Ashley Darby had a long journey to motherhood. It became one of her main storylines on the Real Housewives of Potomac. Ashley took great care to prepare her body for pregnancy. She followed a holistic diet, meditated, and even tried to reconnect with her estranged father.
This mind body approach seemed to work for Ashley because she finally conceived. She and husband Michael Darby welcomed son Dean in July of this year.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Ashley shared that she is already trying for a second baby. The new mother appeared at BravoCon earlier this month and spilled the beans. She said, “I’m trying to get a second one in here. I’m trying,” gesturing to her belly.
Michael, who has 2 children from a prior relationship, needs more coaxing according to Ashley. “He needs a little more massaging, but he’s almost there,” Ashley said.
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Ashley is clearly enjoying motherhood and described it as, “it’s the best thing I could evert imagine. I’m so happy. It was actually a little bit hard for me to come this weekend [to BravoCon]. Even though I’m so excited, and I want to see everybody, I miss my son so much. I’m just staring at photos-and it’s an exercise for me to be present and kind of get back into my old self where I’m used to being social and with adults, not just a cooing, googling little baby.”
Becoming parents has brought Ashley and Michael closer together, despite it’s challenges. And it’s a new beginning for the couple that had a challenging year. Michael was under scrutiny after a Bravo cameraman accused him of inappropriate physical contact. The charges were eventually dropped.
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Ashley described the transition as a positive one. She said, “Michael and I are in a great place. If anything, the challenges of new parenthood have entered our relationship, so that’s presented some obstacles, and it’s really made us kind of confront some of the things that we swept under the rug. We can’t do that anymore. Now, we have a little bean that depends on us. So, it’s introduced a whole new set of challenges.”
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