"I'm Overwhelmingly Happy"

You are not ready for all of this cuteness! Real Housewives of Potomac star Ashley Darby and her husband, Michael Darby, shared the first public picture of their baby boy exclusively with PEOPLE and we just cannot get enough! Dean is so cute!

“I’m overwhelmingly happy,” Ashley tells PEOPLE of her life as a mom. “Seeing this little being that was inside my body just a few weeks ago is just mesmerizing for me,” the RHOP star continues. “It’s so crazy how much he’s changed from when he was first born to even the second week. He looked like me and now he looks more like Michael. He’s a cutie!”


Michael and Ashley Darby welcomed their son earlier this month. Baby Dean came after his parents decided to reveal his gender via a skydiving adventure.

“I never thought this day would come,” Ashley told her Instagram fans after her son’s arrival. “After watching the bump grow, my mind went to birthing day (WILL THIS REALLY HAPPEN?!),” she added. “And when the day finally came that this sweet child came into our world, it felt like the sunniest day after a sky filled grey. The most sensational day of our shared life. Mickey and I are savoring every moment with our wonderful son.”


So how is baby Dean at home? “He has a very calm demeanor,” Ashley tells PEOPLE. “However, when he wants something, he’s very adamant about getting it,” the RHOP star admits. “It’s not quite a cry — there are no tears — it’s just a wail. Like, ‘I need this now.’ So I know he needs something, whether it’s to be fed or to be changed. He makes it very clear. As long as he’s fed and changed and warm, he’s a very happy camper.”

Dean is Michael and Ashley Darby’s first child. Stay tuned for more Real Housewives of Potomac baby news!




Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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