Robyn Dixon's relationship with her ex-husband Juan Dixon has been a major topic of conversation among The Real Housewives of Potomac for the past two seasons. That's because the exes still live together and pretty much function as if they were still married, Robyn previously told The Daily Dish.
But any dreams of Robyn and Juan actually rekindling their romance seemed to be dashed this season of RHOP when Ashley Darby brought up rumors that she heard Juan had been dating other people behind his ex's back. Ashley first came to Gizelle Bryant with the gossip at Monique Samuels' game night. "When Ashley came to me, to tell me this information, I kind of felt like she was coming to me as Robyn's friend to kind of say, 'Hey, Gizelle, I want to give you a head's up about what's going on with your girl.' But it wasn't the time or place for that. You tell me to pull me to the side when Juan's not there to tell me that, not when he's there. I just felt very uneasy about that conversation," Gizelle told The Daily Dish prior to the episode airing. "Ashley loves to be a little messy, now. She might actually be a little bit more messy than Gizelle. Can you imagine?"
But Ashley explained to The Daily Dish that she was just as confused about the situation as everyone else and thought telling Robyn's BFF Gizelle would be the best way to go about it. "Robyn and Juan's relationship is blurry to all of us, so when that information came to me, I didn't know what to do with it," she said. "The only thing I could do was to talk to someone else who knew her well, which would have been Gizelle. And Robyn and Gizelle could do with it what they wanted. I was a messenger, so don't shoot me."
When the news finally got to Robyn, she was none too pleased with Ashley for talking about it, especially among the other RHOP ladies. Robyn told The Daily Dish that she agreed that "Ashley was being super messy" in this situation. "Why would you come to a party saying that? And she pretends she's concerned or she cares, like she makes it as if she really has some type of, I don't know, true compassion for me, which I don't know why. So I'm like if that's the case you would have talked to me about it, you would've called me. You wouldn't have come to a party and made this announcement," Robyn said. "I was very not amused by it."
At the same time, Robyn said she couldn't have exactly been upset by the information, considering what she's always said about the nature of her relationship with Juan. "But on the flip side, I really didn't give it much attention because I would sound like a hypocrite. I mean, we actually live together, we function as a family, but I've also expressed that I'm not in a relationship. I haven't told Juan like, 'Oh, we're in a committed relationship.' That wasn't even the dynamic of the relationship... Like it's not like he was cheating on me. So it was just a lot going on in that moment, and I really thought Ashley was just trying to stir up some drama and be messy and disguise it as being concerned and compassionate," Robyn said. "But I guess it's easier for her to pick at people who have nothing to lose than someone who's actually married and in a relationship. So if she wants to pick on me, that's fine. I have nothing to lose."
In this instance and in future drama we'll see between these two this season, Ashley said that her issue with Robyn is that she doesn't feel like she's being completely open about her life. "I respect her, and I think that she is a great person, but Robyn doesn't want to reveal her true self. She's incredibly guarded. Sometimes I think that she has an air. She'll be a great friend to you and she'll listen to you and she'll talk to you, but then when she talks, sometimes you're wondering, 'Is Robyn telling her true story?' Is she actually being forthcoming with what she really feels or what's really going on in her life?" Ashley explained. "And the fact that she doesn't seem to want to be open with me, as I've been open with her, it bothers me sometimes. I just want her to be forthcoming, like be her true self. She talks about being real, be real."
Robyn wasn't the only RHOP lady Ashley butt heads with in Sunday night's episode. Watch the sparks fly with Charrisse Jackson Jordan, below.