The Actual Housewives of Potomac’s Ashely Darby is opening up extra about her budding relationship with Summer time Home star, Luke Gulbranson, together with how her estranged husband, Michael Darby, is reacting to the coupling.
Talking to Page Six’s Virtual Reali-Tea podcast, Ashely, 34, shared that Michael, 63, hadn’t actually paid a lot consideration to her relationship life. That’s, till Ashley and Luke, 38, seemingly went Instagram official with their “pleasant” relationship after posting a photograph of the 2 at a Washington Capitals hockey recreation.
Ashley knew the picture might trigger a little bit rigidity between her and Michael and famous that she and Luke “had a little bit convention” on whether or not to put up the picture, earlier than finally deciding to go ahead with the snap.
‘Ought to we actually take this image?’” the RHOP star recalled. “As a result of we’re each being a little bit bit non-public about this, you understand? So, he was like, ’Ought to we?’ And I used to be like, ‘Eh, why not?’ So, we took the image.”
So now that Michael has seen Luke, Ashley mentioned that Michael is “not too fond” of the pair, remarking, “It’s in all probability not his wallpaper on his cellphone, for positive.”
Ashely stays unbothered by her ex’s opinions as a result of, in response to her, Michael’s “dwelling his finest life” in the mean time, so she ought to have the ability to as nicely.
“Let’s be truthful, he’s a sexy man,” Ashley mentioned. “I do know he’s a little bit bit older, however he’s nonetheless acquired his character, his enterprise is prospering. So, Michael, though it is a troublesome time for him too — as he’s informed me — he’s doing his factor, he’s floating like a butterfly.”
Based on Web page Six, Ashely and Luke started to hit it off after assembly throughout BravoCon 2022. Additionally, Andy Cohen urged the 2 Bravolebrities to get collectively.
“We watched Tom carry out on stage, and it was so good. Each of us acquired actually wrapped up within the music. I used to be, like, with any individual who I used to be meant to be [with] at that live performance. It was a extremely surreal feeling,” Ashley remembers.
She continued saying that the 2 have been “vibing and singing collectively,” and he or she started to comprehend that there was a spark there, and it was “a little bit greater than I believed it was going to be.”
Since their assembly, the 2 have been noticed collectively a number of occasions. Nonetheless, Ashley claims the 2 are simply “establishing” a friendship and preserving it informal in the intervening time.
“I do actually need to get to know him first, and we actually are buddies. Like, once I let you know we’re establishing a friendship, I’m not even exaggerating that,” Ashely insisted.
She additionally famous that it’s “refreshing” to be “connecting with somebody” who can also be within the Bravo-sphere.
Ashely continued to gush over Luke calling him a “actually nice man” in addition to “compassionate [and] form” after initially considering he would grow to be a jerk.
I’m going to be sincere, once I first heard about him, I didn’t know something about him … however that he’s very enticing. And I’m like, ‘Oh gosh, is he simply going to be this, like, fairly douche?’” she confessed.
The early phases of Ashley and Michael’s divorce are presently taking part in out on season 7 of The Actual Housewives of Potomac, airing Sunday nights at 8 PM EST on Bravo.