One Real Housewives of Potomac husband has found himself at the center of the drama this season more than any other Househusband (on this franchise): Michael Darby. Ashley’s husband has been irritating her co-stars by crashing a girls’ getaway, horrifying them by wanting to jump in the water to take a swim during a boring boat ride, and this week by grabbing the butt of another cast member’s significant other.
Michael got his own Bravo Q&A this week so he could explain the playful squeeze he gave to Andrew’s behind. “Andrew and I have become friends since the start of the show. We have mutual interests and have found that we have friends in common. We had enjoyed a fun night at Charrisse Jackson Jordan’s birthday party and were letting loose on the dance floor when I playfully touched Andrew’s butt. He responded as expected with a laugh and we continued to dance with our lovely ladies.”
Michael maintains he was just having fun with Andrew and doesn’t care that the other ladies were appalled. “I was surprised when two people (Gizelle Bryant and Robyn Dixon) who had nothing to do with the incident decided to become involved and try to ruin my wife’s fun night by tattling (in Australia we call it dobbing) on me. I’m sure they were disappointed when Ashley Darby told them she didn’t think it was an “inappropriate white person’s thing” and that I was just having fun. Speaking of fun we partied into the wee hours with Charrisse and her incredible friends and family while the dobbers went home and slept.”
Michael also elaborated on the “boat moment” and Bethany Beach clash, “I’m used to being the center of attention in the real estate world, but I didn’t think I would cause this much trouble with the lovely ladies of Potomac. I guess my idea of enjoying a late afternoon boat trip (it wasn’t no yacht) in Annapolis on a hot summer’s day is different from several of the these ladies. If you put an Australian on a boat and give him the choice of swimming in the refreshing waters of the Severn River or listening to boring conversations about Potomac etiquette he would always choose the water over women drinking wine or should I say whiney women.”
On “crashing” their girls-only getaway at the beach house, “This was the longest period of time we had been away from each other since we were married and I knew she was working hard to host these women. I wanted to bring the Darby team together and help her host the festivities of the last night of their trip. I was shocked by the extreme and illogical reactions of Karen Huger and Gizelle but I wasn’t going to let it ruin our fun. While they went to bed and bolted their doors Ash Bash and the women who were not frightened by what I might do to them played beer pong, danced, and laughed until 4 AM. Darbys and Fun – 1 Karen and Gizelle – 0.”
He concluded with, “Ashley and I are a slightly unusual couple so we are used to people judging us. What judgmental people don’t get to see is two people that really love each other, and lead an incredibly exciting and interesting life.”
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