Ashley Darby known as ‘gold digger’ due to her age difference of 29 years with her husband
Ashley Darby described that people used to call her a ‘gold digger’ due to her marriage to a man double of age.
Ashley tied the knots with her millionaire husband Michael, 62, seven years ago. He is a real estate developer and 29-years-older than Ashley. Due to this age gap between a millionaire and his wife, people still call Ashley a gold digger.
In an interview for Shine It Up, she said: ‘People repeat this thing so many times that I get used to it.’
I still have to defend my marriage with Michael when people say, ‘Oh, you’re a gold digger.’ I’ve always heard that by people due to the 29-year-age gap between us.
Real Housewives of Potomac’s Ashley Darby explained: ‘I know it is shocking for people to look us together. Our age difference is outside the norm. They always say, ‘Oh, she married him for his money!’
‘People always take things according to their mindsets. I can’t change their point of view about me, so I let them talk about what they want.’
Ashley gave birth to their first child in July 2019. The 62-year-old Michael named his son Dean. They welcomed their second baby boy, Dylan, in March 2021. During her pregnancy, she was filming Real Housewives of Potomac season six. A picture on social media showed them together on the set of The Real Housewives of Potomac. The latest season of this film is available to stream on Hayu.
Afterbirth of Dean, she suffered postpartum depression but tried a lot to avoid it with Dylan. The reality star was able to avoid it partially due to eating her placenta.
In August, she told Daily Mail Australia: ‘I was more conscious about what to look for this time, so I planned to avoid those things which depressed me in the case of Dean. We always learn from experiences. My first experience was not good enough, but it helped me a lot to get ready for Dylan.’
‘The birth of Dean was a rough journey for me, but I’m thankful for it. This helped me to do a few things differently this time. I’m a huge advocate and thankful for it!’
Michael and his ex-wife had two children together. In 2010, Michael divorced his first wife after 20 years of marriage and started dating Ashley.
The Melbourne-born businessman Michael met former pageant contestant Ashley in 2011. Ashley was working as a bartender in a lounge in Washington, D.C. The lounge was co-owned by Michael.
He proposed to her on a helicopter ride in 2012. The couple tied the knots in 2014.