PHOTO: Ashley Darby Goes Instagram Official With New Beau Luke Gulbranson, See Their Pic as RHOP Costars and Other Housewives React

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PHOTO: Ashley Darby and Luke Gulbranson Go Instagram Official, As Robyn Dixon Questions Ashley’s Post and Fellow Bravolebrities React

Credit: Instagram/Ashley Darby

Ashley Darby and Luke Gulbranson are Instagram official.

The Real Housewives of Potomac and Winter House stars have been casually dating after meeting at BravoCon 2022 and sparking a “whirlwind” romance. The twosome has been spotted attending sporting events, getting cozy together, and leaving cheeky remarks on each other’s social media over the last two months.

Now, if there was any doubt as to Luke and Ashley’s romantic status, it’s been made clear.

Ashley took to her Instagram on Tuesday, December 20, and posted a picture of her and Luke in a snowy embrace while visiting Luke’s family in his home state of Minnesota.

Ashley made sure to tag Luke and coyly captioned the picture, “The definition of a winter wonderland. I didn’t know I missed snow so much! Thank you for showing me the beauty of Minnesota!”

The post was met with an abundance of compliments from fellow Bravolebrities and Housewives.

“Y’all are so dang cute!” newly revealed Real Housewives of Atlanta “friend” Cynthia Bailey posted.

Real Housewives of Dallas star Stephanie Hollman added, “This is so cute.”

Even Bravo took time to grace the comments section, proclaiming, “LUKE HAS ENTERED THE GRID.”

The cute comments continued with Ashley’s RHOP co-star Gizelle Bryant posting, “Super cute!”

However, it’s Ashley’s other “green-eyed bandit” co-star, Robyn Dixon, who really cut to the chase and demanded answers. The cast has also been questioning Ashley’s ongoing divorce from her ex-husband, Michael Darby, on the current season of RHOP.

“Ok so is this your boyfriend?” she bluntly posted.

All signs are pointing toward “yes.”

While appearing on the Betches podcast earlier this month, Ashley gave further insight into her trip to the Midwest with Luke, calling it “great” and revealing that she got to meet Luke’s family and friends.

“It’s so great,” Ashley said. “Meeting Luke’s family and his friends has also been really cool. So, it’s nice. I mean, I miss my kids, but aside from that, I’m having a really good time.”

Ashley’s admission to visiting Luke’s family and publicly sharing it with the world comes as a bit of a surprise. Ashley has skirted around questions surrounding the status of her relationship with Luke, claiming she’s a private person.

“While I appreciate that there’s an outpouring of support, ultimately, I do live in a bit of a bubble when it comes to my personal life, when it comes to my children, my family, my marriage,” Ashley explained. “All of that, I keep very close to my chest.”

“So, I really built up a tolerance for really just living my own life,” she concluded.