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Ashley Darby Shares an Update on When Her Divorce Will Be Finalized

The RHOP cast member also opened up about whether Michael had a “hard time” when she started dating Luke Gulbranson.

By Shannon Raphael

Since announcing her separation from Michael Darby in the spring of 2022, The Real Housewives of Potomac’s Ashley Darby has been living her best “newly single” life — but she’s still legally married.

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As fans of RHOP may remember, Ashley shared during the Season 7 premiere that Virginia residents must show that they have been separated for a full year before they can officially proceed with a divorce. For Ashley and Michael, their year of separation is now coming to an end, but will their split actually be finalized anytime soon?

During a January 8 appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohenthe RHOP OG said she expects her divorce to be finalized “either this month or next month.”

In addition to discussing the end of her marriage, Ashley also opened up about her current relationship status on Andy Cohen’s talk series. The mom of Dean Michael Darby and Dylan Matthew Darby had moved on from her ex by embarking on her “first relationship after” with Winter House’s Luke Gulbranson.

After meeting in person for the first time at BravoCon 2022, Ashley and Luke spent time together in their respective hometowns (and she met his family in Minnesota) before briefly going Instagram official.

As Ashley shared on WWHL, she is no longer seeing Luke. However, she noted that the model was a “trouper” during their time together.

“Luke and I are not romantically involved anymore,” Ashley explained. “Really, my life is very complicated, as you guys can imagine. I’m going through a very difficult situation, and Luke was a trouper. Believe me, he went through some things.

Andy wondered if Michael was having a hard time seeing his ex move on with the Summer House alum, but Ashley said their issues were “not really about Luke.”

“We just have a hard time, period, with co-parenting and separating,” Ashley added. 

Since Andy was the one who said Ashley and Luke would be a good couple in the first place, find out who the WWHL host now thinks could be her next great match by pressing play on the video above. 

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