May 22, 2022

Ashley Darby is ‘doing good’ amid divorce

Daily life is even now champagne and cherry blossoms for Ashley Darby. 

“Real Housewives of Potomac” alum Monique Samuels solely tells Website page 6 that her excellent pal and previous castmate is “doing good” as she navigates her divorce from now-estranged husband Michael Darby. 

“She’s executing great. The motive why Ashley and I get alongside so very well is due to the fact we each aim on what we want the outcome to be,” Samuels, 38, says though marketing her new Possess Community truth exhibit, “Love & Marriage: DC.”  

“We don’t sit and sulk,” she continues. “So with her, she’s heading to be like, ‘OK, this is the final decision I built. I’m going to maintain it relocating.’ And which is what she’s executing.”

Samuels suggests she knew there was “some tension” in the Darbys’ relationship right before Ashley, 33, resolved to connect with it quits with the Australian businessman, who is 29 a long time her senior.

Monique Samuels
Monique Samuels tells Web site Six that Ashley Darby is keeping “positive” as she figures out her divorce from estranged partner Michael Darby.
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“Ashley is the most good person I know. And I know one detail about her and Michael, they work nicely jointly,” the “Drag Queens” singer states. “So if they produced this choice to different, it’s simply because likely forward, they know they are heading to be Alright — no matter if that’s Ok with each other or no matter if that is Okay co-parenting.”

While Ashley looks to be dealing with her split well, Samuels tells Web page 6 that she and her spouse, former NFL participant Chris Samuels, have produced a assure to “be there” for the new divorcee as she acclimates to everyday living as a solitary mom. 

“I just motivate her and just reiterate, ‘I know that you are earning the very best conclusion that you know that you should really make for by yourself and your small children. And I’m right here for you. Chris and I are right here for you,’” Monique claims. “And she is aware of that.”

Michael and Ashley Darby
Ashley, who shares two younger sons with Michael, announced the couple’s break up in April immediately after just about eight several years of relationship.
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Previous month, Ashley announced she and Michael, 62 — who share sons Dean, 2, and Dylan, 14 months — ended up separating just after approximately “eight magical years” of relationship.

“People will be quick to assume that the brings about were being too a lot intrusion by reality Television into the most personal components of our life, age gap challenges, cultural complications, or youngster-rearing variances,” Ashley reported in portion in a assertion. “Pieces of all these may possibly have impacted our pure like for each other, but no one particular explanation is the root lead to of our mutual determination to go our separate approaches.”

The pair have skilled a great deal of ups and downs around the yrs — together with dishonest allegations and sexual assault charges against Michael, who was accused of groping a “RHOP” cameraman’s butt in September 2018. While he was charged with second-diploma sexual assault and inappropriate sexual get hold of, the charges were later dropped.

Reflecting on the previous couple’s extraordinary actuality Tv journey, Monique — who exited “Potomac” in 2020 after four consecutive seasons — claims she wasn’t “shocked” by their breakup. 

The cast of "The Real Housewives of Potomac"
Samuels (considerably appropriate) and Darby (next from right) co-starred on 4 consecutive seasons of “The Authentic Housewives of Potomac.”
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“I cannot actually say that I’m shocked. I imagine even a great deal of persons who viewed the clearly show, it could go just one way or the other, honestly,” she suggests. “Ashley is a particular person who is really devoted to what she would like for herself and her household. I know she’s always likely to make the most effective go.” 

As for Monique, she built her have “best move” to leave “Potomac” guiding and reintroduce herself to followers on “Love & Marriage: DC.”

“With this clearly show, there is no box. You are going to see remnants from that other display that you’ll see on this clearly show. It’s just me being me, the identical me,” she suggests of the Carlos King-produced sequence, a spin-off of “Love & Relationship: Huntsville.” 

Chris and Monique Samuels on a poster for "Love & Marriage: DC"
Monique and spouse Chris Samuels star on Have Network’s new reality display “Love & Relationship: DC.”
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“But you are going to also see extra of a total person. You will get to know me in a different way: as a mom, as a spouse, as a businesswoman, as a man or woman who is 100 percent on the grind,” the Mila Eve Necessities founder elaborates. 

“I have so several jobs. I wear so quite a few hats and I do it in a way that works for me and my loved ones and my dynamic. So you get to see much more of us, me and my husband especially, in action.”

The Samuels — who wed in 2012 and share young children Christopher, 9, Milani, 6, and Chase, 3 — star on “LAMDC” together with fellow DMV place-centered partners Erana and Jamie Tyler and Ashley Silva and DJ Quicksilva. 

“Love & Marriage: DC” premieres Saturday, May well 14, at 9 p.m. ET on Own Community.