Who is Ashley Darby?
Ashley Darby is a well-recognized reality TV personality and a successful American entrepreneur. Specifically, she is a notable cast member of “The Real Housewives of Potomac”, a popular reality series franchise.
Besides, she is prior pageant victor who held the title of Miss District of Columbia. Meanwhile, her separation with her multi-millionaire husband Michael Darby and their prenuptial agreement gained global media attention.
Profile of Ashley Darby
|Full Name||Ashley Darby|
|Popular As||Ashley Darby|
|Birthdate||8th June, 1988|
|Place of Birth||Maryland, United States|
|Profession||Entrepreneur, Reality TV Personality & Former Pageant Holder|
|Race / Ethnicity||Mixed|
|University||University of Maryland|
|Age||34 Years Old|
|Height||5’8” (172 cm)|
|Children||2 (Dean Michael Darby & Daylan Matthew Darby)|
|Net Worth||$5 Million USD|
Ashley Darby is a prominent pageant champion as well as a popular reality television personality from the United States. Reportedly, her apparent separation from her multi-millionaire husband Michael Darby and their prenuptial agreement recently made headlines.
Early-life, Education & Family Background
Ashley Derby was born on 8th June, 1988, in the state of Maryland, in the United States. Apparently, she grew raised as the oldest child in her family in Maryland. Reportedly, her parents are separated and she along with her siblings was raised by her mother as a single parent. Meanwhile, she has mixed ancestry and holds American nationality.
In regards to her academic credentials, Ashley attended the University of Maryland for her education. Allegedly, she performed many jobs while she was attending University in-order to support her younger siblings and single mother. Accordingly, it was revealed that Derby served as a bartender to support her family financially.
In the meantime, Darby was scouted while working as a bartender and entered the Miss District of Columbia Pageant. Consequently, she Miss District of Columbia pageant awarded her the winner in 2011.
Darby’s Pageant Title & Career
Since her commence of work at a young age, Ashley has made a remarkable journey in regards of both career and fame. Particularly, Ashley Darby was crowned the winner of the Miss District of Columbia pageant in 2011. Since then, she has always been in the media spotlight.
Subsequently, Ashley turned her pageantry persona to a capable entrepreneur. Regardless, she is a co-owner of a restaurant, rendering her an accomplished businesswoman. Particularly, she started Oz Restaurant and Bar in Arlington, Virginia, which promotes itself as Washington, DC’s first real Australian dining experience.
Ashley Darby’s Journey in “The Real Housewives”
Soon after her meteoric ascent to fame in 2016, she was one of the six cast members of Bravo TV’s popular reality show “The Real Housewives of Potomac”. Specifically, as a prominent cast member on the series, Ashley gained the distinction of being the youngest housewife in the franchise’s history at the age of 27.
Darby’s Personal-life, Marriage & Separation
Ashley Darby was previously married to real-estate millionaire Michael Derby. Apparently, the couple married after four years of dating while Ashley was only 22 at the time of their wedding. However, their relationship was a constant target of criticism due to the huge age gap of 29 years.
Nonetheless, Ashley and Michael welcomed their first son Dean Michael Darby in July 2019. Similarly, their second son Dylan Matthew Darby was born in March 2021. Meanwhile, Ashley is also a stepmom to Michael’s two sons who are much closer in age to Ashley than they are to Michael.
In parallel, Michael, her ex-husband, is the principal and co-founder of Monument Realty in Washington, DC. Since its inception in 1998, the company has purportedly created over 6.5 million square feet of real estate. In addition, the Melbourne native began his career as a general contractor after earning degrees in construction engineering and business development.
Shockingly, Ashley recently announced her divorce from her husband, Michael. Reportedly, the Bravo star officially announced the news in an exclusive statement on 19th April, 2022.
Ashley & Michael’s Prenup Agreement
As word of Ashley and Michael’s split spread, an old ROHP tape of the two talking about their “prenup” agreement began to become viral.
Formerly, Michael applauded Ashley for agreeing to extend the prenuptial agreement without involving lawyers. In addition, Ashley had also revealed on camera that their initial prenup stipulated that if the couple separated during the first three years, she would receive a “lump-sum amount,” but if they split after that, she would receive more.
Meanwhile, recent media reports suggest that as the couple decides to divorce after three years, she would receive half of Michael’s total wealth. Nonetheless, the couple amended their prenuptial agreement to a five-year agreement instead of a three-year agreement to make Michael feel more at ease with the arrangement.
Ashley Darby has a stunning body and a well-toned physique. In fact, she practices yoga on a regular basis to keep her body in good shape. Meanwhile, she has curly brunette hair and lovely brown eyes and stands 5 feet and 8 inches tall.
Social Media Handles of Ashley Darby
Ashley Darby is a prominent figure on numerous social media platforms and can be easily accessed on her personal social media handles. In the meantime, she has 21k Facebook followers. Similarly, she has 120.7k followers on Twitter while she has more than 586k followers on Instagram.
Net Worth of Ashley Darby
Ashley Darby is known primarily for being a cast member of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Potomac, which premiered in January 2016. As of 2022, the net worth of Ashley Darby is estimated to be around $5 million.
The former pageant queen owes the majority of her fortune to her role on the Real Housewives of Orange County. On the other hand, her former husband Michael is worth around $20 million and is a successful Australian real estate businessman.