On Sunday night's episode of Real Housewives of Potomac, Ashley Darby sat down with a therapist, where she discussed the recent allegations of sexual assault against her husband, Michael Darby.
Ashley revealed that she has been trying to remain strong for Michael:
"I knew if I got sad and I broke down, Michael would feel bad or guilty, so I wanted to be strong for him," Ashley told her therapist.
"So when I saw everybody, I put on my smiling face. I don't want people to see me wallowing and see me sad or crying and think that I'm weak or don't believe in my husband. It's not a big deal. I know the truth about Michael, and that's that."
Cameraman Orville Palmer alleged that Michael grabbed his butt during filming. Michael denied the claims and the charges were eventually dropped, but fans have been questioning Michael's sexuality ever since.
"When I got the news, I just froze. It was not real that something like this was happening to my husband and I. My heart was racing, I was getting light-headed. Like, this just can't be my reality," Ashley continued.
"Subconsciously and deep down I knew one of the things that draws me to Michael is that he's nurturing and authoritative in a way that I would imagine a father would be. But I didn't realize the hurt I experienced with my dad has also spilled over into my marriage," Ashley said. "That part of me is still so raw."