One of the six women starring on The Real Housewives of Potomac is Ashley (nee Boalch) Darby. The Maryland native studied at the University of Maryland and won the title of 2011 Miss District of Columbia. Soon after, the young pageant winner met Australian real estate mogul Michael Darby. They dated four years before marrying. At their wedding in Jamaica, Ashley was 24, Michael 52.
Michael is the co-founder of Washington Monument Realty, one of the top performing and most active real estate firms in the Washington, D.C. area. Some of his peers consider Michael a magician. In 2008, his capital partner was Lehman (which went bankrupt that year) and yet he’s managed to rebound. Today Michael Darby is reportedly worth $20 million. The avid skier, cyclist and kite-surfer is also the father of two adult children from his first marriage. The Real Housewives of Potomac airs Sundays at 9pm on Bravo.