Ashley Darby hangs out with ‘cute’ Luke Gulbranson amid Michael separation

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Move over, Michael Darby.

Ashley Darby hung out with Luke Gulbranson at BravoCon 2022 on Saturday night amid her separation from her husband of eight years.

“Luke is really cute,” the “Real Housewives of Potomac” star told Page Six exclusively. “We’ve exchanged numbers, so I’m definitely down to see what this is all about. He’s someone I definitely see myself having fun with.”

That said, Ashley, 34, insisted she is simply “curious” about the hunky “Summer House” and “Winter House” star, 38, and also has her eye on another Bravolebrity: Brian Benni from “Family Karma.”

“There are just so many cuties around here at BravoCon. Oh, my God,” she enthused, sharing that she talked to Benni “a little bit the other night … but it was really innocent and fun.”

Luke Gulbranson posing at "Watch What Happens Live."
“Luke is really cute,” Darby gushed to Page Six.
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Bravo’s official Instagram account shared two photos of Ashley posing with her arm around Gulbranson at Saturday’s BravoCon After Dark party in New York City.

“What in the bravo verse and why am I so here for this!!!!!!” one fan commented.

“Practicing my speech for their wedding 😉,” another quipped.

“Please make this a thing!! Please please please!!!” one more follower wrote.

Ashley Darby posing at "Watch What Happens Live."
Darby also has her eye on “Family Karma” star Brian Benni.
NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

And it wasn’t just a photo op: The reality stars were also spotted mingling during the sold-out bash at Hammerstein Ballroom in snaps shared by fan account Queens of Bravo.

The flirtatious outing comes just days after Andy Cohen offered to set up Ashley and Gulbranson.

“I think that’s a good idea,” the producer, 54, said on “Watch What Happens Live” last Sunday. “He’s straight. He is super handsome. He’s tall. He’s a model. He chops wood. He makes jewelry.”

Darby and Gulbranson were spotted chatting at the BravoCon After Dark party.


Ashley Darby hangs out with 'Summer House' star Luke Gulbranson amid separation

Darby and Gulbranson were spotted chatting at the BravoCon After Dark party.


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When Ashley joked that Cohen was “really selling” her on giving Gulbranson a shot, the TV host responded, “Well, ’cause I like this idea. … I’m gonna try to set you up. I have a feeling he will be [interested].”

Ashley is back on the market after announcing in April that she and Michael, 63, had called it quits on their infamously rocky marriage. She explained in a statement at the time that they were at “very different stages” of their lives and had “very different goals.”

The Bravolebrity later admitted to her “RHOP” castmates, however, that she and her estranged husband were still in the process of buying a house together.

The Darbys married in May 2014 and share two sons: Dean, 3, and Dylan, 1.

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