and so blissful with this little guy.
"I just want us all to be together as a family and I know it'll happen soon. This journey of motherhood just really keeps on getting better."
"Much love babes," she ended her stories.
Moments before her message, she had shared a video of Michael fawning over her and kissing her forehead while she lay in her hospital bed with a face mask on.
Ashley and Michael also share two year old Dean Michael.
Although they are proud parents, the two weathered several infidelity storms.
While answering fans questions on Instagram in 2020, Ashley said that many people asked why she stayed with her husband after he cheated on her.
The RHOP star admitted: "I will tell you that I have not always been the best wife to my husband and I haven’t always been the most faithful.
"So Michael has forgiven me. I've made mistakes and we've moved on and that's how I can move forward with him."
Ashley continued: "And also, I delineate between what's the truth and what's made up and I handle and address the truth and I don't let myself get caught up in what is fake and folly for your entertainment."
STRIP CLUB TROUBLE
On a previous episode of RHOP, Michael admitted to his wife that he went to a strip club and spent the night with another woman at a hotel.
Michael claimed that he did not have sex with the other woman and instead passed out.
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While Ashley says that she stands by her husband, she previously opened up about her insecurities within their relationship.
Ashley admitted to her RHOP costars that she "sniffs" her husband's underwear to find out if he is cheating on her.
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