Ashley Darby Defends Decision to Discuss “Eddie Rumors” With Wendy Osefo as Wendy Shades Ashley’s Marriage and Says RHOP Costar Did Gizelle’s Dirty Work, Plus Gizelle Speaks Out

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Ashley Darby Defends Decision to Discuss “Eddie Rumors” With Wendy Osefo as Wendy Shades Ashley’s Marriage and Says RHOP Costar Did Gizelle’s Dirty Work

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Ashley Darby is defending her decision to discuss the “Eddie Rumors” with Wendy Osefo as Wendy mocks Ashley’s marriage and insists her co-star was set up by Gizelle Bryant.

As Real Housewives of Potomac fans well know, there’s been a lot of drama that has resulted from the Eddie Osefo cheating rumors, including which lady should have discussed the online gossip with Wendy. Though it was Gizelle who first brought up the rumors on camera, Ashley is the one who pulled Wendy aside to address the situation, which Ashley maintains made perfect sense.

“Ultimately the conversation was had by Gizelle and I at the same time. I was a part of that conversation as well, so I also have a responsibility, I feel, to have a discussion with Wendy,” she explained on the RHOP: After Show. “I don’t know why it would only have to be coming from Gizelle when both of us were a part of that.”

But Wendy has a much different perspective, claiming Gizelle only spoke with Ashley about the alleged rumors because she knew the mother-of-two would do the dirty work for her.

“[Gizelle] went to Ashley, and she went to Ashley twice. Like, she went to the same person twice because she knew she would carry that. She knew what she was doing,”  Wendy snarked. “She didn’t go to Robyn [Dixon]. She didn’t go to Candiace [Dillard Bassett]. You went to the same person twice and you did it on purpose.”

However, Wendy didn’t just call Gizelle out. She also questioned how Ashley had the audacity to discuss such a sensitive topic considering the issues in her own marriage.

“You’re here talking to me about a lie, and I have never once confronted you about the facts of your husband, [Michael Darby],” she asserted. “So, let’s make sure that we’re very clear about that. You’re here talking to me about a lie about my husband, but I never once was part of the circus of people who talked to you about the facts, backed with photographic evidence, about your husband.”

But according to Ashley, Michael’s “indiscretions” are exactly why she thought she should be the one to consult Wendy first.

“I really thought it was going to be something that we’d have a little kiki about considering it is something that is very similar to something that I went through,” the “Coffee & Love” singer shared. “I do think that it makes sense that we would have that talk. I thought we’d just laugh about it… or anything aside from what happened.”

For Gizelle’s part, she now admits she should have been the one to address the online gossip with Wendy.

“I should have been the one to talk to Wendy before Ashley. One hundred percent, I own that! ” she confessed. “However, none of this was malicious. It wasn’t shady, it wasn’t mean. The reaction that Wendy had, I didn’t see that coming. It didn’t make any sense to me. ”

The Real Housewives of Potomac season six airs Sunday nights on Bravo at 8/7c.


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