Original ‘RHOP’ cast member Ashely Darby reveals her upcoming return to the hit reality show, her co-stars, and when she will begin filming season 7.
Ashley Darby set the record straight and confirms she will return for The Real Housewives of Potomac season 7. Ashley is an original cast member on the hit reality show and has been featured in a full-time capacity throughout its run. The cast for the most recent season also included Gizelle Bryant, Robyn Dixon, Karen Huger, Candiace Dillard, Wendy Osefo, and Mia Thornton.
Throughout her time on RHOP, Ashley has been extremely open about her life. She has showcased her marriage struggles with husband Michael Darby–which have included cheating and charges of sexual misconduct–in addition to her difficult journey to motherhood. Ashley has also had her fair share of confrontational moments with her fellow cast members, including the infamous Ashley-Candiace butter-knife fight. Even though season 6 concluded only several months ago, fans are already anticipating RHOP season 7. While the women’s friendship dynamic as a group is compelling enough on its own, individually, they have all been going through personal struggles as well.
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During a recent interview on Good Day DC with Jeannette Reyes and Wisdom Martin, Ashley confirmed that she will return for RHOP season 7 and that filming is set to begin in the near future. When asked about filming for the new season, she said, “It’s starting very soon, I will tell you that. So if you guys see some cameras around the summer, your girls are in the building.” Regarding Mia’s recent cancer diagnosis, Ashley reassured viewers that Mia is in good condition, all things considered. “She says she’s OK. I called her and her voicemail was full so I think a lot of people are checking in on her. But as far as I know she’s doing OK.” In regards to whether Candiace will return, Ashley said she has yet to find out. “I actually don’t know. […] Those are things we find out in real time,” she responded. Ashley also celebrated Candiace’s recent success in her musical ventures. “I’m very proud of her for that. She opened at MGM, that was really cool,” she mentioned.
Since the conclusion of last season, there has been no shortage of news–both good and bad– from the women of RHOP. Karen, AKA “The Grande Dame,” landed her own spin-off show, which will focus on her family life. Mia revealed her unfortunate cancer diagnosis, which will perhaps be a focal point of the upcoming season, and Gizelle’s and Robyn’s podcast received a NAACP Image Award nomination. Fueling further speculation, Candiace recently posted cryptic messages on social media, which fans have interpreted as a sign she might not be returning for season 7.
With so much happening on the streets of Potomac, the anticipation for RHOP season 7 is as high as ever. Ashley’s confirmation of her return and the fact that filming will reportedly begin soon should reassure viewers that RHOP is not going anywhere. While the official cast line-up for the upcoming season remains to be officially announced, it feels safe to say that most of the women will return given how much is going on in their lives. Whatever happens, The Real Housewives of Potomac will always be a fan-favorite of Bravo’s hit reality TV franchise.
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