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Ashley Darby Accuses Karen Huger Of Plotting Her “Take Down” For Days; Plus Calls Gizelle Bryant & Robyn Dixon Judgmental & Stuck-Up!


This week on The Real Housewives of Potomac season 1 finale the ladies sat down for Gizelle’s “come to Jesus lunch.” The point of this get-together was for the ladies to hash out their issues once and for all. There was a lot of unfinished business amongst the group, and overall they were able to make some progress.

Ashley was coming into the lunch prepared to talk to Karen, but as she says in her Bravo Blog it seemed as if Karen had been “crafting her take down for days.” I can understand being upset, but Karen did cross the line when it came to Ashley’s unborn child. Speaking of children, she also opens up about creating a family with Michael and the future of their restaurant.

Lastly, Ashley defends her husband (yet again) against the butt grab claims from Robyn and Gizelle. She admits he grabbed Andrew’s fun, but blames it on cultural differences and simply having a good time. In true housewives fashion, Ashley threw some major shade at Gizelle and Robyn when she calls them out for being judgmental and stuck up; ouch! Any news on the restaurant or baby front? Also — why do you feel it important to look your best before seeing Michael? 

Ashley Darby: The restaurant is the baby! What the hell was I thinking with the idea that I could have a baby in the same year of opening a business? It has been quite a roller coaster since we opened the doors 6 months ago. From a deceitful chef to transient staff members, Murphy’s Law took full effect and every possible problem has arisen at Oz. Michael and I had our share of ups and downs too, as operating a business with your partner adds a whole new dimension to the relationship. We found ourselves talking about the restaurant all the time – pillow talk wasn’t sexy anymore. But we have since found a great chef and a dedicated team who care about the success of Oz, so things are finally settling down.

With that being said, this is the year that practice becomes game time. Michael and I are still shooting for our Gemini/Leo baby, so the boat will be rocking very soon ;-). What were you feeling going into the “come to Jesus” lunch considering your issues with Karen? What do you think of the ladies’ comments before you arrived?

AD: I knew that the lunch was going to be a session of ridiculousness. The only reason I agreed to come was because Karen and I needed to clear the air, once and for all. She had previously avoided me at Charrisse’s party but now there was no place to run. Just as I suspected, the dried up women of Potomac showed out. I wasn’t the least bit surprised to hear the trash talking behind my back – everyone seemed to be kowtowing to the Grand Dame so they all fell in line. The pettiness in people intensifies when they get into groups – just look at any dictator. What were you thinking when Karen “went in” on you and told you to procreate?

AD: It was clear that Karen had been carefully crafting her ‘take down’ for days. She was embarrassed about being called out on her ludicrousness, so she was ready to claw at my jugular. When you back a cougar into a corner they will always try to strike a defensive blow. What came from that was a crass and disgusting comment that shows just how uncouth Karen can actually be. Because the discussion was way over her head, she had to say the nastiest sexual comment she could think of. But it’s no matter – I will continue getting my swerve on with my husband, procreating or not.  Since you were at the center of the butt grab debate, what do you think about Gizelle, Robyn, and Katie’s interaction at the luncheon?  

AD: For the life of me, I will never understand why Gizelle and Robyn were watching my husband on the dance floor! Here we are at a party with laughter and fun, and these two were all up in everyone else’s business. Grab a drink, find a man and get into the groove. When I look back at the footage I see just how taken aback I was by the stupidity of the conversation – like, who thinks that way? Maybe if they stopped being so judgmental and stuck-up they could each keep a man. Super kudos to Katie for sticking up for herself! Her blackness has always been called into question, even though she embraces her naturalness much more than the faux blonde, straight-haired sistas. This time she laid all the cards out on the table and put everyone in their places like a boss. 

 Thoughts on Ashley’s blog? Do you think her & Michael should have kids? Would you eat at her resturant? Do you think Karen’s “take down” was calculated? Do you think it’s strange that Michael grabbed Andrew’s butt? Would you consider Gizelle & Robyn stuck-up? What did you think of the first season of The Real Housewives of Potomac?


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