Ashley Darby (The Real Housewives of Potomac) Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Husband, Kids, Net Worth, Shows, and House

Ashley Darby Biography

Ashley Darby (real name – Ashley Boalch) is an American TV Personality, Entrepreneur, and Singer, well-known for starring in several shows such as “The Real Housewives of Potomac”. She is also famous for appearing in “Say Yes to the Dress”, “Dish Nation”, and “BravoCon Live with Andy Cohen”.

Darby went to the University of Maryland College Park after graduating from high school. She obtained a degree in communications from the university. Darby is a businesswoman who really loves working in hospitality, doing good for others (philanthropy), and caring about overall well-being. Having a lively personality, Darby learned to be determined and has a strong desire to do well. During college, she worked as a bartender at a restaurant belonging to someone she didn’t have any idea would be her “future husband”. As a singer, Darby released a song “single”, called “Coffee and Love” in the year 2018.

Besides being a TV Personality, Singer, Entrepreneur, and Philanthropist, Darby is also a certified yoga instructor (she is an RYT 200 Yoga guide!). She has stated on her Instagram bio that she and her fellow RHOP cast, Gizelle Bryant, will soon launch “GnA” (It is not known yet what it is, but it seems to be sort of like a fitness program).

Ashley Darby Age

Darby was born on June 8, 1988, in Silver Spring, Maryland, United States. She is therefore 35 years old as of 2023 and celebrates her birthday on the 8th of June every year.

Ashley Darby Height

Darby stands at an approximate height of 5 feet and 8 inches.

Ashley Darby Family

Darby was born to Sheila Matthews (mother) and her father whose name is unknown. Her parents divorced when she was around 5 years old, and she was left with her mom, who later moved on with another man. Darby grew up alongside her 2 younger half-siblings, Jessica (girl) and Zach Smith (boy). Zach works as an entrepreneur and musician/producer and was the producer of Darby’s song “Coffee and Love”. When Darby was a teen, she used to work very hard to assist her single mom in providing additional income for raising her and her younger siblings.

Ashley Darby
Ashley Darby

Ashley Darby Husband / Boyfriend

It is not known whether Darby is currently in any relationship or not. There will be an update as soon as she mentions anything about her “new catch” in the limelight. However, she has been in one unsuccessful marriage.

Ashley Darby Ex-Husband

Darby was married to Michael J. Darby, an Australian large-scale realtor and restaurateur. They tied the knot in May 2014 but they separated in the year 2022. She once explained the reason for their separation in an interview, saying that they were both at very diverse stages in their lives and had different goals for their futures. It is not known whether they filed for a divorce. Darby and Michael used to successfully run an Australian-themed restaurant called “Oz”. They ran the restaurant for about 4 years, closing in June 2019.

Ashley Darby Children | Miscarriage

Darby and her ex-husband, Michael Darby, were blessed with 2 sons, Dean Michael Darby (firstborn) and Dylan Matthew Darby. Dean is 4 years old as of 2023 having been born on July 7, 2019. Dylan is 2 years old as of 2023 having been born in March 2021. Darby also had 2 stepchildren, who were from Michael’s previous marriage. The identities of her stepkids are under review, but it is known that they are 31 and 28 years old as of 2023.

Darby once openly talked about her intense sad feeling (depression) after her 1st son, Dean, was born She stated that she experienced a feeling commonly known as “postpartum blues,” and this started within the 1st month. Before the birth of her second son, she and her ex-husband attempted to get a kid (in August 2018), but unfortunately, Darby went through a miscarriage.

Ashley Darby Net Worth

Darby has an estimated net worth of $5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as a TV Personality, Entrepreneur, and Singer.

Ashley Darby Salary

Darby earns an average annual (per season) salary of $400K, for starring in “The Real Housewives of Potomac”.

Ashley Darby The Real Housewives of Potomac Sn 8

Darby is one of the main cast members of the 8th season of the reality TV show “The Real Housewives of Potomac”, which premiered on November 5, 2023, on Bravo TV. She has been with the show as a main cast member since its debut, in the year 2016.

In the season, Darby’s friends are talking a lot about her separation, which is not known yet if it will end up being a divorce. Darby shares her thoughts on being a single mom and the money struggles that might come, and she’s not sure how she’ll take care of her family. However, she reveals that she and her ex-husband signed a prenup valid for half a decade, and she cannot get alimony. The show “The Real Housewives of Potomac” follows a group of rich women who are part of an exclusive society.

Below is the list of the other cast members who appear in the 8th season of “RHOP”;

  1. Gizelle Bryant
  2. Karen Huger
  3. Robyn Dixon
  4. Candiace Dillard Bassett
  5. Wendy Osefo
  6. Mia Thornton
  7. Nneka Ihim
  8. Charrisse Jackson-Jordan – recurring “friend”
  9. Jacqueline Blake – recurring guest
  10. Keiana Stewart – recurring “friend”

Ashley Darby Pageantry

Darby is a beauty queen, having participated in several pageant competitions. She won Miss District of Columbia in the year 2011. That was what actually made her gain fame. Also, she became Miss America of the year 2012.

Ashley Darby House

Darby bought a new house in Arlington, Virginia after separating from her ex-husband, Michael. On September 14, 2023, Darby shared a video on her Instagram Story. It was of her firstborn son, Dean, playing without shoes on the front porch. The video showed him next to a comfy porch swing, starting to climb the ropes attached to the overhang. The kitchen had pretty white cabinets, stone countertops, wooden floors, and shiny stainless steel appliances and fixtures.

Ashley Darby Shows

The other shows that Darby has appeared in, other than the ones mentioned above in the biography part are;

  • The Real Housewives of Atlanta
  • The Real Housewives: Ultimate Girls Trip
  • Hollywood Today Live
  • Great Day Washington
  • Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen
  • The Real
  • The Real Housewives of New Jersey

Ashley Darby Website

Darby owns a website, where she updates her portfolio. To crawl through the website, click HERE.

Ashley Darby Social Media Platforms

She is active on her social media accounts and is often seen posting on her Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. She has over 684K followers on Instagram.

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