The 30-year-old reality star shared her excitement with the publication, marveling, "When I used to hear people talk about having a child and the miracle of life inside you, I know that sounds great, but then to actually experience it? It’s the most all-encompassing feeling ever."
"I never imagined I’d feel this much love," she added.
The joyous news comes months after Ashley suffered a miscarriage following the couple's numerous attempts at conceiving, which she told People was "such a traumatic experience."
"At the time, I didn’t fully understand the magnitude of how it would affect us as a couple and as individuals," she shared. "But it was challenging."
The couple's previous pregnancy challenge came following a period of marital strife between Ashley and her 59-year-old husband -- who tied the knot in 2014 after two years of dating.
The couple's tumultuous spate of fighting and bickering, often related to the management of Oz Restaurant and Bar -- the Australian-themed eatery they co-own -- appeared as part of Ashley's narrative during the show's recent seasons.
However, the reality star says the difficulties and emotional strain they've endured -- as well as the new baby on the way -- have helped bring them together again.
This is the first child for Ashley, and the third child for Michael, who is the father to two adult children from a previous marriage. The star is reportedly five months along in her pregnancy journey, and isn't yet ready to reveal the sex of their upcoming bundle of joy.