Who Is Ashley Darby's Husband And How Much Is He Worth?

Fans of Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Potomac" are no strangers to Ashley Darby or the vivacious energy that she brings to the group of housewives. While Ashley joined the hit reality show during Season 1, she was seen as an outsider who was joining the ranks of Potomac "royalty" like Karen Huger, Robyn Dixon, Gizelle Bryant, and Charrisse Jackson. Even though she was a newbie, Ashley quickly made a place — as well as a name — for herself in the group as the former beauty pageant queen and wild child/partyer who was ready to shake up and bring life to Potomac society — and it worked!

Not only was Ashley regularly seen with her favorite (Corona) beer, but she was able to help get some of the other Potomac ladies out of their shells. She got them dancing and cracking jokes and sometimes, even in trouble with one another. That's right — if there's nothing going on in the inner circle, trust Ashley to make sure that there's drama! From critiquing former housewife Monique Samuels for her pregnancy struggles to targeting Robyn for her odd relationship with ex-husband Juan Dixon, Ashley is no stranger to controversy, and her husband is right along with her. So, who is he? Read on to find out!

Michael Darby makes his money from real estate and investments

While Ashley Darby is no stranger to drama and controversy on "The Real Housewives of Potomac," it seems that her husband, Michael Darby, has no trouble getting into messes too. Michael is an Australian American real estate mogul who helped to develop Washington D.C.'s infrastructure over the last couple of decades with his company, Monument Realty. Thanks to several of his development projects and investments, including the ill-fated Oz restaurant that closed in 2019, reported Washington D.C. Eater, Michael has an estimated net worth of $20 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. But even with his own successful career outside of "Real Housewives," Michael hasn't been, as we mentioned, able to steer clear of the controversy.

In September 2018, Michael was charged with second-degree assault and improper sexual contact by a cameraman on the show who claimed that the mogul groped him inappropriately, per the Washington Post. While the charges were dropped a month later, Michael had this to say about the allegations (via Bravo): "The incident, which I described accurately from the beginning, was bumping this cameraman. After the shooting, he made a claim. And by the way, we've got to straighten this out. It was not a charge; it was a claim by an individual," he said during the "Real Housewives of Potomac" Season 4 reunion. "The claim had no evidence, and so it was thrown out."

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