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Ashley Darby Rings in New Year’s Eve With the “Darby Crew”

The RHOP cast member also shares an "adorable" holiday gift from Nicki Minaj.

By Anita Abedian
Daily Dish Ig Rhop Ashley Darby New Years Eve

Ashley Darby ushered in the new year surrounded by lots of love. The Real Housewives of Potomac cast member recently took to Instagram to share a peek at how she welcomed 2022 with her family, as well as to show appreciation for the gifts bestowed upon her and her loved ones during the holiday season.

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"Happy New Year from the Darby crew! We wish you all a wonderful 2022 with all of the love and happiness your heart can take," Ashley wrote in the caption of her January 2 post alongside a family group photo which included her two sons she shares with husband Michael Darby, Dylan and Dean.

Speaking of her boys, Ashley also revealed a sweet gift given by none other than Bravo superfan and rapper, Nicki Minaj. "Thank you for our adorable matching Gucci hat and scarf, [Nicki Minaj]!!!" Ashley wrote in the caption of her December 30 post, which featured a precious photo of her little one donning both the hat and scarf. "So kind and thoughtful of you to think about the babies this holiday season, we appreciate you!" Ashley added, along with the hashtag "Auntie Nicki for the win" in the caption of her post.

Several RHOP 'Wives couldn't resist commenting on Ashley's cute post. "Adorable!" wrote Robyn Dixon, while Mia Thornton added, "Snuggles!!!! Merry Christmas Handsome." Gizelle Bryant commented, "Soooo cute!" Nicki also chimed in on the post, writing, "He is so cute Ashley. Omg he reminds me of my son doing that lil pose."

Ashley wasn't the only RHOP cast member on the receiving end of Nicki's generosity. Both Gizelle and Robyn also showed off the surprise holiday gifts from Nicki to their children. Gizelle shared a series of photos and videos of her three daughters, Grace, Angel, and Adore, celebrating after they received their presents. "I’m SPEECHLESS!" she wrote in the caption of her December 30 post.

Gizelle went on to add, "So I’ve never bought my girls high end bags because I always wanted to keep them HUMBLE. Always felt like humility and gratitude is way more important than stylin and profilin for children. So for their 1st [Gucci] bag to be gifted by the MEGA ICON SUPERSTAR [Nicki Minaj] for Christmas is PRICELESS! Nicki my kids are screaming thru the house. You have made their YEAR! Thank you for being so sweet, this is beyond special!!"

Robyn also shared photos and videos of her sons, Corey and Carter, as they opened their Gucci wallets gifts given to them by Nicki, along with the couple of hundred dollar bills inside. "These are some lucky and blessed boys!!!" Robyn captioned the post, adding, "Thank you [Nicki] for creating a truly awesome 'moment for life' for Corey and Carter!!! We love you for life, Queen."

In addition to giving gifts, Nicki gifted herself with one of Dr. Wendy Osefo's multi-wick candles from her Onyi Home Essentials line. Nicki took to Instagram to gush about her love for the four-wick candle in a video on her Instagram Stories, which Wendy later shared, writing in the caption of her post, "When THE QUEEN [Nicki Minaj] says your [Onyi Home Essentials] 4 Wick candle smells good, you KNOW it smells GOODTTTTTT!!"

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