RHOP: Ashley Darby forced to defend 'gold digger' claims


Real Housewives of Potomac’s Ashley Darby says she still gets called a ‘gold digger’ over her relationship with millionaire husband Michael Darby due to their 29-year age difference


Ashley Darby has been married to her millionaire real estate developer husband Michael for seven years now.

But the Real Housewives of Potomac star, 33, admits that she still gets called a gold digger due to the 29-year age gap between herself and Michael.

Speaking to the Shine It Up podcast, Ashley said: ‘I’m used to that, “Oh you’re a gold digger.” I’ve always heard that.’ 

'You're a gold digger!' Real Housewives of Potomac's Ashley Darby says she still has to defend her marriage to Michael Darby due to their 29-year age gap

‘You’re a gold digger!’ Real Housewives of Potomac’s Ashley Darby says she still has to defend her marriage to Michael Darby due to their 29-year age gap

She explained that the age difference confuses people because it’s outside the norm.

‘It’s different and anything that’s different, people have to somehow make it make sense in their mind. “Oh, she’s with him for his money! That gold digger lying on her back collecting them cheques.” Whatever.’

Ashley and Michael, 62, welcomed their first child, a son named Dean, in July, 2019.

She gave birth to their second child, another son named Dylan, in March, while she was still filming season six of the Real Housewives of Potomac.

The reality star suffered postpartum depression after Dean’s birth, but was able to avoid it with Dylan, partially due to eating her placenta.

'She's with him for his money!' Ashley explained that the age difference confuses people because it's outside the norm

‘She’s with him for his money!’ Ashley explained that the age difference confuses people because it’s outside the norm

‘I feel like I was more aware on what to look for this time, rather than it sneaking up on me,’ she told Daily Mail Australia in August.

‘I was more aware of what to look for, the early signs, and I’m really thankful and appreciative that, even though it was a rough journey, at least it helped me prepare for this one.

‘I did a few things differently this go round. Eating my placenta for example, I think really helped. I’m a huge advocate for it!’

Baby joy: Ashley and Michael, 62, welcomed their first child, a son named Dean, in July, 2019

Baby joy: Ashley and Michael, 62, welcomed their first child, a son named Dean, in July, 2019

Former pageant contestant Ashley met Melbourne-born businessman Michael while she was working as a bartender in a lounge he co-owned in Washington, D.C.

He proposed to the stunner in a helicopter ride in 2012, and the couple officially tied the knot in 2014.

Michael has two children from his previous marriage, but he separated from his ex-wife in 2010 after 20 years of marriage.

Drama: Ashley and Michael can be seen on the latest season of The Real Housewives of Potomac, which is currently available to stream on Hayu

Drama: Ashley and Michael can be seen on the latest season of The Real Housewives of Potomac, which is currently available to stream on Hayu 

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