We are back with Instagram Roundup! This time we are trying it out on a monthly basis with a look back of the most interesting photos from this past month.
Vanderpump Rules star Stassi Schroeder shared engagement photos with new fiancé Beau Clark. The two them along with other cast members went to Vegas for Katie Maloney and Tom Schwartz’s legal marriage ceremony. Yes, in case you weren’t aware, it wasn’t legal the first time they tied the knot, so they had to do it again.
OH MY! The last Real Housewives of Potomac episode was great. Gizelle Bryant and Karen Huger are at odds again. This is a feud that will NEVER end, and I don’t know that I want it to. It’s kind of fun seeing which one will be messier or shadier each episode. However, I’m slightly concerned about Katie Rost. The preview showed that she goes missing tonight! Someone save this poor girl.
We’re getting a cast trip tonight which means we’re getting tons of drama. Has there ever been a cast trip on Real Housewives history that has no drama? Someone hit us in the comments with those stats. It’s a foregone conclusion at this point that an international trip means global scale showdowns.
Last week’s episode ended with Ashley Darby finally about to come face to face with her father. The Real Housewives of Potomac are just so good. Although there is so much drama surrounding her and Michael Darby, I hope it all goes well. Speaking of Ashley, the issues with her are breaking up the friendship between Candiace Dillard and Monique Samuels. Of course, Gizelle Bryant is right there to ride the mess train when it comes to Monique.
Meanwhile, Karen Huger is a non factor in the group right now. Hopefully she climbs back into the drama web because I’m missing the Grande Dame. Another lingering question is when Robyn Dixon will reveal who Michael allegedly made the oral sex comment about. TELL US ALREADY. In addition to all of that, Katie Rost is making bold claims about Michael, and her eventual confrontation with Ashley will be epic.
This season on Real Housewives of Potomac, Ashley Darby has been consumed with conceiving a child. Then her husband Michael Darby was faced with accusations of sexual assault. Now they are both dealing with the fallout as the cast mates react and distance themselves from the Darbys.
Ashley’s road to motherhood took a backseat to all that drama. But she did use it as a means of deflection when castmates questioned her about Michael’s legal woes. It could only be described as fortuitous that Ashley gave birth to the next Darby heir on July 7th just in time for the show to air yet another controversial episode about Michael. The two parents showed a united front to present their son to the world. Meanwhile, fans and castmates took to social media to react to that episode. Maybe Ashley felt the need to appear in the news circuit this particular week, because she recently gave an update on Dean and her changing thoughts about motherhood.
THAT MICHAEL DARBY ENDING LAST WEEK THOUGH. I’m still shook from that unseen production footage. The Real Housewives of Potomac are DELIVERING this season in every way possible. So good. The footage they showed was so damaging to his and Ashley Darby’s credibility. I don’t think anyone believes his version of events at this point.
Can we also talk about Michael Darby’s somewhat obsession with Juan Dixon? Robyn Dixon isn’t saying it, but we all know “THE COMMENT” was about Juan. Her silence is speaking volumes. Monique Samuels is still Ashley’s only ally right now, which is straining her friendship with Candiace Dillard. Karen Huger and Gizelle Bryant are being messy with this situation, but they have every right to be. Karma anyone?
Katie Rost returned to Real Housewives of Potomac this season. The cast was happy to welcome her back, though there were comments about how she looked and demeanor changed since Season 1. And while her previous storyline was chasing a ring, this time, Katie has kept her personal life offscreen.
Katie has tried to insert herself into the drama instead. She seems to be falling short a bit on that. If Katie really wants in on some of the confrontations this season, she would have either gone against Gizelle Bryant, or become her sidekick. Of course, the real storyline involved Michael Darby and the allegations made against him, as well as Ashley Darby for standing by his side. And while the entire cast had opinions about Michael, Katie’s speculations about the incident may have cost her a spot on the reunion couch.
Real Housewives of Potomac has been dealing with a huge scandal that started behind the scenes and then surged to engulf the entire cast. In September 2018, Ashley Darby’s husband, Michael Darby, was charged with a misdemeanor for improper sexual contact and a felony assault charge. A cameraman, Orville Palmer, alleged that Michael grabbed his butt and even gave him a “flirtatious look.” The supposed assault happened during Monique Samuels’ Rainbow shower. The maximum sentence for the charges was 11 years in prison.
Michael was suspended from filming RHOP while the charges were investigated. A Montgomery County court dismissed the charges due to insufficient evidence on October 4. He resumed filming the reality show in early October.