‘RHOP’: Is Ashley Darby Thinking of Leaving the Show?
Things are never calm in Potomac. At least not with the women of The Real Housewives of Potomac. They are always calling each other out for something or throwing shade.
What are the women saying?
This week, the show is set to follow as the women continue to confront Ashley about the rumors floating around that her husband wants to sleep with a man.
Ashley may leave the group
In the preview for this week’s episode, Ashley makes it clear to Gizelle Bryant that she is thinking about leaving the show if the women continue to talk about her husband the way that they have been.
“‘If these women are going to keep saying these things about me and bashing me like this, I don’t really want you hanging around them,'” she says, repeating what Michael told her.”‘I don’t want them in our lives.'”
Bryant attempts to tell Ashley that Candiace Dillard and Robyn Dixon’s intentions were not malicious, but Ashley clearly is not swayed and doesn’t care.
“I’m not f**king caring about Candiace,” she says. “I’m really concerned about Robyn. She did not have my back at all, as a friend, not even as a person. It’s like, if you had these strong convictions, I just don’t understand why it wouldn’t have been brought to my attention before.”
Bryant continues to try to reason with Ashley.
“Forget whether or not Michael wants to suck a penis,” she says. “Let’s forget that. Robyn is like, yo, Ashley’s my friend. I care about her. If Michael is saying this, this is just not cool. Gay, straight, don’t — that’s not the point. It’s like, this ain’t cool, because of you. That’s my issue. That’s Robyn’s issue. Because we love you. We don’t want to see you go through anything negative.”
“I appreciate it,” Ashley says. “The way that it was presented last night, when I was ambushed, that was not genuine concern. That was malarky.”
Problems in Ashley and Michael’s marriage
This wasn’t the first time that Michael and Ashley’s marriage has been threatened.
Last year, Michael was charged with sexual assault. While the charges were eventually dropped, it was still a rough time for Ashley.
“Those allegations that came were completely dismissed and all of the people who were there and were witnesses can attest that it didn’t happen,” she told The Daily Dish. “This was an allegation that was proven to not be true, yet was treated with the same potency as what is true, and that’s really frustrating for me.”
Though it was definitely a rough patch in their relationship, Ashley never doubted her husband’s innocence.
“I made a commitment to Michael when we got married that I would stand with him, in sickness and in health and all those vows that I can’t remember, but I made that commitment,” she said. “If I had a question of Michael’s character or if I had any doubts or apprehensions about who he is, for certain, I would have approached this situation very differently, and I would have been transparent with everybody about the fact that I was questioning him, his intentions, and the truth. But because I have no doubts, there’s absolutely nothing in my mind — especially because I was there when this alleged incident happened, literally standing right there — I feel just so confident in my husband. I believe him 100 percent.”