Ashley Darby was happier than a kid in a candy store when she spotted Eddie Jordan on Sunday night’s RHOP. Charrisse threw her daughter Skylar a Sweet Sixteen party, and since Eddie was footing the bill, he decided to show up and support!
Like most friends would, Ashley asked Charrisse about his presence, and revealed her plans to walk over and meet him; yet Charrisse stopped her right away, and became defensive and angry about it for the rest of the party (and episode).
“I have to say that surprised is an understatement,” Ashley told Bravo about seeing Eddie for the first time. Elaborating, “After sharing a bed with one man for 20 years I couldn’t imagine not speaking to him at an event we are co-hosting for our children. Am I missing something? There must be something truly dysfunctional that we are not privy to,” she asserted.
Then she shut down Charrisse’s claims that she is, “obsessed” with her marriage, and spilled on why she was so curious about the infamous Eddie. “First of all, what law am I breaking by introducing myself to somebody? Secondly, Eddie Jordan is an elusive figure who has been the topic of MANY conversations for the last couple of years, so when I spotted him in the flesh it was the equivalent of spotting the Loch Ness Monster in his habitat. Who wouldn’t be curious?! Obsessed, however, is the wrong word to be used in this instance. I was more like intrigued, surprised, shocked – those more accurate definitions,” Ashley explained.
Following the party, Charrisse’s attitude intensified, and Ashley still doesn’t understand where that rage came from! “I have no clue why Charrisse got mad,” Ashley claimed. Clarifying, “Here we are amongst people she has known for years, and Monique Samuels has become a fast friend, so why all the secrecy? It’s not like we’re in a room full of strangers blasting her business; besides, from what I gather everyone else has known about their marital issues for a long time, so there were no new lessons being taught at hookah night.”
As a newbie to the RHOP group last season, Ashley is no stranger to the shade thrown from her co-stars, more specifically Gizelle. Now she’s approached Monique that way, and Ashley had some advice for the season 2 newbie!
“One of my first lessons when meeting the women of Potomac was how insecure they can be. The last thing anyone wants is to be yesterday’s news, and a newcomer poses that threat. I believe in my own fabulousness so I don’t carry that burden, but it certainly complicates new introductions. Gizelle is a yappy dog with no bite – I’m optimistic that she’ll eventually come around,” Ashley teased.
Finally she weighed in on Charrisse’s emotional therapy session, and in Ashley’s opinion, she needs to move on and start over!
“Honestly, the end of marriage does not seem like a walk in the park. It’s like losing a large part of yourself which can be heartbreakingly difficult. While I understand Charrisse’s bereavement, I do sincerely hope she sheds this layer of skin and finds a way to get her groove back. The best way to get over one man is to… oh you know the saying,” she wrapped!