The mysterious removal of a ‘couple’-style photo of Ashley Darby and Luke Gulbranson is sparking breakup rumors. The image showcased the stars getting cozy in the ‘winter wonderland’ of Minnesota, Luke’s home state.
Summer House’s Luke and Real Housewives of Potomac’s Ashley began dating after meeting at BravoCon 2022, amid her divorce from Michael Darby, the father of her two sons. Before the event, Ashley publicly expressed interest in Luke, based off his physical appearance.
On December 26, fan account Queens of Bravo shared a post indicating that the romantic ‘winter wonderland’ photo mysteriously vanished from her Instagram.
“Ashley has seemingly deleted or archived her post with Luke from her IG 👀,” wrote the account, and alluded to castmate Robyn Dixon, who questioned if Luke was now her boyfriend.
“I wonder if this answers Robyn’s question…”
After the post, fans began to wonder if the stars have broken up.
“She didn’t wish him a happy Birthday yet either. I think it’s done,” wrote one viewer in the comments, referring to Luke’s recent birthday.
“Yup we can always have a hot and heavy [start],” added another, “but reality sets in and how does it work with geography and children?”
Another expressed, “I got the feeling he wasn’t into it or into being public about it as much as her, and maybe that ended it.”
“Maybe she isn’t ready… they still follow one another… she did say on the last show she still has feelings for Michael,” wrote a different user.
Another theorized, however, that “it’s gotta be divorce related. Maybe [they’re] keeping it offline during the proceedings?”
The Real Housewives of Potomac season seven airs Sundays at 8/7c on Bravo.
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