Ashley Darby is letting everyone know that she’s Team Monique Samuels when it comes to the Real Housewives of Potomac season 5 drama between Monique and Candiace Dillard.
“I’m definitely there for Monique. I check on her,” the 32-year-old tells Daily Mail Australia.
“I’ve always made it clear to Monique that I really value the woman that she is. We’ve had some issues in our friendship in the past, but when the time was really rough for me, Monique was always there for me,” she continued. “So, during that difficult time, even now, I have her back 100 percent because she really showed her loyalty to me, so I’m reciprocating that, and I am 100 percent loyal to Monique.”
Meanwhile, Ashley reveals that she’s reconciled with co-stars Gizelle Bryant and Robyn Dixon after years of feuding.
However, Ashley says the same can’t be said for her ongoing feud with Candiace.
“Candiace is a woman who just doesn’t necessarily know when to stop,” she said.
“I’m not just talking in relation to what happens in the show. But also sometimes she can be persistent on social media. She doesn’t really have the instincts of when enough is enough, and it can be overwhelming for anybody,” Ashley continued.
“She really tested me last year when I was giving birth to my son on a Sunday when the show was airing, and she was just saying these horrible things about me, literally as I’m pushing a human out of my body. Like, you have no decency.”
When Ashley was giving birth to her son Dean last year, Candiace was spouting negative and nasty comments about her on Twitter.
Speaking of drama, Ashley says RHOP fans will see her stir the pot, as usual, this season, but adds that they will also see a different, more mature side of her as well.
“I always have my spoon in my back pocket just in case I need to work it out, but I did have my baby in July last year, so more so [you’ll see] my motherhood journey,” she explained.“We started filming the show when I was two months postpartum, so I was still going through it being a first-time mum.”
“I’ve been on since season one, and I’ve grown a lot as a person, and our relationships have evolved so much,” she continued. “With some new dynamics to our group, the dynamics are really interesting … We will certainly not disappoint!”