Sunday night’s all-new episode of The Real Housewives of Potomac promises to shock fans when cracks in Ashley Darby‘s marriage are exposed.
Before Michael married Ashley in 2014, he had come out of a 20-year relationship with his first wife, who he divorced in 2010.
Tonight, Ashley and Michael get into a screaming match over their failing restaurant, Oz — and seemingly failing relationship.
The restaurant business is tough and their authentic Australian menu is not very popular with the Arlington,VA locals. A dispute erupts when Ashley tries to introduce a new, American-friendly menu but Michael disagrees and wants to close the doors on the struggling bistro.
“You know that you have leverage over me, so you exercise it at every opportunity,” Ashley barks at Michael. “So, I’m not going to stand for it. I’m not going to let you do that to me. This is not the time.”
Michael explains to his much younger spouse that the restaurant is not working out, but Ashley refuses to listen.
“I’m not going to apologize to you!” She sternly tells Michael. “You had no idea the thought and process that’s gone into this event,” she says “You have no idea!”
Then Ashley makes some ugly remarks at her husband that she’s sure to regret.
“I’m so sick of you,” she adds. “You’re not my partner. You’re my f**king parent. I’m over you.”
She then storms off in anger, leaving Michael on the street, talking to himself.
“I’ve never experienced so much anger in my life,” she admits in a talking head confessional. “For him to say to me that he’s going to close his restaurant down, it’s a pretty harsh reminder that my husband does, essentially, hold all of the reins. He holds all the power in this relationship.”
After the blowout, the RHOP star then retreats to the restaurant’s kitchen and commence to sobbing over the marital fight.
“Get it together,” she tells herself. “You’re good. You’re good. Don’t let these people see you cry.”
Michael usually lavishes his 28-year-old bride with gifts, so Ashley is use to being spoiled in the marriage. He surprised her with a trip to New York and proposed to her on a helicopter ride over the Hudson in 2012. Also he gifted her with a brand-new Porsche for her birthday during season one.
Watch the drama unfold above and don’t miss The Real Housewives of Potomac on Sunday at 8:00 p.m. ET on Bravo.