Ashley Darby was saddened to watch The Real Housewives of Potomac last week, as a fight with her husband played out on the show. During the fight, Ashley said some things that she cannot take back, including that their marriage would be over if her husband Michael Darby shut down an event she had planned at their joint restaurant. Michael didn’t want to have an event at the restaurant, and she was furious that he was downplaying her responsibility. As Darby explained on the show, she was tired of always being an employee to her husband, not a co-owner of the restaurant.
According to a new Bravo report, Ashley Darby is now opening up about what it was like to work through their issues. As fans saw on The Real Housewives of Potomac last night, Darby was questioning her marriage and whether her husband truly loved her. Plus, she dropped the bomb that she may not be ready for children after their big fight.
“The fight between Michael and I was so torrid that it was an exercise for us to forgive each other. The issue is that this fight was coming at such a tense time, and I misdirected my anxiety about the evening to my husband. Once the evening was over, I had no more ill feelings toward him in the slightest. My problem, as I am learning, is I have a difficult time apologizing when I’m wrong. Being vulnerable and admitting fault feels uncomfortably foreign to me, but my marriage is far more important than my ego. So after that fight, we checked our egos at the door and hugged each other. That helped us to recenter,” Ashley Darby explains in her blog for The Real Housewives of Potomac, according to Bravo.
Her co-stars had a feeling that something was wrong with Darby and they confronted her. While some of them understood why she was so upset with everything, others revealed that her behavior didn’t justify the way she had treated everyone. It didn’t matter whether she was anxious because of marital problems.
Plus, Ashley Darby reveals that it was heartbreaking for her to ask her husband about his feelings towards her. Maybe she felt that she needed to be told once more what his feelings were towards her, as they had started to grow apart after the stress of the restaurant started to take over.
“It was hard for me to ask Michael if he was in love with me because my insecurity was rearing its ugly head. Because I felt minimized for my professional efforts, I correlated that to how much Michael loves me. I feel like I was seeking acceptance from him, as a successful businessman, and I wasn’t paying attention to the interpersonal bond we have as husband and wife,” Ashley Darby explains in her Bravo blog about the heartbreaking conversation that aired last night.
On The Real Housewives of Potomac, Ashley Darby has revealed that she really wants a child with her husband. He told her that he didn’t want a baby until the restaurant started making money. While they did make this deal, one has to wonder if Ashley will stick around if she’s already now questioning whether he is the right person to have a child with. Her husband shouldn’t put an ultimatum on her shoulders, given she’s been so honest about what she wanted out of her marriage. One has to wonder if this is something that could result in divorce.
What do you think of Ashley Darby’s comments about her marriage? Are you surprised that she’s been so open about her marital problems on this season of the show?
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