We met the newest Housewife of Potomac this week, Ashley Darby. Ashley is dishing on her cast mates in a new interview with Bravo. She says that Gizelle should act her age, like a middle-aged woman with children and talks about her relationship with her husband.
Bravotv.com: What was your first impression of the other ladies at your event?
Ashley Darby: Since Gizelle Bryant was the first person I saw, my initial reaction was, Are the Jacksons missing a sister? Hee-hee! Go on girl! I love to see attractive people at any time and place, especially when Sip With Socialites is raising money for a good cause (on the real, eye candy helps loosen up the purse strings).
SWS is a beauty, lifestyle, and philanthropy blog that celebrates womanhood, and we love meeting potential new members. Katie Rostâ€™s model looks would make her a great fashion contributor, our readers could get a few make-up pointers from Gizelle, and Robyn Dixon could be my hype man!
Bravotv.com: What were you thinking when Gizelle was asking about you and your husband?
AD: My relationship with Michael is anything but traditional, so Iâ€™m not surprised that weaves shift when I talk about it. Thereâ€™s a 29 year age difference, we hail from different continents, weâ€™re different races, AND we have polar political views. Patti Stanger would certainly never match us, but our common views on love and life create a strong underlying foundation in our marriage.
The icing on our heart-shaped cake is a shared passion for adventure. For our honeymoon, we trekked Mt. Kilimanjaro which tested our relationship in a whole new way. Donâ€™t fret â€“ the romance never died, we joined the (15) mile high club ;). With those endorphins, who needs Viagra?!
Bravotv.com: What do you think of her claim that you are “THOT-ish”?
AD: Gizelle needs to stop using (the few) words she understands in rap songs, and act like a middle age woman with daughters. I despise the word “hoe.” If anything it creates a division between women by implying that our value is determined by our sexuality. #ByeFelicia
Iâ€™m a happily married woman who loves to have fun, so when I see someone with a sour face Iâ€™m going to do something goofy to lighten the mood. In this case, it was dancing
with Robyn Dixon. Keep on hatinâ€™ because even with the shade, Iâ€™ll still find the sun.
Bravotv.com: How did you meet your husband?
AD: I met Michael when I was 22 and bartending at L2 in Georgetown. At the time, I was working at night, going to school during the day, and enjoying my youth 24/7. I was talking to my manager in the main office when I watched Michael walk in on the security camera. Sweet baby Cleatus! Even with a blurry, black and white picture, I was hooked. Love at first sight is real, yâ€™all!
There was never any confusion about his age â€“ I knew Michael wasnâ€™t a young stallion, but he has this je ne sais quoi quality about him. When I (nervously) approached him I couldnâ€™t say, â€œYou should wife me up,â€ so I asked about a marketing internship at his company. After a few months, I gathered up the courage to ask him out for a real drink and thatâ€™s all she wrote! Moral of the story: trust your gut and go for what you want!
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