An unexpected love story Bravo? Afterwards Luke Gulbranson revealed his interest in a new single Ashley Darby on Summer house BravoCon 2022 panel, looks like there might be a spark.
“Well, we exchanged numbers. So we text and just talk about it,” The Real Housewives of Potomac told exclusively by the star, 34 Us Weekly at BravoCon on Saturday, October 15th. “But you know, we’ll see. He is a really nice guy and very sweet. That helps a lot.”
While Ashley coyly toyed with a future romance with the 38-year-old Bravo personality, she has been single since April when she and estranged husband Michael Darby announced that they were separating.
“I barely touched the surface,” said the Maryland native Us about getting into dating in the middle of her breakup. “I haven’t really got into it yet and I’ve gone on one or two dates but it’s still really new to me, especially the texting dates and all that because when I started dating Michael 11 or 12 years ago, it was it was such a different time.”
She added: “The way people interacted with each other was so different. So I had to learn a lot. You know, I have to learn and, like, if somebody asks me to put them on Snapchat or if I have a Snap, I’m just like, ‘Get out of my face.'”
Ashley and the 62-year-old businessman share two sons, with whom they plan to amicably match after the divorce.
“It’s certainly not easy and it takes a lot of reminders of the good times we had, so I don’t focus on what we are now and that way we can cooperate because that’s what we really do. The focus is always on my children,” explained the founder of Zengem by Ashley Us while attending a convention in New York. “I was really surprised at how easily we were able to put our kids first even if we had a disagreement and had some words or exchanges that were really harsh, it was like we instantly flip a switch and turn into Dean and Dylan’s parents. So I actually respect him even more.”
Although it’s been a while since Ashley has been in the dating game, her potential relationship with Luke continued to fuel BravoCon.
“Well, first we have to go to a meeting or something,” he said Summer house the personality joked Us on Saturday during a joint interview with the costar Andrea Denver. “We had [a] friendly conversation on the way out [the convention] last night. We were just chatting.”
While the two may have played down any romantic spark, the 31-year-old Italian native said their exchange was “actually really sweet.”
Luke — who was previously associated with Summer house castmates Hannah Berner, Danielle Olivera and Ciara Miller — even caught up with Ashley at the TV network’s after-dark party on Saturday, where they posed for pictures Instagram joint photo. “What in bravo verse and why am I here for this!!!!!!” an Instagram user replied, while another stated they were already putting together a wedding speech.
While Ashley and Luke are open to seeing how things go, she RHOP costar Gizelle Bryant not on the same page.
“No! I’m not here for that,” Gizelle, 52, said Us at BravoCon. “Just for the record, Luke: That’s not what I’m here for. [Because] didn’t he date Hana? [She’s] my girl… i love hannah too. End.”
With reporting by Christina Garibaldi