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INSIDE RHOP ASHLEY DARBY’S ‘SHOWER’ THEMED BABY SHOWER

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Bravo TV‘s Real Housewives of Potomac housewife Ashley Darby celebrated her 31st birthday and the impending arrival of her first child at a traditional ladies only “Shower” theme baby shower, this past Saturday, June 8th..

The festive event was held at La Vie restaurant in the recently renovated Wharf DC. Guests who entered a floral archway included castmates Gizelle Bryant, Charrisse Jackson-Jordan, Monique Samuels, Karen Huger and Robyn Dixon to her grandmom Joyce Bryant and mom Sheila Mattthews and friends.

“I am still coming down from the joy and excitement of Baby D’s shower of love this weekend,” Darby captioned an Instagram post of a video of the event. “Michael and I are blessed to be surrounded by you caring, loving, supportive people. Life is much more fulfilling with you in it.”

Vendors included Village and Coast Interior Design which brought the theme to life by draping 55 light blue, lime, white, lavender and periwinkle parasols in the center of the room, per a PEOPLE mag exclusive.

Baker’s Cake Theory provided treats and a giant cupcake as a birthday surprise. Guests dined on a brunch menu that included mimosas and La Vie’s signature Bellini.

Local DC DJ Live Drex spun tunes, while aerialist Shelly Flex (of Dollz Entertainment) performed a 5-minute number to Disclosure’s “You” using a lollipop ring for support.

Also, according to PEOPLE, “guests also played games, with prizes including Zen Gem shirts from Ashley’s soon-to-launch wellness brand and dinner gift cards to La Vie.”

Tierra Events provided all the flowers for the event, including those draped on the hedge wall which guests snapped photos in front of for the Gram.

Three tall arrangements and two low arrangements were set up for the table centerpieces, with blue hydrangeas sitting atop green bottom pompom and strings of white dendrobium orchids, according to an OK mag feature on the event.

Photographer Marcus Bennett captured the day for prosperity.

Dixon shared a pic…

Jordan too:

Of course the mom-to-be

So did Huger:

And Bryant

RHOP’s Ashley Darby Sky Diving Gender Reveal Was Epic!

Now Real Housewives of Potomac Ashley Darbey‘s gender reveal has skyrocket to the top because it involved sky diving!

The Bravo TV Bravolebrity husband Michael Darby jumped out of an airplane with a tandem diver on his back and a pouch of a colored power on his front that he released on the way down.

BLUE POWDER! It’s a boy!

Before the big moment, the OZ Australian restaurant co-owners teased their fans and followers on Instagram with a black and white still of the event on May 18th.

Three days ago, they showed the real version in living color!

“This is a big day for us,” Michael said in the video right before his jump. “We are going to reveal the sex of the baby.”

His wife followed up at the end.

“Mickey and I are so happy to share this incredible news with you, as we prepare for this amazing gift to come into our lives,” Ashley captioned the short video. “We are beyond words excited.”

Congrats!

The video concluded with the baby’s expected birth month: July 2019.

RHOP’s Ashley Darby Yoga Babymoons in Hawaii

Real Housewives of Potomac star Ashley Darby and her husband Michael enjoyed a babymoon in Hawaii recently.

The former Miss DC (2011) posted photos of her adventures on her Instagram page.

“Vitamin D for Baby D and me,” she captioned a photo of herself in a yoga pose on the beach.

Darby, a lifestyle blogger and Yoga instructor, also posted a slideshow of herself doing several different poses.

The OZ Arlington restaurateur also shared photos of herself modeling gorgeous Hawaiian dresses and wraps and a pic of her and Michael hiking along Alaska Falls on the Big Island.

Also, this Sunday, her franchise returns to BravoTV and she and the other Housewives celebrated the season premiere at The Hecht Warehouse at Ivy City in Northeast, Washington, DC this weekend.

Tune in on Sundays!

RHOP’s Ashley Darby is Expecting After Miscarriage

We called it! (well kinda)

Real Housewives of Potomac star Ashley Darby is expecting her first child with her husband Michael Darby.

She shared the news with her fans and followers on Instagram fans on Tuesday.

“Very excited to share this special news with you my loves,” she captioned a video announcement of herself and Michael that ended with a sonogram and the baby’s due date, July 2019. “Michael and I are thrilled to welcome a bundle of joy into our lives. The most incredible gift imaginable! Love and light to you.”

She gave up the deets to PEOPLE magazine.

“I’m so excited,” the “OZ” Arlington, Virginia restaurant co-owner gushed with the magazine. “When I used to hear people talk about having a child and the miracle of life inside you, I know that sounds great, but then to actually experience it? It’s the most all-encompassing feeling ever. I never imagined I’d feel this much love … it’s the pinnacle!”

This news came right after she suffered a miscarriage last year as well.

“At the time, I didn’t fully understand the magnitude of how it would affect us as a couple and as individuals because we kind of thought it would be a given that we would just be able to have children,” the reality TV star added. “But it was challenging.”

The former Miss District of Columbia added the miscarriage, “was such a traumatic experience,” but credits her husband who is already a dad of two adult children, ages 24 and 27 from a previous relationship, for getting her buy.

“It was very impactful for him because he understands the feelings of being a dad,” the UUniversity of Maryland alum shares. “It was so new to me, but he could help me through that.”

It’s also after a rough patch documented between season two and three of the hit Bravo TV show. The couple had separated and Ashley was living in her own apartment in VA.

The news of the second pregnancy came as a total surprise.

“We found out in the beginning of November,” she revealed in the magazine. “I had just been healing out of it and I thought I was getting sick because of the change of season. I wasn’t feeling too well. Something just told me to take the test, really not expecting a positive result. And then lo and behold, there were two solid lines.”

There is a Bravo TV baby boom given that Real Housewives franchise creator Andy Cohen just welcomed his first child, a son Benjamin, via surrogate.

The Darby’s co-star Monique Samuels just had her third child, son Chase. Over at the Real Housewives of Atlanta, alum Kenya Moore welcomed her daughter Brooklyn Doris last November while RHOA Friend of the Housewife Shamea Morton Mwagani had her first child, a daughter too, Shya Nyambura, while current Housewife Porsha Williams is expecting her first daughter too.

Real Housewives of Orange County alum Gretchen Rossi announced she and husband Slade are expecting their first child together as well.

RHOP’s Ashely Darby Welcomes First Child, Son

Ashely and Michael Darby posed at BravoTV event

Congrats to Bravo TV‘s Real Housewives of Potomac star Ashley Darby and her husband, restaurateur, Michael Darby on the birth of their first child, a son.

The athleisure wear founder shared the news of the arrival with her fans and followers on Instagram by posting a photo of her Michael holding their son in the hospital while she rested.

“I never thought this day would come,” Ashley shared with her fans.“When I learned I was pregnant, I started thinking about when I’d feel the first kicks,” she added. “Then, when I was feeling the flutters, I wanted to know when I’d finally start to show. After watching the bump grow, my mind went to birthing day (WILL THIS REALLY HAPPEN?!) And when the day finally came that this sweet child came into our world, it felt like the sunniest day after a sky filled grey. The most sensational day of our shared life. Mickey and I are savoring every moment with our wonderful son.”

Just six days ago, she shared a sweet Instagram post about making it to the finish line and reaching 40 weeks.

The couple announced they were expecting this past February after suffering a miscarriage which was part of their storyline in their hit reality TV show.

The story line also includes open discussions about their marital problems, near divorce, Michael’s strained relationship with Ashley’s mom, their disagreement about whether to have children and finally, this season, their reconcile and work on starting a family.

Congrats! No news on the name of the bouncing baby boy yet.

3 Real Housewives of Potomac Stars Who Shared Their Miscarriage Loss Stories With Fans

Editor’s Note: I’m reposting this article because the old one, published a few months ago, has a fatal technical error and in light of National Rainbow Baby Day recently, I wanted to reshare it!

“I really don’t think I fully dealt with my miscarriage until until I found out I was pregnant again,” an emotional Monique Samuels shares during a testimonial to last Sunday’s new episode of Bravo TV‘s Real Housewives of Potomac. “The fear and the loss just came back to me so I really had to just sit back and leave it in God’s hands”

These comments were made during her testimonial in between scenes of a party she threw last year before the birth of her third child last year, celebrating her Rainbow Baby.

A Rainbow baby is a sustainable pregnancy or live birth following the loss of a previous pregnancy or baby.

FYI: A “Unicorn baby” is one that is birthed after infertility.

About her decision to host a celebration, the wife to ex veteran NFL legend Chris Samuels: “I thought this was a good way to celebrate new life to not forget it but to learn from it and move on,” she added.

During the episode, Monique referred to her miscarried child as “her angel baby” and later released several doves in the air in honor of all the other Angel babies out there.

“I know a lot of us women share the same story and a some of us don’t choose to express and share with others but I encourage us to because there’s healing in sharing, ” she added before opening up the mic later for other women in the audience to share their stories.

During the event, her cast mate Ashley Darby, who is currently pregnant accepted the opportunity to speak about having a miscarriage at age 19 and a more recent one with her restaurateur and businessman husband, Michael Darby.

Michael broke down in tears and actually left his wife’s side at a guest table temporarily.

Another castmember of the show, Katie Rost, also is familiar with tragic pregnancy loss.

Rost, a Housewife from Season 1 and currently a “friend of the Housewives” Season 4, suffered a late term miscarriage around 4-5 months of pregnancy.

She was pregnant with her fourth child with her boyfriend, a man named Jacob, earlier this year when she miscarried.

According to an Instagram social media post by Rost, Jacob infamously snapped a highly disturbing and graphic bathroom photo of Rost laying on the floor shortly after the loss happened.

She posted the photo on her Instagram page before taking it down, but not before the gossip press got their hands on it and made it a story.

While in a vulnerable state, snapping a pic is not kind but I do not want to judge her decision to then post such a private and sacred moment on social media but yeah, that’s a heavy situation.

Photo of Rost’s kids and another young girl from Rost’s GoFundMe page

Rost is currently involved in a bitter custody dispute with her ex husband James Orsini over visitation rights with her children, son, James Rocco Orsini and twin daughters Renee Rost Orsini and Kathryn Rost Orsini who she lost full custody to. She has previously accused James of being mentally, physically and financially abusive to her.

Editor’s Note:

I could relate to Samuels’ later comment on the show about living in fear after getting pregnant again.

After I lost my first ever pregnancy about 17 years ago, my husband and I were extremely anxious and scared our second would end the same, with another loss.

We even went as far as purchased a portable ultrasound so we could constantly monitor the baby’s heartbeat anytime we wanted without having to go to the doctor’s for an appointment.

Now baby Samuels, Chase Omari, is here and Baby Darby is on the way and with a gig as a Friend of, hopefully Rost is in a better place and getting more support.

3 Real Housewives of Potomac Share Miscarriage Loss Stories

“I really don’t think I fully dealt with my miscarriage until until I found out I was pregnant again,” an emotional Monique Samuels shares during a testimonial to last Sunday’s new episode of Bravo TV‘s Real Housewives of Potomac. “The fear and the loss just came back to me so I really had to just sit back and leave it in God’s hands”

These comments were made during her testimonial in between scenes of a party she threw last year before the birth of her third child last year, celebrating her Rainbow Baby.

A Rainbow baby is a sustainable pregnancy or live birth following the loss of a previous pregnancy or baby.

FYI: A “Unicorn baby” is one that is birthed after infertility.

About her decision to host a celebration, the wife to ex veteran NFL legend Chris Samuels: “I thought this was a good way to celebrate new life to not forget it but to learn from it and move on,” she added.

During the episode, Monique referred to her miscarried child as “her angel baby” and later released several doves in the air in honor of all the other Angel babies out there.

“I know a lot of us women share the same story and a some of us don’t choose to express and share with others but I encourage us to because there’s healing in sharing, ” she added before opening up the mic later for other women in the audience to share their stories.

During the event, her cast mate Ashley Darby, who is currently pregnant accepted the opportunity to speak about having a miscarriage at age 19 and a more recent one with her restaurateur and businessman husband, Michael Darby.

Michael broke down in tears and actually left his wife’s side at a guest table temporarily.

Another castmember of the show, Katie Rost, also is familiar with tragic pregnancy loss.

Rost, a Housewife from Season 1 and currently a “friend of the Housewives” Season 4, suffered a late term miscarriage around 4-5 months of pregnancy.

She was pregnant with her fourth child with her boyfriend, a man named Jacob earlier this year when she miscarried.

According to an Instagram social media post by Rost, Jacob infamously snapped a highly disturbing and graphic bathroom photo of Rost laying on the floor shortly after the loss happened.

She the photo on her Instagram page before taking it down, but not before the gossip press got their hands on it and made it a story.

While in a vulnerable state, snapping a pic is not kind but I do not want to judge her decision to then post such a private and sacred moment on social media but yeah, that’s a heavy situation.

Photo of Rost’s kids and another young girl from Rost’s GoFundMe page

Rost is currently involved in a bitter custody dispute with her ex husband James Orsini over visitation rights with her children, son, James Rocco Orsini and twin daughters Renee Rost Orsini and Kathryn Rost Orsini who she lost full custody to. She has previously accused James of being mentally, physically and financially abusive to her.

Editor’s Note:

I could relate to Samuels’ later comment on the show about living in fear after getting pregnant again.

After I lost my first ever pregnancy about 17 years ago, my husband and I were extremely anxious and scared our second would end the same, with another loss.

We even went as far as purchased a portable ultrasound so we could constantly monitor the baby’s heartbeat anytime we wanted without having to go to the doctor’s for an appointment.

Now baby Samuels, Chase Omari, is here and Baby Darby is on the way and with a gig as a Friend of, hopefully Rost is in a better place and getting more support.

Which Celebrity Is Expecting a Baby Next…

In case you’re wondering whose next to give birth today, we got you! Take a look at which celebrities are waiting on a special delivery:

Amy Shumer had a rough start but is smooth sailing onto baby number 1 with hubby Chef Chris Fischer.

Vanessa Bryant and Kim Kardashian West are both expecting their 4th child. The Wests via surrogate. Kobe Bryant is waiting for his 4th girl!

Love and Hip Hop star Erica Dixon surprised her fans with notice that she is expecting twin girls via her YouTube channel.

The Walking Dead alum Steven Yeun‘s Wife photographer Joana Park are expecting their second child, a baby girl, Park confirmed last week.

After suffering a devastating miscarriage, Real Housewives of Potomac star Ashley Darby is expecting her first child with husband Michael Darby.

Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams and husband Dennis McKinley are expecting their first child as well.

Former Real Housewives of Orange County star Gretchen Rossi lost 14 embryos during the IVF process before successfully getting pregnant with her first child with husband Slade Smiley.

Former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton and her husband Marc

Mezvinsky
are waiting on baby #3!

Former anchor of NBC‘s Today Show Tamron Hall recently surprised fans by letting them know she is married and 8 months pregnant.

Another Bravolebrity Mercedes “MJ” David of Shahs of Sunset and her new hubby Tommy Feight are expecting.

Finally, I loved her on Boy Meets World as Topanga and now actress Danielle Fishel and her brand spacking new hubby Jensen Karp are expecting their first.

Now you’re all caught up! You’re welcome! (smile)

Inside BravoTV Andy Cohen’s ‘A Star Is Born’ Baby Shower

Bravo TV host and Real Housewives franchise co-creator Andy Cohen celebrated the impending arrival of his soon-to-be born surrogate child at a baby shower at the The Palm Beverly Hills last weekend.

The theme was ” A Star is Born” and featured ornate decorations, blue and white balloons, white and yellow florals, candles and a white floral wall.

Kyle Richards from the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills hosted the event at Cohen’s BFF Bruce Bozzi’s  restaurant and enlisted the aid of the OG Housewives Nene Leakes from Real Housewives of Atlanta, Teresa Giudice from Real Housewives of New Jersey, Ramona Singer from Real Housewives of New York and Vicky Guvalsen from Real Housewives of Orange County to get the women from their respective franchises there.

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Incredible day! #andysbabyshower @bravoandy #OG’s

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Many of the Housewives from the network’s Real Housewives series attended including newer ones from the Real Housewives of Potomac, and Real Housewives of Dallas.

Attendees included Ashley Darby, Brandi Redmond, Bruce Bozzi, Camille Grammer, Candiace Dillard, Cynthia Bailey, Danielle Staub, Denise Richards, Dolores Catania, Dorit Kemsley, Dorinda Medley,Emily Simpson, Erika Jayne, Eva Marcille, Gina Kirschenheiter, Gizelle Bryant, Jackie Goldschneider, Jenni Pulos, Jennifer Aydin, John Mayer, Karen Huger, Kyle Richards, LeeAnne Locken, Lisa Rinna, Margaret Josephs, Marlo Hampton, NeNe Leakes, Phaedra Parks, Ramona Singer, Robin Dixon, Shannon Beador, Sonja Morgan, Stephanie Hollman, Tamra Judge, Teddi Mellencamp, Teresa Giudice, and Vicki Gunvalson.

The Tea: According to the tattles at Tamara Tattles and her comment section snitches who have all the tea:

  • When the Real Housewives of Atlanta arrived, the place fell silent and everyone was stunned by their fabulousness;
  • John Mayer, who is Cohen’s buddy, was impressed with Leakes who kept everyone in stitches;
  • Cohen was surprised to see Phaedra Parks who he had fired there and who Leakes probably invited in a rumored attempt to keep the RHOA franchise amidst falling ratings
  • Beador was reportedly wasted
  • Grammar and Rinna had a little fight and Cohen went over to them and said save it for the Reunion show
  • Rinna was the life of the party and got everyone to dance on tables
  • Notably absent were Bethenny Frankel (who had a speaking engagement) and Countess LuAnn from RHONY; Monique Samuels from RHOP (who is a brand new mom); Lisa Vanderpump from RHOBH (who is rumored to be leaving and feuding with Richards); Kelly Dodd and Heather Dubrow from RHOOC; Tinsley Mortimer from RONY; Porsha Williams and Kandi Burruss from RHOA (though she is on Celebrity Big Brother right now and Williams is heavily pregnant and maybe couldn’t get on a plane); Melissa Gorga of RHONJ
  • Marlo Hampton was not an original invited guest but came to surprise Cohen who picked her up and twirled her around when he saw her.
  • Ashley Darby from RHOP looked pregnant and having just peeped her Instagram, it looks true.
  • Leakes was caught on her phone amidst all the hoopla
  • Most got along.
  • Danielle Staub manipulated the media to get a last minute pity invite and showed up with a gift and glammed out…allegedly


Non housewives attendees included actors Jerry O’Connell and his wife actress and model Rebecca Romijn.

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They noshed on Chinese chicken and lobster Cobb salad, Salmon with Mango Salsa, Filet Mignon, Chicken Paillard, grilled asparagus, fried potatoes, spinach and grilled polenta cakes.

They danced to 70s hits

Fun Times!