‘RHOP’ Star Ashley Darby Announces Separation From Michael After Almost Eight Years of Marriage Fans of the reality series, Real Housewives of Potomac probably were not surprised by the latest news. Ashley Darby and husband Michael are getting a divorce after 8 years of marriage. Many of the couple’s issues played out on the series, particularly accusations of infidelity on Michael’s part. In a statement Ashley said in part, we are now at very different stages in our lives and have different goals for our future. We both want the other to achieve true happiness and fulfillment and feel that we can not do this together. While our romantic bond is broken we will always love and respect each other. The lengthy statement continues that they will co-parent their two sons together. The statement is posted on Instagram. Are you surprised about the pending divorce?