Ashley Darby: I'm slowly learning that Karen lives for drama. I, on the other hand, rise like cream above the fray. At the time of Gizelle's makeup party I'd had enough with the pettiness surrounding my wonderful husband and the slap in the face to our hospitality. It was time to squash it and move on. In her outdated and antiquated fashion, Karen decided to bring shame to our foremothers and run to men to solve our problems. What's funny is I don't think Ray gave two sh**s that Michael was in the house - it was actually painful to watch Karen trying to convince Ray that he was so mad! He's well aware that he is the only person who cares to see his wife's dried goods. Questions surrounding Michael's maturity fall on deaf ears after he has created a powerful reputation for his business acumen and assertiveness. His accolades and accomplishments speak for themselves.
Bravotv.com: How do you think the talk between the men went? What do you think of Karen’s comments to the other ladies about the men’s discussion at the party?
AD: The reason my husband and I get along so well is because we laugh at ridiculousness. When Ray says that he's upset because his wife could be walking around her in underwear and he didn't want Michael to see, I'm wondering what the thinks when her breasts are constantly out for public consumption. It baffles me that she is still stuck in 1920 and men and women should not dare be under the same roof (better stay away from hotels then!). The Grand Dame is rather delusional and she wanted to hold court, so she exaggerated the situation to the other ladies - no surprise to me. Whatever helps her sleep at night.
Bravotv.com: Tell us about that Rayvin moment with Karen at her gala, and her pointing to you specifically that she doesn’t want around her daughter.
AD: It wasn't until Robyn pointed out that Rayvin wasn't there, at an event in their home that was meant to honor her grandmother, that I remembered Karen made a comment about keeping her daughter from other women. I couldn't remember every detail of our conversation but I knew it was a backhanded insult. According to my research, most of the other ladies haven't met Rayvin either - what does that say about them?
My issue is Karen doesn't see how this is offensive and could hurt my feelings. Wanting to get to know someone's family is not about the family members themselves - it's about further solidifying a bond between two women. Family is such an integral part of our beings! After I thought she and I were forging a friendship while driving to a girls' trip, Karen's actions reminded me that her friendship is as fake as Trump's toupee.
Bravotv.com: What do you think about her comment that you have an agenda?
AD: Karen flicked me off because she felt backed into a corner - she never expected her harsh comments to leave the Porsche. If being my genuine self is an agenda, then that's what I'm about. Although she is a grown woman who is all about "using our words," she wanted to flex her muscle and kick us out of her home. Karen certainly has an appetite for vengeance.