Addressing the controversy!
Michael Darby is explaining the recent photo of him with a mystery blonde woman circulating the internet.
As we previously reported, Michael was caught out and about with a woman doing something he shouldn’t have been doing as a married man with two babies at home.
A witness sent a photo of Michael and a woman, who was NOT his wife, out at a club or bar to Deux Moi.
The spy wrote, “From anonymous. Michael Darby from Real Housewives of Potomac. Ashley Darby’s husband.”
Deux Moi later added: “He was doing something sus, but I left that part out bc they didn’t have photographic proof.”
The controversial Real Housewives of Potomac husband appeared on the August 1 episode of Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen alongside his wife, Ashley Darby.
On Sunday’s episode of WWHL, Ashley was center stage alongside fellow Clubhouse guest writer Ryan O’Connell while Michael played bartender.
While Michael wasn’t in the hot seat, he didn’t escape Andy’s prying questions.
“Both Ashley and I go out,” Michael said. “Sometimes we go out together. Sometimes we go out on our own. And so I went out and had a good time, and of course, there’s fans all over the place, and they came up and [said] hello.”
He explained that because of his notoriety from RHOP, he is “always going to have pictures of [himself] taken in places.”
“I really don’t care anymore. I have a good time, and I love this woman dearly, and we’re together forever,” he added.
Meanwhile, Andy noted that Michael doesn’t have the best track record.
Over the years, Michael has been caught in more than one sticky situation. He infamously has grabbed the butts of several RHOP crew members and Katie Rost’s former boyfriend, Andrew Martin. Michael played off the accusations and insisted it was all in good fun.
Several Potomac Housewives also overheard the real estate mogul say that he would “suck Juan Dixon’s dick.” Michael denied the claim.
He was also caught spending the night in a hotel room shortly after his first son with Ashley was born. The woman snapped a photo of Michael the morning after in his boxers.
On WWHL, Andy asked Ashley if she trusts Michael considering his past.
She confirmed that Michael does have her trust, saying, “Yes, he does.”
The Real Housewives of Potomac airs Sundays at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo.
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