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Real Housewives of Potomac’s Ashley Darby Is Pregnant, Expecting Baby No. 2 With Husband Michael

Growing family! Ashley Darby is pregnant with her second child with husband Michael Darby one year after becoming a mom.

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“There’s no hiding this big belly anymore,” the Real Housewives of Potomac star, 32, wrote via Instagram on Tuesday, September 8, alongside a video announcing her pregnancy. “We are elated to share our news with you! To say we are thankful is an absolute understatement ♥️ #RHOP.”

In the clip, Darby and her husband let their 13-month-old son, Dean, share the happy news.

Real Housewives of Potomacs Ashley Darby Is Pregnant Expecting Baby No 2
Ashley Darby Courtesy of Ashley Darby/Instagram

“Dean has an announcement to make…” the Instagram video read before a photo of Dean wearing a shirt that read “I’m gonna be a big brother” appeared onscreen.

The announcement also revealed that the family’s newest bundle of joy will arrive in February 2021.

The Paper Wristbands author, who wed the 61-year-old real estate mogul in 2015, posted the baby news a week after she told her fans that the pair had a lot to be excited about.

“Feeling so warm, happy and grateful,” Ashley wrote via Instagram on September 1. “Dean and I say our prayers for the world every night, and we can just have faith that our prayers will be answered (Lo-fi filter used) ♥️ #ashleydarby.”

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In August, the Bravo personality gushed about the wonders of motherhood via an Instagram tribute to her firstborn.

“Becoming a mother to this beautiful human has been the most rewarding and humbling experience I could’ve ever imagined,” she wrote at the time. “Never could I be truly prepared for this journey and all it entails, or how much I would change in the process! My sensitivity and compassion runs deeper than the sea, for human life is just so beautiful.”

Ashley explained that she is “even more awe of women and our ability to care so far beyond our own beings” after welcoming her son in July 2019.

She added: “During this Black Breastfeeding Week, I honor you my sisters and the commitment you make (or have made) for your children. History hasn’t been kind to black mothers, and the present is still not fair. I love you, I see you, I support you wholeheartedly ♥️ #blackbreastfeedingweek #allthelove.”

Ashley and Michael’s son was born in July 2019, a little more than a year after the reality star revealed she’d suffered a miscarriage.

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“Michael and I are in a much better place,” she said during a reunion episode of the show in August 2018. “We are trying to have a family. I actually did conceive a week before my birthday and unfortunately I had a miscarriage two weeks into the pregnancy.”

Michael also has two adult children from a previous marriage.

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