The honeymoon phase has officially ended for Ashley and Michael Darby, and now their unconventional relationship is on display for the world to see! So far on RHOP season 2 we’ve only seen them fight, and it’s sad to admit but their love for each other seems gone. Their Australian-themed D.C. restaurant is failing and the couple can’t agree on a way to make it a success. It’s still early in the season, but the fate of their marriage isn’t looking good!
“Oh, wow. I really like Michael, but there’s a 30-year age difference. Let’s just do the math,” Gizelle asserted. Reiterating, “But I like Michael.”
During the episode Ashley admitted that it was, “hard to watch” and it’s unclear where the couple stands today; for all we know they are done and just waiting to announce it!
Ashley has defended their marriage since her RHOP premiere, but the odds of them going the distance are stacked against them!
“People ask all the time, ‘What do you have in common? You’re 29 years apart. He’s from a different continent. He’s a different race. He has a different political affiliation.’ “Like, I don’t know if you could get any more polarizing than Michael and me, but we have those common characteristics that just bring us together,” she told Bravo last year.
Unfortunately I think that by the time the reunion wraps we’ll hear something definite in terms of their status, but to be honest Ashley is better off without him. He’s treating her like a child and talking down to her, when her ideas for the future of OZ seem way better than his! Single Ashley would make for a great TV; she may already have her RHOP season 3 storyline!
It’s clear that Gizelle and Ashley are close just by this interview. Typically Gizelle would go off about the couple’s tumultuous relationship, but she kept it short and sweet; I thought she would have much more shade to throw their way!