Real Housewives of Potomac’s Ashley Darby Split From Michael Darby Was Because of ‘Trust Issues’ & ‘Inconsistencies’, Says Source

Real Housewives of Potomac’s Ashley Darby Split From Michael Darby Was Because of ‘Trust Issues’ & ‘Inconsistencies’, Says Source

While ‘The Real Housewives of Potomac‘ fans are still reeling in from the news that Ashley and Michael Darby are splitting after nearly 8 years of marriage, it appears trouble had been brewing for a while!

The RHOP vet announced on Tuesday (Apr.19) that she and her husband Michael Darby, 62, “have decided to separate” after nearly 8 years of marriage. Now, a source close to Ashley Darby, 33, claims there had been trouble in paradise for quite some time. The source claims,

“Michael is a real estate developer and owns the building where the family lives. He moved out a while ago. They’ve been having serious problems for about a year now. There’s been a visceral disconnect between them as a couple. For Ashley, the inconsistencies within the relationship and trust issues led to the split.”

Ashley and Michael Darby

The insider also claims Ashley is allegedly ready to start dating again and has been telling her friends,

“that she considers herself single and has been asking to be set up on dates.”

The source adds,

“She’s been done and is clearly ready to move on.” 

In Ashley’s statement released on Tuesday, the reality star said in part,

“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. 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. 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.”

Ashley Darby

Ashley went on to say that she and Michael’s goal is to continue to be great parents to their children and asked for privacy during this difficult time.

“While our romantic bond is broken, we will always love and respect each other. 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.”

Ashley and Michael Darby tied the knot in 2014 and has since welcomed two children–2-year-old Dean and 1-year-old Dylan.

Ashley Darby, Michael Darby, children Dean and Dylan

The Darby’s began sharing their lives on the debut season of The Real Housewives of Potomac in 2016, and since then, fans have beared witness to the couples many ups and downs. Viewers have seen the pair discuss failed business ventures, cheating rumors, sexual assault claims, age gap issues, family dynamics and much more!

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Authored by: Monique Nicole