Say it ain't so
Black Ink Crew: Chicago couple Ashley and Don have called it quits… and it’s apparently over Don stepping out.
It seems that the tattoo artist couple — who were married for six years and have several children together — are splitting because Don couldn’t keep it in his pants. He posted a long public apology to his Instagram and begged for her forgiveness.
Don said he had embarrassed his entire family with his actions, running through the specific ways that he had let his two sons and his daughter down.
“I wanna start this post by saying I love you Ashley Brumfield and I apologize for hurting you and disappointing you once again,” he began the post. “We have been working on Don and Ashley for 6 years. Our lives have created two amazing boys and I wouldn’t trade it for the world.”
He attributed a bit of his missteps to being in the public eye via their 3-year run on Black Ink.
“Our lives have been lived in the public eye these past 3 years and I have publicly embarrassed my wife, my family, and my team who all believed in me. I can’t ask my wife to forgive me once again. All I can do is work on myself to be a better husband to you, Ashley and allow you to heal,” he wrote.
He also addressed fans of the show directly and asked them to stop berating his wife online.
Not Having It
“I really wanna say something I should have said to the fans of ‘Black Ink’ in the beginning. Please relax on going so hard on Ashley. She was never stupid for loving me and trying to forgive, trust, and forgive me,” he said. “I have 2 sons who I have to be a better example of a man to and a daughter who I must show how a man supposed to honor and respect her. What I have done has not been any of that and I must do better. Once again I apologize Ashley, DJ, Kinleigh and Ashdon. I love you guys and I promise to make it better.”
Sweet as all that is, it doesn’t seem like it’s going to work. According to screenshots saved by The Shade Room, Ashley is over it.
“For the record, [Don] and I are officially separated in our marriage and will be co-parenting our children,” she wrote in a no-nonsense statement on social media.
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Black Ink Crew has brought the worst out of other cast members as well. Shop owner Ryan Henry recently reflected on the way he’d carried himself after seeing a summit of Chicago luminaries like Barack Obama and Chance the Rapper.
“This went on today in my city,” he wrote on Twitter. Underneath a photo of the Obamas and Chance. “Makes me hate what I’m a part of representing my city like a coon on TV. Apologize 2 ppl of Chicago.”
Like Don, he vowed to do better.
“This picture let’s me know I’m not doing enough for my ppl to not have even known about it let alone invited to it if I was on my s**t. And I’m not. So here I come. Salute!” Henry wrote.
Check out Don’s post up top. What do you think? Are they really through? Sound off in the comments and be sure to SHARE this article.