Here's How Much Ashley Darby Is Really Worth

Along with famously being a wife and mother, Ashley Darby is doing pretty darn well for herself financially. Thanks to her gig on "The Real Housewives of Potomac," and her work as a "yoga guide" (as her Instagram bio describes her job), Ashley has made some serious money. Granted, as Bravo notes, she did also marry "Australian real-estate millionaire" Michael Darby. However, she's also come a long way on her own.

Hailing from Maryland and growing up as the oldest child in a family with a single mother, per Bravo, when Ashley was old enough, she not only took on a job to help out, she actually worked multiple gigs in order to bring in money. That tenacity continued while she was a student at the University of Maryland. Although she was surely busy studying, she also worked as a bartender to make sure that her family had money. It was at that job where she was spotted by a scout and entered the world of beauty pageants before meeting the man she would marry.

These days, Ashley has not only found fame thanks to her reality TV gigs, but she has also built up a modest (yet still totally impressive) fortune. Read on to find out just how much money she has now while also delving into the sticky financial situation that, in one particular way, mirrors her younger years.

Ashley Darby is rich but still has a money-related problem

While Ashley Darby is famous for being involved in the TV-worthy drama on "The Real Housewives of Potomac," fans also surely know that she lives a pretty luxurious (and pricey) lifestyle these days. Fortunately for the star, she can afford it. However, that doesn't mean that things are completely easy-breezy for Ashley when it comes to money.

Indeed, back in 2018, Champagne and Shade noted that it appeared as if Ashley had "an interesting relationship with her husband," Michael Darby. What does that mean? Well, in this case, it refers to the fact that their relationship was arguably problematic at the time partly due to "finances [being] kept over her head, especially in relation to her own mother."

That's right, just like when Ashley was younger, the star is still helping her mom out when it comes to money. Bravo even pointed out that "Michael told Ashley that she needs to stop providing her [mom] financial support." Ashley herself spoke out about the sticky situation, saying, "My mom and I are still establishing boundaries and figuring out how to find our pure relationship without financial ties. We're getting there." She also addressed her mother's circumstances, claiming that her mom "works very hard" in a retirement home and isn't "loafing off of her rich daughter's husband." Frankly, she wouldn't need to, since Ashley alone is worth $5 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.